My name is Mike and I am a long time fan of everything Star Wars but my passion is towards ESB and the man himself Boba Fett. I am living in Southern California (High Desert) and am 30 years old this year and have decided to embrace my inner geek and let him out of his cage. The reason I am joining this forum group is to find guys and girls with the similar interest I have, and ultimately joining the 501st. I have had "the talk" with my wife and kids about setting aside funds and time for this has been authorized!! I would LOVE to start collecting materials /building /painting anything to do with my costume ASAP. I look forward to meeting you all and I'M SO EXCITED!!