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    Jan 1, 2007, 4:37 PM - Totally new but ready to get started! #1

    I've been costuming with my Stormtrooper armor for 2 years now and have decided to go the way of our most feared and respected Boba Fett.

    From what I've been reading, the helmet will be the most ambitious project so that's where I'll be starting. I've decided to go with the BobaMaker helmet just based off information from here and other sites.

    I'll probably be scouring for information from here quite often over the next few months so any "beginner" tips will be greatly appreciated. My goal is to be complete and in costume by DragonCon 2007 so time should hopefully be on my side.

    A little back history. My only costume is my Stormtrooper which I have spent countless hours sizing and 'comforting' for wearability. I created a KidTrooper costume for my 5yr old son this past halloween for us to troop with. It was created from craft foam based off TK409's kidtrooper tutorial. He wore the Rubies helmet as it fit him very well with some minor padding added inside for placement and comfort.

    Thanks for any help

    Ted
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    Jan 1, 2007, 4:49 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #2

    A fett costume in under a year? Good luck, unless you have funds ready to start ordering right away and you'll just spend time getting everything ready.

    As far as the helmet goes there are a lot of different varieties beyond maker. Do research on which suit you like best, whether it be one of the preproduction suits (which some call "the original ESB), the 1980 ESB, 1983 rotj, or the special edition suit 1997 which combines the 1980 esb helmet with the 1983 rotj suit.

    The helmets all have drasticly different paint schemes.

    Make sure to get a metal stalk too for the rangefinder on the helmet.

    Doing a search for "helmet" or scouring the helmet forum for progress threads would probally be most beneficial for you now

    -=QuinN!
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    Jan 1, 2007, 5:04 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #3

    I'm planning on going with an ESB version (the difference between movie and pre-production I have not fully explored yet)
    As mentioned I'll start with the helmet. I'm in no rush to finish this but I do indeed plan on finishing in a year. Perhaps that is over-ambitious....we'll see over the next few months.

    Ted
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    Jan 1, 2007, 6:07 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #4

    I think it's possible to finish a Fett costume in a year. You'll end up upgrading over a few years probably, but I think you could get it finished in a year. Good luck!
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    Jan 1, 2007, 6:14 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #5

    Blastech...

    Where in GA are you located? I live Northeast of Atlanta near the SC/GA border just off I-85.

    I'll be improving on costumes for a long time I'm sure....that's the fun part right!!!??!?!

    Ted
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    Jan 1, 2007, 6:24 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #6

    Quote LiquiTed said: View Post
    Blastech...

    Where in GA are you located? I live Northeast of Atlanta near the SC/GA border just off I-85.

    I'll be improving on costumes for a long time I'm sure....that's the fun part right!!!??!?!

    Ted
    Um, no. The fun part is wearing it.
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    Jan 1, 2007, 6:49 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #7

    Ted, good luck. I know it has been done. Use the search button a lot and buy a Ref CD.
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    Jan 1, 2007, 7:36 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #8

    Yes, you'll definitely need the reference cd. I'm in Carrollton, about 45 minutes southwest of Atlanta. Are you in the 501st? PM me.
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    Jan 1, 2007, 10:41 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #9

    Yeah, I ordered the reference CD last week after readin about it on TK409's site. No I'm not in the 501st (yet). I sent in a request for membership recently and have been waiting for a reply.

    Ted
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    Jan 1, 2007, 10:44 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #10

    You must have a costume first to get into the 501st.
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    Jan 1, 2007, 10:50 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #11

    Quote TeamFett said: View Post
    You must have a costume first to get into the 501st.
    He has a TK so that would count, I would think.

    Good luck on your adventure LiquiTed, its going to be one heck of one. There are always new bits of info popping up and tons of quality prop makers making our lives easyer and out suits better.

    If you want it done by that date I suggest you get all your stuff ordered in the next month or two. Especially if you order most of the parts from BM, with over seas shipping and his busy schedule it can take him a few months to fill a big order.
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    Jan 1, 2007, 10:52 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #12

    Ah, didn't see that about the TK.
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    Jan 1, 2007, 11:03 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #13

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    He has a TK so that would count, I would think.

