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Ref's ESB Fett
« on: Dec 15, 2012, 04:56 PM »
Alright! I'm ready to jump right in!

Here's where I'm at so far:


The blaster isn't finished, obviously. I've got all the necessary parts in a bag of greeblies that came with it. Except for a few parts which I'll have to buy.
The flightsuit fits me like a glove. I was really amazed when I put it on how precise the fit was even though it wasn't made for me and bought through a third party.

One thing that concerns me is that the thigh pouches are very close together.

When looking at this reference it loos like I might have to re-position them to the outside of my leg

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #1 on: Dec 15, 2012, 04:59 PM »
Wow. That flightsuit fits great. I made some thigh pouches, and made them as close to Boba's as possible, but yours do seem a bit close. Where did you get the gun?

On a more negative note, I believe those are the boots that went up in the supply depot that you beat me to a month or so ago.  :laugh:

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #2 on: Dec 15, 2012, 05:05 PM »
Wow. That flightsuit fits great. I made some thigh pouches, and made them as close to Boba's as possible, but yours do seem a bit close. Where did you get the gun?

On a more negative note, I believe those are the boots that went up in the supply depot that you beat me to a month or so ago.  :laugh:

I got everything in one fell swoop through a guy who was selling off his ESB stuff on TDH. The blaster is made by Sidewinder and is upgraded with an authentic Heiland flash tube.

Nah the ones I have on are Man of War boots I bought off of TDH. Do you mean these boots?

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #3 on: Dec 15, 2012, 07:04 PM »
I got everything in one fell swoop through a guy who was selling off his ESB stuff on TDH. The blaster is made by Sidewinder and is upgraded with an authentic Heiland flash tube.

Nah the ones I have on are Man of War boots I bought off of TDH. Do you mean these boots?


I think so. I was goin to buy them, but he sold them to I believe you, as you commented pm sent.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Well now you have a PM  ;)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2012, 06:37 AM »
You've certainly acquired some top quality stuff to start out with!  The thigh pouches do indeed look like they are placed too close to where the cod armor would be.  But I personally wouldn't make an adjustment until you have the cod and knee armor.

If you have any questions along the way, I'd be happy to help you!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #6 on: Dec 16, 2012, 06:50 PM »
i expect the cod will push them apart a bit, so worry about that later :D

looking great so far!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 2012, 08:48 AM »
Good luck Ref I know yournew kit will look awesome

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2012, 11:51 AM »
You've certainly acquired some top quality stuff to start out with!  The thigh pouches do indeed look like they are placed too close to where the cod armor would be.  But I personally wouldn't make an adjustment until you have the cod and knee armor.

If you have any questions along the way, I'd be happy to help you!

From my experiences here, I've learned if you're going to do something, you should try to do it right the first time.

Yeah I'm definitely going to wait on adjustments. I mostly just wanted to know if this was a fluke or if the LadySewForUs suits were always made that way.

Having seen the build threads and continued upgrades of your Ref and custom suit, I can say that without out a doubt, this shall be one of the most sheb-kicking Boba suits in Mercs.

Wow, thank you! I'll try not to disappoint  :laugh:


Updates: I assembled my cape and tore it all up. I'm going to send it through the wash a few more times and then weather it with my airbrush. I'm also working on my gauntlets. Originally I had tried to scratchbuild them out of card stock, but they got pretty warped during the resin and fiberglass stage for some reason. I'm going to start them over with sintra and pvc.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2013, 02:02 AM »
I'll have some updates coming up. My Asok Boba was shipped today and I've ordered a Jetpack kit from Fettseven. My gauntlets are in the works. I have to redo them out of sintra before I even think about creating a mold. The ones I did out of card are too flimsy to cast.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #10 on: Feb 04, 2013, 03:55 PM »
Need some feedback on my flight suit. What does everyone thing about the color?
Inside lighting

Outside lighting


I'm shooting to mimic the Jeremy Bulloch suit


It seems very blue to me, but I can't determine whether it's too blue or not. My hope is that it will dull down somewhat with weathering.
If necessary I'll run it through a diluted color remover bath to fade it out.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #11 on: Feb 04, 2013, 11:38 PM »
If lady made it then the color is most likely  correct. She has been on the Dented Helmet for years and has always made a strive for screen accuracy.

