Iron's ROTJ WIP

Krewkid82

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Aside from the top pic that RafalFett showed, the majority of screen shots kinda makes it seem that the buckle is worn off of Boba's right-hand side, yeah? Or do you guys think that doesn't matter?
The screen grabs show it off to the right because of all the harnessing done by the stuntman I'm sure. Imo I think it looks best centermass barely visible right below the vest.
 

RafalFett

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Even on the ROTJ promo images the buckle is off center:
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Irongladiator

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**UPDATE**
As we all have some great ideas I thought I would share what I'm doing next. In an effort to make things easier for me and people assisting me getting suited up here is my idea....
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Your probably thinking to yourself, what is this now?! Hahaha! So, the last few times suiting up, this part annoyed me greatly. But on my Arkady Flight Suit she has sewn into place an elastic piece that when I initially received it, had no idea how people got that system to work for attaching the hoses. Here is how I originally got it....
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Now I Dremel'd off the plastic piece and just left the elastic strap on there, but came up with my own idea. Sadly, it was not a very good long term solution. For one, I had to dangle my right gauntlet off of the Elastic Strap while suiting up. And yes a few times it tapped the ground.
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Thankfully no damage to the Gauntlet on those occasions. But I've been toying with this idea for some time and finally got it into motion. You notice the half inch nylon webbing and what looks like a couple notches dug out of it. This was done so the locking D-Ring can easily move about. Without this....it is very stiff and doesn't move that great. The soldering iron was to singe the nylon webbing after my cuts so as to avoid fraying. Just looking to get the Elastic Strap removed and the nylon webbing put in its place....like so.....
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And with the hoses....
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I'm looking to have the sewn up soon and will report back with how I feel about it!

-Iron
 

sutt_hero_rotj

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**UPDATE**
As we all have some great ideas I thought I would share what I'm doing next. In an effort to make things easier for me and people assisting me getting suited up here is my idea....
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Your probably thinking to yourself, what is this now?! Hahaha! So, the last few times suiting up, this part annoyed me greatly. But on my Arkady Flight Suit she has sewn into place an elastic piece that when I initially received it, had no idea how people got that system to work for attaching the hoses. Here is how I originally got it....
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Now I Dremel'd off the plastic piece and just left the elastic strap on there, but came up with my own idea. Sadly, it was not a very good long term solution. For one, I had to dangle my right gauntlet off of the Elastic Strap while suiting up. And yes a few times it tapped the ground.
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Thankfully no damage to the Gauntlet on those occasions. But I've been toying with this idea for some time and finally got it into motion. You notice the half inch nylon webbing and what looks like a couple notches dug out of it. This was done so the locking D-Ring can easily move about. Without this....it is very stiff and doesn't move that great. The soldering iron was to singe the nylon webbing after my cuts so as to avoid fraying. Just looking to get the Elastic Strap removed and the nylon webbing put in its place....like so.....
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And with the hoses....
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I'm looking to have the sewn up soon and will report back with how I feel about it!

-Iron
That’s a lot of hardware you have there.
 

Irongladiator

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Took a break and went to the Washington State SummerCon yesterday!
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I had an absolute blast and saw some amazing costumes out there! Here are a few pics from there....
Boba Fett and the Sith.jpg


Boba Fett, Mando's and the Empire.jpg


Boba Fett and The Armorer.jpg


Bo-Katan and Boba Fett.jpg


Boba and Aayla Secura.jpg


I also got a chance to do a Photo Op with....
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Boba and Emperor Palpatine.JPG

Ian McDiarmid is such a super cool guy. He's Scottish so he has that accent. He looked, pointed at me and his eyes lit up and he goes "Oh Wow! Now that is a Great Costume!". It was flattering to hear such kind words from "The Emperor"!

Additionally, Amy Allen who portrays the Blue Twi'Lek Jedi "Aayla Secura", from Episode II and Episode III was there. That one Cosplayer I grabbed a photo with was lucky enough to get her photo with her!
Amy Allen and Aayla Secura.jpg


And Carey Jones was there too. Who plays as "Black Krrsantan" in The Book of Boba Fett! Dude is HUGE, coming in at 6'7"!
(His "Sho'Nuff" tee is great too!)
Carey Jones Black Krrsantan.jpg


All in all, had me good times and a great day! But I tell ya, 6 hours in the Boba Fett costume is pretty taxing! 24 hours later and I'm still pretty beat! I'm just thankful for the odd cooler weather we had yesterday - otherwise I wouldn't have lasted longer than a couple hours probably. Last June around this time the temperature was 117 degrees here in WA.
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Also.....a Happy Fathers Day to all of my fellow "Fett Fathers" out there!
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Best,
-Iron
 
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Irongladiator

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Happy Friday Fett's!

