How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

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    How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    How much have you guys spent on your current Fett build this is my 3rd upgrade for my Fett hope to be done by October this is what I spent on my Boba Fett part list. ESB
    Helmet$150
    Visor $25 eBay
    Aluminum Stalk $27 asok
    Decals$35scott lucks
    Paint,glue,hinges,bondo,fiberglass,
    Velcro,etc $300 ruff estiment
    Helmet Fans $30
    Neckseal $50 batninja
    Used Vest $70 batninja
    Flight suit $150 cucblack
    Pouches $35 cucblack
    Shin tools $30
    Gauntlets $235mow
    All armor $400 RKD
    Jetpack $300mow
    Boots $150 mow
    Aluminum Toe Spikes $35
    Aluminum Gauntlet darts,knee darts,shoulder studs $124 evolution
    Girth belt $65 woodman
    Esb leather belt $175 melmathson
    Scalps $45 woodman
    Cape $35 tk409
    Gloves $50
    Esb blaster
    Light,sound $35
    Heiland $35
    Greeblies $15
    Sling $15 taco
    Gun body $90
    Sidearm $135 evolution
    Jet pack harness $30
    U.S divers buckle real $30
    Maniquin $200
    Still need holster ??
    Still need Chest lights ??
    Total so far $3,101.00
    *** ???
    And he still is under construction ? So what have you guys spent ? I'm glad my wife does not know I spent this much money she would slap me!!
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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    I spent pretty close to what you spent on my first version back in 2007. But I know I've more than doubled that since then. What with buying multiple helmets, jetpacks, and other parts as well as making a second SE Boba. Also, shout out to a fellow SA area Fett Misfit .

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    How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    Hey TXfett you 501st? I did the flambeau parade with SWASSA in my old inaccurate version Boba i am trying to go 501st with these upgrade purchases but still work in progress I want to have it done for Austin comic con
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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    Haha wow didnt know there were so many people on here from SA.


    Chris

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    Misfit, TxFett would love to get a look at ur Fett's some time? Mines done but gonna be doin some up grades soon maybe you guys could give a few pointers. Or hell just get a few beer's and talk shop. Also will do a price list for mine (there are just so many parts lol).

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    How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    Army that sounds cool I will send y'all a friend request are you and txfett on Facebook ?
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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    I never build a fett and propberlby never will be.
    All People I know with a GOOD Fettbuild tell me their fett-build had cost 3000-4500$ - you could buy a used car for that price or buy food for your family the next 2 jears.

    But when I think on my Custom Mando... A good custom is growing and growing. And there is alot of experimenture, tiral and Error.
    I would say my Custom has taken 500$ on the first build. But after 2 Years i would estimate a invested sum of 1800$.
    It is alway the little parts 10 bucks here, 10 bucks there - oh wait, what happend to my money? - Oh this... and this, and also this, that and this too... whoops.

    The Deathwatch custom was never complete but my aim was to drop the costs whenever i can. So i Maybe invested 200$ for the deathwatchmaterial (the 100$ WCA Helmet that i put into the garbage can were it belongs not included). But i gonna upgrade that either with new plates so i can round up another 100$

    My Recent Jaster Mereel is also one of those "little sum"-traps. Here some leather, there some leather and whoops already a materialprice of 400$ -> and its still WIP


    So when thinking only on Custom and Propparts - i would roughly estimate 2500-2800$ maybe 3000$ already due inflation.
    It would properbly way more when i also calculate the Tools i needed into.... or the convention tickets ( it is part of the customing hobby still XD )



    Jeah, i could have spend the money for "normal" Stuff like white-trash car-tuning, stupid Iphones, Expensive Wenches or Federal Bonds -> but F*** normal things I'm Happy with my decision. XD

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    Misfit- PM incoming brother.




