Well folks, I can finally say with some authority that I have officially started this Jodo Kast project. For those of you who have read Scar's Jodo build, my story is going to be very similar. I had acquired some Fett parts with the intentions of completing a ROTJ build. BUT, after seeing Scar's build and having a taste for odd things I decided to go the Jodo route. To be honest, I have only "built" 1 costume (a custom mando) and the others I have just put together, so I am going to see if I still remember how to do this .
So here is a basic picture of the armor and things that I HAD.
The soft part ended up being too large for my liking, and since I didnt want to ruin the Boba paint job I eventually just used this whole suit for reference points.
To start off, this is what my costume will be based off of.
It is a dentless GMH helmet I had purchased from JodoKast89 (Thanks Dakota!) and is what my whole costume is based around.
Seeing as I didn't want to repaint over the Boba paint scheme for the armor and fill in the dents, I decided I was going to make my own based off of the WOF templates and my set of Cruzer Jango armor. I wanted to use something sturdy, and I have had absolutely idea how to lay fiberglass out so I grabbed some old PVC pipe that was laying around my house and began to cut away with a my dremel tool.
This picture is the Boba armor
And this is the rough cut of the front plates.
luckily I just happen to be the size of my half mannequin that I own, so I was able to shape the pieces without having to figure out how I was going to do that by myself...
Obviously I am just tipping the iceberg here, but there will be more to come, so stay tuned!
PS, to any of the resident Jodo experts, is there a better alternative to the chest decal and shoulder bell decal than hand painting them? I haven't checked locally to see if I can get them printed but I was curious what you guys had done for your builds.