Fettastic ESB Boba Fett Build. 501st Approved BH-77377 // Extremely Pic and video heavy

Fettastic

Active Hunter
I was able to go to my first convention last weekend. It ended up being an Anime-Con but we were there to represent the 501st. It was a lot of fun and there were some really unique characters!

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I was only able to stay for a couple hours but for the time I was there we had a decent size crew representing the Central California Garrison - South Valley Squad.
 
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Fettastic

Active Hunter
Purely an amazing ESB suit. One of the best definitely!
Thanks, I really appreciate it Chris!

Damn, I don't check the forums enough. You are my favorite ESB Fett brother. Awesome job on everything!
Lol Thanks Alex! Bruh, you are never on here! You need to contribute a little more to the community and share some of that ESB insite that you and I both agree on! :lol:
 

Fettastic

Active Hunter
I've decided to make some changes to my kit. Starting with the things that have bugged me. So, I'm starting with things under the lid.

My helmet interior needs work and with the servo kit taking up a lot of room along with the fans I plan on later installing this is going to be a challenge. I've been using velcro and ZAP Team Wendy pads which have done the job but I want to do something a little more accurate, rugged, and cool. I have a pretty accurate helmet cradle that I'm working on attaching. So...it begins.

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Fettastic

Active Hunter
So I wanted the interior to somewhat resemble the original ESB interior. Obviously with all the added electronics it wouldn't be possible to be 100% accurate. As I stated earlier, I got a pretty accurate cradle from intwenothor a while back with plans to retro fit my interior. It had to be cut out of the existing helmet leaving very little material and in some cases virtually no material left to be re-attached to a new helmet. So I devised a method that may be useful to others who want to install a cradle similar to the original.

Only image I have seen of the original interior for the ESB Hero Helmet.
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Semi Accurate Cradle as I received it...
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I whipped out my sewing kit and purchased some material that was close to the same webbing used along with some button snaps and a nifty snap tool.
Time to work!
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Sewed on some excess webbing in order to give me an area to attach my snaps to.
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Attached my snaps...
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Laid out where the connecting part of the snaps should be by making a mark with a sharpie and JB Welded the snaps in place. Note that you will need to rough up the area you are going to glue or in my case JB weld the snaps to. I use a dremel to make deep grooves in the fiberglass and it has worked very well so far.
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Attached the snaps to make sure everything was in the right place. Once I liked the position of the cradle in regard to the helmet, I cut off the excess webbing but left enough to be able to grab and unsnap if needed. Then I attached some velcro to the front of the helmet above the visor and attached some foam to give a little bit of padding for comfort. The foam sits over the snaps perfectly.
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Now I have something that looks more like the original, fits great, is really adjustable, and can be detached and re-attached in seconds. I love it!
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Fettastic

Active Hunter
So a friend I know had this and gave it to me for a steel! It had all the original packaging, spare parts and accessories! From what I could tell this may have never been used. It's a shame there was only one thing I wanted it for...

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Fettastic

Active Hunter
Ok!!! I got the chin strap installed and fans in place with tape. I'm going to troop with it first before permanently installing the fans.

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Fettastic

Active Hunter
Here are some I just got back from a friend. We didn't plan on doing a photo shoot but he was doing wedding photography/video and I just happened to be part of the wedding as ESB Boba Fett with some other 501st legion friends...so afterwards we got some sick pics with the sun setting.

Photo Credit: Dustin Laemmlen
Instagram: @dustinlaemmlen @dustinjamescreativ

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Ghostphoenix01

Jr Hunter
That looks amazing!!! Hope mine turns out half that good when its all said and done. gonna be a slow peocess tho sice my fiance doesnt like me spending alot of $$$ on my star wars habit hahaha.
 

Fettastic

Active Hunter
Hey Team,
Another upgrade to my Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett that I've been wanting to do is the armor. I recently got the "HERO" armor supplied by Wastedfett on The Dented Helmet. The Hero armor is a bit longer and overall a little bigger than my previous Fettpride V3 armor. I think it fits my 6'1" frame a little better. I didn't fully document the paintup so I'll just post some in between stages for your viewing pleasure.

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Here are some pictures with me adjusting the finished "Hero" armor on my mannequin.

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A couple other improvements I tried on this armor was actually painting on the Fett crest instead of using a decal. Honestly, other than being able to properly weather the crest in stages, I don't think anyone would be able to tell the difference between the decal and this crest that I painted on.

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Another improvement was using actual aluminum inside the diamond instead of using a silver painted piece of resin. It's a small detail but in person it really completes the feel of the center diamond piece. The devil is in the details
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I hope to get some more photo's of me wearing the new armor soon but so far this is really all I've got from my first troop in the Empire Strikes Back "Hero" Armor. Sorry that it's really dark and the photo obviously has some distortion warpage going on.

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