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  1. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 28, 2008, 10:44 PM - Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #1

    Hi everyone,

    I've been a lurker on this forum for years, since I think the late 90's. Back then I was slowly collecting pieces for a Fett costume, all from the talented members of this forum. But with how expensive this hobby is, let's just say it was slow going

    Anyway, I collected a few of the major pieces such as a nice helmet, a bronze casting of an original Webley, and some thick metal armor (everything but the back and knees). I decided recently that I need a hobby to help deal with a high level of stress that I've been under for awhile now. This was the first thing that came to mind!

    Here's are a few questions...

    1. Can anyone identify this helmet? I think I remember the guy's name, but I don't want to say it because I remember people wanting to remain anonymous around here. I seem to remember it was constructed from laser measurements from the MoM tour in the UK.
    2. I'm 5' 9", with fairly broad shoulders but slim (140 lbs.). Would I look like a bobble-head with this helmet? If so, is there another hyper-accurate helmet that might be a better fit for a smaller guy like me?
    3. Lastly, based on the items I've collected, would they be suitable for an ESB Fett, or are they more for an ROTJ version?

    These pics are from the original sellers I believe. Sorry for all the pics...I'd like you all to see my major pieces to steer me in the right direction.

    Thanks everyone, and it's nice to be back to this hobby and this great community.

    Regards,
    GG
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  2. Bubba Fett's Avatar
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    Oct 28, 2008, 10:48 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #2

    Based on the HS Webley that you grabbed alone I would go ESB. Everything else would work for either one.

    Some great looking parts there. Don't think you'll look like too much of a bobble head in that helmet, seems to be fine in the pic. Sharp corners on the cheeks, nice wave in the brow, no integrated borden, hmm...
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:16 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #3

    That looks like a MSH,
    you'd need to swap the resin stalk for a metal one, go ESB... it's the one JB prefers

    Here is my finished ESB Webley, same make as yours.

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    Oct 29, 2008, 4:39 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #4

    Welcome back and good luck.
  5. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 29, 2008, 7:26 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #5

    Thanks guys - I was hoping to go ESB, as long as my gear fits that style.

    I actually have a metal stalk already, but I need a good rangefinder to go with it.

    For the ESB blaster parts, I have the silver flash thingy in the barrel, and I have a scope. What's the best place to get the rest of the greeblies (the scope mounts, the strap, the pieces on the side, etc)?

    Thanks,
    GG
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    Oct 29, 2008, 7:42 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #6

    I think 99CentTaco makes straps. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
    Don't know who makes the greeblies on a regular basis, but just keep checking the Cargo Hold, that stuff pops up all the time.
  7. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Oct 29, 2008, 7:53 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #7

    sidewinder is your guy for all blaster needs! he'll hook ya up...
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    Oct 29, 2008, 2:12 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #8

    that webley is gorgeous, i'm jealous
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    Oct 29, 2008, 2:19 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #9

    Dunno which you should do, but I'm loving your chest armour. That is beautiful stuff.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 6:10 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #10

    ESB all the way.
  11. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 29, 2008, 6:39 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #11

    Quote Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    That looks like a MSH,
    you'd need to swap the resin stalk for a metal one, go ESB... it's the one JB prefers

    Here is my finished ESB Webley, same make as yours.

    Hey Sixxgunn13 - if you don't mind my asking, how in the world did you attach those eyelet hooks for the strap into the bottom of a bronze casting? The wood side is no problem of course, but I don't have the first idea what I would do for the forward attachment in the metal handle.

    I'm glad you're all saying to go with ESB - that's what I was hoping I could do with these pieces.

    Thanks,
    GG
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    Oct 29, 2008, 6:55 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #12

    From the angle of the Range Finder it looks like it came from RA, which will have to be straightened

    The helmet, however isn't RA
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  13. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 29, 2008, 7:29 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #13

    Quote Seven said: View Post
    From the angle of the Range Finder it looks like it came from RA, which will have to be straightened
    No, the helmet definitely wasn't from RA. I'll call him "Natty" to protect the innocent, and I believe he was from the UK. It's all fiberglass, and was quite worth the considerable price at the time.

    For those who know who I'm talking about, was "Natty" the one who made the helmet everyone is calling the MSH?

    If so, that's what I've got in my grubby little paws right now

    GG
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    Oct 30, 2008, 9:03 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #14

    GG,
    With my AWESOME hands of steel....muhahaaha...heh

    Or you can use a drill bit.
    but you have to work up to the right SZ slowly, then file the hole till the hook threads fit then JB weld in place.

    I would also go to MOW for the stock greebs.. the rest of the greebs from Sidewinder, I think another member was selling real Molex connectors, but you'll have to do a search...

    good luck.
    Quote GreenGriffon said: View Post
    Hey Sixxgunn13 - if you don't mind my asking, how in the world did you attach those eyelet hooks for the strap into the bottom of a bronze casting? The wood side is no problem of course, but I don't have the first idea what I would do for the forward attachment in the metal handle.