    Chris

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f22/n...l-spend-17421/

    However, mrs.slave1pilot pointed out a fact that I didn't consider:
    I haven't spent any money out of pocket on my hobby.
    i paint and build for people on commission and that money pays for my hobby.
    It also pays for other things. It's not a bad deal

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    So far this "hobby" has cost me my first wife, and a bunch of ex-friends....(kidding)

    Roughly $2200...and counting

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    Depends how you look at it...if I look at my checkbook: too much

    But everytime I look at my awesome fett on a manequin on my home office: Priceless


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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    I've got about $6K into Boba, and probably $20K into costuming in general.

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    i have about 5k into boba just in parts currently on the suit. Then you have to look at items i bought and then upgraded, the paint/building supplies like glue, snaps, rivets, bolts and such..im probably at LEAST 6k in just on Fett. Probably about 15K in costuming in general, including buying/selling/upgrading...if not more. Like Slave1Pilot though, i make parts and also am now doing builind.painting commissions and thats what pays for about 99% of this stuff. So its not bad really. I have a **** retail job and managed to afford a $5k Fett, a 1,100 stormtrooper, a 1,300 Sandtrooper a $300 Michal Myers, and a $1,000 Jason Voorhees from F13 pt 7," the new blood"! not bad eh? lol

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    $5800 on Boba . That two of a few things. Shoot I've gots $1800 in 2 lids.

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    15 different armor/costumes. About $27 k. And growing by about $3200 for fett

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    I've been in the costume community for 13 years now, and have luckily scored some great deals over the years. Don't hate me.

    For about a grand total of $10,000 spent over those years.....this is what I have done:

    STAR WARS

    -ROTJ Boba Fett
    -Tusken Raider (including real Totokia club from Fiji with metal mace end and metal headshell parts)
    -Snowtrooper (came fully ready to wear)
    -Stormtrooper (came fully ready to wear)
    -Sandtrooper w/ T-21 blaster
    -Imperial Gunner (hard armor version)

    ....and a demilled real Sterling SMG that came already converted into an E-11.

    NON-STAR WARS

    -Predator (with Hyperdyne sound board)
    -Cylon Centurion (still needs rifle)
    -Iron Man (from TMP)
    -"Generic" Jason Voorhees (heavily Part 7 influenced)
    -G.I.JOE Snake-Eyes (mostly 1985 figure based)
    -Cobra Destro (came fully ready to wear)
    -Screen Used D'Haran Dragon Corps soldier from the TV show Legend of the Seeker
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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    $6,900.00 in Boba from Bobamaker 100% build. Spent $135.00 in upgrades today from Mojo! Waiting on DarkSide to send me an invoice for a lighted Beacon $100.00 give or take (hopefully today). $60.00 to MOW for an upgraded load vest to support my JetPack better..... NOT to mention I haven't even SEEN & WILL NOT EVEN HAVE my costume for two more weeks. LOL!!!

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    Re: How much $$ has your hobby/obsession cost

    let's see...

    mystery helmet; $100
    RKD armor; $315 (I think. Just rounding up :P)
    Jetpack (MoW); christmas present
    gauntlets (Mow); birthday gift
    flightsuit, pouches, and spats (arkady being made at the moment); $185 (however, I used money friends and family gave me for holidays so not my own money)
    ammo belt; $30 (costume base. Inaccurate, a bit. Cheap, insanely great until I ever choose to upgrade later lol!)
    gauntlet tubes; $5 (hardware store liquidation price)
    harness (from Darth Voorhees but made by Fettdad if I remember right); $25
    LED stuff; $75
    Paints, sand paper, and stuff; $30-40 at the moment
    magnets; $100 I think

    So, out of my own money, over $600 some on my own money, but I've been lucky that I kept some of the big items in holiday stuff, or I use holiday money so it doesn't come out of my paycheck And I hope to keep that goin! Almost have all parts so now it's on to fun stuff like painting and things! I haven't posted progress in a while but hopefully I will load new pictures soon!

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