Good afternoon all!!
My name is Dan and I am located around Los Angeles in California. I have been stalking several costuming boards for a while, and after explaining it to my soon to be wife, I got the "OK" to build a suit. I want to get involved in the 501st as a charitable organization in the area, it really seems like a great organization to be a part of. After quite a bit of research I have settled on wanting to make a Jango for my first suit . I have always had an affinity for him and for the troopers. I'm not quite sure why, but he really intrigues me. So Jango it is!
As such, I think starting with Asok's cold cast and using body filler (bondo/kitty hair) to fill in the "Boba" marks. My other idea was to get a cast of the armor, nothing fancy, but use that to have a friend of mine shape metal plates for me. I can use sheet aluminum or thin plate steel, and go for a realism aspect to the armor, let alone durability. That's a HUGE maybe though.
Anyways, I wanted to introduce myself. I will be around reading up, and possibly PM'ing some individuals for info, techniques, and/or compliments.