    Good luck on your adventure LiquiTed, its going to be one heck of one. There are always new bits of info popping up and tons of quality prop makers making our lives easyer and out suits better.

    If you want it done by that date I suggest you get all your stuff ordered in the next month or two. Especially if you order most of the parts from BM, with over seas shipping and his busy schedule it can take him a few months to fill a big order.
    Thanks for the support!
    I was thinking of ordering EVERYTHING at once and have it on-hand to work on. I'm awaiting a reply from BM about the helmet. Hopefully I'll get an idea on a time schedule for arrival.
    On a side note, I've been reading alot about the Sgt Fang bucket. Is this still available? Apparently from what I've been readin it's a good guality bucket at a reasonable price but I've had no luck finding information about acquiring one. Help!

    Ted
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    Jan 1, 2007, 11:51 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #14

    welcome aboard, always glad to see someone from Ga. on here

    john
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    Jan 2, 2007, 12:05 AM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #15

    Hello,

    My Boba V.1 was finished in about 4 months. It took me around 14 more months to get it to where I was really happy with it, but it was decent to start.

    If you're doing RotJ or Special Edition, I've put together as much about my own experiences as I could here:
    http://www.stormtrooperguy.com/bobafett/

    Maybe something there will be useful.
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    Jan 3, 2007, 11:43 AM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #16

    The very best of luck to you LiquiTed, you and I are in the same boat in our rush to get ourselves fitted out. Easier for you as you have more to work with on that side of the pond so I won't engage you in a race
    I have recently purchased Bobamakers new sculpt helmet and have been given a completion date of sometime March if I recall correctly though I have commissioned paintwork to boot so perhaps yours would be quicker if you're after just the primed helmet. Whatever you choose he is effortless to deal with and looks sweet btw. (The helmet not Daz) Hope this assists in some way.
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    Jan 3, 2007, 4:12 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #17

    It took me about 3 months to finish my V1 Fett, but that was a summer-Halloween thing, which the costume has gotten more serious than that. I'm up to about 15 months now with no end in site for upgrades!`
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    Jan 3, 2007, 9:32 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #18

    Quote LiquiTed said: View Post
    On a side note, I've been reading alot about the Sgt Fang bucket. Is this still available? Apparently from what I've been readin it's a good guality bucket at a reasonable price but I've had no luck finding information about acquiring one. Help!

    Ted
    (POOOOF!!!) Hey big boy, You're in the market for a helmet I hear? 8)

    PM me here, or email me at allartistries@aol.com

    -Sarge
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    Jan 3, 2007, 10:29 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #19

    Quote SgtFang said: View Post
    (POOOOF!!!) Hey big boy, You're in the market for a helmet I hear? 8)

    PM me here, or email me at allartistries@aol.com

    -Sarge
    Room for one more after the holiday rush?
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    Jan 4, 2007, 2:54 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #20

    Quote CombatBaby said: View Post
    Room for one more after the holiday rush?
    Heck yeah! Paypal away! $95.00 + 15.00 s/h to SgtFang@aol.com
    (all other email here to the shop at allartistries@aol.com)

    Don't forget, I've also got TIE helmets molded from Don Posts original Deluxe master! They're as full size as you're going to get short of converting an original helmet.

    Thanks!

    -Sarge
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    Jan 7, 2007, 10:28 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #21

    Quote SgtFang said: View Post

    (POOOOF!!!) Hey big boy, You're in the market for a helmet I hear?

    PM me here, or email me at allartistries@aol.com

    -Sarge
    Sarge is like some kind of magical helmet fairy...
    Last edited by NikNak_aka; Jan 7, 2007 at 10:33 PM.
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    Jan 7, 2007, 10:58 PM - Re: Totally new but ready to get started! #22

    You can easily finish a Fett costume in the time you alloted yourself, LiquiTed. It just depends on how much time you decide to put into it each week. I did mine start to finish in 6 months (and that was back when there was almost zero Boba costume information on the internet), but like others have upgraded parts since then.

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