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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #50 on: Dec 17, 2020, 08:50 AM »
Wooooow! Check out those beautiful patches you have there!

I'm all about for grey as well!

You can always paint those elastic parts of the boots a different color as well to mimic the Boba boots.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #51 on: Feb 04, 2021, 12:53 AM »
Small but important update!

I finally got my flightsuit in to the person who does all my alterations. (I have little experience or confidence behind a sewing machine)

The flightsuit was a bit long in the torso, crotch and backside area, though it's not very obvious in this picture:


She will be bringing the bottom half up and taking some of the excess out of the midsection to hopefully get the fit to be a bit better. I'm not sure if the legs will need taken in or not. They didn't seem too bad when I threw my current kits plates on just to test it out. Reference photo:


This is currently just pinned to reflect where the alterations will be made.




In that last awkward photo I'm pulling the slack together, not "picking my seat." :laugh:

I'm feeling better about these now and hope that the alterations get everything where I need it to be.

I got some surplus pouches in for this kit. I'm planning on cleaning them up and conditioning them a little to at least get some moisture back in the leather. But I love how beat up they are to begin with.


A buddy sent me some resin knee darts that he's been working on casting. A nice little surprise that I'm excited to put on this build. Also got a set of yellow chest lights from Fi.


I've settled on a bucket for this one... I think. I reached out to Dha Bral to see if he had any BOMB buckets left. And sure enough, he had one. Most helmets are very tight on me because of my dreadlocks. In my current bucket, I only have a little bit of padding on my forehead. Trying to wear it for long periods of time sometimes starts to give me a headache, so I'm looking forward to a little more room in there.

He may need to cast new ears but that's no biggie as I'm not in a rush. I plan on adding an aluminum borden and rangefinder to this.


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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #52 on: Feb 04, 2021, 07:47 AM »
Tailoring looks good! It’ll look much better when you get it back!

Those pouches will look great with a little conditioning! And the darts, lights, and helmet, woo! Glad to see your progress!

Can’t wait to see it together!

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #53 on: Feb 06, 2021, 10:43 AM »
That flightsuit looks pretty good already; shouldn't take much tailoring.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #54 on: Feb 07, 2021, 01:29 PM »
Thanks Rayne and Tor!

My part sourcing continues. I managed to get ahold of some Kruser knee darts. While not exactly standard Fett style, I'm curious if they're close to what we need to meet the BRL. I also managed to get an aluminum RF stalk that will hopefully fit the Bucket I'll be getting. My buddy threw in a few extras as well. Those are Hasboro "big visor" Fett ear caps. Not sure if they'll work for anything, but I might find a use somewhere else.



I also found this chunk of cloth that I have. I'm not entirely sure of the material blend, but it drapes nicely. My original plan was to snag a used canvas half shelter from eBay, but I just haven't wanted to spend that quite yet. If this works, I'll certainly dye it to an appropriate color. It's weight is like linen and duck cloth had a baby, so it's somewhere in the middle.  :laugh:






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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #55 on: Feb 08, 2021, 09:13 AM »
Some very nice pieces there!


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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #56 on: Feb 23, 2021, 10:53 PM »
So the part sourcing continues! I've been working with Bryn Cin'Prudii on a little project. He already offers a print of Brian Matyas' concept Jodo Kast's right gauntlet so I wanted  to see of he could work out Boba's right gauntlet from the Twin Engines of Destruction album. Kast does not use the concept style gauntlet in that comic strip, but I'm okay with that. However, he did not disappoint!

The artwork...



his mock up...



and the real thing...



Notice the lack of a keypad and a recessed try, for that matter. I really don't think I could have asked for a better interpretation. I can't wait to get these gauntlets in!

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #57 on: Feb 24, 2021, 10:09 AM »
So.

Darn.

Awesome.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #58 on: Mar 17, 2021, 01:49 PM »
Those are impressive! Wanna see how they turn out painted

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #59 on: Apr 28, 2021, 05:09 PM »
Those are impressive! Wanna see how they turn out painted

Me too! I'll be excited for that part of the build!

Not a major update since build progress has stalled. Being focused elsewhere has this pushed to the side a bit. However, the gauntlets came in a while ago and I realized that I never shared them.

Left/Fett TEOD


Right/Jodo Kast




They seem like they'll fit great! The Jodo one is a bit longer on my forearm, which doesn't bother me and might add to the asymmetry look if I do mismatched colors. There's also several cool places to add LEDs in these!


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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #60 on: Apr 29, 2021, 10:02 AM »
I love it.

Have those been sanded and smoothed at all?  If not, those look awesome for raw printed gaunts!

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #61 on: Apr 29, 2021, 10:32 AM »
Nope not really! He knocked a bit of the lines down, but these are raw for the most part. I think they'll be a breeze to work with.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #62 on: Apr 29, 2021, 11:57 AM »
Yeeeeeeeeeeees.

Also.... if you ever attend another Indy based con in the future and these go missing...... I know nothing  ;)

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #63 on: Apr 29, 2021, 12:52 PM »
Yeeeeeeeeeeees.