    I'm glad you're all saying to go with ESB - that's what I was hoping I could do with these pieces.

    Thanks,
    GG
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    Oct 30, 2008, 10:40 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #15

    Quote GreenGriffon said: View Post
    No, the helmet definitely wasn't from RA. I'll call him "Natty" to protect the innocent, and I believe he was from the UK. It's all fiberglass, and was quite worth the considerable price at the time.

    For those who know who I'm talking about, was "Natty" the one who made the helmet everyone is calling the MSH?

    If so, that's what I've got in my grubby little paws right now

    GG
    Yup, Natty made the MSH and that is the helmet you have.
  16. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 30, 2008, 11:01 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #16

    Excellent - thanks for all the feedback and insight everyone. You're making it much easier to ease into this project after so many years away!
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    Oct 30, 2008, 11:13 AM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #17

    That looks like the armor I have... partsandtechnical.com / Durasteel. Gorgeous stuff that

    Now I'm firmly in the RotJ camp... so much so that I sawed the barrel off of my bronze Webley and replaced it with an RotJ style one!



    So that is an option, if you want to go with that suit style.

    That being said, I think the helmet and Webley do both lend themselves very well to ESB.

    NICE collection of stuff!
  18. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 30, 2008, 1:19 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #18

    Wow! No matter what version I go with, I couldn't bring myself to cut up the bronze webley. I'm not even entirely sure I want to take it out trooping, for fear of losing it

    As for the armor, do you find the metal armor to be on the heavy side when wearing it? It looks gorgeous, I'm just wondering how practical it will be to wear (if that day ever comes).

    On a side note, when I paint it, I'm looking forward to masking out the metal and have it showing through where the silver spots would be...should look great!

    GG
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    Oct 30, 2008, 1:34 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #19

    Hey GG,

    You bought it for a reason... a small hole is no big deal.you'll only lose it if you let go of it. lol

    and for the armor... I'd sell it get your hands on a set of FP or Bobamaker and go to town on a paint job.
    the E-33 is heavy already, why wear metal armor?? your just trooping not going to war.


    Quote GreenGriffon said: View Post
    Wow! No matter what version I go with, I couldn't bring myself to cut up the bronze webley. I'm not even entirely sure I want to take it out trooping, for fear of losing it

    As for the armor, do you find the metal armor to be on the heavy side when wearing it? It looks gorgeous, I'm just wondering how practical it will be to wear (if that day ever comes).

    On a side note, when I paint it, I'm looking forward to masking out the metal and have it showing through where the silver spots would be...should look great!

    GG
  20. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 30, 2008, 2:05 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #20

    Funny you say that Sixxgunn. I was thinking of selling the metal armor to fund the purchase of a more movie-accurate Stormtrooper helmet. I own an original set of VaderPainter Stormtrooper armor, but it's an FX set and the helmet is a little too large for my frame.

    I'd like to finish my ST costume first before diving into an ESB Fett that may take me years to finish. That I can probably do fairly quickly, and would probably be a good "warm-up" for working on my Boba gear.

    Maybe I'll offer up the armor here for sale or trade. I really don't remember what I paid for it though

    GG

    EDIT: - Oh swell, I just unpacked a second set of Boba armor that I forgot I bought. I'm suddenly remembering how expensive this hobby was!
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    Oct 30, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #21

    I hear you GG,

    I had a set of FX armour but sold it so i could buy a more movie accurate kit.
    but life got in the way and I spent the $$ elsewhere..waa waa.

    But decide to do a fett last year and voila... I'm almost done.

    I do miss working on the Fett, but i may look into a Jango OR try a AP trooper.. less damage on my bank account.


    Ya sell the metal armor.
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    Oct 30, 2008, 2:33 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #22

    I like ESB fett the best


    if i were you i would go that route
  23. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 30, 2008, 3:27 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #23

    Actually while you guys are all helping me identify the stuff in my collection, any idea who was responsible for these metal Jango Westars I have?

    I bought them back when I was undecided as to whether I would do a Boba or Jango, and I never wrote down where they came from. The only thing I remember was that it was a very limited run from someone in the TDH community several years ago.

    Any ideas? I did a search and couldn't figure it out.
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    Oct 30, 2008, 7:25 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #24

    Ahem, those are screaming out to me and want a place beside my E-33.

    Those are nice bro!
  25. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Oct 30, 2008, 7:32 PM - Re: Question: Which Fett for me? **image heavy** #25

    Thanks Sixxgunn. In that case keep your eyes on the Cargo Hold.

    As much as I love these Westars, I may have to suck it up and put them up for sale to help fund my ESB Fett and Stormtrooper armor projects. I picked up lots of high-end stuff as it came available before I ever decided between a Jango or Boba costume.

    I just have to figure out a reasonable price or equivalent trade that's worth giving them up for.

    GG

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