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ROTJ Boba Fett build
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:14:45 AM »
Here’s my build thread on a ROTJ Boba.  I’ve read a bunch of other builds and have gone over the details in the CRL.  Thanks for all the great information on TDH and to those that I’ve talked to!  Here’s the list of all the parts that I’ve slowly acquired since last year.

helmet - Animefan
armor (shoulders, chest, back, knees, cod, kidney) & gauntlets - Bobamaker
flight suit, neck seal, flak vest, pouches and spats - Arkady
jetpack - DVH (currently commissioning)
jetpack harness - Big Dane
boots & toe spikes - Imperial Boots
ammo belt, cape - RS Props
girth belt & horsehair braids - Woodman
gloves - Mike M.
shin tools - Shapeways
chest display - Fettronics
metal greeblies - MachineCraft Replicas

I’m doing a rattle can job on the armor, thanks to the great templates from RafalFett.  I’ve sent out the bucket to BH-51512 and the gauntlets to bobafetthascollegedebt to commission.  They’re pretty close to being finished and I’m pretty excited!

Please let me know if you notice anything that needs to be changed, I welcome any feedback that’ll improve my build.
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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 02:22:07 AM »
For painting the armor, I grabbed these cans at the local Home Depot.


Here are photos of each layer.  Sorry the quality of the colors aren’t great, since they were taken indoors with poor lighting.  I’ll take a shot with natural light outdoors.






Almost done with the weathering and I’ll get some finished pics outdoors, in the sun.

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 07:09:55 PM »
Looking good man! Excited to see this come along!
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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 07:41:45 PM »
Looking good man! Excited to see this come along!

Thanks, I can’t wait to finish this up and troop in it!

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 07:45:44 PM »
Took a break from the armor and brushed up on using a sewing machine, for the straps on the jetpack harness.  I haven’t used a machine for almost 30 years...can’t believe it’s been that long.





The straps for the top of the jetpack are loose to help make adjustments for fitting the jetpack.

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 08:07:49 PM »
Armor is about done being weathered and finished with Testor’s dullcote!  Just need to do some weathering on the decals.







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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 11:32:14 PM »
Gauntlets came in today...thank you bobafetthascollegedebt!


I still need to mount the flamethrower nozzles, attach the rocket, paint the dart tips and remove the switches on the right gauntlet.
For mounting the flamethrower nozzles, I cut out some craft foam to size and coated it with an epoxy to provide strength and support.

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 11:35:49 PM »
Almost finished with the knee darts.  I used a step bit to drill out the holes in the knee armor.  Drilled holes in the dart inserts and used a large bit on the bac, to recess the head of the bolt.  Just need to paint the rings on the darts now.




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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 06:47:23 AM »
great looking armor!
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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 06:48:54 AM »
That's about the best looking rattle can paint job I've ever seen. Well done!
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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 08:08:45 AM »
great looking armor!


That's about the best looking rattle can paint job I've ever seen. Well done!


Thanks guys, it's slowly coming along!

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2019, 08:22:42 AM »
Looking good man! Now if you could just give up your spot on DVH's jetpack run to me it'd be perfect! :P :P :P

Feel free to hit up any of the local Fetts if you have questions.
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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett build
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 12:52:33 PM »
Looking good man! Now if you could just give up your spot on DVH's jetpack run to me it'd be perfect! :P :P :P

Feel free to hit up any of the local Fetts if you have questions.


Lol I'm glad I got in early...can't wait for the JP to get in!

Yes, definitely.  I'm sure I'll have questions!

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