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    Jul 10, 2011, 3:50 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #26

    I am going with a green vest, spats, neckseal and flightsuit.

    LSFU vest, spats and neckseal (I supplied her with the fabric):





    The neckseal is going to be attached directly to the flightsuit. All 3 of these parts are a cotton duck cloth. They are just a little deeper green than the pics.

    The flightsuit is a cotton twill. Construction of the flightsuit began yesterday. My mother is making it. She was a seamtress for Saks in the 70's. I am including all of the Boba flightsuit details, except the thigh pocket flaps will be like Dala's in the group shot comic panel.

    There is a subtle difference in the vest, spat, neckseal shade from the flightsuit and the armor color will be different from those. I am thinking about using a slightly darker shade of the helmet's green for the armor. Boba's armor was darker / different shade than his helmet's green right?

    All the soft parts together will have some nice contrast and depth. They will be weathered accordingly too. I need to read up on how everyone weathers their flightsuits.
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    Jul 10, 2011, 4:06 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #27

    i like using flat camo paints for my flight suit works really well but its permanent
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    Jul 10, 2011, 4:35 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #28

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    i like using flat camo paints for my flight suit works really well but its permanent
    Are you talking spray cans that are "camo" colors? Permanent is cool with me.

    Another question - Was Alan the PP2 model also? I am aiming for my flightsuit to fit like the PP2.
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    Jul 10, 2011, 4:41 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #29

    not sure who it was...the ultra flat camo cans yep...theyre dirt colors what better
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    Jul 10, 2011, 6:31 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #30

    Looks good. I like it.
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    Jul 10, 2011, 7:51 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #31

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    i like using flat camo paints for my flight suit works really well but its permanent
    Ditto, then a coat of Krylon acrylic flat clear coat. Since I was misting from so far away a lot of the paint molecules were dry by the time they hit the fabric so a lot of color rubs off.
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    Jul 11, 2011, 12:40 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #32

    I've got a question for you guys -

    My plan was to paint the armor the same green as the helmet's dome. But since I am following OT film canon as reference, Boba's chest armor is a slightly darker shade of green than his dome.

    So I picked up Rustoleum's Meadow Green, which is about a shade darker than the green I used for Dala's dome - Tamiya Park Green / Valspar Luscious Green (an exact match to the Tamiya).

    I think it will add more shade depth / richness to the total suit. What say you?
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    Jul 11, 2011, 1:03 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #33

    Heres the thing ur dome isnt the same as a Boba dome its WAY brighter looking than bobas Id stay with your comic book coloring but thats me
  9. Jul 11, 2011, 6:18 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #34

    If the armor is only going to have a slight difference in shade then go for it. I wouldn't do something drastically different or anything thats closer to the colors used for Boba since you are going the comic route.

    There almost seems to be a slight difference between the helmet and armor in the first comic image you posted but I know that it's only due to the surrounding colors.
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    Jul 11, 2011, 7:49 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #35

    No, I not talking Boba dark green for the armor. I'm talking one shade darker than the helmet's green. Here are some pics of the 2 colors side by side in varying light:







    Valspar Luscious Green on left (helmet's green). Rustoleum Meadow Green on right (proposed armor color).

    As stated before, my original plan was to go all Valspar Luscious Green but thought since Boba had some minor shade variation between his dome & armor I might try it too, but in Dala colors.

    What do you guys think now seeing the two? Thanks for the input!
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    Jul 11, 2011, 8:55 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #36

    ahhhh that makes sense now! Yeh I say that looks like it would work well
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    Jul 11, 2011, 11:14 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #37

    yeah, I think a little contrast like that will be good to give some depth to the suit... You don't want to come out looking like a lime
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    Jul 13, 2011, 7:02 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #38

    A lime?! Haven't heard that one yet! But I have heard leprechaun!

    I will be going with the darker shade for the armor.

    More as soon as I received my boots from MOW & armor from FP
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    Jul 21, 2011, 8:46 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #39

    My MOW boots arrived!








    Here are the toe spikes held up to get a feel for the look:




    I just finished dyeing them with RIT golden yellow. The boots were in the dye bath for 45 minutes and look good. Now they are hanging upside down and drying. I'll post pics tomorrow night of the results! Actually, I might give them a tea bath once dry...

    The plan is to weather them with acrylic paints this weekend and attached the toe spikes.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Jul 23, 2011, 11:21 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #40

    Here we are!





    The boots are still drying, but this is pretty much how they will look. Like all the other parts, they start out vivid. The weathering will take care of that.

    Next up is weathering and toe spikes!
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    Jul 24, 2011, 12:25 AM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #41

    O.O those are bright! Look like they belong on the dance floor on a saturday night about forty years ago
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    Jul 24, 2011, 5:43 AM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #42

    Very interesting build! I'll be watching this one for sure
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    Jul 24, 2011, 6:07 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #43

    The boots are finished! I used a spray bottle with a couple squirts of black & brown acrylic paint mixed in water and sprayed on. The Mojo toe spikes are attached with flat head screws. I put some Gorilla glue (super glue tube) on the screws before screwing them in.







    More soon!
  19. Jul 26, 2011, 1:31 AM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #44

    The weathering came along nicely. It looks like the boots may have stained the carpet in a few places.
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    Jul 26, 2011, 7:20 AM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #45

    Thanks! Nah, the rug has lots of colors in it. I rinsed the boots until the water was clear and then put them outside to dry.
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    Jul 27, 2011, 6:06 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #46

    that looks awesome, better than it does in the comic, can't wait to see everything put together
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    Jul 28, 2011, 9:21 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #47

    Bueller....Bueller....Bueller

    Any updates?
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    Jul 28, 2011, 9:26 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #48

    Nothing ATM. Just playing the waiting game for some items. Chris told me that my armor shipped yesterday though! Went with the dentless set.

    What do you think of the boots?
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    Jul 28, 2011, 9:36 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #49

    Id weather the bottom around the sole area...the soles as well...Id probably put the spikes on tighter as well theyre sitting off the boot kinda far
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    Jul 28, 2011, 9:42 PM - Re: Boklast's Tobbi Dala #50

    I did not think to weather the base of the boots! Good call. I was trying to decide on the soles. Maybe go stomp in mud puddles? The darn spikes would not sit flush without bowing in the middle, so I got them as close as possible. In person they are closer to the soloe than in the pics. I think it is the angles of my shots.

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