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'New' Boba Fett images and facts found on my many Internet travels.

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    'New' Boba Fett images and facts found on my many Internet travels.

    As the title states, these images were gathered over the last days, weeks and months of Internet searching and most of them are not in the TDH Gallery. Maybe one of the mods will add them to the Gallery.

    fett-vader-jpg boba-fett-costume-empire-strikes-back-carbon-chamber-18-jpg

    Note that the first image is from the same series as the second image, which was taken from the Gallery.

    ay2g6_fccaeppk0-jpg pp2-new-image-jpg a0h0qwucaaayff2-jpg boba-pp2-2-jpg pp2-new-stand-jpg pp2-stand-jpg pp2-helmet-01-jpg

    Note that the first image is present on the last image too (which is from the Gallery) but is more detailed.

    fett-luke-jpg jabba-gang-jpg fett-jabba-jpg

    The first image, more specifically the Boba Fett half exist in the Gallery, and this goes for the second image too, but in this case this is a hi(er)-res image.

    a5ljiuzcaaamja0-jpg fett-exibit-jpg

    These images were shot in a professional studio (for the exibits?), but the interesting fact is the first image, more exactly the fact that we can see the ROTJ hero helmet with the ROTJ Hero jetpack (in all the exibit images the ROTJ Hero jetpack is present with the ESB Hero helmet, the so called ROTJ Se suit) and this image was definitely made after ROTJ.

    boba-fett-promotional-armor-2-20-png

    This image (taken by an RPF member from the Star Wars Blu-Ray Extra) is missing from the Gallery.

    WARNING
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    These images were made by me and were made just for fun (each file name contains the 'photo montage' to avoid misleading.

    boba-hic-esb-photo-montage-jpg boba-hic-esb-photo-montage-jpg

    The first image was made using ESB stills while the second image was made from ESB screen caps.


    New addition 26-11-2012
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    While I did my usual browsing I found something extraordinary! The images are not best quality, but the fact that these blueprints and info are available is great news. So whoever has the 'Star Wars - The Blueprints' and a good scanner...

    img_5012-jpg img_5018-jpg boba-fett-costume-test-fitting-04a-jpg

    Note that the last image (taken from the first image) has the perspective view corrected and was also resized to a higher but poor resolution.

    And this is the link to the images ==> Star Wars - The Blueprints the images are labeled 21 and 22.

    Among some known facts we can read that these blueprints were drawn by Norman Reynolds in May 1978, the sculptor's name was 'Jen Stevros' (it's hard to read it correctly) and the actual building was made by Brian Archer. And we can see the working flamethrower and a 'new' side of the Supertrooper suit worn by Alan Harris.

    Update
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    I tried to decipher the text on the first image and I think I did a good job:

    STORMTROOPER II - EPISODE V

    As many Empire aficionados knows, bounty hunter Boba Fett started out as an all-white supertrooper. The origins of his creations begins in February/March 1978 when Johnston did several concept drawings of the next-generation stormtrooper's armor and secret weaponry. In april, Lucas's second draft introduced Fett, a bounty hunter, though in May the costume was still designed as a "stormtrooper II" in Reynolds's very early backpack drawing (no. 02). In June, a film test in the States, showing a prototype based on Reynolds's series, still featured an all-white costume, presumably that of the supertrooper. But in September a fully clothed and painted Fett marched through Marin County in his final incarnation during a local fair. In November, Fett appeared in the rest of the United States as an animated character in the Star Wars Holiday Special on television.

    The exact day or month that Fett and the supertrooper costume combined is subject to speculation. Clearly for the Holiday Special to be aired in November, plans lead to have been finalized at least a couple of months earlier -- possibly around the date George was writing his second draft in March or, at the latest, June 1978, when a concept drawing by Joe Johnston is clearly labeled "Boba Fett."

    "As I recall, just before I started full-time on Empire, Robert Watts received a sketch from ILM depicting what was described as a super stormtrooper," says Reynolds. "He asked me if I would develop the character and produce an outfit for George to consider, so I enlisted the aid of a sculptor, Jan Stevens(*), and a model maker, Brian Archer (who previously had helped me with Threepio's costume), and produced the outfit complete with backpack and helmet range finder. When George finally received the outfit, he decided to change the concept from stormtrooper to bounty hunter."
    Note that the bolded texts are hard to understand or missing parts and were added as logical deductions. The hardest to decipher is the sculptor's name(*) which might be a known name by some members.

    (*)Update 29-11-2012
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    I managed to find the name of the sculptor/modeller of the Boba Fett suit and her name is Janet Stevens (or Jan Stevens) but sadly I didn't find any image or info regarding her, except the movies she worked on: Janet Stevens - IMDb or Jan Stevens - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki

    Another mystery solved for us. More to go...
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    Other data from the same page:

    SET. STORMTROOPER II BACKPACK [FAR RIGHT]
    DETAIL: FULL-SIZED-----ORG. NO: 02
    SCALE: FS-----DATE: MAY 2, 1978
    DRAWN BY: NORMAN REYNOLDS

    TOP SET SUPERTROOPER II (PROTOTYPE MOCKUP)
    DETAIL: HELMET-----ORG. NO: N/A
    SCALE: FS-----DATE: MAY 1978
    DRAWN BY: NORMAN REYNOLDS

    ABOVE The all-white supertrooper costume, like C-3PO's, came with a "poster" to aid assembly, as shown here at Elstree.