For those of you curious about the revised hose hook up to my Arkady flight suit. I forgot to mention that this was completed.....
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This debuted last Saturday while I was out at the Washington State SummerCon. In the 6 hours I was in the Fett Costume, I encountered no issues whatsoever. Additionally, it made suiting up a better overall experience which was the goal of this solution.
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Best,
-Iron
 

Krewkid82

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Took a break and went to the Washington State SummerCon yesterday!
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I had an absolute blast and saw some amazing costumes out there! Here are a few pics from there....
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I also got a chance to do a Photo Op with....
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Ian McDiarmid is such a super cool guy. He's Scottish so he has that accent. He looked, pointed at me and his eyes lit up and he goes "Oh Wow! Now that is a Great Costume!". It was flattering to hear such kind words from "The Emperor"!

Additionally, Amy Allen who portrays the Blue Twi'Lek Jedi "Aayla Secura", from Episode II and Episode III was there. That one Cosplayer I grabbed a photo with was lucky enough to get her photo with her!
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And Carey Jones was there too. Who plays as "Black Krrsantan" in The Book of Boba Fett! Dude is HUGE, coming in at 6'7"!
(His "Sho'Nuff" tee is great too!)
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All in all, had me good times and a great day! But I tell ya, 6 hours in the Boba Fett costume is pretty taxing! 24 hours later and I'm still pretty beat! I'm just thankful for the odd cooler weather we had yesterday - otherwise I wouldn't have lasted longer than a couple hours probably. Last June around this time the temperature was 117 degrees here in WA.
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Also.....a Happy Fathers Day to all of my fellow "Fett Fathers" out there!
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Best,
-Iron
Awesome pictures!!! Im glad I'm not the only one posting troop photos hahaha
 

Irongladiator

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Krewkid82
Again, hats off to you Texan's. I honestly don't know how you all do it round the summer months. It was in the mid 90's here today and yesterday. And on Saturday it hit 97 degrees, where a week ago (Saturday) at the SummerCon, was probably low 60's. I probably wouldn't have made it 1 hours let alone 6 hours in the Fett suit. I woulda suited up strictly for Ian McDiarmid and then back to the car to change - Hahahaha!
 

Irongladiator

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**Mini Update**
So, I think I got the last of the parts to build my Jetpack Harness. FullMetalFett's "Belt X Shaped Triglide Adjusters" arrived today! I still got lose me about 15-20 pounds. The pain is more or less gone from the workouts. Hardest part honestly, was cutting my sugary drinks out (Primarily Coca-Cola). I still have my cheat days and I so look forward to those. But my body has gotten used to primarily H20. Keep at it.

But so far, I think I have everything to build my Jetpack Harness, yes, yes?
PartVendor
Jetpack Harness FrameBig Dane (Older Generation)
Jetpack RingsFull Metal Fett
Belt X Shaped Triglide AdjustersFull Metal Fett
US Divers Buckle (2-Slot Variant)Full Metal Fett
Black Plastic Shoulder AdjustersAmazon
Vintage 80's Seatbelt Material (6 Yard's Worth)eBay
1.5" White Canvas Strap (4 Feet's Worth)Hobby Lobby

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I'm pretty sure that is it, yeah? Unless someone has something else they wish to draw my attention to.

Best,
-Iron

**Post Update**
Full Metal Fett has stated via PM that the buckle pictured is one of his.
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Maybe some rivets to go on the white webbing by the square rings as seen in the MoM exhibit?

I got mine from hobby lobby, believe they're double cap rivets. I also got the rivet setting tool there as well. Only a few bucks but it's a nice little detail to add.

Don't know if its film Era accurate or not though.
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Krewkid82

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Again, hats off to you Texan's. I honestly don't know how you all do it round the summer months. It was in the mid 90's here today and yesterday. And on Saturday it hit 97 degrees, where a week ago (Saturday) at the SummerCon, was probably low 60's. I probably wouldn't have made it 1 hours let alone 6 hours in the Fett suit. I woulda suited up strictly for Ian McDiarmid and then back to the car to change - Hahahaha!
Hahahah yesterday was 102° and my car said 113° lol...its tough out here...I think my next big purchase is going to be one of those freeze vest to stay cool!
 
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