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Ref Al'drann


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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #90 on: Dec 30, 2013, 03:52 PM »
Thanks Niabi! Yeah it's an issue that I became aware of today. I did my first unofficial troop today and I noticed it when I suited up. Unfortunately the armor is bolted on. I can't redo the eyelets so I have to snap the bolts off and reposition them. 

There were some other fixes that also came to light during the troop. So this has to go back into the workbench before it gets submitted.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #91 on: Jan 01, 2014, 05:08 PM »
A couple of pictures from the event:





Issue:
1. Some of my adhesive failed (earcap, gauntlet hose, flamethrower)
2. Armor placement
3. Jetpack sagging.  I'm going to invest in a better harness.  The one I currently have won't cut it for long troops.
4. My EE-3 is scratching my gauntlets to hell.  I need to repaint the bottoms of the clamshells and hit them with a ton of dullcote.
5. My sidearm swings like crazy when I walk.  I imagine it looks pretty ridiculous.  Can any ESBs comment on how they deal with that?
6. Didn't have time to weather my gloves.

So there's a lot to do, but that's what these first, unofficial troops are for.  It was awesome being a "face" character and to have people say "Boba!" and be right for once :laugh:

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #92 on: Jan 12, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Issue:
1. Some of my adhesive failed (earcap, gauntlet hose, flamethrower)
2. Armor placement
3. Jetpack sagging.  I'm going to invest in a better harness.  The one I currently have won't cut it for long troops.
4. My EE-3 is scratching my gauntlets to hell.  I need to repaint the bottoms of the clamshells and hit them with a ton of dullcote.
5. My sidearm swings like crazy when I walk.  I imagine it looks pretty ridiculous.  Can any ESBs comment on how they deal with that?
6. Didn't have time to weather my gloves.


1. Gorilla Glue brand super glue. NOT Gorilla glue, but their super glue (clear bottle, blue cap, purchased at Wal Mart). I've had no problems yet, and I used it on all my pieces that needed it while building. 
2. Fix it! Haha, I don't know how you did your attachment, so can't help really.
3. I told you how to fix that harness!
4. Yup. Happens :(
5. I haven't yet. *clunk* *Clunk* Manbro's ideas isn't terrible, but I truthfully wouldn't risk it. I have a wide strap instead of the canon strap, and my doesn't swing much.
6. I wore mine to work on day, and they haven't gotten clean since.

Additionally:
I saw that new pic on FB, and had some feedback.
1. Your ammo belt seems a bit light (maybe mine is just dark), and maybe it could benefit from a MISTING of Rustoleum's Kona Brown or similar.
2. Again with the vest... Is it just the picture?
3. Hip pouches are empty! Do what I do and put dish towels and underwear in them. I gave a presentation to a local theater about costuming recently and a child asked what was in my pockets. I replied "Dish towels and underwear." He thought I was kidding till I opened one up and pulled out a pair of halloween boxers.
4. You gloves seem very dark. They're like one shade away from black haha.
5. If you decide to start thinking about upgrades later, get a pair of MoW's 2013 boots. They're fantastic!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #93 on: Jan 12, 2014, 05:57 PM »
Thanks man! Appreciate the feedback. I fixed the placement issue with my right chest plate and diamond. My harness has been ordered so that'll fix the collar being pulled back. As far as the vest goes, it's fitted for me, but it does want to flare out a bit. I might have to talk to a tailor and have it taken in in a hidden location. I have a theory that most of the issues above the waist are caused by my crappy harness. I'll do another test run once I've upgraded. The belt matches references, but it could use some more weathering to darken it a bit, I agree. The gloves are kind of dark, but not as extreme as they look in that picture. Not a ton I can do about that. Maybe mist with a light grey?

Good suggestion on the dish towels! I have some scrap fabric that should do the trick. And with the boots, I might upgrade eventually, but my 2012s allowed me to install hidden spurs behind the toe spikes so I sound like Boba when I walk.

Thanks again for the help everyone! This is a big undertaking and I definitely need all the assistance I can get! :)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #94 on: Mar 21, 2014, 07:08 PM »
I'm sending it in!



Byrek, thanks for all your help in getting me this far. You've been a good friend and resource. I darkened my belt just for you :laugh:

Thanks for everyone who has helped me so far!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #95 on: Mar 21, 2014, 07:14 PM »
 Looks Great ....  8)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #96 on: Mar 21, 2014, 07:35 PM »
Yes!!!  ;D

 Looking fabulous Ref, a great ESB Fett for sure!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #97 on: Mar 22, 2014, 07:09 AM »
Love it! Great job as always  ;)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #98 on: Mar 24, 2014, 03:08 PM »
Awesooooooooooooooooooooome vod ;D

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #99 on: Mar 24, 2014, 04:09 PM »
Thanks! :D

Gotta say, wearing a Fett kit just feels different for some reason. In a good way!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #100 on: Mar 24, 2014, 09:19 PM »
Thanks! :D

Gotta say, wearing a Fett kit just feels different uncomfortable for some reason. In a good way!

There, fixed it

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #101 on: Mar 24, 2014, 10:10 PM »
I can't deny that  :laugh:
It's way bulkier than any custom mando I've worn even though I'm wearing the same amount of gear.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #102 on: Mar 26, 2014, 12:51 PM »


I have an official Fett! Still waiting to hear what the 501st says, but they asked for new helmet off and action poses for my Legion profile, so I think that's a good thing!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #103 on: Mar 26, 2014, 02:59 PM »
W00t! Congrats Ref!

Hopefully you'll hear back from the 501st as well then!  8)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #104 on: Mar 26, 2014, 06:11 PM »
Welcome to the party!


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