Greetings fellow enthusiasts! My name is Dan and I live in the south a few hours from Atlanta. I have been lurking here for a bit researching the techniques to build a movie quality suit. I want to express how utterly impressed I am with both the talent and helpfulness of the members of these boards not to mention the amount of patience and professionalism displayed here (mostly to newbies like me). it's inspiring.
My short term goal is to begin by building a ROTS movie clonetrooper and yes, I have a membership at CT.net to get the ball rolling. Also, I will be working with my local 501st garrison for more help. I think there may be about 10 of us with the same goal so we plan to work together.
As for Fett (the reason I'm here), I ultimately want to end up with a complete AOTC Jango by next spring/summer and possibly a custom that i have in mind. Not to mention that I want to dress up my 10 year old as a young AOTC boba by then too; he's excited.
I'm a veteran of costuming due to years of ren fairs and I'm REALLY surprised at how long it took me to start SW costuming. I've been around the 501st for a long while and only recently became active with my local garrison because my co-worker's husband is a TK.
Here's a pic of my ren costume that I am crossing over into a Sith Variant. My coworker is a seamstress and is working on some tabards for the costume: I plan to make a facemask too.
So, why am I here? I really would love to acquire the best of the best over time to accomplish my Jango goal and learn the techniques of the Masters.