WIP: Boba87Fett's The Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett Build (Photo Heavy)

boba87fett

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I started this build around July 23, 2019 and have yet to complete it! The list below is up to date and shows what I currently have. Previously used components are a part of this build thread, but have been sold or removed from this costume.


Components:

Helmet - 2012 ESB Hero SE Modified to 1978 ESB Hero

Helmet Paint Job - boba87fett

Helmet T Visor - Deluxe FP Visor

Helmet MQ-1 Circuit Board - Found Part

Helmet Honeywell Micro Switch - Found Part Vintage

Helmet Rangefinder - Terminal Fettler V2

Helmet Rangefinder Light with Micro Switch Kit - Jc27 Fettinator Industries V2

Helmet Rangefinder Servo Kit $175- Fettinator Industries

Helmet Hollow Rangefinder Stalk for Metal Ears (Included with Metal Ears) - RS Prop Masters

Helmet Metal Ears - RS Prop Masters

Helmet Metal Borden - Elstree Precision Co Ltd

Helmet Fans - Henry's Helmet Fans

Helmet Suspension Straps - Cast From Original Replica (Pending Run)

Helmet Chin Cup - Vintage Made in England

Cowl - Clothears Costumes

Hero Armor - WastedFett

Knee Darts - Machine Craft Replicas

Armor Collar Studs - Machine Craft Replicas

Chest Armor Light Display - Fettronics

Jetpack - Darth Vorhees V3

Jetpack Harness V2 - Big Dane (June 2019)

Jetpack Harness US Divers Vintage Belt Buckle - Found Part

Jetpack Beacon - Machine Craft Replicas

Jetpack Beacon Lighting Kit - Fettinator Industries

Jetpack Stabilzier - Machine Craft Replicas

Jetpack Vent (Round) - Machine Craft Replicas

Jetpack Thruster Side Greeblies - Quest Designs Canada

Jetpack Thruster Front Greeblies - Quest Designs Canada

Jetpack Thruster Discs - Machine Craft Replicas

Jetpack Micro Mega Dental File- Found Part

Jetpack Hooks and Clips - Full Metal Fett

Gauntlet Kit - MinuteFett

Left Gauntlet Glenross Dental Expander Screw Replica Polished Gold Steel - CSB Props on Shapeways (Ordered February 2020)

Left Gauntlet Keypad- MQ-1 Found Part

Left Gauntlet Rocket Copper Tip - Elstree Precision Co Ltd

Gauntlet Micro Mega Dental Files 1 Fat Silver and 1 Fat Red- Found Part

Right Gauntlet Darts- Machine Craft Replicas

Right Gauntlet Ever Ready Light - Found Part

Cape - Woodman (Pending)

Wookie Braids - Woodman

Flak Vest - Clothears Costumes

Neck Seal (Attached to Flight Suit) - Clothears Costumes

Flight Suit (One Piece) - Clothears Costumes

Girth Belt - Woodman

White Vinyl Ammo Belt to Be Painted - HandmadeHorrorShop on Etsy (Ordered)

Hip Pouches - Clothears Costumes

Gloves - Clothears Costumes

Sidearm Holster - Nemrod Found Part

Shin Tool Sonic Beam Weapon - Paterson Squeegee from B&H

Shin Tool Anti-Security Blade- Paterson Squeegee from B&H

Shin Tool Survival Knife - Paterson Stirrer

Shin Tool Jetpack Adjustment Tool - MachineCraft Replicas

Boots - WastedFett Size 11.5

Boot Spikes - Machine Craft Replicas


Optional Accessories

ESB EE3 Blaster - BlasterFactory Aluminum Webley

MPP Flash Tube - Roman Props

ESB Sidearm - Found Part Pulce 40 Barrel Assembly with Resin Cast Body


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June 4th 2019

WastedFett FPH2 Helmet Kit arrived!

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June 24th 2019

Airbrush arrived!

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May 4th 2019

Gloves received.

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June 2nd 2019

WF Armor trimming started.

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July 14th 2019

Jetpack received!

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boba87fett

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July 24th 2019

Spike testing fitting on WastedFett boots and then preliminary painting.

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July 25th 2019

Attached my toe spikes today. Still need to finishing painting the piping on one boot and then add weathering to the boots and spikes. I opted for 1 1/4” metal trim nails with E6000. I pre-drilled the holes with screws of the same size first. I may have to switch to screws later, but wanted to look more accurate to ESB if I can.

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July 29th 2019

I used some acrylic wash applied with a paper towel and then used a paper pencil to apply some Prismacolor Nupastel brownish red. Next I rubbed some sand paper across it to scuff it up a bit.

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boba87fett

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August 24th 2019

Sidewinder EE3 kit arrived.

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August 25th 2019

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September 16th 2019

Flight suit arrived from Arkady.

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October 4th 2019

Sidewinder EE3 replica kit progress.

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October 8th 2019

Got greeblies on and weathering started.

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January 11th 2020

MachineCraft Replica FPH2 metal ears and jetpack metal arrived!

