Pinkflamingos6's Post Sarlacc Build

Hello all!

While my ROTJ build is currently on hold for a little while, I have to say that I miss the hobby. After attending New York Comic Con this past October and seeing some really awesome costumes, it made me want to get back into it.

My main goal for this costume right now is just for fun. Out of all the newer Boba costumes, I have to say that the post sarlacc one is my favorite. I really like the mix of old and new parts of this costume and I think it'll be an interesting build.

While this build is for fun, I will be following along with the mandalorian mercs CRL and the 501st CRL draft. I already know that I'll be making some stylized choices and not everything will be 100% true to the show, but that's the way I want to do some things.

I've pretty much got all the pieces for this build accounted for. Just waiting on some orders but in the meantime I'll be starting work with what I've got so far.

I also have to give a huge huge thanks to BH-51512 or Neo Fett! He's helped me so much in getting this build going. Between vendor recommendations and his site, How to Boba, he's been a really great help!

First off, I got a pair of the Nortiv 8 boots off of Amazon. Unfortunately I wasn't able to order the slip on version, so I ended up with the zipper pair.
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Next up the gloves. These are the Patrol X gloves purchased on Amazon thru Stompers Gloves. I ordered a pair of the chestnut gloves true to size, and a pair of black gloves one size larger. I cut the finger tips off of the black pair and wear them on top of the chestnut gloves. I think in the future I may cut the black gloves a little shorter.
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For the armor, I went with the Post sarlacc Fett/Cobb Vanth armor kit from Neo Fett. This is a great set with all the pieces I needed, the armor is .060 thick ABS. I was able to get all the pieces trimmed and cleaned up this weekend.
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And for the jetpack I went with a 7CS post sarlacc kit. A beautiful kit from Darth Voorhees and I can't wait to start working on it.
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Thank you for viewing and stay tuned for more!
 

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ShortFuse

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Hello all!

While my ROTJ build is currently on hold for a little while, I have to say that I miss the hobby. After attending New York Comic Con this past October and seeing some really awesome costumes, it made me want to get back into it.

My main goal for this costume right now is just for fun. Out of all the newer Boba costumes, I have to say that the post sarlacc one is my favorite. I really like the mix of old and new parts of this costume and I think it'll be an interesting build.

While this build is for fun, I will be following along with the mandalorian mercs CRL and the 501st CRL draft. I already know that I'll be making some stylized choices and not everything will be 100% true to the show, but that's the way I want to do some things.

I've pretty much got all the pieces for this build accounted for. Just waiting on some orders but in the meantime I'll be starting work with what I've got so far.

I also have to give a huge huge thanks to BH-51512 or Neo Fett! He's helped me so much in getting this build going. Between vendor recommendations and his site, How to Boba, he's been a really great help!

First off, I got a pair of the Nortiv 8 boots off of Amazon. Unfortunately I wasn't able to order the slip on version, so I ended up with the zipper pair.
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Next up the gloves. These are the Patrol X gloves purchased on Amazon thru Stompers Gloves. I ordered a pair of the chestnut gloves true to size, and a pair of black gloves one size larger. I cut the finger tips off of the black pair and wear them on top of the chestnut gloves. I think in the future I may cut the black gloves a little shorter.
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For the armor, I went with the Post sarlacc Fett/Cobb Vanth armor kit from Neo Fett. This is a great set with all the pieces I needed, the armor is .060 thick ABS. I was able to get all the pieces trimmed and cleaned up this weekend.
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And for the jetpack I went with a 7CS post sarlacc kit. A beautiful kit from Darth Voorhees and I can't wait to start working on it.
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Thank you for viewing and stay tuned for more!

Isn’t all of this supposed to be for fun? :unsure:
 
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

For the blaster on this build I went with a resin printed MK V from Kaz Ryder over at GPF Leather/KRTEK.PROPS. He came highly recommended to me by Neo Fett and I was not disappointed at all.

Unfortunately, the postal service strikes again and the scope broke off during shipping.
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Kaz was a huge help in getting everything sorted out. After going back and forth on possible repairs, he was able to print a custom scope piece for me for the repair scope.

To make the scope more durable, I decided to make the forward part of the scope from a piece of 1/2" steel pipe I had and connect that to the custom printed rear portion of the scope.
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To connect the 2 pieces I used a 3/8" aluminum rod with a wire spring insert that I made to fit the pipe.
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I then epoxied everything together and sanded where the pipe and resin mated up for a smooth transition.
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I then drilled a pilot hole and wet installed the scope to the scope block with epoxy and a countersunk wood screw.
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While not being perfect, I think the repair came out pretty good and should stand up to being drawn and holstered a lot better now.
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I also got in a pair of rubber hand plates from Wasted Fett. They will need some cleaning up before they get attached to the outer black glove. I'm still debating on how I want to attach them. I'm either going to go with velcro or glue them to the glove. I did read that some people used magnets to attach them.
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And lastly, I've been figuring out how I want to attach my jetpack for this build. One of my first ideas was to use a keyhole system that I saw on the newer BoBF pack.

I really wanted the pack to be secure and be able to come off and on as easily as possible. I'm still toying with this idea but I think I'm on the right track.

I decided I want to make the pack the female end so I cut out the keyholes. I will be reinforcing these with aluminum plates in the future.
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I then drilled holes on the backplate to match up with the keyholes and accept the male end. I'm still deciding on how I want to make the pegs, but now I'm pretty happy with these T nuts I found at Lowe's.
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I don't plan on keeping the pegs bolted onto the backplate, but for now it does the trick. I think when I get my vest, I will sew 2 straps to go over the shoulders and the pegs will be mounted on them, then go through the backplate to accept the jetpack.

I'm also pretty happy with where the pack sits in relation to the backplate as the jetpack sits much lower on this version.
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Thank you for viewing!
 
Happy to say that my cartridge belt and holster came in today from Delta Leather Works and I'm absolutely thrilled with it. Amazing quality and attention to detail as always!
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And it's a great fit for my blaster as well!
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