Jun 9, 2012, 3:21 PM - Hello everybody!
Hi fellow Mandalorians! Just wanted to introduce myself now that Iv'e probably read a hundred or so posts... Following the rule of thumb of "Two ears to one one Mouth"! I guess you can say. Everyone seems like a great bunch here and I hope to join in on the bounty's soon. My name is Adam and I'm also currently a member of the 501st since late 2008 and have had a heck of a time meeting many cool people along the way as well as learning a whole bunch about Costuming and Prop building in general. The 501st has granted me and my family the oppurtunities to do some extradorniary events to help those in need from Cancer victims,the fight against Autism, Abuse..you name it..so many great causes. I've had tons have of fun at the same time like attending conventions,being part of Weird Al concerts, Lucasfilm troops, meeting Lucas and so much more...geez, a total fanboys dream. I don't regret a single bit of the time spent with these people or my garrison/legion friends, it's simply amazing. I used to be a hard core collector but as I get older I'm realizing it's nice to have Star Wars items but it's so much more fun to have useable collectibles. So thats why I'm taking the dive. If it means selling some of those to aquire a awesome costume...so be it!
My two kids troop as Jawas and hopefully I'll have my wife's Mara Jade completed very soon so she can join the 501st as well instead of being stuck watching. It's going to be nice to have a instant troop of imperial mayhem at any given moment
Well I'm hoping to learn as much as I can to complete a SE RotJ Boba. Iv'e purchased a MR ESB too start with looks like I there's some due work already on the visor! I'm committed however to completing Boba since aside from Vader it was always one of my most admired characters. The gadgets and mystique just draw me I guess you can say.. The main thing that held me off was the price to be honest. There seems to be so many small and tedious items to this character that add up quick if you wanted to be purist. I do care about accuracy but I also enjoy the idealistic side and functionality side of things just as much. So no, respectfully there will never be piano wire holding my TK together
Here's a few of my costumes from past and present. I can paint okay but to this level of detail required for Boba, I definitely need to be schooled in that area. I'm however a firm believer that "You dont__ in another man's cornflakes!" and if there is someone with natural talent in a certain area of expertise, you bet I'm going to ask him for help lol. I'm great with electronics, building and thinking outside the box though and hope I can contribute in some way down the road.
RT-Mod TK (Wondercon 2011)-Retired Costume
My kids! Homemade Jawas
Dan Laws Tie Pilot- Retired Costume
My other favorite! Darth Stone ESB Vader
DW Designs Original C6 Clone Pilot (Darren's awesome paintjob!)
Well I better start the hunt and thanks again to those that have contributed the information to make this a reality
Jun 9, 2012, 10:33 PM - Re: Hello everybody!
Welcome Adam very impressive costume gallery! I absolutely love the Jawas. Boba and Vader are my favorites as well .I am a newb to this hobby and am putting together an ESB Fett I still have a long way to go. Best of luck on your build and again welcome.
Jun 10, 2012, 12:42 AM - Re: Hello everybody!
welcome aboard the Fett ship
You have some very nice costumes, and your kids make great jawas just like they walked off the set of the original movie.
Have fun and enjoy the ride, The Fett costume is a fun build, with so much detail for one character. It give you plenty of room to learn new techniques and everyone here is also great and lending friendly advice or pointing in the right direction.
Jun 11, 2012, 6:07 AM - Re: Hello everybody!
welcome adam, looks like you got some nice gear there, really like the clone pilot, you will really enjoy this site,
Jun 12, 2012, 11:31 PM - Re: Hello everybody!
Thanks a bunch for the compliments Rob and everyone else. Definitely couldnt of done it without the friends I met in the legion who put their time in to perfect each part or spend the hours of research and labor. Every detachment or forum has been pretty darn helpful.
The pilot is extra special. It is actually a costume that started with sheets of plastic and a couple bottles of chemicals and compounds. Our garrison had a prop shop and we pulled our own suits, watch the helmets be created. All from scratch. My friend Darren does this all the time and spends hours restoring the molds ,trimming, man we used about 20 sheets or more pulling this. Imagine the guys that pull suit after suit. We spent nearly all day to pull 3 suits with three guys. Definitely a memory and bonding experience that will always stick with that clone armor for a long time to come!
I've got major respect for the armor builders. It's not easy and certainly gets tedious real quick.