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    Feb 16, 2017, 2:32 PM - gablesz WIP #1

    Hey guys I'm switching over from the introductions page to here. Feel like this is a better place to start up a WIP thread.

    I'm working on a Boba Fett ESB. I'm 5'6" and skinny which comes with some particular challenges. So I'll be working through those with you guys here and I appreciate any help I can get!

    Here's my list of everything i need and what I've got so far.

    Got so far:

    Helmet (GMH from skyfire sending to toeleven)

    Neckseal, Flightsuit, vest and bags (from arkady)

    Gloves ESB (from mike m)

    ESB Cape (from woodman)

    ESB EE-3 (from sidewinder)

    Wookie braids (unknown)



    Pulce sidearm (rpf)

    Jetpack (man of war)

    Jetpack harness (second hand bought on here)

    Armor kit from RKD (version v3) being painted by Raizo.

    Hotpockets light kit for ESB

    Need:


    Girth belt, ammo belt

    Shoes and toe spikes

    Shin tools

    Sidearm holster

    I'm sure I've missed something but I'm going to keep updating. Thanks for all the help and encouragement. This is a dream costume for me and I've always been afraid of it because of either my size or the cost. My goal is the finish it by the Han Solo movie next year.







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    Feb 16, 2017, 3:00 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #2

    Man gablesz you didn't waste any time. That's a good looking list and a great start. For the armor I would recommend RKD but make sure you talk to him about sizing first so that you get something that will fit well since you have a smaller frame. He also makes a very nice set of gauntlets. Woodman also makes ammo belts, girth belts, and wookie braids. I don't think that there is a third belt on the suit though unless you are talking about the jetpack harness belt. For the shoes go with MOW (man of war). Hes on ebay as well as here and makes some of the best shoes out there. He also makes the jetpack. Darth Voorhees makes a jetpack as well and his is fiberglass instead of just resin. Bigdane makes an accurate jetpack harness but there are a few threads on here about how to scratch build one if you'd like. Be sure to ask any questions and make sure to read plenty.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 3:07 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #3

    Quote Drax said: View Post
    Man gablesz you didn't waste any time. That's a good looking list and a great start. For the armor I would recommend RKD but make sure you talk to him about sizing first so that you get something that will fit well since you have a smaller frame. He also makes a very nice set of gauntlets. Woodman also makes ammo belts, girth belts, and wookie braids. I don't think that there is a third belt on the suit though unless you are talking about the jetpack harness belt. For the shoes go with MOW (man of war). Hes on ebay as well as here and makes some of the best shoes out there. He also makes the jetpack. Darth Voorhees makes a jetpack as well and his is fiberglass instead of just resin. Bigdane makes an accurate jetpack harness but there are a few threads on here about how to scratch build one if you'd like. Be sure to ask any questions and make sure to read plenty.
    Drax definitely been creeping on TDH for awhile but hadn't committed till now. You guys advice though is invaluable.

    I've contacted RKD but haven't heard back been about 48 hours.

    Also talked to sidewinder about an ee3 just haven't pulled the trigger yet (haha)

    Emailed man of war about a size 9-9.5 boot as his site only lists sizes that definitely won't fit me.

    I think that belt is the jetpack harness belt maybe? Sorry I gotta learn. It's the black belt with the silver buckle.




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    Feb 16, 2017, 3:10 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #4

    Yep that belt is on the jetpack harness.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...-assembly.html

    They used a scuba tank frame and modified it a little bit.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 3:12 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #5

    That's awesome! Ok I understand now


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    Feb 16, 2017, 5:14 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #6

    Original post updated with new info. Picked up a sidewinder ee3. My favorite gun in the Star Wars universe.


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    Feb 19, 2017, 10:06 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #7

    Original post updated. Acquired wookie braids and the pulce side arm.


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    Feb 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - Re: gablesz WIP #8

    Congrats on diving off into the Fett madness! I went with a Big Dane jetpack harness. (I think we've discussed most of your other items)
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    Feb 20, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: gablesz WIP #9

    Quote Nighthawk756 said: View Post
    Congrats on diving off into the Fett madness! I went with a Big Dane jetpack harness. (I think we've discussed most of your other items)
    I do think anyone who does this costume is mad. So you got that right. Haha


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    Feb 20, 2017, 8:07 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #10

    Quote gablesz said: View Post
    I do think anyone who does this costume is mad. So you got that right. Haha


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    Feb 20, 2017, 11:14 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #11

    Original post updated Jetpack acquired pending payment.


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    Feb 21, 2017, 12:37 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #12

    Post updated harness acquired.


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    Mar 8, 2017, 4:23 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #13

    Original post updated. Got an armor kit from RKD. His version 3 armor for medium builds. Full kit with gauntlets and all greebs.

    Sending to our own Raizo to paint.


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    Apr 19, 2017, 4:33 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #14

    Update. Raizo has started to work on my armor!



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    Apr 19, 2017, 4:38 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #15

    Update. I got my soft stuff in from arkady and it's amazing.


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    Apr 19, 2017, 4:39 PM - gablesz WIP #16

    Update. Got my jetpack in. It wants to pull up and choke me though so I'll need to figure out my harness situation.


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    Apr 21, 2017, 11:14 AM - Re: gablesz WIP #17

    Update. Raizo continues to paint. Silver down.




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    Apr 21, 2017, 5:22 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #18

    Damn man you are off to an awesome start and Ive got the same issue with my jetpack felt like I had been throat punched after wearing it for 2 days at Celebration, my biggest problem is Im 6' 270lbs I guess we both have our work cut out for us but at least we are at the right place for help
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    Apr 21, 2017, 5:24 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #19

    Thanks man! Im on my way haha. Right now I'm in a big waiting period but waiting is ok!


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    Apr 21, 2017, 5:29 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #20

    Very true Im on year number 2 waiting on getting everything in line thats why my Fett at Celebration wasnt 100% but the time is well worth the reward keep up the work! And by the time I do have it all ill change my name from slavedrive to middle age fett. Started mine at 41 and will be 43 this year lol.
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    1 Week Ago - Jun 14, 2017, 4:47 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #21

    Raizo putting paint down on the left chest plate and mid diamond




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    1 Week Ago - Jun 14, 2017, 4:50 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #22

    Collar and Chest green down with some silver detailing.




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    1 Week Ago - Jun 14, 2017, 4:51 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #23

    Both shoulder with base paint on them and the glorious mythosaur skull.




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    1 Week Ago - Jun 14, 2017, 4:54 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #24

    More progress!




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    1 Week Ago - Jun 14, 2017, 4:56 PM - Re: gablesz WIP #25

    Weathering going down on the chest and more shots.








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