Also.... if you ever attend another Indy based con in the future and these go missing...... I know nothing  ;)

It's not a matter of if I do, but when! So I'll be sure to keep an eye on you at all times hahaha.  :laugh:

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2021, 12:10 AM »
On standby waiting to see those finished gauntlets!!!

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2021, 10:07 PM »
On standby waiting to see those finished gauntlets!!!

I think they're going to look awesome when they're all done!

Update Time!

So I forgot how much sizing plate templates kinda sucks. I'm 6'2" but opted for the Medium 5'9" (I think) templates. I used Large for my first build and, while they give good coverage, I feel like they could almost be trimmed just a little bit. For reference, my naval is exactly in line with the bottom edge of my vest.





I'm looking forward to whatever thoughts and suggestions that you guys might have. Are they too short for me to where I need to maybe make them about a quarter to half inch longer in the chest plate area? I think I like my current width but I'm happy to apply any feedback from you all.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #66 on: Jun 25, 2021, 10:04 AM »
The collar plate and chest plate templates appear to be a perfect size for your build but yeah, that ab plate would need to be closer to the edge of your vest. As that sits now, there is just too much of a gap there but I think it might look off if you just extended the ab plate farther as is (which is confusing me haha)

Try taping some extra paper to the under side of the ab plate and then extended it down farther then take some more photos and toss them up here.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #67 on: Nov 10, 2021, 04:45 PM »
Hey everyone. This is essentially a post to say that I haven't forgotten about this project haha. I've been slowly trying to pick up parts as I can here and there. I did order a Rubies 3 piece Boba helmet to modify and with it I picked up an aluminum rangefinder and a tilt-swith style RF topper from Fettronics. That needs a little TLC though. Also, how bout that stunning paintjob right out of the box, eh? Watch out Mi'ix, you've got competition.  :laugh: :P




I also decided to buy a Black Series Deathwatch helmet to potentially use instead, but unfortunately, it was too small for my dreadhead and I've spent a few hours trying to take apart all of the insides of this helmet. I want to check measurements and then I'll ultimately decide which one I'll use. Essentially, the Black Series helmet is now very similar to the much cheaper Rubies one and the little bit of work to get either ready would be about the same. But I'm going to try to put the inside greeblies back in the BSDW one and leave out the dome part to allow for extra space. How it looks now:



I've spent a little time working on filling the print lines on the gauntlets, but there's still work to do there.




I'm also thinking ahead to soft parts and might get started on my girth belt. I'll use cotton rope and make it like I did for my red kit. I'm thinking that I may go with Rit Tangerine for the color, but there is also the option for Sunshine Orange instead. Not sure which would look better. I was planning on orange for my visor and thought they might pair nicely. However, if I need to go with a more subtle color, I'm open to suggestions. The orange would be dulled down and weathered obviously, so I'm not going to be planning to have a neon colored girth belt.  :laugh:

I'm also keeping an eye out for spats and a cheap half shelter to use for my cape. That should wrap up the majority of my soft goods aside from some leather things. I hope to get back to work on this soon and have some slightly larger templates ready to try out. I'm anxious to get back to this kit!

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #68 on: Nov 10, 2021, 04:48 PM »
👀  👀  👀

Just let me know when you're ready to send it my way for a paint job.

That offer still stands.

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #69 on: Nov 10, 2021, 09:53 PM »
Where/how did you get those gauntlets? I love them!  :like:

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #70 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:05 PM »
👀  👀  👀

Just let me know when you're ready to send it my way for a paint job.

That offer still stands.

Absolutely. It would be an honor to have this kit painted by you!

Where/how did you get those gauntlets? I love them!  :like:

Oh yeah! Thank you! I love how they turned out! I had Bryn Cyn'prudii print these! In his sales thread, he had the Jodo one ready to go. I also worked with him to get the Boba Twin Engines of Destruction one created for the left. I sent him some shots of the comic references and he came up with that beauty! I can't say enough about his work and the quality of these.  :)

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #71 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:52 PM »
He's a good friend, but I didn't know he made stuff. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!  :like:

Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #72 on: Nov 15, 2021, 12:15 AM »
The painter of that bucket, and whoever is their quality control person is ...should be ...chained to jabbas throne, or just fed to the rancor  :laugh:
Progress is looking good too  :like:

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #73 on: Nov 15, 2021, 04:31 PM »
Cant wait to see more, and that MI'IX paint job  ;)

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Re: Kurshi's Protector WIP
« Reply #74 on: Aug 10, 2022, 11:51 AM »
*Blows the dust off this thread*

So having a small foundling has yielded absolutely no extra free time for this build. I decided that if I want to get it finished, then I might need to look into purchasing armor.

I like to make it all and paint everything by myself, but that’s not looking to be plausible here in the foreseeable future. So what do you do when you see a good set of MinuteFett Supertrooper plates up for sale? You accidentally buy them. Oops.

So it’s safe to say that I have all the armor pieces now. Maybe this will get completed after all!




Shiny!

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