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    Mar 13, 2009, 11:45 PM - the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #1

    Hi all. Going thru some old boxes today and found the very first version of my Fett costume. Got me to thinking about doing an "evolution of" thread. I've seen other members start similar topics and I always love seeing peoples costumes go thru changes/upgrades. And it's neat to see where/why you started it in the first place. Plus, my Fett suit has definitely gone thru some versions over the last 6-7 years.

    So here goes-

    Version 1-('01-02) Had a DP95 helmet and always thought a Fett costume would be sweet, but probably untainable. Down the road I decide to try Boba Fett for Halloween project. -All scratchbuilt/found parts beside the helmet/ammo belt. Built the gauntlets, armor- Carboard, sheet aluminum.
    -Glanced at reference pics, but not capturing anything accurate. Was for fun.





    Version 2-('02-03) Had the bug from the first attempt at my Fett costume. Started researching on Google. Found my way to TDH, started me down a path that would forever change me(and my wallet).
    -Also found the 501st and had been accepted with version 2.
    -Still had the DP95, new armor(sintra) from Ebay. Modified jumpsuit. Bought inexpensive ammo belt, found Jango gauntlets on TDH, modified them. Bought jet pack on Ebay. Modified shoes.





    Version 3-('04) Upgrades a plenty! Get an MLC bucket, MLC v1 armor, New ROTJ gauntlets, and JW boots(which I still use, cuz their the best!)
    -Finally start looking at doing accurate weathering and paint.





    Version 4-('05-06) Big change! I go the ESB route with my next round of upgrades. Repaint helmet, new armor, scratchbuild ESB blaster(bought greeblies), new jumpsuit, MOW gauntlets, new scratch made gloves, new cape, new braids, new ammo pouches.





    Version 5-('07) Upgrade on the bucket. I go Sgt Fang. Very pleased with more accurate size. And MLC v2 jet pack. New paint all around for both of these. Pleased with the way they turned out. Bobamaker jumpsuit.






    Version 6-('08-09-current) Upgrades on newer MOW gauntlets(v2). Aluminum flame thrower. New 99centTaco ammo belt. New paint updates. Fitted jumpsuit better. Updated greeblies on blaster. New chest lights.








    And that about does it for now. Version 7 is in the works! New more accurate harness from FettDad, jet pack hooks and some other goodies cookin' up.

    Thanks for looking! And thank you TDH for the wealth of knowledge here and all the talented members.
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    Mar 14, 2009, 12:08 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #2

    Very Nice.
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    Mar 14, 2009, 12:34 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #3

    **** man, thats alot of upgrades, I love the evolution you went through to get where your at. Looks great my friend just great.
  4. Mar 14, 2009, 12:52 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #4

    is that your clone ,or normal birth little fett ha ha ha jk dude .love this thread wish they made more , oh and great looking fett i like the fang to
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    Mar 14, 2009, 1:06 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #5

    what an awesome transformation, brother!! who did your harness by the way, that sucka is sweet!!! awesome Fett, great job!! cool thread too...
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    Mar 14, 2009, 8:01 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #6

    Awesome transformation, very crazy!!!!!!!Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 8:43 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #7

    Absolutely amazing progression. Great example of "it's not going to be 100% first try but if you stick with it you'll get there". Loved the pics of the wookie and you dressing down the TK!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 9:23 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #8

    very nice ,man. great idea on the evolution of your suit.
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    Mar 14, 2009, 11:38 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #9

    i appreciate the grateful dead memorabilia, awh, jerry.... next to boba, the best thing ever
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    Mar 14, 2009, 12:02 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #10

    Thanks for posting this. It's really nice to see the progression. It's rare to see someone stick with the hobby this long. Great helmet, great weathering all around. Looking forward to seeing the next round of upgrades.
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    Mar 14, 2009, 2:07 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #11

    That is SOOO COOL! What made you decide to switch to ESB?

    El1te
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    Mar 14, 2009, 3:43 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #12

    Very cool to be able to watch the upgrades. Your suit looks great now.
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    Mar 14, 2009, 3:47 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #13

    Very cool to see and congrats on sticking with it so long! I think this is a good yardstick for measuring the effects of a lot of people who have contributed in a positive way to this hobby!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 5:27 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #14

    Awesome work there Luke... Looking to do some upgrades myself soon...
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    Mar 15, 2009, 12:34 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #15

    Thanks for the comments everyone. Much appreciated. Thought this would be a fun thread. Glad you guys like it.

    I owe much to this boards many talented members with their contributions to the hobby.

    TehEl1te- I went from ROTJ to ESB, just for a change. I always gravitated toward the ESB colors a little more.

    Thanks again TDH and thanks for lookin'!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 9:50 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #16

    Wow! You have come a long way! Great progress through the years!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 1:23 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #17

    come a long way! looks awesome now!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 11:32 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #18

    SL23,
    I like the look of your V.01 better than most V.01 i've seen.
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    Mar 16, 2009, 11:35 AM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #19

    i love seeing histories like these. it's great to show how things got to where they are today.
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    Mar 16, 2009, 12:19 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #20

    Very cool progression!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 3:04 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #21

    This is awsome... normally people would bail after the 2nd rev. Your suit looks great man congrats.
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    Mar 16, 2009, 4:16 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #22

    great work bro! I have a history like you - its now my 3rd Boba who will be ready in the next days...

    Eric
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    Mar 18, 2009, 2:15 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #23

    Looks great! Straight from the movie screen!
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    Mar 18, 2009, 2:50 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #24

    Amazing job man, lotsa time and money ya got invested, I know! I have only been working on mine for a year, I can't imagine everything you have put into your Fetts!

    G-Fett
    Last edited by Studio Fett; Mar 20, 2009 at 2:14 PM.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 7:47 PM - Re: the evolution of my Boba Fett suit- Pic heavy #25

    That was Great!

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