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    does anybdy want me in their group?

    Hey everyone my name is Brody Trollope im the bounty hunter Boba Fett. And i was wondering if anybody will look at my costume and tell me if anyone wants me in their group ive been trying to troop with badlands for a while now but i just cant meet the requirment no matter how ahrd i try. I personly think mines pretty on the ball and kinda cool but mabe im being to stubern. But i want anyone to tell me if anybody wants me in their group or knows of anyone that would want me on a group. Ive been craiving trooping ever since i wasnt aud to go to the badlands events anymore because i wasnt an offical member. Please someone please reply im so desprat for some trooping its like im missing an arm here. Thanks alot guys hope to here from u.

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    ItsThatGuy's Avatar
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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    I would say just post some pictures here, and there are many people on here that would be more than willing to give their 2 cents.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    definitely post pics. the 501st has fairly strict rules, so if they aren't approving the suit, there's gotta be a reason. it's not a matter of wanting someone in the group or not, it's a matter of meeting the guidelines.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Post a pic of your suit

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Thanks for that tk7602. Brody has submitted his pictures, and I sent an email back stating what needed to be fixed, and I haven't heard back.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    But now I'm curious to the pictures.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    It's not at all about not wanting you to troop, dude. I'd love to see another Fett coming to Badlands events. But like Brian pointed out, the bar is set quite high, especially for Boba Fett. Just work on making the changes that Darcy has pointed out to you in his email. He really knows what he's talking about when it comes to Boba. If you still need some help, search the threads here at TDH to find the answers, or post some pics and ask for advice on what needs to be changed.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Well, your pics are kinda dark and hard to see, but I think your suit looks pretty good from what I can see. I would need better pics to make a better judgement. I didn't see a jet pack. You would definantly need that and any other parts you may be missing to be considered for the 501st. Post us some better pics, we would be glad to help give you the direction you need.

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    I would say it probably has a great deal to do with the jet pack. It is a key piece. The gauntlets may be a issue, possibly. My garrison let me troop with them in armor that was way bad. Yours looks pretty decent.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    As Michigan's GML:

    To name a few of the issues:

    Inaccurate helmet paint job
    No girth belt (that I can see in the pic thread)
    No darts on the knee armor
    Inaccurate gloves
    Inaccurate gauntlets
    No Jet Pack(?)

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    It's a start. From those pics, I can spot a number of things to change before it would be 501st acceptable.

    -Get a jet pack
    -Adjust the spacing between the collar and chest plates.
    -Add Fett clan and Mandalore crests
    -Get a girth belt
    -The Gauntlets don't look canon. You might get away with just adding the proper greeblies, but they may need to be completely replaced.
    -Replace the knees with more accurate ones. Be sure to have knee darts.

    There may be more, but those look like the biggest issues to me. You do have a lot of work to do, but it's definitely not an unattainable goal. I see no reason why you can't get the work done and be trooping some time this year. Just don't settle. Keep improving.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Here are the pictures that were sent to me...





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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    TK 4130 said: View Post
    Here are the pictures that were sent to me...
    I would not have approved it either. Sorry, but that is the way it is.

    501st standards are "Movie quality" as in it looked like you and your costume walked off the movie screen. "Pretty decent" as noted above are not the standards.

    This costume needs a lot of work. See the notes above.

    I think people forget that Boba Fett is a high profile character and a difficult costume to do.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Great suit...but i think you have a lot of work to get it up to par!

    Your picture thread reminds me of going thru my Brak's Ref Cd V.1
    and looking at all the old members.

    Your suit may have looked passable 8-10 yrs ago but now w/ all the info and GREAT Ref pics, it need some TLC.

    Boba Fett is known as a VERY hard costume to replicate for a reason.

    I'm not here to knock you, but just cause you have a suit and its all painted up doesn't mean your in! take your time, I say start with the helmet...sand it all and repaint, and if you don't feel you can paint that well have someone else do it for you...alot of ppl do it!

    save some cash then upgrade to buy all you need, at one time, I waited 10yrs to get the suit... And i'm glad I did, all the parts now are almost spot on and I'm happy! so just keep on working.

    you seem to have the passion to be a fett so put all that pasion into getting it up to par!


    What i see needs work:

    Helmet
    Boots
    Vest
    suit details eg: knee darts, gaunt darts, decals.
    Blaster flash tube is too short.
    Gloves TOTALY wrong, cutting off fingers and wearing two gloves is not cannon!
    Jet Pack

    plus the pics you sent you have your cape on the wrong side,


    JM2C


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    Thanks for the opinions guys i realy appreciate it. and ill take more pics i have done more work since those pics were displayed. and ill keep on making it better and keep u guys posted thanks for your input everyone.=)

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Also the cape is on the wrong side and you need some wookiee braids on your right shoulder.

    It's a decent start, but you do have a ways to go. I admire anyone who is willing to take on the task of putting together a Boba suit - it's not easy.

    Keep it up, and don't get discouraged. There are many talented members here who are willing to help -- just ask.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    Believe me...we all started somewhere, to be technical, I am on my 4th version. When I do upgrades, I consider them versions...

    Version 1: No where near cannon. Rubies helm, aluminum, non battledamageds chest pieces, shoulders, knees and cod. Just plates for gauntlets.
    http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=293308

    Yes, it is that bad that I don't wanna directly show the pic.

    Version 2: A bit better, but not as good looking
    http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=283301

    Same as above.

    Version 3: Movie quality, with some corners cut


    Version 4: Current...marvelous! (forgive the fact the boot spikes arent there, fell off last event and repaired them after the pic)

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    And don't forget your Boba thong.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    One other thing I would recommend is at least cutting the slots out for the chest display on the left chest armor piece.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    sounds like you need to either study the screen shot photos or find someone in your area willing to give you some hands on experiance. where are you located? also, I agree with sixxgunn13. your gonna have to start over again. IMO, I think the weathering is a bit over the top, not to say you didn't do a good job but you want to make it look as screen accurate as possible. find some weathering threads on here and start over. good luck getting it together bro and keep us posted on your progress.

    BTW, ESB Fett doesn't have spats Saxter.
    Last edited by Bountyone; Feb 15, 2008 at 4:50 PM.

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    BTW, ESB Fett doesn't have spats Saxter.
    Yeah, I know, I just had them on because it was real windy downtown that day and I wanted to keep the wind from going up my jumpsuit so I put them on. Normally I don't wear the spats.

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    I think that is the very best first step that you have already taken, get input from the very talented TDH members here. Might I also suggest, that if you want to just troup on a more casual level, you could look for your local fan force chapter. The Fan Force groups are not costuming groups, but have people that do costume. They also do local charitiy events and what not. It is very helpful to get around local fans that have the love of SW too. Even if you meet people that are not specifically working on a Fett, they probably have some good skills that may be helpful.

    Keep up the good work!

    Debbi

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    Re: does anybdy want me in their group?

    That's about how mine looked the first go-round "and NO I was not approved either". It took me 1 years worth of work and about $2000.00 to get approved. The 501st standards have become more strict and if if doesn't look close to walking off the set in accuracy, your probably going to be beating your head against the wall trying to get approved. As it stands(and this is only my opinion) it would make a GREAT halloween costume, but it is not up to the 501st standards. Stick around this board for awhile and you will achieve your goal

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