So, I was in the store one day and happened to pass by an 18" Boba Fett figure. It was a huge figure and I had to have it....just not in the rigid, marching band pose it was stuck in. It was the Disney ESB version with no weapon, even though he clearly has a trigger finger....or maybe arthritis has set in. He has been around for a long time. He also came with the rocket pack so all in all, I couldn't resist. $19 later and the project has begun.
He looked up from the store shelf and said "take me from this horrid place and improve me"
I said " As you wish"
My 10 year old son looked up at me with a puzzled look as I walked in with this ginormous star wars figure. I said "what ? you've got toys".....of course he doesn't play with them anymore......crap
I'll admit, I really didn't have a clear cut plan to "dress" up or repose the figure. I looked around for a while online and almost decided on a shooting stance with the EE-3.....but of course he didn't come with a weapon. hmmm, I'll have to make one.
After researching the EE-3, (thanks to everyone in this forum for inspiration and reference) I decided to make it out of balsa wood and foam.
Instead of an action pose, I'm going to have Fett standing tall overlooking a vast expansive land. chest up, leaning forward, one leg on a step up, weapon resting on the leg......maybe cape blowing in the wind (super hero-esque) I decided to transform this Boba into the Return of the Jedi version.
Although I want this to be somewhat movie accurate, I want it to be a little grungier and weathered than in the ESB and ROTJ films.
So now to the chop house !!!
I removed all the screws and dismembered this guy pretty quickly.
The hands were just big blobs of plastic so I started to widdle them down to achieve some details...
The molded wookie scalps had to go......We'll make real ones later. The chest plates looked good though, I can work with them.
Boba's molded visor had to go too. We can improve
Removed the range finder completely as it was flimsy rubber. The helmet itself had a great shape but lacked a few of the details I hope to restore.
Get over here !
Scalps gone, time for some filler....
Here is the basic pose I'm shooting for. Although it won't be a dramatic pose, I think a more natural, subtle pose will do it justice
Carving the neck out
Cut the arm in half and and angled it in a little at the elbow
The arm will be resting on the top of the leg with the barrel of the EE-3 pointed down.
Well, that's it for now. More to come soon.
Thanks for looking.