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January 23rd 2020

MQ-1 Circuit Board arrived.

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February 4th 2020

Helmet prepared to ship to SuperJedi for painting.

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boba87fett

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February 13th 2020 - March 8th 2020

Superjedi Paint Up of my WF FPH2 ESB.

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boba87fett

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B87F-ESB-Armor-0-3.jpgFebruary 11th 2020

Learned a little bit about how to sow and started my ESB cape.

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February 13th 2020

Made my first attempt at dying the cape today. Initially I just used RIT tan, but I decided to redo it and add sand stone to get it more towards a gold color than a pink brown color.

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February 24th 2020

Stripe painted.

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February 28th 2020

Gauntlet Laser (Rocket) arrived from MCR.

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March 1st 2020

Chest armor cut out and electronics test fitted.

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March 7th 2020

The spread.

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March 11th 2020

Minutefett Lineage Shoulders arrived.

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March 13th 2020
Helmet received and suspension/interior install began.

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March 20th 2020

Armor primered.

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March 22nd 2020

RF Light Kit install.

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March 24th 2020

Helmet on and armor painted in Humbrol 11 silver.

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March 25th 2020

Jetpack metal components placed.

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boba87fett

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April 11th 2020

Worked on jet pack - assembled it.

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Primered and then painted with Humbrol Silver #11 acrylic spray can.

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Then I used Humbrol Maskol to mask the main damage.

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I then used a custom ordered Pantone 624U rattle can that I ordered 6 of for $125... It was the closest Pantone available to the CRL's 624UP. It looked super light unfortunately.

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At this point I began experimenting with different mixes to airbrush over it to get a little darker before moving forward.

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April 11th 2020

This photo shows what I was seeing in person the most accurately. Obviously the helmet has weathering, but the base 624U on the Jetpack is off.

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Alright! I finally decided to force myself to use the airbrush I bought over a year and a half ago. Honestly, I was intimated to use it, but I’m stoked I did today. Mixed my own paint color and couldn’t be happier with the new base color on my jetpack! 2 cans of Model Master Panzer Olivegrun and 2 cans of Model Master Lichtblau RLM 76 at a 50/50 mix with about 10 drops of Humbrol White in it. Looks right where I want it to before weathering compared to the cheeks and dome on my helmet.

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April 11th 2020

Maskol peeled off with light 0000 steel wool rub down.

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May 1st 2020

Jetpack update photos.

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May 4th 2020

Got around to doing the preliminary trimming on my MinuteFett FettPride gauntlets.

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May 13th 2020

Armor painting.

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March 30th 2020

Delivery from Woodman.

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May 31st 2020

Finished up the green in my armor today. I used acrylics with 3 Parts Model Master Euro 1 Dark Green and 1 apart Model Master Medium Green.

I have been utilizing a layered approach. Primer, Humbrol Silver 11, Model Master Zinc Chromate and then the Model Master Green Mix.

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June 27th 2020

Metal flamethrower.

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boba87fett

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Nothing is in orange! Are you missing anything?
haha you're right! Nothing is in orange any more. I think I have everything I need. Just need to force myself to finish my armor, jetpack, gauntlets and then assembling and weathering everything. Maybe by 2021?
 

intwenothor

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I'd genuinely be happy with 2030. Still plugging away on that flak vest and flightsuit.
God knows what I'll do about a rocket pack now it seems clearer that Anovos will not be coming through.
 

Ord Mantell

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What yellow are you using for the left shoulder? Archive X doesn't have anything appropriate, and I haven't yet looked at other lines for it. Whatever you're using looks pretty good.
 

boba87fett

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What yellow are you using for the left shoulder? Archive X doesn't have anything appropriate, and I haven't yet looked at other lines for it. Whatever you're using looks pretty good.

I used Model Master Yellow Zinc Chromate. I brush painted these real quick to compare Humbrol 154 and Archive-X 1975 SP Armor Yellow. I would have done it this time, but I don’t have the other Archive-X colors yet.

I think the next shoulders I do will be with the Archive-X.
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Ord Mantell

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I experimented with a/x sp yellow and I didn't think it looked right for the ESB left shoulder. It looks like the right color in the bottle, but when it dried it turned to a really warm yellow. A good match for ROTJ shoulders. At least that's how it turned out for me. I'm going to try mixing it with a little a/x depot buff for the next experiment.
 
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I experimented with a/x sp yellow and I didn't think it looked right for the ESB left shoulder. It looks like the right color in the bottle, but when it dried it turned to a really warm yellow. A good match for ROTJ shoulders. At least that's how it turned out for me. I'm going to try mixing it with a little a/x depot buff for the next experiment.
The new UP Armour Yellow swings more towards ESB. Don’t know when it’ll be available to order though.
 

boba87fett

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Received my aluminum replica Webley & Scott No. 1 Mark I flare gun made by Field Marshal today. Waiting on the replica scope and some other parts from Chris as well. I have a replica MPP flash tube ordered that should arrive some time in December.

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