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New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    I like this thread, but I still think you're a pompass [sic] jerk.
    Last edited by Jango_Fett_Jr; Feb 5, 2007 at 12:23 AM.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Thanks Graeme I love you too.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    This is great info that every new member should read because simply put, "you get what you pay for". I know Sticker Shock can put a damper on things but take your time and buy piece by piece and in the long run you'll have everything you need and you'll be satisfied with the end product. C

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    I think I've got over 4K stuck into mine, and I made every soft part, (minus the boots & ammo belt) myself!!! Makes me wanna cry when i think about it!!! And, I've got many more upgrades planned. Of course, that doesn't figure in the fact that I have never sold any (or the majority of) my older parts. In addition to the "how much it costs" question, heres annother one to add on there: How long does it take to build a good Fett suit???? I've got 5 years into mine, & I expect to keep upgrading for a while!!!
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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    I am also at the 5 year level. But I hope to actually be "finnished" within the year. Unless someone comes up with casts off the pre-pro armor and or helmet then I think I will be done here very soon.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!



    Way to go.... You probably singlehandedly have scared off more new people with this thread than anything else that had been posted.

    Lets go over the marketing strategy again because you have it backwards.... first we reel them in showing them amazing pics and all the fun we are having... then, once we have them firmly and hopelessly hooked, we pounce on them like a tiger with the absurdly high cost of this hobby!

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    I'm new to TDH, and just about to start my journey. After spending several hours here reading up on our hero, I started listing all the stuff I need to get... This thread is really helpful, but also a real eye-opener. Damn, this can be a pretty expensive hobby!

    I have thought about putting together a Fett suit for many years, probably ever since I saw Fett the first time on screen back in '80. I'm 34 years now with wife and kid, and I already gave up on the whole idea, thinking it's kind of too late starting now. I had no clue TDH existed - I stumbled across you by accident - and I can't tell you how surprised and thrilled I am to see so many people that are doing this!

    The collected Fett knowledge and experience building suits here on TDH is simply amazing! You are totally nuts, and I love it! I'm here to stay!

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Welcome to TDH dude. Glad ya found this thread first.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    I'm new to TDH as well. I made a set of chest armor back in Art School out of steel plate - very heavy. Found this site by accident. Great resource! Nice to get an idea of how much people have spent on the suits. Gives me a good heads up as to what I'm getting into.

    - Hollywood

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    See Brak's I think it is better, we scare off some sure, but the ones that really have the drive, and love just now have a more reasonable idea of what they are getting into.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    T-visor : $8-15

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Here is some sticker shock for what I feel is a nice ROTJ Fett.

    Helmet….
    FP MSH2 helmet $262
    BKBT Metal stalk $35
    Lens $20
    Padding materials $10
    calc casting $10

    Armor….
    FP chest armor $50
    FP Shoulder bells and collar $36
    TDH member made Metal armor attachment blocks (6) $20
    FP cod piece, knees, $83
    DeanO Machined knee darts $40
    FP Gauntlets $285
    TDH member accurate replacement Resin rocket $40
    Misc. doodads and doo hickies, hoses, to detail gauntlets $40
    BobaPhett 4 machined darts $40
    RA back plate and butt plate, $50
    TDH member chest and shoulder decals $10
    Shackman chest lights $185
    RA JP $550
    DeanO machined JP detail parts $40
    TDH member accurate JP decals $15
    Accurate scuba belt buckle and belt, $25
    Accurate tent shelter cape $25

    Jumpsuit and soft parts….
    Selfmade Jumpsuit, spats, $85
    RA vest highly modifed by me $50
    Mohair dyed girth $25
    Wookie scalpes self made $15
    Reidmiller ammo belt $70
    Slave1 gloves $50
    Slave1 side pouch’s $50
    JW boots $170
    TDH member resin spikes $25

    Accurate Patterson shin tools $50
    MB ROTJ resin Fett rifle $250

    Misc parts, paint, putties, glues, epoxies, liquid masks, tape, assembly screws, nuts, bolts, plastic, velcro, elastic straps, detail tape, you name it, etc. $150 +

    Around $2900 total

    Lynn

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Oh man, am I glad I knew what I was getting into long before this thread.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    I am new to the TDH forums and think this was a great idea. You don't realize all the time and money needs to be devoted to a project like this until you start. And there is nothing like getting started and then realizing you aren't going to have the time and money to finish. Luckily I built a TK before starting on my Jango so I had some kind of idea what it would take even though a Stormtrooper has nowhere near the amount of pieces that it takes to make a good Fett costume.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Woot I got sticked!

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Predatormv said: View Post
    Woot I got sticked!
    You're welcome.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Aww thanks Bob I knew someone still loved me.


    Take that JFJ!

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Here's what I have so far
    scratchbuilt helmet- $12.00
    scratchbuilt armor- $13.00
    fabric for vest- $2.00
    paint- $40
    trying to explain to my english teacher why Boba has priority of homework-priceless

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    JANGO COSTS


    Helmet: $50(Rubies) to $250 or more for a completed one.

    Jet Pack: $200-$500 or more.
    Classic or stubby

    Gauntlets: $125-$300 or more.

    Armor: $100-$300 or more.
    armor includes collar, shoulders, chest plates, center diamond, belly plate, cod piece, thighs, Knees, shins, Foot, and backplate.

    Blasters: $50(rubies) to $750(MR)

    Boots: $50(knock offs) to $200(reinone) REAL KCs $???

    Girthbelt: $100-$300

    Holsters: $100-$300

    Pouchbelt: $100-$300

    Flightsuit: $50-$200

    Vest: $50-$250

    Gloves: $10-$45





    Optional things

    Cape: $50 as seen in OS

    Electronics:
    voice changer $25-$400
    led range finder $25-$125
    remote/motorized range finder $50-$200
    switches and led for gauntlets $10-$30

    Aluminum parts:
    darts 4 large and 2 small on right gauntlet $20-$50
    missile on left gauntlet $100-$150
    hoses need dyed $5 for dye $20 for hoses
    beacon and stabilizer for jet pack $50-$125
    range finder stalk $25
    Knee darts $40-$80

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Thanks FSOS! Now all we need is a Zammer to come in and post a price list and it will be complete. Since custom mandos are completly different it isn't really possible to make an accurate price list for them.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    The price of gloves may need to be altered to $50-$80. I have never seen a pair of gloves go for the "$150" posted. Also, the T-Visor may need to be updated to $10-$20.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    ONE MILLION DOLLARS, MUHAW-HA-HA!
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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    The older slave one gloves were around $150 if I remember correctally.

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    Re: New to TDH? Read this about how much you will spend!

    Predatormv said: View Post
    The older slave one gloves were around $150 if I remember correctally.

    I got mine from Shelby (Slave1) himself and he only ever charged $50.... The occasional ebay auctions or re-sale of them may have gone that far, but as for the maker it was only ever $50 out of the gate.

    Steve

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