Discussion in 'Boba Fett Costume' started by Artakha, Apr 24, 2018.
Pic heavy, but the armor is all done.
Hiya folks. Just wanted to give you all an update.
Artakha painted and shipped out 99% of my armor, I got it in a week and a half ago, it's freaking beautiful. Seriously... it's like the first time you ever had a hot girl say yes to going out with you after a lifetime of dating hungry hungry hippos... it's that good looking.
I've been working on it at night, trying to get the armor for all of the upper body transferred from the vest that the used armor came on over to RKD's vest out of principle. I have all of the upper body armor on the vest, just need to do some adjusting on positioning for the 2 upper torso plates.
I'm currently trying to get the straps set up and installed on the "quality jetpack harness kit" that I bought from the cargo hold. Hoping to have that done late tonight so that I can try putting the jetpack on it tomorrow night (I don't get to work on this stuff till the kids go down at night).
DVH's jetpack is beautiful, very happy with it as well as artakha's paintjob on all of my used armor to make everything uniform with his helmet that he made.
I've accepted the fact that due to time constraints till my nephew's event (1.5 weeks away) that I'm not going to be able to get everything fine tuned to 501st approval. The shin tools most specifically. All that I have time for is to hit them with a layer of paint and tuck them into the sleeves. After the event I'll go about getting those squared away properly.
I talked to the 501st liason for the event up in sacramento and he was totally cool with me trooping at the event, as it's a non 501st sanctioned event and I'm more than welcome to go out there as Boba. I figured that after dropping 60 pounds and putting the suit together I was going regardless of whether or not I got approval at this point lol.
I'm hoping that in the next few days I'll be able to FINALLY be able to post a pic of everything that I have so far. Artakha's still working on teh gauntlets, but that's not a problem. I have enough keeping me busy with the suit at the moment. Still need to get the jetpack set up properly, then get the electronics installed into the helmet.
Thanks for all of your endless help and support with this process mis amigos.
Alright, I know I won’t have time to get everything squared away to 501st standards yet because I’m leaving for my nephew’s event next thursdaymorning, but I spoke with the 501st liaison for it and he’s totally cool with me going.
I still need to weather the boots to look more ROTJ-ish, am still working on getting the jetpack mounted (seriously is there any way to get that danged thing on yourself??? Lol) the gauntlets will be here early next week... I’m painting the shin tools, and i need to position the chest plates a little better... and dirty him up a bit.... but ALMOST THERE.
I foreseea few more 3am nights in my near future
I know it’s not how he holds his EE3 in the movies.... but even bounty hunters need trigger discipline lol
The knee armor is really wide and i need to put padding on the back side to help suck in the empty space. They are strapped around my lower thighs just so i can take the pic lol.
Nothing wrong with trigger discipline. We do not need to blast someone's head off for no good reason.
What attachments are you using for the knee pads? I would personally recommend high strength earth magnets. This may help your spacing issue as it will bring it in.though, maybe too much extra baggage on the flightsuit too?. Also, the strap really shouldn’t be holding it up but it also should be tight. If that’s loose, you may want to put a new strap on it.
Was thinking to go the magnet route. Recommend it more than velcro for the knees?
Lol.... I always do this too. Occupational hazard......
I personally love the magnets and you can slide the knees in place. I also love them for the armor also, makes it so much easier
I ended up putting some magnets at the top of the backplate (on the underside) and on the underside at the rear of the collar armor. Oh my GOD it’s wonderful. I just hold up the back plate behind me and it snaps up into place. Will try putting the magnets on the knees tonight
The flight suit looks like it may need to be brought to the tailor to get more snug. Also would bring up the pockets on the pants a little bit. That would help with the overall appearance and even prevent sagging once you figure out the magnets for the knees.
Besides that you look great!
Totally agree. There’s a dry cleaner 2 blocks from my house that does alterations. Going to head there tomorrow to see if she can do it within a day or two because i still need to weather the suit more and have to leave on thursday. Guess I lost a little too much weight lol.
