General Stormmauer's U.K ROTJ HERO Build/Assembly

Stormmauer

New Hunter
For the past year or so I have been gathering parts to build a Boba Fett Costume. Recently however, following a brilliant thread by my now friend, bh19812, who has been helping me with bits and pieces. He's a fantastic chap and a real hard worker when it comes to all this. My many thanks go to him for his videos and posts (and for making me do this....) and to all you other Boba's who have made me spend so much bloody money.

My build is for a Boba ROTJ HERO suit and I'm going for basic 501st approval, but aiming for something really special. Currently its all unassembled but in varying stages. Other than the helmet, everything is painted by me.

SO, here's the situation from head down:

HELMET ROTJ:
My helmet was purchased second hand off TDH, but it is an RS painted helmet and I've done a few upgrades including a new visor, dental files, insides, sorted the range finder, added a chinstrap, repainted the red and added physical damage. I think it's good to go!

HELMET ESB:
Just for fun and what got me into this, a Terminal Fettler ESB painted helmet from ebay.

NECK SEAL:
BM neck seal sewed into flight suit.

FLAK VEST:
Arkady, slots cut and weathered.

BRAIDS:
Woodman. No more to be said

ARMOUR:
WF Armour, painted by me using Tamiya Cans, humbrol airbrush and tamika airbrush. Stickers by BM (though they're not very sticky and may come off). Metal darts machined by myself and electronics by unknown. Don't like to blow my own trumpet but I think I really nailed this.

FLIGHT SUIT:
BM, second hand but fits like it was tailored. I have some ankle ties for this also by BM to sew in.

GLOVES:
Mike M. They're perfect

GAUNTLETS
Man of War studios, RS components red light, Machine craft Rocket (electroplated copper head), metal darts. 'Developed' a technique to weather the tubes quickly involving leather dye. My friend bh19812 has the details for this. They require magnets attached and then some more work. Lighter in colour in person than my images show, darn lights.

GIRTH BELT:
No idea the maker, but it needs straps.

AMMO BELT:
Second hand MoW belt, repaired for scratches and dyed by me.

POUCHES:
BM ROTJ Pouches, very nice and I think are the right colour??

ANKLE SPATS:
Arkady, re-dyed to what I believe is the correct colour.

BOOTS:
RS/IB Boots with metal spikes. Very nice.

CAPE:
US Army shelter, needs that weird plastic plate thing but cut and sewn at the edges.

BLASTER:
Off eBay in the UK. It has been painted by me and the scope is a real correct vintage scope. I plan on using this for trooping and buying a nice (metal?) kit to have one for display.

TOOLS:
Real parts, modified and painted by myself. Mitchell arms turned by myself and added on.

JETPACK:
MoW Studios, I also have the majority of metal greeblies but am collecting more. This is very unpainted and unassembled. It'll be the last thing I do, and i'll be airbrushing with humbrol. Harness might be big dane, might be a DIY Job. I feel i can do this myself in my shop. The hard part for me is the darn sewing......


So, whats left? Assembly mainly which consists of; sewing, gluing, electronic-ing (otherwise this doesn't work..), strapping, painting, wearing, swearing, crying and smiling.

I'll be doing semi-regular updates from now but hopefully this will be good for those UK Bobas who wish to do this all.

Anyway, enjoy these (slightly darker than real life) photos:
 

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bh19812

Hunter
Wow thank you for the praise. It is really you and Greg Schlueter and DeathProof and tennantlim and Jaycepticon and TanRu and drache and jbdubz and Major and many others who have inspired me and been watching and advising and pushing and helping along the way. It has been so helpful to build together with you across the pond and share work and ideas. Your build is amazing and I hope mine is only half as good. I look forward to the last push here with our builds and maybe someday trooping with you my friends as Fetts!
 
This is what it is all about our love for costuming. Fans of Star Wars mainly Boba Fett. Helping each out regardless of where we are from. I definitely not a pro but love helping anyway I can from my experiences. I have learned from countless people here on TDH. When we put that helmet on we are that Character.
Your build is awesome.

Also thanks Sean for those kind words.
 

Stormmauer

New Hunter
A Terminal Fetter off eBay for that price?! Crazy!


It really was. I only assume it is a Terminal Fettler however as it has it written in the range finder? Whoever made it, its a fantastic paint job and build. Inside leaves a little to be desired with one of those stupid heat trap helmet liners from ebay, but one day Ill strip it out and put a proper metal range finder on and a proper set up inside. Its a nice display piece however.
 

Stormmauer

New Hunter
Little update with this - Ive spent some time picking up the last few bits and making sure I'm onto of the CRL.

Im in the market for a new girth belt as i've notice that it should have three columns of stitching, whereas mine has two.

Whats the best place to get a girth belt?
 

Stormmauer

New Hunter
Apologies for the hiatus! I’ve been busy with life things. I plan on getting this finished in the next few weeks. I’ve replaced a few bits (girth belt, flak vest, neck seal, Jp harness) but also done a little bit of work on the jetpack....

I painted this using a humbrol paint scheme to the ROTJ hero spec. I hope it passes muster!
 

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Stormmauer

New Hunter
I might have forgotten to include the girth belt, but ROTJ hero boba is done!

Now to find someone to help me wear it...

S/O to bh19812 (Sean) for his guidance, help with fitting and builds. Great to have worked with you brother :)
 

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Stormmauer

New Hunter
Had the opportunity to suit up today for the first time! What an amazing feeling. I took some WIP submission photos for the UKG only to find that my dresser hadn’t tightened the girth belt properly. It’s set to the correct 3-4 inches but I’ll probably have to take these again for final.

Overall I think it’s pretty good to go, bar that dressing issue and a few others I need to be careful of! Over to the UKG forum now for a WIP.
 

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