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 Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.

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Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« on: Oct 19, 2021, 08:52 PM »
Hello everyone! I recently stumbled upon a good deal on a set of Wasted Fett RoTJ armor and since I’ve always dreamed about making a Fett I’ve decided to jump off the deep end.

This is my first venture into a canon build and I know it’s whole different animal so I’m looking forward to working with those of you with much more experience then myself.

I haven’t quite decided on wether I’ll do a RoTJ or a RoTJ SE yet, that decision will be made shortly. 

A few questions right off the bat.

1- I know arkady on TDH seems to be the gold standard when it comes to vest/flight suit/neck seal. Besides her is there any other recommendations for the soft parts? I’m just trying to see what’s out there.

2- I bought a Fett helmet from lone wolf customs a while ago so I could practice that incredible paint job. I know that helmet isn’t  that accurate, and I don’t plan on using it.  Any recommendations on helmets? I know minutefett sells a resin cast but I don’t know what the general thought was towards it.

Any other recommendations or advice for a newbie? I’d love to hear it!

Edit
Reading Az’s jango wip has put me on DHPFX. They have a real nice vac formed gauntlet kit which I’m eyeing. I might go that route.


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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2021, 11:11 AM »
I can vouch for DHPFX.  I had a back plate from them before I went to legacy plates.   :boba:

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2021, 12:32 PM »
Biggest thing to figure out is if you want to go Straight up ROTJ or ROTJ SE, and if you're wanting the SE edition, which version of that suit.

Arkady is a great starter suit as it comes pre-dyed so it might only require a little correction on your end.

Minutefett is a good option. I know Wasted Fett sold a lot of his molds to someone else.

The Lonewolf helmet would be a great practice option, but wouldn't be approvable without all the added physical scratches and markings.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2021, 01:00 PM »
I’ve decided to go for RoTJ SE, since it incorporates a lot of nods to the esb helmet paint job. I’ve not been able to find a lot of information on the different versions of the SE suit however. Where’s a good place to find that?
A lot of the stuff on TDH is broken down into esb and RoTJ but, for example, I don’t see any helmet stencil layouts for the SE.

Thanks Druj! I’ve added those gaunts to my short list of parts.

I’ll probably have 7cs cast my jet pack, I really like the look of his kits.


Here’s a few of the pieces laid out. Comparing them to my current plates they are almost identical in size so I’m happy about that.

And finally yeah I’ve decided to paint up that lone wolf bucket as simply a practice piece to get some experience for when I jump into the real thing.

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What’s the general consensus on MOW flight suits? I know they come white so it would needed dyed.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #4 on: Oct 22, 2021, 06:00 PM »
I also have DHP/FX Boba Fett style bracers. My whole kit (except the helmet and codpiece) is made of his plates. I highly recommend him.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #5 on: Oct 26, 2021, 09:22 PM »
Thanks Tramp for the good review!

So I’ve been doing some more research (tho I don’t ever think the research will ever be completed  ??? ). I’m going to lay it out and if (and when) I’m mistaken please correct me.

1. RoTJ SE has 2 sub categories, the first being the one shown on screen and is missing certain parts. The second is the 1997 promo outfit made for advertising the Special Edition. The promo version is the one I want to go for, as personally it’s what comes to my mind when I think of “Boba Fett”

2. The SE version is basically the ESB helmet on the RoTJ body. So if I’m thinking correctly I should be able to use this stencil.

This is the stencil for ESB taken from TDH.

3. If I’m right about the helmet then my final question is do I buy a esb or RoTJ sculpt of the helmet?

Ok that’s all the questions I’ve got for the moment. More to come I’m sure.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #6 on: Oct 26, 2021, 09:39 PM »
You want the ESB Helmet, but keep in mind when it was used for SE filming there was almost 20 years of use and abuse between ESB and SE.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #7 on: Oct 26, 2021, 10:16 PM »
I'm so looking forward to seeing this come together. 

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #8 on: Oct 27, 2021, 10:43 PM »
Copy that, esb but with some extra lovin.

Has anyone done a paint up using Montana paints? I’m having an extremely difficult time sourcing rust-oleum paints online. Or even if I can get a good 1-1 color comparison, eyeballing it on a screen isn’t really doing the trick.

…might have to resort to airbrushing…tho I’m not great with one.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #9 on: Oct 27, 2021, 11:36 PM »
I've heard very good things about the Montana paints. From what I hear it is like an artist grade rattle cans. I don't have any first hand experience but I  want to say I sa them at Michael's

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #10 on: Oct 28, 2021, 08:25 AM »
Jaster Fett has extensive experience with rattle can Fetts.   

I personally air brush all my stuff.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #11 on: Oct 28, 2021, 10:10 AM »
Do you use enamels?

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #12 on: Oct 28, 2021, 10:24 AM »
Generally acrylic, but sometimes enamels.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #13 on: Oct 28, 2021, 01:12 PM »
Airbrush with acrylics all the way.  :8):

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« Reply #14 on: Oct 28, 2021, 08:45 PM »
I vastly prefer acrylic, but work has me using enamels, lacquers, and other industrial products. 

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