Remember weathering makes a world of differance! ;)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #12 on: Feb 04, 2013, 11:43 PM »
It was originally white though. I'm not sure why. I did research and found out she uses evening blue so I used evening blue with pearl grey in a 2:1 ratio.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #13 on: Feb 04, 2013, 11:57 PM »
I thought it looked white in your first pic  :D
Head scratcher.
Years ago I was sourcing parts and came across her work. She trys to get everything correct from stitching to fabric. Its seems strange that she would not have the right color. Unless its her early work.

Its research time!


It was originally white though. I'm not sure why. I did research and found out she uses evening blue so I used evening blue with pearl grey in a 2:1 ratio.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #14 on: Feb 05, 2013, 12:06 AM »
Honestly, for ESB, it looks about right. Once it's weathered up it will be perfect. The vest should be nearly white and the flightsuit more blue. It was ROTJ that went to more greys.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #15 on: Feb 05, 2013, 12:14 AM »
I could probably just ask the guy I bought it from what's up, but the answer wouldn't matter to me that much because it won't change what I have.

I'm planning on fading it tomorrow by misting it (lightly and in a very controlled manner) with a bleach mixture. Hopefully it works.

Honestly, for ESB, it looks about right. Once it's weathered up it will be perfect. The vest should be nearly white and the flightsuit more blue. It was ROTJ that went to more greys.

Yeah it's just that I've seen ESBs with super blue flightsuits and I just don't like the look. If it's too blue I find it very distracting. I want it to read as a grey/blue. But yeah I understand the main point of your statement. I'm just being super anal about this costume  :laugh:

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #16 on: Feb 05, 2013, 09:50 PM »
Double posting, but I wanted to show you guys what I did today!



It's still missing the Molex greeblies that go up on the scope mounts, but I'm in love with this rifle at the moment.
It's a shame I only have my phone camera right now... You'll just have to trust me when I say that the weathering is subtle.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #17 on: Feb 06, 2013, 05:00 PM »
Glad I found this thread just now- Great job on the EE-3! I think the color is good and you can pretty much bank on anything LSFU makes.

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #18 on: Feb 06, 2013, 10:56 PM »
Thanks man! Yeah I'm loving this build because I fall in love with every little piece haha

OK so I hope you guys aren't too sick of me talking about my flightsuit, but I finally got a base color I'm happy with!

I dunked it in color remover for like 30 seconds and stuck it in the dryer. This is the color I was after all along. I'm super relieved  :laugh:

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #19 on: Feb 06, 2013, 11:13 PM »
Looks pretty much spot on to me man!

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #20 on: Feb 06, 2013, 11:40 PM »
That EE-3 is juicy  8)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #21 on: Feb 07, 2013, 12:54 AM »
Looks perfect. :)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #22 on: Feb 07, 2013, 12:57 AM »
That EE-3 is juicy  8)

agreed ..... I love the EE-3 ....  8)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #23 on: Feb 07, 2013, 03:11 PM »
Love the EE and the flight suit looks awesome too ;)

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Re: Ref's ESB Fett
« Reply #24 on: Feb 15, 2013, 07:50 PM »
Thanks guys!

Hey so I'm hoping to jump on some armor soon. I love RKDs stuff and I'm really hoping it'll fit right. I printed out the Large WOF templates and taped them onto my vest. (sorry for the cell phone pic, it's all I've got)


I compared to this picture and it seemed like a good match to me.


I'd love a second or third or fourth opinion before I commit.

 


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