MonCal Boushh research / progress

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  1. MonCal

    MonCal Well-Known Member

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    Update 8/12/16:
    I realize a lot of my photo links are broken. In November, 2015 the two photo hosts we had been using both dropped our photos, completely by coincidence as they were different hosts.

    We are slowly working on this and if you search for my username you will notice how many threads I have and how many photos have been fixed and how many are left. This thread is one of the oldest and these photos are among the more difficult to fix.

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    I had this info posted under someone else's topic so I thought since I've made some new discoveries I should create my own thread :)... I'll paste the same old info here with some new discoveries at the bottom.




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    I've done a fair amount of research on this costume over the years and have located almost all of the accurate greeblies. Here are the parts I can make in resin for those wanting to scratch build their suits:

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    The pieces in the red square aren't accurate but the closest I could find.
    I've spent hundreds of imperial credits collecting these model kits ;)

    This has always been one of my absolute favorite costumes along with Boba Fett.

    Perhaps there is someone who is good at kitbashing models and can help me to locate the few pieces I haven't found yet. Anyway, here are pics of my research. I've had to acquire some valuable model kits to make these..

    First, I'll show pics of the model kit and each piece in relation to a piece on the costume. Then there will be pics of the model parts labeled and then molded.

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    THe vader piece is also used as the "t-bits" on the bikerscout.

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    Here is a pic of the bandolier so you can reference it to the pic above:

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    I've since upgraded the harrier part :

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    It's the original version of the model.

    It is to replace the piece I already had with a complete one :

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    I've also noticed a few more parts:

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    I've discovered several more parts :) ... not all of them but just about. I plan to make the entire bandolier assembly available for folks to upgrade their boushh outfits :) ... I know wifey is getting more and more antzy every time I discover a piece :shock:


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    I've actually found a couple other parts that I haven't had a chance to show in pics yet ... as soon as I can get the bandolier completely built maybe :)
     
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  2. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

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    WOW..... I am totally impressed. AWESOME WORK CAL... :thumbsup
     
  3. MonCal

    MonCal Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(AlderaanGirl @ Jun 5 2006, 12:08 AM) [snapback]1256417[/snapback]</div>

    Thanks... :)

    Every time I discover a piece it's like Christmas ;) hehe. ... or I don't know if you've ever been hunting for artifacts / Indian arrowheads or anything but it's kinda like that. When I used to find an arrowhead in the desert as a kid I would jump up and down screaming. :) ....
    Well I don't quite get that excited but it is cool to find another piece.

    I am almost satisfied with everything I've located ... just a couple more little pieces and I'm going to start sculpting the helmet and armor. I've been waiting for years just because I wanted to find all / or mostly all of the pieces so I could make the suit as close as possible. Now that C4 is confirmed I have a new goal for this year ;) .... or rather my wife has a new goal for me :eek
     
  4. superjedi

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    Impressive. . . most impressive. :)
    I have always been a big bounty hunter fan, and after Boba Fett, Boushh is a close second. I'd love to do a Boushh helmet sometime when I have the funds.
     
  5. steveo

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    MonCal, you are the man. i've been trying to locate those bandolier pieces (main bodies) for some time now and have had no luck. What kits are they from? Are you going to be making those pieces available as well? Keep up the great detective work.

    steveo
     
  6. RoCKo

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    WOW, I´m completly :wacko

    this is the most comprehensive collection of boushh parts i´ve ever seen.
    MonCal your attention to details and your work on research parts for a lot of star wars characters is unreached.
    THANK YOU FOR ALL THIS INFORMATIONS.
    i´m looking forward for this research and for the biker scout also.

    keep going. :thumbsup
     
  7. steveo

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    Any new developments?
     
  8. MonCal

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    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the compliments.

    I haven't made any developments at all. Infact those parts are still sitting on my desk just like in those pics ;)

    I need to mold the other boxes for the bandolier and I think I'll have everything to make the whole bandolier in a kit version but .... not quite yet ;)

    I'm getting slower and slower these days guys. Please be patient with me ;) hehe
     
  9. useful idiot

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    Dude, awesome.. I give you props for actually showing us the kits you used and which parts in pictures.
     
  10. badger

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    Stunning. simply stunning.

    If you ever get those bandolier boxes done, I'd be in for a set for my wifes costume.

    I have a really crappy helmet I am having to do a major ton of work on (like remove the whole snout area, and replace it. grrrrrr....) so It'll be a while before I need them.

    badger
     
  11. steveo

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    would love to see your progress shots, badger.
     
  12. RacerX45

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    Man, I can't even imagine how much time and effort went into finding all those pieces. Awesome work.

    Randy
     
  13. Blueorion

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    Looks awesome. If my girfriends heart wasn't so set on putting together an aurra sing costume, this would be the one for her.

