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  1. Feb 15, 2013, 4:32 AM - Hello from Afghanistan! #1

    The name's Kyle Burns. I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and currently stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA , but right now I'm living it up in good 'ol Afghanistan. Now that I'm receiving combat pay and I think it is a great time to start achieving my dream of becoming a Fett. Looking to build an ESB Boba, so if anyone has any good pointers of where to start, I would appreciate it! A little bit about me, I've been a life-long SW fan and the Fetts have been my obsession as long as I can remember. I'm about 6 foot, 185lbs and eager to get started. Thanks for your time!
    -Kyle
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    Feb 15, 2013, 5:49 AM - Hello from Afghanistan! #2

    Good luck Buddy. Thanks for your service. Sounds like you are in the same boat I was nearly four years ago. Best advice I have for you? Go slow, read everything and buy Quality stuff ( FettPride, Man of War, BobaMaker, RedKraytDragon, Woodman, Darkside, MojoFett, and many others). Your first step is to pick which of the myriad versions you want to build; ESB, ROTJ, Special Edition,Supertrooper, etc. Good luck in your Fett Quest. There are LOTS of vets here at TDH and it is largely a community of wonderful guys and gals from all walks of life. So take a deep breath, prepare to do a lot of reading, lay out some serious cash, and end up with an AMAZING movie quality replica.
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    Feb 15, 2013, 10:39 AM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #3

    Hi and welcome to the forum , great advice from bothan, and yes thanks go to you and all the guys and girls serving out there, and steer clear of the camel spiders
  4. Feb 15, 2013, 11:13 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #4

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    Good luck Buddy. Thanks for your service. Sounds like you are in the same boat I was nearly four years ago. Best advice I have for you? Go slow, read everything and buy Quality stuff ( FettPride, Man of War, BobaMaker, RedKraytDragon, Woodman, Darkside, MojoFett, and many others). Your first step is to pick which of the myriad versions you want to build; ESB, ROTJ, Special Edition,Supertrooper, etc. Good luck in your Fett Quest. There are LOTS of vets here at TDH and it is largely a community of wonderful guys and gals from all walks of life. So take a deep breath, prepare to do a lot of reading, lay out some serious cash, and end up with an AMAZING movie quality replica.
    Thanks for the support! I'm thinking of doing an ESB build. I believe you when you say there are a lot of vets on here. I saw multiple Boba Fett and Stormtrooper stencil art on the walls at Kandahar Air Base. We servicemembers are some die hard fan boys for sure. lol and ICEmonkey, I have yet to see a camel spider, but I think it's because I got here around Fall/Winter.
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    Feb 15, 2013, 11:59 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #5

    I was hanging out in Afganistan about this time last year and was ordering up all my parts to start on a TK when I came home. The research and reading up on all the forums really helped pass the time.

    I had a good time in Kandahar in 05-06, but I'm sure it's changed a lot since then. My most recent trip was spent mostly at FOB Salerno.
  6. Feb 18, 2013, 11:57 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #6

    I thought about doing a TK to save money, but my love for Fett is too great, lol. Im out at FOB Masum Ghar, but I hop around to different FOBs quite a bit (I'm PAO). KAF is KAF and the boardwalk is still pretty awesome.
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    Feb 22, 2013, 5:00 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #7

    I stopped liking Kandahar when they switched the food contract to Supreme. Gross.
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    Feb 28, 2013, 11:57 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #8

    Welcome Sgt. Burns and thanks for your service.
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    Mar 1, 2013, 9:00 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #9

    Welcome Kyle! All the best on your build.
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    Mar 2, 2013, 9:46 PM - Re: Hello from Afghanistan! #10

    Welcome aboard, Kyle. I'm in your exact shoes, only I just got back from my Afghan vacation. Keep your head on a swivel and get back safe. Hopefully you can take some of that deployment money and start your build.

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