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  1. volkerc's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 6:56 AM - ESB Boba Fett #1

    It's the anniversary year of ESB and I decided to put on the suit and see a professional photographer.
    The idea was to duplicate a scene/pose from ESB as seen in the pic below. The photographer took some time to get it as close as possible, pose, lighting, ect.

    Let me also thank all of the guys and gals the propmakers that made such phantastic pieces available to us, and the dented helmet for being such a great and informative place on the web. Your one stop source for all your Fett needs!

    Photo: Wolf Mueller-Funke


    Helmet: early 90’s copy of movie used helmet, fiberglass
    Visor: dark green tinted welding shield
    Rangefinder: terminal fettler
    Polaroid SX-70 view finder: (found part),movie scene negative mounted behind
    LED's self made circuit board, activates when stalk goes down
    Aluminium Stalk: Bkbt
    Borden Connector (found part)
    R/C Stalk mechanism: high quality servo, and remote parts from 1/24 scale modelcar
    Visible Circuit Board / Back Vents: real Casio MQ-1 (found part)
    Chin cup and strap: British police riot helmet from the 80’s(found part)
    Paintwork and assembly: myself

    Body Armor: Chest, Backplate, Cod, Knees, Collar, vacuumformed, fettpride
    Chest circuit board: shackman
    Decals: Bobamaker
    Hardware to mount collar and cod: computer keys
    Gauntlets: Man of war studios version (resin and vacuumformed plastic,version 2?)
    Switches on right gauntlet: alco/Tyco (found part, working)
    Hose on right gauntlet: Generic plastic hose with correct webbing
    Darts on right gauntlet: Michell engineering turntable parts (found part)
    Micro Mega Dentist files (found part)
    Left Gauntlet: calculator pad, real Casio MQ-1 (working) (found part)
    Aluminium Missile: Russrep
    Aluminum and metal Flame Thrower (myself)
    glenross screw: resin copy, will upgrade to found part, if and when I find one.
    Aluminium Knee darts: DeanO
    Shin Tools: Paterson Squeegee and Stirrer (found parts), Shure microphone
    Paintwork and assembly: myself

    Cloth part of costume: Suit, ammo belt pouches and vest, Bobamaker
    Gloves: myself, made from parade gloves, dyed and sewn
    Real Horsehair wookie braids: Julie
    Gray Balaclava similar(but not dead on) to the one used in the movies.
    Cape: TK409
    Leather ammo Belt: 99cent Taco
    Horsegirthbelt: unknown manufacturer, doesn’t have the sewn middle connection like most others use. Movie costume didn’t have middle connection, dyed by me
    Boba's sound installed through mp3 player on continous loop and voice amplifier
    Strips to connect both ends of girth: black leather, myself
    Boots: CA Boots
    Toe Spikes: fenixprops
    Weathering and assembly: myself

    Jetpack: Man of war studios version (?), (signed on during the Jeremy Bulloch project run(2?3?))
    Micro Mega dentist file (found part)
    Aluminium Beacon: Serenity, light, myself, high power bulb
    Aluminium stabilizer: Michell engineering U.K. sweep arm (found part)
    Aluminum thruster caps: fenixprops
    Paint and assembly: myself
    Buckle: U.S. Divers belt buckle (found part)
    Jetpack harness: selfmade from steel, welded like the one used in the movies,
    Webbing from divers pack
    Paint: outside waterproof and scratch resistant paint, all colors used mixed from basic Ral colors myself to match up with the real deal. Flat appearance., not semigloss. Thinned to use with airbrush.