    Those are some great finds Moncal. I will keep watching this thread closely. :)
     
  14. MonCal

    MonCal Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.. :)

    I'm sorry I haven't posted any progress. Like I've said, this is a super slow project for me. I've been researching it for several years and want to get it just right before I jump in full bore ;) I could probably make some of the parts now but I just keep trying to find more and more of the real parts first ..... not too many left and I'm gonna go for it ;)
     
  15. steveo

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    well, keep up the great work, MonCal. Any luck with the main scope part yet?
     
  16. MonCal

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    Thanks Steveo :)

    I actually have an update on my progress :)

    I found a few more pieces so I think I'm about satisfied with the hunt and hope to actually start making the costume :) I actually found some more pieces on the helmet by chance.. which is cool :) ... so I have all but one of those, which should make sculpting the helmet a lot easier. One of the pieces I thought I found earlier was wrong and I have the new one now.... the little fuel tank looking piece on the antenna / scope.

    I'll get these bandolier pieces molded up and try to get the whole bandolier assembled soon. I'll be able to make just the top part of this bandolier box if someone wanted to make a Lando costume :)

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    I will try to get a completed picture up soon of the entire bandolier .. waiting for the molds to cure first ;) If you're interested in details on parts or the entire kit feel free to pm me with questions. thanks :) I'm sorry for not posting new pictures of where the parts come from. There have been 2 people on these prop forums who have taken advantage of my research so they can benefit and they try to make me look like the bad guy. It's obvious I always shared the research up until this happened. Again I apologize for that but if you are curious please feel free to contact me and I'll try to help however I can.

    I just pulled the pieces from the molds and need to let them cure for a day and I'll try to get some pictures of the parts when they're ready :) .... might be next week due to limited time ;)
     
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  17. MonCal

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    I finally have all the pieces for the bandolier cast.... now I need to paint them and assemble ;)

    If you are curious about the parts or are interested in one of these kits please feel free to send me a pm. :)

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  18. troopermaster

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    Simply awesome Cal :thumbsup

    Judging by your bikerscout armour,your Boushh costume is going to be BEST out there.Your dedication and attention to detail is unparralelled :) I'm very impressed with your research and the fact that you share all your finds.

    Good man.

    -Paul.
     
  19. MonCal

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    Thanks Paul.. :)

    I appreciate your opinions and support. :)


    here's what a finished kit can look like :)
    ... well .. almost finished... at least until I can make the armor.

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    I will include a stencil for the center armor piece and a tutorial on easy steps to paint and assemble :)

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  20. steveo

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    what other pieces have you found on the helmet? I'm very interested as you know. Hopefully you'll post them up as well.

    I can't wait until you start your sculpt. This is a very difficult helmet to replicate accurately or even close to accurate, but I'm sure with your talents, it'll look great. As you know, I've agonized over this helmet for many years now. I hope yours gets finished and doesn't take as long as the one I've been working on. Please keep me posted on this.

    Steveo
     
  21. MonCal

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    Thanks steveo :)

    I know you've been waiting patiently as long as I have ... if not longer ;) And I know how long you were working on the helmet.

    I haven't even had a chance to work on the other little parts of the helmet. One of these days hopefully :eek
     
  22. Eskilax

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    Your research is totaly awesome Moncal and your bandolier is beautiful (as usual :p)

    Now I want to begin Boushh costume .... :p
     
  23. Sandman

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    Absolutly amazing work... Now thats attention to detail....
     
  24. Firespray

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    Oustanding work as always MonCal. :thumbsup
     
  25. GeneralMayhem

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    Simply beautiful. Great detective work.
     
  26. ricardo519

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    MonCal whats the status on your Boushh costume. I would like to see if you have anything new.
     
  27. desolate

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    very impressive work...
     
  28. MonCal

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    Thanks guys. I have made a bunch of new discoveries and had hoped to start sculpting the helmet and armor by now but I've been trying to clean up some old projects that have been sitting on the bench and some other stuff too :unsure ... If all goes well I will start it after the 23rd of April after our local convention here :) We hope to have it for CIV but I am not sure if it'll work out.
     
  29. CGClone

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    Any new news MonCal?

    I cant thank you enough for this!
     
  30. swpropmaker

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    Hey MonCal

    I saw your pics and thought you could use this info I found these parts...

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    The kit is the 1/72 Tamiya PT 15 Japanese PT Boat

    The same parts are used on the Buck Rogers Draconian Maurader..

    Great work and love that you are sharing it with fellow builders!

    Steve
     
  31. zorg

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    wow moncal, that is exellent info, thanks for sharing!

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  32. General Anesthesia

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    Hmmmmm......this thread seems to have developed a resurection! Any updates as I am totally on board with a kit for this!!(y)thumbsup
     
  33. Skalen Fehl

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    Wow! I recognized those two little rectangular pieces from that old model of Darth Vader's TIE Fighter. I even still have the model! I gotta take a picture of it. I can't believe I still even have it. :lol
     
  34. MonCal

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    This project has officially been revived!!!!!!!!!! :)

    A very talented friend of mine, Jeff Herndon has begun sculpting on it.
    It's in it's absolute basic, beginning stages but it's exciting to see it coming to fruition.
    I'm helping oversee it and assist with the sculpting as well.