Hmmm... read in another guy’s thread how to tighten up the legs of his suit he just sinced it up higher with a thin belt, taking up the slack, then covered that belt with the regular fett belts.going to try that tonight. Temporary fix hopefully
I adapted the method the builder did for his cod and Kidney. They are attached by the studs but I also have a belt velcroed to the cod that wraps around me. I do the same and bring my flightsuit up using that extra belt, which then holds the excess up
Hey folks! Gonna update with some final pictures of the gauntlets before they ship out.
The gauntlets are my own sculpt, the only parts that aren't mine are MachineCraft 's excellent darts on the right gauntlet, and the buttons and light on the left gauntlet.
Sweet. Well, all set on hard parts. As soon as I get back next week i’ll work on getting the soft goods fitting better and more spot-on with the weathering. Definitely going to take in the extra bit of flight suit before i go though. Going to go for your method with the belt/cod chris
Nj on the gauntlets!
I’ll get some pictures of the cod / kidney tomorrow for you. I know he used a different method then I did. I literally slapped Velcro on the back of the kidney plate. Then I slapped the other piece of Velcro in the middle of the belt. Which is a hook and loop belt I bought on amazon for $10. I glued the ends of the Velcro down so that it wouldn’t come off the belt.
I got an old webbing-style belt from the back of my closet and adhered it to the inside of the kidney plate and wrapped all the way around. The codpiece sticks onto the front of the belt with 2 magnets on the inside front, and is held onto on the sides by the metal studs on the sides of the cod armor. Thank you for the idea, it worked absolutely great at sucking in the extra material of the bottom of the flight suit and holding everything in place.
Also got the jetpack harness set up to where it securely holds the jetpack on. Not 100% happy with it because of the initial learning curve, but it does it's job, is about 85% great, and will work just fine for the event up in sacramento. Nobody up there is going to be all "omg... boba fett's jet pack should be 2 inches lower!!!"
Tomorrow night I'll get the knee armor set up with the magnets, and then will have a go at weathering the jumpsuit
The harness is a pain in the dick honestly. Personally, I don’t even use the lower end of the bars. With the casting of my jet pack it just doesn’t work. So I just suck it up and deal with it on the D rings putting stress on my shoulders.
I tried something to make putting the pack on by myself doable. Still hard because of how tge shoulder armor restricts movement, but i was able toput the jetpack on myself late last night, armored up.
I put some thin really strong magnets on the inside of the top hooks for the jetpack, the ones the straps coming from over your shoulders hook on to. On the underside (inside) of the top of the hook I stuck a thin earth magnet with a lil hot glue.
Now I hold the jetpack behind my back, up, by the base of the rocket (DVH’s jetpack is VERY LIGHT). Then i just reach behind me with my other hand, get the strap nearby the hook and SNAP! The magnet catches the metal of the ring, pulls the strap up, and holds the ring and strap up. Do it with the other strap to the other side and the strap gets pulled up and snapped into place.. it’s awesome!
Decided to have a little fun considering it's not a full-on 501st event.
I installed a bluetooth speaker inside the cavity of the jetpack, which now acts like a giant echo chamber lol.
I got my old iphone and loaded it with the imperial march, the star wars theme, the asteroid field music from ESB, and a few other star wars soundtrack songs. I figure boba fett walking around with an aura of star wars music around him could be pretty fun... plus I can always just turn it off with the phone in my hip pouch.
I got some acrylic paints earlier today and mixed them with water in different spray bottles, then started going to town on weathering the jumpsuit. It's looking much better, going to keep at it tomorrow.
Do you mind posting pics on how the magnets are placed as well as on the suit (if thats how it is). Thanks! Having problems visualizing.
Sure thing. Will put it up tomorrow while the kids are in school.
Happy with howthe weathering on my flight suit came out... though sad at the realization that after this troop on Friday I will need to purchase a new one that fits orhave this one drastically altered.
As most of you remember the majority of my soft goods all belonged to RKD and I started losing weight so that I could fit into them. I was very proud that I’d be able to continue the use of his gear for trooping.
I was finally able to squeeze into his flight suit when I hit 195 pounds (down 30 from where I started), and it fit snug but well. I’m 165 now (where I plan to stay) and as you can see from my picture up above it fits like a tent on me now.
In the opinions of you folks that have experienced alterations... as well as you folks who were freinds of RKD...
Should i go get his suit altered? Or should i just buy a new one. Not sure how much itd mess up the suit taking it in to account for -30 pounds.
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