    Weapons:Blastech EE-3: real 1916 Webley No1 Mark I, flaregun(found part), deactivated to comply with the law for easy storage and to carry around.
    Scope: 4x20 Webley from the same manufacturer in Japan as used on the real costume.
    Scope mounts: metal, welded and made by me as close to the real used ones as possible.
    Leather string: real old wwII machine gun leather string, aged perfectly by itself to match, knotted like the real thing. String was as old when ESB was made and is now as old as it would be 30 years later.
    Stock greeblies: am/fm u.k. connectors from the 70’s (found part)
    Center Stock greeblie: modified Man of war
    Real Molex connectors:
    V8 piston rods: Revell (found part)
    Flashtube: MPP flashtube (found part)
    Barrel Laser: made from different parts, working, trigger operated
    Sidearm: real Pulce 40 (found part)
    Holster: Nemrod (found part)
    Paint, assembly, weathering: myself and the times…
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    Last edited by volkerc; Apr 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM.
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  3. Mojo Fett's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Apr 23, 2010, 7:13 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #2

    Looks awesome Volker....
  4. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 23, 2010, 8:09 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #3

    Double post
    Last edited by Spideyfett; Apr 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM.
  5. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 23, 2010, 8:10 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #4

    Okay V, gotta say, this is one of the Best ESB Fett's I've seen in some time... Fantastic work, your dedication to "finding that part" is unmatched IMO. And now your Fett pays off.
    Cheers Sir.

  6. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 23, 2010, 8:39 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #5

    Quote volkerc said: View Post
    Helmet: early 90’s copy of movie used helmet, fiberglass
    I still think it's a copy of the Hero ESB helmet IMO, great find.
  7. Mr Fett's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 8:43 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #6

    Fantastic costume. Wow!
  8. clonecollector's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 8:52 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #7

    Amazing gear... amazing paintup... amazing photography! Thanks for sharing!
  9. Mr Fett's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 10:06 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #8

    If everything he listed in his parts was the real found items and not replicas made by fellow costumers, than he literally has to have the most amount of "real" Boba components on a single costume that I've ever heard of. Amazing!
  10. jebby10's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 10:07 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #9

    man that is great looks straight from the movie. more motivation to finish my costume.
  11. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Feb 2002
    Apr 23, 2010, 10:08 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #10

    I absolutely LOVE this photo!
  12. Sachiel9's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:58 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #11

    That is a really great costume. Makes me wish I went the ESB route instead
  13. Fett4reaL's Avatar
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    Apr 24, 2010, 2:03 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #12

    nice looking esb bro
  14. Apr 25, 2010, 11:39 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #13

    Looks FANTASTIC! Great photo.
  15. TehEl1te's Avatar
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    Apr 25, 2010, 12:53 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #14

    Now THAT is an amazing ESB So awesome!

  16. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Aug 30, 2010, 4:17 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #15

    I know this is kind of a dead thread, but just wanted to bring it back up again, because this costume rocks.
  17. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Aug 30, 2010, 8:41 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #16

    Know what would be sick if he got that IG88 that was at CV to take a pic with! Great suit
  18. Ponte's Avatar
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    Aug 30, 2010, 8:43 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #17

    I concur, an old thread, but an absolutely stunning costume. Awesome work.
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    Aug 31, 2010, 2:00 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #18

    Impressive..... Most Impressive. Seriously though, inspiring work on this build.
  20. Major's Avatar
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    Aug 31, 2010, 4:22 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #19

    This is an amazing looking ESB Fett......
  21. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Dec 14, 2010, 5:38 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #20

    Sorry to necro post but this set up is amazing ,Found i link to his build site ages ago and ive been trying to find it ever since ,
    Did he ever find out what the helmet was cast from?
    Helmet is Def cast from PP2,
    IMO i think its a Lava helmet , either way same linage as GMH, nice find
    Last edited by BGHunter; Apr 6, 2011 at 7:48 AM.
  22. Dahone's Avatar
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    Dec 15, 2010, 5:00 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #21

    Love it.
  23. BooBoo Fett's Avatar
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    Dec 15, 2010, 6:06 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #22

  24. volkerc's Avatar
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    Apr 12, 2011, 12:34 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #23

    Upgraded to MPP flashtubempp1-jpgmpp2-jpg
  25. volkerc's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Jul 28, 2013, 5:37 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #24

    Well, the dented helmet wins again. Decided to enter it in the Celebration Europe II Costume Contest and made first place in that class. celebration-europe-e2-699-kl-jpgSpecial thanks to the TDH resources and makers.
  26. Jul 28, 2013, 6:58 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett #25

    You deserve it! Well done!

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