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  1. Apr 22, 2006, 9:40 AM - Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #1

    One of my customers sent me this jango helmet to turn into a ESB bucket.I installed the visor, and went at it.
    Here is the end result.

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    This is a hard item to send back..lol
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    Apr 22, 2006, 9:50 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #2

    Looks GREAT!! And to say it's an improvement is an understatement

    Steve
  3. Apr 22, 2006, 10:32 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #3

    yeah, looks excellent.
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    Apr 22, 2006, 12:24 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #4

    Wow, looks great!
    PM sent.
  5. Apr 22, 2006, 5:56 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #5

    Thanks so much for the compliments.
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    Apr 22, 2006, 6:01 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #6

    Nice job
    Did you use spraypaint for the green ?
  7. Apr 22, 2006, 8:00 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #7

    yup just camo green with a few shots of spruce and a little black and rust primer to make it look more authentic.
    Started off with a silver undercoat, used mustard for the dome damage, and the rest is hand applied with basic acrylics, which were rust red, silver, black,and antique gold .
    On the back i used hunter green, and the left earcap was gold acrylic.
    The kill stripes were masked off with tape and mustard, then i used basic yellow with a few shots of rusty primer to get the golden color.
    I used a smoked visor instead of green cause that is what they wanted me to put in for them.
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    Apr 22, 2006, 11:57 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #8

    So the dent is just painted on?
  9. Apr 23, 2006, 8:49 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #9

    No I heated the inside with a hairdryer and pushed it in with the end if a screwdriver.
  10. Apr 23, 2006, 9:04 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #10

    I think its a fantastic paint job!
    A super amount of effort shown indeed!

    but.....
    I wish it were done on a much better bucket like a MS3 or BM etc etc...

    Heck, even a DP would be a better Boba bucket shape.

    But with the amount of buckets available today, the Rubies Jango would have been last on the list for a Boba bucket for me.

    I just cant see past the aweful mishaping/elongation of those Rubies Jango's buckets.uke

    Its like Joe Pesci's, Nicky Santoro in casino having Boba fett's head in that vice and screaming "now look what you made me do you, you *&$@*..."

    Just my opinion.
    (i had a rubies jango and now use it for a fruit bowl as it was originally intended for )

    Mason.
    Last edited by Master-Jedi-Allma; Apr 23, 2006 at 9:18 AM.
  11. Apr 23, 2006, 10:16 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #11

    I do agree ...I do not like vinyl helmets myself, but if thats all someone can afford for their first helmet, why not have a cool looking one, and if they ever wanted to sell it, they would have no problem getting a good price for it now.
    It will also serve as a really nice display helm when not in use.I know I kept staring at it....lollololol
    Besides when i got the visor in and painted it, it actually became a lot stiffer, and really the helmet itself was not warped at all.
    The rotj helm in my other thread was a skygunbro bucket, which is a really nice helm after all the sanding is said and done.
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    Apr 23, 2006, 5:45 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #12

    Quote wickedbeard said:
    but if thats all someone can afford for their first helmet, why not have a cool looking one
    Very true
    Not everyone has big $$$
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    Apr 23, 2006, 6:14 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #13

    When I got my first Rubies Jango, I didnt care much about the details.....until I noticed no pin stripes....wrong colors....small visor....ect. If you paint it up real good, I bet it can be a good helmet for anyone. However, as some could not stop looking at it, I dread mine now. Perhaps I wont sell it the future, as it gives me motivation to never be that crappy. I think though, that you should just choose somethin that you will be happy with. I guess its just like trying to find the best Tuba for yourself. It takes time and money, and being able to look at all your options, but once you got it, your stuck with it....cause you already paid for it...

    -tubachris
    (Who uses his school YBB-641 Yamaha, which factory price is $9k)
  14. Apr 23, 2006, 11:37 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #14

    mmmmmmmmmmm
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    Apr 24, 2006, 1:01 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #15

    Excellent detail on the paintjob!
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    Apr 24, 2006, 1:06 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #16

    When I used this bucket for my conversion I noticed that over time, the dent "repaired" itself. I wound up having to put the dent in deeper than it should have been and I also held the dent in while I used an ice cube on the other side. It "repaired" to about half the depth I made and stayed that way since. I hope you dont run into this problem...
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    Apr 24, 2006, 1:16 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #17

    Nice paintjob!


    But the RF earcap is down low Jango style... I take it, that can't be changed on this helmet?
  18. Apr 25, 2006, 9:02 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #18

    no..the earpeice is all molded into the helmet, no detachable parts.
    They just wanted a cool helmet that looked close.They were not worried about all the little details.
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    Apr 25, 2006, 9:12 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #19

    hey that's cool!!

    alot better then my Jango to ESB bucket.

    I did change the earpiece though, but I hardly noticed you didn't here.

    terrific paint job!!
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    Apr 25, 2006, 9:13 AM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #20

    Quote wickedbeard said:
    No I heated the inside with a hairdryer and pushed it in with the end if a screwdriver.
    Ohh, I can't really see much of the dent Great job though!
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    Apr 25, 2006, 7:09 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #21

    Nice job!

    That would make an appropriate starter helmet.
  22. May 1, 2006, 10:29 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #22

    I am working on doing this to my Jango, now.

    Thanks for giving detailed explanation into the paint work--I can use that to help myself.
  23. May 1, 2006, 11:13 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #23

    wow...kiks my paintjobs *****..well done...u just saved $300
  24. May 2, 2006, 12:45 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #24

    $300 for what?I only charged them $150 for the paintwork and visor installation.they did all the cutting before sending it.
    I enjoy painting and right now it is my full time job until I get a regular gig, so I give people that do not have a lot of cash a break.After all it is just a costume.With gas prices the way they are and everything else going up, a nice costume is definitely a luxury item, and I like to offer that luxury at an affordable level.
    Just wish I knew how to sew.lol
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    May 2, 2006, 1:00 PM - Re: Vinyl Jango to ESB transformation #25

    Quote wickedbeard said:
    $300 for what?
    i think $300 is about average for a paintjob 'round here.

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