    After years of off and on research I feel we are finally ready to tackle it. I didn't want to start it until I was absolutely sure we were ready and as much of the archaeological work was done ..... (finding and discovering all of the model pieces used on the costume plus a bunch of actual measurements!!) We are still missing a couple of the model ... but only a couple!! :)

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  35. TMP

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    very exiting. good research.
     
  36. Tetmatek

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    Looking good as usual!:cool
     
  37. steveo

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    I just wanted to say I'm glad you've finally gotten the time to get around to this and that I'm jealous. As you know I've been working on mine for YEARS just from pictures. I can't believe you've found most of the model parts, plus you have actual measurements - extremely jealous. Hopefully yours won't take this long. Anyway, I know you'll do an outstanding job, with your previous works and the reference photos that I haven't even seen - any chance i could get copies of them? Thought I would ask. Anyway, I can't wait to see your version as I know it will be the most accurate to date. Good luck and a speedy process. Please keep us posted.

    I guess I should start saving up now? You are going to offer these, right? Any idea on a $$ yet?
     
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  38. Keith

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    Great work, thanks for showing us!

    Can you post the photos you have on your wall?

    Thanks,

    Keith.
     
  39. Mr_Sparkle

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    Cal,
    Excited to see this is happening! Can't wait to see the finished results!
     
  40. steveo

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    MonCal,

    Also, wondering if you're going to make this helmet size accurate or "wearable" for people with bigger heads than Carrie Fisher.
     
  41. Benkenove

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    I really hope you make it 100% screen accurate, (and that also means size :p)...

    People with big heads (like myselt), will always have a Tie pilot helmet to wear :D

    Great work Cal ;)
     
  42. MonCal

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    We're going for 100% (plus or minus 2%) ;)

    It is definitely a small helmet.... but I don't think a bigger person like me should be wearing it anyway ;) hehe.. I would look funny in this one. Fortunately my wife is exactly the same size Carrie Fisher was at the time so it's good for her :) We do the zam stuff too and we have the same issue with those helmets but people find a way to make them work!

    Thanks for the compliments! It is exciting to finally see it started. It's always been one of my absolute favorite costumes and I didn't want to even attempt it until I knew we had as much reference as we could find... which is why it's taken me 8 years to begin :)

    Steveo, thanks! I know.. this was a labor of love for you for a long time!
    We could possibly offer one or two ;) .. when the time comes.

    Made a little more progress.. It's just starting to take some shape.


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  43. CGClone

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    Those are some awesome reference shots hanging on the wall MonCal, very nice.

    I have always maintained that the boushh helmet was smaller than whats currently available to the market, my wife is the same size as CF as well so an appropriate helmet would be nice!
     
  44. LDR

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    Very nice. Would be great to have an accurate sized version of this helmet for display.

    Also very nice reference pics, how did you get these? Also i noticed an inside one. Could you post that pic, would love to see the inside?

    lewis
     
  45. zorg

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    yeah post the pics of the ref shots on the wall please- where the hell did you get them?

    z
     
  46. steveo

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    Steveo, thanks! I know.. this was a labor of love for you for a long time!
    We could possibly offer one or two ;) .. when the time comes.
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    MonCal - YOU are the best!!!!!!!! Hopefully one day at one of these conventions, I'll get to meet you and thank you personally.
     
  47. MonCal

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    Thanks all!
    Photos? I got those from a "friend" :) And that's only a few of them! Sorry... I can't share them any more than I am in these photos.. Come to think of it I probably shouldn't have done that even. I guess I've become the very thing I used to despise on these forums. I used to share everything and all of my discoveries but too many people started taking advantage of me and all of my hard work, taking credit for my discoveries, trying to steal my projects etc..... too bad I guess. If you're going to be around gunslingers eventually you have to start carrying a gun .. a friend once told me!

    A little more progress made last night :)

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  48. LDR

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    Thats a shame..the photos look amazing.

    Helmets coming on nicely however.

    Hey maybe you could take a right close up photo of the back section of the helmet, just in front of the picture of the inside!..he he
     
  49. temponaut

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    Just discovered this recently resurrected thread. Wow, MonCal! You've accomplished a remarkable number of major finds! Thank you for sharing the information!

    Looking forward now to seeing the helmet and the rest of the costume take shape. With the amount of meticulous research you've done, this is bound to be the most authentic recreation of the Boushh costume we've seen. Bravo! :love
     
  50. zorg

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    cant really tell but i always thought the disk on the top was not circular in looking down profile....am i right?

    z
     

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