søndag 20. desember 2009

Soft parts and wookiee scalps arrived!

I finally got my soft parts and wookiee scalps (aka braids)! The braids are superb, and have got all the details right. The flightsuit is perfect, though a little tight over the hips. I'll try to move the seams a bit, but I only have half a centimetre to work with on each side. The flakvest, neckseal and spats fit perfectly, and the pouches look good too! :)

I hope that making the suit more loose over the hips and tighten up my chest with some sports underwear will make me look a bit more like a man too. ;)

torsdag 19. november 2009

Boba boot spikes modded to my size

I bought some boot spikes from Russrep and they are beautiful, but sadly they were
a bit too big for my size 7.5 boots. I straightened one side, removed the spike, shortened the hoop, drilled a new hole and bent the hoop again in a different place.

They look good now, and they fit my boots! The only thing I need to do now, is to fix the spike to the hoop again. When I removed it, I had to dremel off the screw it was attached with, because it was impossible to unscrew it. I think I may just drill out the whole thing and attach it with another screw. Any ideas?

One boot spike modded, the other not.

Both spikes modded.

Still need to attach the spike to the hoop.

My Boushh parts have arrived!

My Boushh parts from Clothears have arrived! They are beautiful!

I got boot spats with boot discs, pants, outer tunic, inner shirt, cummerbund with spikes, cape and belt. The belt needs a hole and the cape needs to be attached to the bandolier before I can wear them, but that's soon to be fixed!

Now I just need to build the helmet, find the staff parts and assemble my bandolier. It's starting to look like something!

søndag 15. november 2009

Boba Fettt pieces so far

I have got a lot of costume parts now, and I thought it would be nice to gather them all up for a picture. I've also got a few parts I haven't blogged yet, so it's time they get their picture taken too. :)

All my parts so far, I think I have everything except soft parts and helmet decals. The soft parts are ordered from LadySewforus, and will arrive in a few weeks time. I'm still searching for the helmet decals.

My paint. The ones in the box is for the helmet, the others are for the jetpack.

US Divers belt buckle, just need the seat belt material to finish it. Anyone have some black nylon seat belt material to spare? ;)

My beautiful aluminium studs.

Lightboard, made by Fettronics. This is version 2.1.2.

Screen accurate jetpack hooks, with cotton webbing.

My gauntlets, bought from BobbyFett. Not sure what maker, but they are fiberglass and fit me perfectly.

onsdag 30. september 2009

A little update on Boba

I have tried to get a better colour on my girth belt by using wood stain, but I'm not sure how it will turn out. It's still very sticky, but I hope it will dry up soon!

I have done a little armour painting, and forgot to show pictures of the armour pieces last time I blogged. So here they are, silver painted. :)

Mystery project revealed!

The time has come for me to reveal my mystery project, it's just too much for me to keep secret!


I'm making a Boushh costume!

I have ordered everything I need except the staff, which I apparently should be able to get parts for in every plumber shop. I have started working on my helmet and armour, and the tanks are almost finished. The soft parts are ordered from Clothears, and the bandolier is on the way. I have been researching this costume since last november, when a garrison mate said that it would be cool with a Boushh in the garrison. In the meantime we have got one, so I'll be the second one as far as I know. :)

Here are some pics for you:

Pieces of the helmet coming together

My tanks, almost ready for primer

Gloves in soft suede leather

Leather boots that I hope will match the spats I have ordered

Bandolier greeblies with primer
(And a lollipop to those who can guess what I painted on that cardboard before those greeblies)

onsdag 26. august 2009

Mystery soft parts ordered!

I have ordered the soft parts for my mystery project! It turned out to be quite hard and very expensive to get the right material to sew it myself, so I just ordered everything. I found that I have very little time for sewing while working full time, so it may be the best solution if I am ever to finish the costume. :)

I'll work hard on my hard parts while waiting, and I hope to be done with everything when the package arrives. :D

mandag 27. juli 2009

Airbrushing Boba Fett

I have started painting my Boba Fett armour, using an Evolution airbrush and Vallejo airbrush paints. I started with silver, and will layer the other colours on top of that using masking fluid to mask the battle damage.

The airbrush is working smoothly, and I'm very happy about the results so far. I'm glad I chose an airbrush with an open cup for the paint, because it is so easy to refill. :)

mandag 20. juli 2009

More pics

Also included in the big box from Bobamaker were these beauties:


Backside of gloves

Shin tools

The armour is here!

My Bobamaker armour arrived in the mail today, and it is a beauty! It is all fiberglass, but it is not at all that heavy as I thought it might be. It is even small enough to fit me! It is all sanded and primed, ready for me to paint.

Helmet with rangefinder and visor

Chest armour with collar piece and chest decal

Back armour

Cod piece

Shoulder armour with decal

onsdag 3. juni 2009

Assembled jetpack

I just had to assemble my jetpack and take some pictures of it. I have taken the guitar stand, so the guitar is now standing on the floor, poor thing.

Isn't it gorgeous? :D

tirsdag 2. juni 2009

Jetpack arrived today!

My jetpack arrived today! It's a real beauty! It's made by Bobby Fett UK (BFUK). All I need now is an airbrush and a lot of paint!

Tubes for my gauntlets

I found some tubes for my gauntlets, and I hope they fit!

fredag 29. mai 2009

Mystery kit in the mail!

I got a big box with armour pieces for my mystery project in the mail today!

I'll give you a little sneak peak of one of the pieces too, hehe.

Big box of armour!

