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    Dec 4, 2012, 9:06 PM - Time to make my dream come true #1

    Hey guys ! Like I said in my introduction, I always wanted to buy my own Boba Fett armor. Not the cheap things you can find on eBay, no... I wanted something movie accurate or at least, very realistic, maybe even realistic enough to apply to the 501st Legion. No need to say that I never had enough money to buy it. Time has passed, and today, I decided to fulfill my dream. I started to build a mandalorian helmet (I don't really know if it will lead to a Boba, a Jango, or a custom armor though...).

    First, I'll make the helmet, with pepakura files. Then, the rest will follow. It's my very first pepakura project, so I hope it's good enough for a first time.

    Here's my progress for today :

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    If you guys have some tips to share (maybe to avoid beginners mistakes), feel free to post. Help is always appreciated !

    See you soon, I'll keep you update.

    Taz, from France.
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    Dec 5, 2012, 4:37 AM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #2

    Hi everybody

    While I'm finishing the dome of the bucket, I've made my choice, this armor will be a custom one.

    Here's a quick model of what I want to achieve. It's kind of a mix between a Jango and a Boba, best of both worlds IMO
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    Dec 5, 2012, 6:51 AM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #3

    Nice composition of colours there! You might want to add some light brown colours in there, cape, wookie braids maybe to compliment the greens, reds and yellows.
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    Dec 5, 2012, 7:01 AM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #4

    Hi Chibi ! Thanks for the advice, I'll remember this for sure
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    Dec 5, 2012, 9:58 AM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #5

    I like your concept art. I as well enjoy the custom Mando. Boba is still King but I am a Fabricator and am always changing things. Keep up the good work.
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    Dec 5, 2012, 10:16 AM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #6

    Looks good!
    Can't wait to see the next steps.
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    Dec 6, 2012, 10:36 AM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #7

    Hey guys ! Time for a little update !

    Almost done...


    Annnnd...


    Done !!


    Couldn't resist a little fitting test ! What do you guys think ? Is it alright ?


    Messed up the back of the bucket... I'll fix this tonight. It should be alright though.


    I still have to do the left ear and the keyslots. I have to find a pepakura file of the rf too. I've spent about 8 hours of work (printing and cutting included) to go there, not that bad for a first pepakura project. On a side note, I should have used THICKER PAPER ! It's a pain in the *** to work with regular printer paper... I'll remember this for the next times lol

    See you soon bros.
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    Dec 7, 2012, 4:17 PM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #8

    Excellent!
    Keep up the good work!
    Perhaps you can strenghen it using starch
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    Dec 7, 2012, 7:03 PM - Re: Time to make my dream come true #9

    Thanks vod! I glued some cardboard inside it, looks like it'll be strong enough with this.
    Can't wait to resin it

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