rnbuda's ESB Fett WIP

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Costume' started by rnbuda, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Hello everyone! After 6 years of lurking on this site I'm finally ready to start my Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett build! The plan as of right now is to build the top half on Boba Fett for my display much like The Dented Helmet's CV Boba Fett Display. Me and the wife are planning to move to Florida in the next 8-12 months and once the move is complete I'll be able to have a full and complete display. Thanks to everyone so far who's helped me out via PMing and Facebook with those stupid questions I've had!


    Currently Have:

    Helmet: FPH2 by Fett Pride FINISHED by Eric aka SuperJedi!
    Armor: FP Armor by Fett Pride FINISHED by Ponte
    Gauntlets: FP painted by Fett 4 Real (Dom) with ever-ready lite casting by redkraytdragon
    Flight suit: Clothears
    Cape: MOW (limited wool edition)
    Flak vest: Clothears
    Ammo Belt: Delta13mike
    Girthbelt: Woodman
    Wookiebraids: Real Horse Hair by Woodman
    Gloves: Mike M
    Pucle 40 Sidearm: Stormrider painted myself
    Jetpack Harness: Locally made by Hansen Metal Fabrication. Straps and bucles by www.strapworks.com
    Studs, Jetpack beacon and Stabilizer: Dakota
    Bootspikes and Shin Tool Blade: Mojo Fett
    Jetpack clips and hooks: Full metal Fett.
    Shintools: Found Paterson parts (Squeegee and Chemical Stirrer) Painted by Darth Voorhees (Lou)
    EE3 Blaster: ESB built by Sidewinder
    Holster: Stormrider

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  2. DanzoFett

    DanzoFett Member

    Welcome dude..... :)
  3. Darth Voorhees

    Darth Voorhees Well-Known Member

    Hey Rob i have a decent set of synthetic braids i was gonna put up for $25 shipped...if you want em, LMK I'll PM ya pics n all that.
  4. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member


    Small Update: MOW ESB cape came in today! Cargo Hold deal from Major! Weathering will be done this week!

    I should also be getting my aluminum collar studs too next week!
  5. Jaycepticon

    Jaycepticon Member

    Just chiming to say that I'll be keeping an eye out on your build too. This should be good(y)
  6. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Thanks Verbal21! I'm hoping to have a pretty accurate Fett coming under SSC's price!

    I just finished weathering my cape using Rafalfett's soft goods cape template! I used razor blade to do all the damage and pastels and black primer spray paint to do the weathering! Whatca think?!

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  7. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Dakota's aluminum collar studs arrived today!

  8. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Some small advancements on my build! I purchased a MOW jetpack from Christian and that should arrive mid-September and I look forward to building and painting that myself! It'll be the first kit of any kind that I will prep and paint! I also bought a sidearm holster from Chris at Fett Pride and that'll also arrive sometime later September or early October!

    Today, I got my ESB ammo belt from Mike aka Delta13Mike! Looks and feels great and the functioning ammo pockets are awesome! Very please and he's a great guy to work with! Here are some pictures!

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  9. Bounty1138

    Bounty1138 Active Member

    Good luck with the build. It's always nice to watch another ESB Fett taking shape. Hopefully I can steal some ideas from you along the way :)
  10. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Look what came today! Can't wait to get the handle painted and the blaster assembled!

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  11. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Finished! My first paint up and kit assembly ever!

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  12. Bounty1138

    Bounty1138 Active Member

    That looks great. Nice job. I just ordered my holster today and I'm going to fake the sidearm until I can afford to buy a kit.
  13. jbdubz

    jbdubz Active Member

    not too shabby buda!!!
  14. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Thanks! Now that the blaster has dried 48 plus hours its far less shinny than when I took that picture. I'm very pleased! You'll be seeing more of my build in a separate thread soon but I'll be updating this one as my progress starts on my MOW jetpack which will arrive late next week!
  15. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Just got back from Disney and look what was waiting for me at home! Dental File from Art and my MOW jetpack! To be honest, it's smaller than I expected but can't wait to get started!

  16. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    So between last night and during my lunch break I've found sometime to work on my jetpack! I gave it a long warm bath with dish soap and washed every piece and let them dry. I started filling in the release points on the back of the jetpack and gave each piece and the main body a slight sanding to smooth everything out and get rid of the mold lines. Over all it was an amazing smooth cast and easy for someone like me to prep. Tonight, I'll get my new dremel and get into the tight spaces and finish the sanding prep.

    One thing I did mange to do successfully without breaking was I took Lou's ( Darth Voorhees) suggestion of sanding down the top of the piano key pieces to make for a cleaner fit once I glue them on! Worked out well after a few minutes with my mouse sander! Came out looking good and nothing broke!

    I hope tonight I can have all the sanding complete and use the PVC method of attaching thrusters and have everything glued into place and attach magnets to the rocket to keep everything together!


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  17. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Thrusters are in place using MOW's PVC method and top of the tanks, piano keys, and the top piece on the main body of the jetpack have been epoxied. I also epoxied the "wings" on the rocket. Tonight I'll finish the attachment method to the rocket and how to close the trap door on the back. After that clean her up and get ready for the first layer of primer.


  18. jbdubz

    jbdubz Active Member

    coming along nicely!
  19. Bounty1138

    Bounty1138 Active Member

    Looks good. The jetpack is one of the only pieces I'm getting assembled and painted by someone else, so I'll live vicariously through you as you work your way through the process of putting it together and painting it. Keep posting progress pics (y)
  20. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Made some decent progress on my jetpack! The main colors are all painted up and everything that needs to be attached by glue or by magnet is expect the thrusters. The color in the picture seems to make the jetpack a little darker than it appears in person.

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  21. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    So a big update on my Jetpack! Few layers of different silver type paints, quick sprays of different color sprays to get a dirty appearance and crayons for a grease appearance pretty much finish her up. I'm going to be ordering aluminum beacon and adjuster and currently have a dental file ready to be painted blue to be installed. I hope to finish adding the thrusters tomorrow and give her a good dull clear coat this weekend.

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  22. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Thrusters added! Some colors need a quick steel wool and clear coat!

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  23. Eagleskull

    Eagleskull Active Member

    Awesome work!
  24. jbdubz

    jbdubz Active Member

    nicely done!

    Sent from my R2 unit
  25. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Thanks guys! It was scary working on something this big! Feel pretty confident!

    Here's how I added the thrusters. Much like Lou's set up.

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