Jan 18, 2009, 1:40 PM - % Fett
With all of the signatures out there that display their progress % of the Fett that they are building, I decided to try and calculate where I was at. Now I have seen some interesting numbers like 78%. If you come up with that you must have a pretty accurate scale/formula that you use?
I am curious how everyone comes up with there % or if there is a formula floating around?
Jan 18, 2009, 1:53 PM - Re: % Fett
I noticed it too, but is the % in this case really based on a calculatable scale?..I thought it was just an estimated value
Jan 18, 2009, 2:00 PM - Re: % Fett
My Fett was done before people started putting those % signs under their posts, so I have no clue what that's all about.
I helped at SDCC '08
Jan 18, 2009, 2:41 PM - Re: % Fett
It's not really that accurate, but for me its just a basic representation of where I am at, and how much more I have to go.
Jan 18, 2009, 3:28 PM - Re: % Fett
Pretty much. My scratchbuild is at the point where people looking at it will be able to easily recognize me as Jango, but I'm still missing a jet pack, gauntlets, an upgrade to snaps, a better vest and helmet; none absolutely 100% essential (like the chest armor is) in my mind, but a benchmark of where I am-exactly as 987654321a said.
As long as it's obvious who I am, and I'm having fun, it's not that big a deal to me that I don't have high-end gear, so I suppose that the % is a measure of "I'll be satisfied with it if I do X things."
...for a few minutes
Jan 18, 2009, 4:30 PM - Re: % Fett
Umm, and here I was thinking my Fett was complete... and then, there is something to upgrade.
The only way to be 100% complete is either, you buy the real deal complete suit or you have DECIDED that you have had enough and it is now complete at 100%...
Mine will always be at 96%... :
Jan 18, 2009, 5:19 PM - Re: % Fett
If I had to decide I agreed with Simon Fett...it's done when you think it is...so there's actually no scale to measure with
Jan 18, 2009, 5:59 PM - Re: % Fett
Just a quick conclusion: One never reaches 100% because there will always be things to be sortet out and replaced by even more accurate parts.
So anybody at around 98-99% should be very happy! *lol*
And the fact that you will never reach the 100% is the most thrilling thing when working on a boba or Jango costume ... or better said: Thatīs for almost all costumes around.
just my 2c ...
Jan 18, 2009, 6:20 PM - Re: % Fett
Thanks for all the comments. I think what I really was going for is that it is funny that people will have odd numbers; ie...39, 72. anything more exact than 25, 60, or 85 just made me wonder how they came to that exact of a number.
Jan 18, 2009, 6:23 PM - Re: % Fett
Thatīs caused by experience! *lol*
The longer you work on your boba/jango, the more you know how much % each part is taking compared to the whole costume. ;-)
Jan 18, 2009, 6:39 PM - Re: % Fett
I think alot of people are just BS'ing when they put 78.2%, 63%, ect. Or the person may actually think they are 43% complete but more than likely there not right in the .....
Jan 18, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: % Fett
Anyways, with a Fett costume, you take 1 step forward and 2 backwards!!
**** costume is way too long to make!! And to think I am still mistaken with a robotic turtle...
Jan 18, 2009, 8:06 PM - Re: % Fett
Uhm.. I actually made an excel spreadsheet with weighted percents for each component and the steps involved to finish it out..
Yeah.. I'm a little geeky.
That's why I have "odd" numbers.
Jan 18, 2009, 9:20 PM - Re: % Fett
I did rough calculations on how much work each piece would require and used that to find my percentage...
Jan 18, 2009, 10:27 PM - Re: % Fett
I wish I had time like that
Nyx Mandalore said:
I helped at SDCC '08
Jan 18, 2009, 11:46 PM - Re: % Fett
Keep in mind that it is impossible for your costume to surpass 99%.