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Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial

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    Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial

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    Figured I would add a couple mods I did. First, I cut it down using Gilmore's method. The only thing I did a little different was to move the slide bolt on the left leg up and a little to the left-



    This makes him stand straighter(stock he is leaning to the left a little. I then kind of broke it at the crotch to move his right leg to the right to give him a little wider stance. When I did the cut to shorten the manne, I had to take a little more off the left side to make him stand straight. I will have to get some more pics up.

    Next, I suited him up then decided to build a head. I was going to try and find a foam head, but I am impatient and didn't feel like buying a head when I have free scrap laying around First I trace out the top of the neck on a piece of paper and used it as a template to cut out a piece of wood for the base. Then I screwed a square of 2x4 to the top of it. I then drilled a 7/8 hole through it



    I then mounted to the top of the neck-



    Then used a piece of broom handle, the same broom handle I used to piece the 2 body halves together. I then cut another piece of 2x4 for the top, and drilled the 7/8 hole halfway through it. It took a couple tries to cut the broom handle at the right length.-

    Great work Nic! I think I will follow your lead on the head adjustment. Good call

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    Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial

    Thanks bro. One final trick-I drilled the top block at an angle, so depending on the direction that I swivel the block, tilts his head foward or backward, even to the side if you want I will take shots of the costume mounted, but working on my gauntlets. I cracked one of my gauntlets trying to mount it and hide the velcro Had to make the repair and reworking the velcro a bit so it doesn't show, especially the left one near the wrist. Want to have it as complete as I can before pics.

    Great work on the Jango pose

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    Dude! Awesome work man, I love the stances!!!

    G-Fett

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    Here's my manne all suited with what I have. He stands about 6ft tall with no helmet on. I am about 5'9 so he is a bit taller than me, but wears the costume pretty good I think. When I strip it down to work on installing the jp harness, I will probably try and shorten it another inch or 2, make him just slightly taller than me. Still need to work the hands-




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    You are making me look bad! This rocks brother!!!

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    That looks great!!! Boomer, if you have a manny left in about 4 months when I finish Fett.. let me know! haha

    El1te

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    looks fantastic, brother!!! cant wait to get after mine!

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    That looks great!!! Boomer, if you have a manny left in about 4 months when I finish Fett.. let me know! haha

    El1te
    If I have them by then I will probably be single...sorry but the wife wants them gone and I have to do what I can to move them. I have about 10 left.

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    Thank you, that looks really good!!

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    Heres my set up. i used my MR stand as the head pole. just pulled it right off the base. i felt safe doing this cause my MR is moded & has no collector value to it. the rods uncut . it goes into the neck of the mannequin so if i do want it displayed on the stand base it can still be used for that. i drilled holes in the pole to adjust the head hight so that it looks right with the helmet on.
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    Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial

    How are you guys going to put gloves on those mannequins?

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    How are you guys going to put gloves on those mannequins?
    Well if you just use the regular hands without articulating them then you have to cut the thumb off then re-insert it once the glove is on the hand. On my hands that I made articulate you have to bend the thumb backwards to after you smash it flat to the palm. Once the gloves are on you can gently (using plyers) reposition them to the shape you want as long as you don't break them away from where they are glued. It takes a little while to get used to the fact that it is just cardboard fingers attached to the plastic hands with epoxy. I might start using some fiberglass mesh in the mix to try and strengthen them further. Hope that helps...

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    I have figured out that with about an hour I can make his arms just about any shape I want with some epoxy and fiberglass mesh. I want to decide on the best pose possible for Boba and re-create it. Any suggestions???
    I always favored this pose!!!! it just screams uber coolness... what do you guys think??

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    Give me more shots of it at straight on and the other side and I will recreate it!!! MUHAHAHAHAH!!!!

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    I am diggin all the poses you are getting out of these. Great work buddy. I can't wait to get to work on mine. Hopefully the end of next month I will get started.

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    That pose does rock. It would make a very cool pose indeed!

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    this is the only other good pose of that statue I could find.. the key points of his pose is... he is arching his back and giving the "come get some" look..... that is sooo cool..

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    Nice so now I have somewhere to put the cardboard armor i made for halloween!

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    Here is my starting point...It should be easy...
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    Re: Boomer Fett Mannequin Tutorial

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    How are you guys going to put gloves on those mannequins?
    I am working on that now. I am cutting all the fingers off, then filling the hole left over with fiberglass. Then I plan on using wire or coat hangers to build fingers and insert them into left over hose from my gauntlets. Cut the hose and wire to finger length, drill holes in the fiberglass, and insert the wires into the holes. Probably JB weld them in there. I will post pics when I do it, maybe this weekend

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    Remember that the hose is not very flexible. You might want to use medical tape instead. Just a thought brother.

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    Yep, you are correct. The trick is to make some joints in the fingers. I am going to cut some "v's" in the hose. Hard to describe, so I will do some pics. I saw someone do this is a thread long ago, not sure if I could find it again. So I can't take credit for the idea

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    Well I think I got close. What do you guys think???
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    I love it!!!! that's as about as good as it gets!!!

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