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 Byrek's ESB Boba (501st APPROVED)

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Byrek's ESB Boba (501st APPROVED)
« on: Jul 09, 2013, 08:08 PM »
I decided that I should get started on Boba. I decided to make the plates out of PVC to pinch a couple (Thousand) pennies. My updated budget list will be posted below. When showing the progress of these plates to Stormtrooperguy, he said he was impressed with the shape and that it could work.

I wanted to finish one plate before continuing in order to make sure I could do it. Here are the progress pictures. I took a bunch to demonstrate that I could achieve the depth factor and the weathering with rattlecans:





My yellow:



My green after weathering (before blackwash):



Here is where I am so far. all pieces are in various stages of completion.



Here is my updated budget and the status of each item:

Helmet: Get one from Bob for $90 - Yet to be ordered

Jetpack: I'll probably go with MoW for $300 - Yet to be ordered

Flightsuit: Bought one off of TDH for $100. Also has a built in neckseal which saves me $25 from Arkady. He claims it's the right color, but I'm not sold - Ordered, not yet paid.

http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj616/Meshelville/photo1_zpsfea21aa8.jpg

Vest: Arkady - $50 Talked to her, and can't order until August.

Boots: Meep. $150 MoW. I'm going to try to make my own, but I'm not holding my breath. - Not yet ordered.

Gauntlets: I have a set of resin ones with all doodads. I just need to replace the bottoms.

Gloves: not sure what I'm doing about these yet... $10-$90

Girthbelt: Have it, just need to keep dying it.

Ammo belt: Easy enough to do, just a little elbow grease. $30 - Yet to start.

Sidearm: $110 off of ebay, and I plan on trying to make the holster. $140 - Yet to be ordered/started.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Boba-Fett-Hand-Blaster-ESB-PROP-/111096237331?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ddda0d13

Armor Itself: I'll be unrolling PVC for most of it aside from Cod,knees, and back. So far, $6. Back, and knees

Paints: Budget painting for $50 So far - $12

Wookie braids: Braiding my own with weave hair - $6

Shin tools: I think they're like $50 for the original parts with mods?

EE-3: Ordered to have it made for $215. - Ordered, half paid for.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #1 on: Jul 09, 2013, 08:20 PM »
Looks like a good plan. It does look like that green is a bit too dark though.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2013, 03:07 PM »
Looks like a nice start vod ;) do go on ;)

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2013, 10:31 PM »


So I did the 3D weathering on the Right shoulder and Left chest plate. I DO plan on making these smoother, but they're the appropriate depth (I think). Thoughts?







Ill be priming and beveling tomorrow night.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2013, 11:40 AM »
it looks good to me  ;D

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #5 on: Jul 11, 2013, 12:50 PM »
It's always nice to see a boba build. I love the 3D weathering.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #6 on: Jul 11, 2013, 11:38 PM »
More dents.... more clean up... Something doesn't look right? Speak up!




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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #7 on: Jul 12, 2013, 07:53 PM »
This thread is relevant to my interests.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #8 on: Jul 12, 2013, 08:18 PM »
Ab plate :)



Finished (constuction wise) right shoulder:


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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #9 on: Jul 12, 2013, 10:00 PM »
Keep up the good work.  Soon you'll be able to add a "BH" to your "TX"  ;D

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #10 on: Jul 12, 2013, 11:08 PM »
Soon you'll be able to add a "BH" to your "TX"  ;D

Haha, I hope so! My original deadline was January 2015, but I'm REALLY enjoying working on this. But now I think I want it done for June 2014. Think that's pushing it?

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #11 on: Jul 13, 2013, 12:07 AM »
Some people need a deadline to help move things along.  Others see deadlines as pressure, and can cause stress.  I try to make a big event the "deadline" (Woburn, St Pats, BCC, etc..).  Do what works for you.  Just keep working on it, and when its done, its done.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #12 on: Jul 13, 2013, 03:35 AM »
I wouldn't by anything other than aluminum parts from evolution. I hear their resin parts are crap.  Also that flightsuit looks right for ROTJ but not for ESB. 

Your armor green looks too dark to me, what color and brand is it?

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #13 on: Jul 13, 2013, 08:42 AM »
I wouldn't by anything other than aluminum parts from evolution. I hear their resin parts are crap.  Also that flightsuit looks right for ROTJ but not for ESB. 

Your armor green looks too dark to me, what color and brand is it?

Yeah, I heard about Evolution after posting the list.

For the flightsuit, like I said, I'm not sold on the color. He insists, but for $100, it could be green and if be okay with it. Speaking of green, it's hunt club green. I'm going to black wash it before messing with the color.

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Re: Byrek's ESB Boba
« Reply #14 on: Jul 13, 2013, 01:11 PM »
The ESB left chest plate is more blue than hunt club green. Mine is a base of Rusto Spruce Green misted heavily with Krylon Navy Blue and misted lightly with Rusto Hunt Club Green and Rusto Flat Black. 

The Krylon hunter green is too green, make sure you're using Rustoleum.  If you planned to do all the plates the same color- I would not use Rusto Hunt Club Green as your main color.  It's far too dark. Use it as a misting color over a lighter green.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=64467.msg957703#msg957703

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