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    Jun 28, 2013, 4:40 AM - First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #1

    Hi folks,

    This is my first post, so go easy on me ;-)

    I've been a member on here for a while but never posted, I would love to get cracking on building a boba suit but i'm completely torn between which way to go. ESB, ROTJ or SE

    Any feedback much appreciated

    Which suit is easier to get parts for?
    Any people I must steer clear of if buying parts?
    Any common mistakes people make?

    etc etc
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    Jun 28, 2013, 5:37 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #2

    The easier suit IMHO would be ROTJ
    stay off Ebay except for Man Of WAr Studios
    Common mistakes would be not doing enough research and rushing the build
    good luck hunting
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    Jun 28, 2013, 10:27 AM - First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #3

    Go SE!!!
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    Jun 28, 2013, 10:50 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #4

    As thebeans said, ROTJ is probably easier due to the complex nature of the ESB helmet paint job.

    When I had to make this same rough call I thought to myself "How do I picture Boba in my head?" and immediately thought of the red gauntlets and blue jetpack. With that being said I LOVE the ESB helmet and still drool over it, so I had to have that on my suit. So bam, I was SOLD on SE!

    Another thing to keep in mind is the body type you have. Don't get me wrong, anyone can do any suit they want, but Jeremy was a pretty skinny guy in ESB and because of his build then the lighter guys look a little better in ESB attire in my opinion. Where as in ROTJ Jeremy looks to have bulked up a bit and fills the suit more, or at least in the legs.

    No matter what suit you decide on you're going to be happy with it. Just take your time and do your research. Staying off eBay is a good tip, but also save up a little and do the parts you want in the first place. The guys who do everything budget and then go back and upgrade will likely spend a lot more than the guys that just get the ideal parts from the get-go.

    Good luck and if you have any questions about the SE PM me and I can give you the parts list I used personally!
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    Jun 28, 2013, 6:55 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #5

    ESB!!!!
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    Jun 29, 2013, 1:02 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #6

    Rock the ESB dude
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    Jun 29, 2013, 1:24 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #7

    I have to say that I like ESB the best.

    I am however building up a ROTJ SE for the simple reason.......I already had the gauntlets. Pretty good reason huh
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    Jun 29, 2013, 8:04 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #8

    rotj!! the helmet may be easier, which I actually don't think, but the jetpack paintup is alot more intense!
    Last edited by MrDickJones; Jun 29, 2013 at 8:12 AM.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 5:48 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #9

    The entire armor of ROTJ has a more intricate and detailed paint job than the ESB armor, so painting your costume will take longer with an accurate ROTJ then it would with an accurate ESB.

    All the parts for all 3 mentioned costumes are readily available from a number of different "vendors" here on TDH, so finding parts wouldn't be a huge concern.
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    Aug 25, 2013, 11:03 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #10

    It isn't a easy decision, awesome or awesome........lol
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    Aug 25, 2013, 4:55 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #11

    Correct answer do all 3
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    Aug 25, 2013, 5:17 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #12

    Quote Mr Fett said: View Post
    The entire armor of ROTJ has a more intricate and detailed paint job than the ESB armor, so painting your costume will take longer with an accurate ROTJ then it would with an accurate ESB.

    All the parts for all 3 mentioned costumes are readily available from a number of different "vendors" here on TDH, so finding parts wouldn't be a huge concern.
    Would have to disagree...theres alot going on on the ESB armor...look at spideys paint up from the Jermey Bullock suit...all three have parts that are intricate....the ROTJ helmet is pretty intricate if you actually do it correctly...the jetpack is more colorfull...but the ESB has alot of really in depth painting on the armor, neither armor is just green...like I see alot of armor that is just green yellow and silver and thats not correct at all....
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    Aug 26, 2013, 1:21 AM - First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #13

    PP2, hands down very easy lol mmmooohaahaa (evil laugh) should take weeks.
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    Aug 26, 2013, 4:47 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #14

    Vote for SE here. Though you've got plenty of feedback already. I can totally respect ESB, but I never liked the ROTJ lid paint.
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    Sep 3, 2013, 1:24 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #15

    i've been struggling with the same question because i just couldn't decide, but it's my first lid and i'm going with the ESB. for some reason when i think of fett, the ESB helmet really stands out to me.
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    Sep 3, 2013, 4:44 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #16

    Read, read, read and then read some more before starting your build. There is a LOT of information out there. There are a number of great people here that offer the different parts.

    Stay away from the impulse of buying off of ebay. Most of the products there aren't all that great. Most of the time you can find someone here that sells the part and quality will be much better. You may have to wait a bit longer for the parts, but it will be worth the wait.

    If you can't find the answers that you need already posted don't hesitate to ask.
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    Sep 6, 2013, 10:44 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #17

    I just wanted to agree with Asok on this one. I had been watching EBay and nearly spent some bad $. After some research, I found I could get better products (not recasts)and even pay less for them. Research is priceless. TDH has even a excellent connection to helpful people that dig this hobby.
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    Feb 12, 2014, 4:00 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #18

    Sorry for not replying sooner guys, thanks for the advice, it's taken me a long time to decide which way to go.
    I've decided to go down the SE route, as I too, love the ROTJ armour and the ESB helmet. I know there are a few more differences (i.e. pouches on the belt etc).
    Anyways I finally bit the bullet and got an ROTJ EE-3 from stormrider (this was one of his solid rubber barrel seconds), which needed a fair bit of work -I'm still working on it! but it's looking good I think (pics to follow) I have MOW gaunts on order and an ASOK CC GMH helmet kit on order, can't wait for them to turn up I'm going to attempt the paint job myself - I've been watching Welshwarrior's tutorials on youtube which are great.
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    Feb 17, 2014, 10:35 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #19

    Awesome, I would of said go with which one is your favroite, and run with it. I am going with ESBm becuase it is honestly my favorite, actually working on ESB Fett, Dengar, Bossk, 4 Lom, and Zuckuss. So I got a long way to go, but im on my way thanks to this great site.
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    Feb 18, 2014, 7:59 AM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #20

    Good luck Wilson!
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    Mar 29, 2014, 8:16 PM - Re: First Post ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ SE?? #21

    Re turn Of The jed IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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