    If you have never before seen images with Boba Fett, you can post them here.

    Enjoy!

    Update 24-10-2013
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    Finally! The name has a face!!! Jan(et) Stevens:

    jan-stevens-jpg

    Update 25-10-2013
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    As I promised, here is another image that is not new, but it has a better resolution:

    jan-stevens-fett-jpg

    It's the same room where Jan Stevens did the sculptings, but in the right side image on the top shelf you can see the clay model of the Supertrooper/Boba Fett helmet (this was already pointed out in an older thread by BGHunter, if I'm not mistaking), but if you looks closer, there are more goodies:

    fett-clay-parts-jpg


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    If some of the images are breaking the TDH Rules then please let me know and I will remove them from this thread
    Last edited by RafalFett; Oct 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM. Reason: Added new image.

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    Re: New Boba Fett images found on my many Internet travels.

    As always.... Awesome as usual Raf! Where would we be without our Fett detective!

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    Thanks Raf for the new detailed images. Helped me get a better perspective on some things.

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    You are a genius Captain! I'm really happy with that close up of the rear of ROTJ, as it really helps me confirm the accuracy of the colours I used for my own helmet.. Fantastic work as always brother, that side ESB colour shot is just plain cool looking!

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    hobbit057 said: View Post
    As always.... Awesome as usual Raf! Where would we be without our Fett detective!
    Thanks a lot!

    sleepalot said: View Post
    Thanks Raf for the new detailed images. Helped me get a better perspective on some things.
    Thanks!

    Jayvee said: View Post
    You are a genius Captain! I'm really happy with that close up of the rear of ROTJ, as it really helps me confirm the accuracy of the colours I used for my own helmet.. Fantastic work as always brother, that side ESB colour shot is just plain cool looking!
    Thanks! I had the same thoughts when I saw the ROTJ back image; it has all the natural colors, both the helmet and the jetpack, but the armor too.

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    Re: New Boba Fett images found on my many Internet travels.

    Amazing thanks Brother!!

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    Amazing thanks Brother!!
    Thanks!

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    Re: New Boba Fett images found on my many Internet travels.

    Sweet dude, thanks for adding this to the community!!

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    redkraytdragon said: View Post
    Sweet dude, thanks for adding this to the community!!
    Thanks a lot, Will!

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    Awesome images bruv...

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Awesome images bruv...
    Thanks, Mojo!

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    Wonderfu!! Boba's the best looking Star Wars character in the Galaxey!!

    Thjanks for sharing! '[T]


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    OttoMottonn said: View Post
    Wonderfu!! Boba's the best looking Star Wars character in the Galaxey!!

    Thjanks for sharing! '[T]

    Thanks for the kind words! I agree: Boba Fett IS the best bounty hunter in the whole galaxy.

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    New Boba Fett images found on my many Internet travels.

    Nice work!

    Good "new" image of the sidearm and holster in the ESB B&w photos, too. I also like the cameo of Bossk next to Boba in the ROTJ group shot, I don't recall having seen that one before.

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    Azrok said: View Post
    Nice work!

    Good "new" image of the sidearm and holster in the ESB B&w photos, too. I also like the cameo of Bossk next to Boba in the ROTJ group shot, I don't recall having seen that one before.
    Thanks!

    The first image with the sidearm and holster IS an image that is not present in the Gallery, while the second image with the group shot is in the gallery but has a smaller resolution. If you look closer, there are two Bossk-like characters in that image, the second one is right next to Jabba.

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    The end of the first post was updated with 2 'hot' images. Really HOT.

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    Added a deciphred text of the first image from the latest update (the one with the working flamethrower) which is full of great infos, especially the involvement of Norman Reynolds in the developement of Supertrooper/Boba Fett. Also added a 'restored' image of the Supertrooper suit.

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    You can still order SW the Blueprints from Star Wars: The Blueprints - order Epic Ink Books
    Anybody have an extra $500 I can have?

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    'New' Boba Fett images and facts found on my many Internet travels.

    I hear ya, Asok.

    I used to be able to cash in airline frequent flyer miles for various gift cards, including Amazon. I did exactly that a few years ago, and got the big Dressing a Galaxy book set (then sold the box and extras lol).

    Went to do the same thing a few months ago, specifically to buy the Blueprints, but my airline isn't offering Amazon gift cards anymore. dang!


    asok said: View Post
    You can still order SW the Blueprints from Star Wars: The Blueprints - order Epic Ink Books
    Anybody have an extra $500 I can have?

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    fettv-esb-helm-jpg

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    Prepro2 said: View Post
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    Wow! A new image from the LFL Archive! And that's the Pre-Pro #3 helmet! Do you have more images with that helmet?

    boba-fett-third-prototype-helmet-083-jpg
    Last edited by RafalFett; Nov 27, 2012 at 4:08 AM. Reason: Added Pre-Pro #3 image for comparison.

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    Photo-bombed by a Thuggee, awesome!

    great pics, thanks for sharing

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    Re: 'New' Boba Fett images and facts found on my many Internet travels.

    I managed to find the name of the sculptor/modeller of the Boba Fett suit and her name is Janet Stevens (or Jan Stevens) but sadly I didn't find any image or info regarding her, except the movies she worked on: Janet Stevens - IMDb or Jan Stevens - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki

    Another mystery solved for us. More to go...

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    Nice work again, Rafal!

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Nice work again, Rafal!
    Thanks a lot, Eric!

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