NEW BOBA FETT ROTJ BUILD

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
mjwierzb
Thanks for them kind words! I'm horrible with sewing so I elected to have a professional do mine. Last thing I want is going out in my costume and my jetpack falling off during. (A wee bit embarrassing I imagine - And if the Jetpack breaks.....heartbreaking) Concerning my boots only thing I couldn't bring myself to do was taking sandpaper to the black tubing on it to shred it a bit. I hope that'll happen over time as I wear it. I'm one of the ROTJ Fett’s that is NOT going for 501st approval at the moment, so I have a bit more slack than the other Fett’s who are.

With MoW's harness, I feel like it wears well and is pretty comfortable with Jetpack attached. Here's mine...
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Thanks,
-Iron
 
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mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
mjwierzb
Thanks for them kind words! I'm horrible with sewing so I elected to have a professional do mine. Lasting thing I want is going out in my costume and my jetpack falling off during. (A wee bit embarrassing I imagine - And if the Jetpack breaks.....heartbreaking) Concerning my boots only thing I couldn't bring myself to do was taking sandpaper to the black tubing on it to shred it a bit. I hope that'll happen over time as I wear it. I'm one of the ROTJ Fetts that is NOT going for 501st approval at the moment, so I have a bit more slack than other Fetts.

With MoW's harness, I feel like it wears well and is pretty comfortable with Jetpack attached. Here's mine...
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Thanks,
-Iron
No problem!
mjwierzb
Thanks for them kind words! I'm horrible with sewing so I elected to have a professional do mine. Lasting thing I want is going out in my costume and my jetpack falling off during. (A wee bit embarrassing I imagine - And if the Jetpack breaks.....heartbreaking) Concerning my boots only thing I couldn't bring myself to do was taking sandpaper to the black tubing on it to shred it a bit. I hope that'll happen over time as I wear it. I'm one of the ROTJ Fetts that is NOT going for 501st approval at the moment, so I have a bit more slack than other Fetts.

With MoW's harness, I feel like it wears well and is pretty comfortable with Jetpack attached. Here's mine...
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Thanks,
-Iron
mjwierzb
Thanks for them kind words! I'm horrible with sewing so I elected to have a professional do mine. Lasting thing I want is going out in my costume and my jetpack falling off during. (A wee bit embarrassing I imagine - And if the Jetpack breaks.....heartbreaking) Concerning my boots only thing I couldn't bring myself to do was taking sandpaper to the black tubing on it to shred it a bit. I hope that'll happen over time as I wear it. I'm one of the ROTJ Fetts that is NOT going for 501st approval at the moment, so I have a bit more slack than other Fetts.

With MoW's harness, I feel like it wears well and is pretty comfortable with Jetpack attached. Here's mine...
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Thanks,
-Iron
I’m horrible at sewing too but I’ve been practicing. Would be much easier with a machine! I’m also not going for 501st approval at the moment either but it’s crossed my mind for sure! I’m following the CRL guidelines but trying to base the colors and weathering off photos from the movie. And thank you for the kind words as well, appreciate it!
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
8/23 - weathered my gloves and added some rust to my toe spikes!
 

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Lazerjock

Active Hunter
I just finished my ROTJ Hero. There are a few ROTJ builds happening right now. Check them out. There is a lot of valuable info to make your life easier. If you have questions just ask.

Your build is looking good. I will be following your progress.

Keep in mind you can do a lot with rattle can paint even weathering your flight suit, boots and gloves. Most of my build was done with them. I have an airbrush but only use it for fine details.
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
I just finished my ROTJ Hero. There are a few ROTJ builds happening right now. Check them out. There is a lot of valuable info to make your life easier. If you have questions just ask.

Your build is looking good. I will be following your progress.

Keep in mind you can do a lot with rattle can paint even weathering your flight suit, boots and gloves. Most of my build was done with them. I have an airbrush but only use it for fine details.
I saw your build, amazing work man! I’ve been looking at your build among others for guidance. I thought about using rattle cans for the fabric weathering but instead went with the spray bottle and acrylic paint. Maybe I’ll practice with the cans though as well just to get a feel for it! Thank you for following!
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
8/24 - Here is a heavily weathered, heavily rusted EE-3 blaster! Again, this is a Rubies costume prop and I will most likely make an upgrade in the future but I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.
 

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mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
8/26 - Just got some Wookiee scalps from a seller on Etsy who goes by the name Katarra8. Really awesome work, check out her store! I will have to add the colored ties which shouldn’t be an issue.
 

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Irongladiator

Active Hunter
8/26 - Just got some Wookiee scalps from a seller on Etsy who goes by the name Katarra8. Really awesome work, check out her store! I will have to add the colored ties which shouldn’t be an issue.
mjwierzb - Nice. I also have a set of Katarra8's braids! I wanted to get it in line with the 501st's CRL Pic and opt'd to get her ESB Braid set as well - JUST for the Grey Braid, which I ended up cutting and attaching it to the Black Braid going the opposite direction as it is meant to hang down your back side. I also did colored thread wraps and secured via a drop of superglue. I also took it a step further and got the so-called "Pineapple Knots" tied on to them.