A piece of shiny white abs.

mandag 11. mai 2009

Paint stencils for Boba helmet

I got paint stencils for my Boba helmet in the mail a few days ago, and they look really good! Still waiting for my helmet, though. :)

torsdag 30. april 2009

Portrait of Darth Vader, SL-7060

Inspired by Andreas in the Nordic Garrison, I wanted to paint a picture of Darth Vader. Then what's better than actually use my fiancé SL-7060 as a model? :D

We did a photo shoot in the garden (wonder what the neighbours thought, hehe) and ended up with some pretty cool pictures that we manipulated in Gimp. Then I printed the whole image to a overhead sheet and projeted the image to the canvas. When I had the image where I wanted it, I drew thin lines with a pencil and marked what areas should be white and black. I made sure all the lines were just a tad into the black area, so it would be concealed by the black paint. Then I painted with acrylic paint.

I'm pretty happy with it!

lørdag 25. april 2009

I got a Sidewinder kit for my birthday!

My birthday was friday, and I got a sidewinder kit from my boyfriend, SL/TK-7060! It is a resin kit of the Webley & Scott No.1 Mark 1 Flare Gun that Boba Fett uses. Now I have everything I need for Boba Fett! Well, at least everything is ordered and in production, I am still waiting for a huge box with armour parts from Bobamaker.

Let's see what I have:

Boot spikes
Fabric for spats, flightsuit, pouches and flak vest
Girth belt
Ammo belt
Wookiee braids
Knee armour
Body armour parts and helmet(being produced by Bobamaker, will be here in june)
Gloves (also Bobamaker)
Shin tools (Bobamaker)
Jetpack (in the mail this week)
Gauntlets (in the same box as jetpack)

Only thing I still need to buy, are the hoses for the gauntlets, as i don't think they are included on those I bought. If anyone knows where to buy those in Norway, please tell!

Here are some pics of my new baby:

onsdag 1. april 2009

Mystery pieces in the mail soon!

I've just bought a kit with the major big parts for my mystery project! It was expensive, but it's the best kit out there. Can't wait to get it, it's just sooo cool! :D

mandag 30. mars 2009

Drawings from the kids!

I attended the The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game and Film Convention in Malmö this weekend, and a boy came to me with this drawing! Aww, that softens a troopers heart! Thank you so much, Matteus!

torsdag 26. mars 2009

Gaunlet wrist darts for Mr. Boba

I got my gauntlet darts in the mail yesterday, and they are so beautiful! They are so tiny, yet so detailed and perfect. They are made by Russrep at The Dented Helmet.

lørdag 21. mars 2009

Boots for my mystery project

I found the perfect boots for my mystery project today! They are beautiful! I have been looking through every single shoe shop I've seen for two months now, and finally I found a pair that works. Huzzah!

Another exciting picture; I give you... the bag! With the boots inside. ;)

torsdag 19. mars 2009

My mystery project!

Secrets are always fun, and secret projects also! I have started to make my third costume now, and this time I will keep the whole project a secret. But I will blog it, so you can follow my progress. ;)

I bought some nice gloves today, perfect for my secret project. I hereby give you...*drumrolls*...the tag!

tirsdag 17. mars 2009

Girth belt and dye

Slave1pilot from The Dented Helmet was kind enough to send me a girth belt from USA! They are hard to find here in Norway, especially in 100% mohair. The people on that forum are so helpful and nice. :)

The girth is 100% mohair (goat wool) and 34" long, just the right size for me. I'm so glad my hunt for this belt is over, because it is kind of embarassing to go shopping for a girth for yourself (a girth is the thing that keeps the saddle on the horse). In SW terms this is called a honorary sash, which sounds so much better. ;)

I've bought a box of dye from Spinnvilt, I hope the colour is good. We'll see in a few days when I get the time to dye it. :)

New and bigger shoes!

I got my new shoes the other day, and they fit me! I'm so glad I returned the first pair I got, because these not only fit me better, they are better made as well! No holes is the fabric, no glue spots, just pure pretty boots. They are a bit soft in the heel, so you kind of feel like falling backwards, so I'll add a thick inner sole to them. Maybe it will get me some more centimeters up from the ground too. ;)

Boot spikes!

When I was in Göteborg, I got my boot spikes from a good friend of mine who bought them for me to save me some shipping. Thanks, Njål! They are really nice! They are made of aluminium, so I can bump into stuff without breaking them. I don't want to think about what could happend if they were made of resin or something like that...

The Bounty Hunter's Guild patch

Being in the 501st includes lots of temptations when it comes to shopping, and one of those are the patches. There are patches for almost everything! Garrison patches, department patches, event patches, cause patches and lots of more.

My latest patch is a department patch from the Bounty Hunter's Guild. That is where my Boba Fett will belong when he is done! (Yes, I call him "he", not "it". I think I'm in love. *blush*)

Screen accurate jetpack hooks have arrived!

Ok, it is some time ago, but I forgot to blog them. *blush*

They are made by a guy at the Dented Helmet, and they are beautiful!

onsdag 4. mars 2009

New boots!

I have got new boots! I gave up on the dyed ones, the dye (or rather paint) just flaked off. I guess I could have tried to strip all the paint off and dye them again with better dye, but they were also kind of low so my shins popped inside.

I have bought myself a pair of Caboots now. They are huge, but they'll do the job better than the last ones anyway. :)

Kidney and butt plate mod

When I modded my armour for Elite status, I had to cut the kidney and butt plate in two separate pieces. For a girly trooper that can be quite a fun result because, quote from one of my favourite movies Love Actually, "there's a bit of an ass there", hehe. The result was that my butt plate ended several centimeters outside my kidney plate, and that was not a pretty sight. So now I've modded it again, and added abs strips on the inside to keep the pieces together. It looks promising.

My butt and kidney pieces, tight as a granny's hold-in panty!