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  1. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:30 AM - fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #1

    hey all,

    i usually post over at the rpf but i just got a fett helemt tonight. Couldn't afford a fiberglass one so for now the dp will do. Kinda using this as an intro so here's some info: 23 year old graduating senior at cal state long beach, i only have a biker scout costume and i'm starting to pick up a few sabers, about to jump into fett(don't know what i'm thnking i don't have much money) and i have been on this board for a bit but i don't post much, just kinda read up.

    anyways seeing if anyone has any recommendations, i was thinking of jango, boba or a custom. Any ideas? i was thinking of red and black for a custom. oh well let me know what you all think.

    thanks in advance


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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:33 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #2

    Well let me start out by saying of course you should do Boba, who else is there??? But welcome to the board soldier, its the best place around for the exact questions you are after...
  3. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:37 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #3

    ok well esb or rotj?

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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:38 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #4

    I don't seem to see anything about your height and weight, you must have forgotten Just that you are 23 and in school .... I would say start collecting the pieces for a Fett suit, if it becomes too expensive and you only have some of the pieces then you could do a custom. Just don't paint it red
  5. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:45 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #5

    well not too fat, kinda short, but yeah it would be mostly black with some red trim on the visor

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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:47 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #6

    ESB OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!
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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:53 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #7

    Welcome aboard Matt!! It was great building and completing the Biker Scout costume with you, and I know it will be another great experience to work on the Fett helmets together.

    I think you should go with a Jango Fett paint scheme. Fill in the dent, and go silver & blue. Hey, call me when you get the helmet at the post office!!

  8. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 12:54 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #8

    no jango?
    esb fett, hmmm i need more votes
  9. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 1:45 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #9

    [this went in the wrong spot} oops!
  10. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 1:50 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #10

    halo_1 got any pics?

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    Oct 27, 2002, 1:51 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #11

    I would do a Boba first, Jango's alot easier so if you really want to you can do him later.

    ESB or ROTJ? Well, I'm doing ROTJ just to be a heathen.

    The thing is the ROTJ suit just has a TON of reference material out there and there is a VERY VERY VERY small amount in comparison for the ESB Fett suit. I don't even believe there is one good shot showing the entire chest armor, am I right here?

    But hey if you want to save some cash, ESB is probably the cheaper suit! And it has less color in it than ROTJ, so you don't have to worry about buying all that paint!
  12. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 1:54 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #12

    i see, no one else but mike is feeling a jango?

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    Oct 27, 2002, 1:58 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #13

    mkn177 wrote:hey all,

    anyways seeing if anyone has any recommendations, i was thinking of jango, boba or a custom. Any ideas? i was thinking of red and black for a custom. oh well let me know what you all think.

    thanks in advance
    Howdy Mkn177!

    And welcome to the board for all your Bounty Hunter needs.

    BTW, nice choice on a custom color. I'm doing that color too.

    Stay safe.

    Tim.
  14. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 3:15 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #14

    ok, this thread is putting my replies in the middle and not at the bottom, weird
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    Oct 27, 2002, 7:04 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #15

    bfett81 wrote:But hey if you want to save some cash, ESB is probably the cheaper suit!
    Just curious how so??? Exposed flamethrowers don't come cheap baby! And what, red paint gown up in price since the last time I checked?? 8)
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    Oct 27, 2002, 8:22 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #16

    bfett81 wrote:I would do a Boba first, Jango's alot easier so if you really want to you can do him later.
    Just wondering why jango would be easier. He has more armor, his belt his harder to make and so on. I'm making a boba and thought Jango would be harder to make. What's the general consensus on this?
  17. mkn177
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    Oct 27, 2002, 4:36 PM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #17

    shouldn't i do jango if he's easier. then move onto boba.

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    Oct 27, 2002, 6:32 PM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #18

    Mkn177,

    Sorry dude, no pics yet. Soon I hope.

    As for doing a Mandalore, there's only one hunter to do. BOBA FETT. The Original Bounty Hunter. Enough said.

    Stay safe.

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    Oct 27, 2002, 6:53 PM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #19

    Welcome!!! This the best place for info. but my vote is for JANGO. I am also starting, and restarting my first Fett. Take your time and have FUN. See ya in the stars.
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    Oct 27, 2002, 10:17 PM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #20

    Excalibur wrote:Just wondering why jango would be easier. He has more armor, his belt his harder to make and so on. I'm making a boba and thought Jango would be harder to make. What's the general consensus on this?
    Well we are doing both costumes; ESB fett and Jango.
    and it is kinda hard to tell for sure which has been the hardest.
    Jango needs more armor and so far there hasn't been any templates for it; therefore you have to sorta make it yourself with whatever references you have.
    However Jango's armor doesn't have all the dents, scratches, and other weathered effects as boba has, plus it is all one color; with the exception of his helmet and jet pack.
    But also since AOTC just came out, you can buy the holsters, guns, and helmet online or at a store(granted they aren't the greatest, but it'll work if you can't get/make anything else any better for whatever reasons, like money. )
    Jango also doesn't have all the extra stuff like a cape, braids, or those little cubes that attach his neck armor to his back armor, and his cod to his butt plate(which is another thing jango doesn't have)

    But just for the sake of stopping this essay of rambling, I'll just say that between the 2 that Jango might be A little easier. but so far I really can't say. and it really depends on what you define as being "easy".

    If anybody else has any different reasons/ideas; agrees, or disagrees with us, then do not hesitate to post.

    that's just our 2 cents.
    and as for which suit you should do, I say just make the one that you like the best/prefer.

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    Oct 27, 2002, 10:59 PM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #21

    Thats a good point. I guess it probably evens out: Jango w/more parts, less paint. Boba w/less parts, more paint. Personally the part of the costume I hate doing the most is the cutting out and trimming....painting is kinda fun.
  22. mkn177
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    Oct 28, 2002, 12:08 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #22

    i think i'm going to go with a jango or maybe a custom. i have a feeling it will run more expensive with all the parts for boba

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    Oct 28, 2002, 1:03 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #23

    what I am noticing is that Boba is easier to get 'wrong'. There is such a minute detail in painting scemes and color matching that Boba is more frieghtening then most think. I'm sure most people here would completely disagree with me but if you start with Jango and feel like you should have done a Boba then you can always paint armor parts. (and yes, I am aware that there are differences but sometimes it doesn't matter so much).

    I'm starting on both becasue I figure that I can make all armor at once, dye suits at once etc. The deciding factor is really what you like best... problem is that I think both are damn cool and no matter who you go with you will have a great and horrable time doing it

    Have fun and welcome!
  24. mkn177
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    Oct 28, 2002, 1:46 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #24

    yea i figure if i mess up on a custom i can just repaint till i like. It doesn't have to be accurate to anything. But then again all that headache is part of the fun so i am still at a draw. I need to figure it out by the end of the week cause the helmet will be here

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    Oct 28, 2002, 1:57 AM - Re: fett newbie here, just got a helmet need recommendations #25

    o with Jango then if you change your mind you can have fun creating Boba from the death of Jango...

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