Here's what mine look like...
Iron's Wookie Braids.jpg


For me these are a temporary set of Wookie braids as I'll be upgrading to a set of "Woodman Braids" in the New Year.

Thanks,
-Iron
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
mjwierzb - Nice. I also have a set of Katarra8's braids! I wanted to get it in line with the 501st's CRL Pic and opt'd to get her ESB Braid set as well - JUST for the Grey Braid, which I ended up cutting and attaching it to the Black Braid going the opposite direction as it is meant to hang down your back side. I also did colored thread wraps and secured via a drop of superglue. I also took it a step further and got the so-called "Pineapple Knots" tied on to them.

Here's what mine look like...
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For me these are a temporary set of Wookie braids as I'll be upgrading to a set of "Woodman Braids" in the New Year.

Thanks,
-Iron
Those looks awesome! How did you get the silver braid attached to the black braid? And how did you do those knots!
 

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Those looks awesome! How did you get the silver braid attached to the black braid? And how did you do those knots!
mjwierzb - I used Super Glue to get the braids attached Try it on and measure it first. After that it was just the appearance of a black thread wrap on top of that. (y)

Now the 2 knots......a supreme pain in the rear! If your like me, you may take several attempts at trying this, but in the end what I did was tie it to a pencil and then transferred the knot over to the braid. It wasn't fun at all. I'm glad I was able to do it and happy it was done and like you, thought it looked great! Here's a link to the knot I tied:

....I never got my knot tying badge in the scouts. Maybe it'll be different for you and you'll get it on first try. But uh, I don't envy you if you're gonna try it, but have fun! :lol:

Thanks,
-Iron
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
mjwierzb - I used Super Glue to get the braids attached Try it on and measure it first. After that it was just the appearance of a black thread wrap on top of that. (y)

Now the 2 knots......a supreme pain in the rear! If your like me, you may take several attempts at trying this, but in the end what I did was tie it to a pencil and then transferred the knot over to the braid. It wasn't fun at all. I'm glad I was able to do it and happy it was done and like you, thought it looked great! Here's a link to the knot I tied:

....I never got my knot tying badge in the scouts. Maybe it'll be different for you and you'll get it on first try. But uh, I don't envy you if you're gonna try it, but have fun! :lol:

Thanks,
-Iron
Good old super glue, sounds good! I ordered the ESB set for silver braid so I will definitely attach that. Oh boy, we’ll see if I can do some practicing with those nots, they look like a major pain as you said LOL! For the blue and red ties, what did you use and how did you get those on? Did you just wrap them around and then glue?
 

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Good old super glue, sounds good! I ordered the ESB set for silver braid so I will definitely attach that. Oh boy, we’ll see if I can do some practicing with those nots, they look like a major pain as you said LOL! For the blue and red ties, what did you use and how did you get those on? Did you just wrap them around and then glue?
mjwierzb - For all the wraps I did, it was all thread.....it was tedious work Like for the Blue and Red ones. Figure about 6 feet of thread (each) to get that done. For the attachment of the braid it was more like 12 feet of thread to get it all wrapped up. I was able to locate the thread colors and pineapple knot material from Michael's.

-Iron
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
8/27 - added a couple colored ribbons to 2 of the braids, following Irongladiator look! Just have to wait for my black and silver braids to come in so I can attach those and work on some pineapple knots!
 

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mjwierzb

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Yep, what I did was used my E6000 adhesive. I have a smaller bottle that had a fine point, great for getting little dots on smaller parts. So I used a few dots and just wrapped around the braid! Also, I noticed in your pics you got the silver braid attached to a black braid. Did you use the black braid from the ESB set? Her ROTJ set comes with blonde, dark brown, and a reddish brown.
 

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Yep, what I did was used my E6000 adhesive. I have a smaller bottle that had a fine point, great for getting little dots on smaller parts. So I used a few dots and just wrapped around the braid! Also, I noticed in your pics you got the silver braid attached to a black braid. Did you use the black braid from the ESB set? Her ROTJ set comes with blonde, dark brown, and a reddish brown.
mjwierzb
I'm trying to recall.....but now that you say that, that sounds right.

-Iron
 

mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
11/2 - here’s some updates! Sanded and reprimed my gauntlets. Also started some silver on the rocket, hose connector, and calculator pad. Also got my silver Wookiee braid and attached it to my black one and added some colored braids.
 

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mjwierzb

Jr Hunter
11/5 - today is a great day! Finally got my rope belt in, dyed in the ROTJ red color. Also got some work done on the wrist rocket recently, the MQ-1 calculator, and the hose connector for the right gauntlet!
 

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