Hey guys I just ordered this armor for $117.00. what do you think?
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Hey guys I just ordered this armor for $117.00. what do you think?
Gabes' stuff @evolution is getting better and better. nice pick up!!!
Thanks! once i found it I knew I had to cease the opportunity. I'll post some pics when I recieve the item
Ive owned evos armour and all i can say is becarefull with it dude ..for this reason is it easly breaks and cracks ,my neck collar snpped in half ,not sure why ..but anyways it was a good starting point ,i found thats the chest armour itself is not exactly accurate in dimentions and semed smaller when i had the armour !!
Another tip you might wanna consider is that the slots for a chest display are too small also ,so you might wanna sort them out yourself .
I later sold it back on ebay later on and luckly some trooper from the 501st in italy was pleased with buying my evo armour
Thanks for the information, stormshadow2100; i was looking at his stuff for an inexpensive alternative, but when you look at his "full costume" option, the chest armor looked quite a bit smaller than i would want, in proportion to the rest of his stuff :S Sharing your experiences with this kind of readily available fett-quipment really helps us new costumers out! Thanks!
So do you guys know any pre-made armor that = quality?
I do not want to buy something that cracks after a month.. and painting is not my thingy
I've recently received evo-armor and I'll agree: It's very flimsy, and has inconsistencies. My LED chest piece arrived with a small crack. I figured I'd reinforce all the armor by hot gluing tupperware trash-can strips to the backs. For the price, it is a good starting point.
thanks guys I will check em out right away!
I guess FP did some fiberglass armor too ... but donīt know if he still does ...
I guess not ...
But the ABS one is sturdy and thick enough ... no worries there!
Wickedbeard's armor works well for me!
FP still has the molds for fiberglass armour. Send him a PM, can't hurt but to ask.
I was amazed by Bobamaker. Think I will buy the whole thing there!
part of me really wants to get wickedbeard armor once the fpv2 i've got starts to give out. metal armor is really appealing.
New update guys! The armor is on its way, finally after weeks...I guess it takes a while for evolution props to send stuff....
ha im getting angry cause i can't get a pic to show up as my signature. wait, how did this thread come to be about signatures?
I might change my signature too
I bought bobamaker armor & have never regretted it
I saw that on ebay he has a vest that i like
i have both fp parts and bobamakers parts. i am a frankenstein fett!!
both are pretty solid.
It looks good, I am still considering buying my armor, or at least part of it.
i have bobamaker armor, and helmet...considering upgrading the jet pack to one of his as well...his work is amazing, and no prep work is needed either...paint straight out of the box! good luck with your amor hunting...
Hey guys there was a mixup with the address of the Evo Boba Fett armor I ordered. But it finally came today!
hmmmm ...just 2 questions bruv , 1 .wheres the chest slots and 2. has gaby at evos modied the size on his armour now ?
When i had this armour it was very small in dimentions and big enough for a kid ,let alone it had a crack in the collar when it arrived
anyways heres some pitures of the armour befor i sold it all !!
Collar & back plate
Knee & shoulder
Last edited by stormshadow2100; 07-02-2009 at 08:39 AM.
kinda like the food on denney's menu, it doesn't match the pix. it doesn't look bad but, he's left you some work.
as a side note on it being flimsy... a cheap easy fix for thin or/and flimsy armor is to use dips it, plasti-dip etc. any of the liquid rubbers used to coat the handles of hand tools. you can get the cans in the paint department at most hardware stores. runs about $5.00 per can.
apply 3-4 even coats on the interior of the armor, apply slightly thicker on the rolled lips/edges of the armor if this armor has those, like vac formed armor does.
it will add some heft and strength to the armor.
I'm thinking I might try and strengthen it by applying fiberglass resin on the inside of the armor
Hi All! First post! Whoo-hoo!
I've been researching TDH for a while and am finally ready to join in the fray. I have been looking quite closely at the EVO armor and am glad that there are some solutions to the apparent cracking. I think the liquid rubber is a fantastic idea. Nice call. I'm debating on ESB vs ROTJ myself. I'll post when the purchasing starts and definitely add my 1.375Ē to the mix. Happy hunting!
I bought cucblack's armor off of Ebay before finding TDH. I was really satisfied with his fiberglass chest, collar, and shoulder armor. Nice casting and paint job for the price. Very sturdy and thick. Chest display slots were the right size and spacing for a TK409chest light set-up. His back armor was also good but a little warped and wouldn't meet up with the collar...maybe because of my chest and shoulder size. You don't notice too much when its on. Especially when the cape and braids are attached. I'm glad I went with his over Evo/Gabe's.
I also bought Evo's jetpack....ehhhh. A little small and shotty assembly/painting. After some major work it'll do for now. It doesn't have metal harness hooks. I had to buy some shelf joints from a hardware store bend them and screw them into an aluminum sheet installed inside for support. I also had to reattach the screws for the missile and thrusters using sintra plastic, hot glue, plastic weld, and paint-up. I like Evo/Gabe's aluminum parts though. Collar studs, jetpack beacon, and stabilizer are nice. I modded the beacon with a keychain strobe/flashlight from a tutorial I saw on YouTube. Very cool in my opinion...but not screen accurate.
I like Evo's boots with toe spikes and Wookie Braids (these are a thick doll hair but not screen accurate; I added some colored thread to resemble the wrappings I've seen in pictures). Really, I guess the boots are the only option right now. His gloves are OK but missing the "bulk" and color of other maker's gloves. I wish I would have went another route. His jetpack harness is also terrible but works after some Jo-Ann Fabric modifications.
Stay away from Evo's other softparts. He gave me a free girthbelt and utility belt for taking so long with the jetpack. All I can say is I'm glad I didn't pay for them. Yuck.
Yeah, I just made a post about Evo's work. I was very disappointed, but plan on major mods. My armor paint was disgusting too. Tons of bubbles and brush marks..and the "weathering" came off when my thumb was ironing out the Skull on the shoulder. It's a good starting point, but I wish I did cuc too. cuc has a gauntlet set for sale...any feedback on that?
Why buy cuc,s gaunts when we have MOW and BM plus Fettpride all under 1 roof for gaunts
I agree with Stormshadow2100 and Cojake completely. Had I found this site before placing my order for Cuc's I would have went with any of the above mentioned builders. I also have to give a promotional pump to WICKEDBEARD!! His gaunts are amazing and I'm glad I saved up the extra money and purchased his. Knowing what I know now I also would throw his armor and painting skills into the mix of consideration for anyone looking for quality Boba Fett props.
I purchased evolution stuff before finding this site and there is no comparison. His jetpack harness was very poor quality as well as his cape. His prices are not cheap either. His soft parts are inaccurate and cheap. For the same price, you're better off with Ladysewforus. The evolution neckseal had pen marks on it and the material is of poor quality. I purchased a MOW jetpack off ebay for $300 dollars which is 50 bucks cheaper than the evolution jetpack and the MOW jetpack is one hundred times better. I recommend you buy the stuff from the guys on this board and stay away from ebay unless it is a member from here. I just posted my finished boba fett and you will see the quality of the guys from here which is awesome. I recommend you use the tutorials here and your boba fett will look awesome. I am a rookie at this and used Stormtrooperguys rattlecan color tutorial and his MOM reference photos. My finished product is posted with pictures. I'll be happy to share any info you need. It is worth it for you to buy quality stuff and paint it yourself. Spray paint is pretty cheap at home depot. Most of them are under $4 dollars, and I paid $1 dollar for the flat black.