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    armor size (pic update post #20)




    I got in some items the other day so I threw on some of my Jango I am working on and snapped a quick pic. I just literally threw the stuff on so it was sloppy. However, I noticed that the armor appears a bit big for me in the chest. I am 5-10 and about 185 so I am a fairly average guy. It suprised me when I looked at the pic to see how little room there was on the chest armor.

    The armor is wickedbeard that I got from a fellow TDH member in the cargo hold.

    My question is how tricky is it to cut down armor? OR
    Do you think that I can space this out enough to make it work without cutting? OR
    Do I need to look at upgrading and selling this to a larger guy?

    I am going to replace the vest so moving the armor would not be a problem if there is room to do so.
    Last edited by Mullreel; May 23, 2010 at 10:02 AM.

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    Re: armor size

    I dont think it looks to big maybe just need to space it out a little bit and thats a maybe...the helmet looks to be sitting very high on your head...the collar armor could come up a little...but i dont think it looks to big at all

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    Re: armor size

    yeah I am working on another helmet at the moment also. I have an Asok CC that I got about a week ago. That helmet is an M-DSB which is really well made but I feel like it is a bit short. Looking at the picture you would think I had a long neck, but it is actually very normal. I definitly agree on the collar armor coming up some.

    I really am hoping that it is just the spacing on the vest, but this is my first build so I have no point of reference.

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    Re: armor size

    I think itll turn out great...doesnt look small maybe the vest could be adjusted a liitle

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    Re: armor size

    I don't think it's a spacing issue. That armor is just too big for you. You should either sell it to someone larger and buy some movie sized armor or cut it down to your size.

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    Re: armor size

    The girth is throwing things off a bit its sitting way high...wickedbeard armor is MOVIE sized last I heard... I really think its a wearing issue that can be adjusted

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    Re: armor size

    Seems like that armor is way to big for you. I would sell it and maybe get some cold cast stuff from cruzer. Or send wickedbeard a message and see if he could resize it for you. Since its metal i dont know how easy it will be to cut yourself.

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    Re: armor size

    I was worried about the side to side mainly. I am really a medium framed guy with a somewhat athletic build (if I do say so myself) I was suprised when the armor looked that big on me. I really thought I would be "Jango size". I do think that the girth belt came up too high. I may try to take my time and put the armor on the best I can and then have someone else take the picture. Like I said I just kind of threw the stuff on because I was exited about getting in the holsters, ammo belt and flight suit. The ammo belt wasn't on because it doesn't have a way to fasten it yet.

    Keep the criticism coming I want to get a good looking Jango at the end of this and I know that this forum has some quality criticism.

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    Re: armor size

    on a side note I am suprised at how thin I look in that pic. "does this armor make my butt look big"

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    Re: armor size

    Screen-cast/accurate Jango armor has chest pieces that are just under 6 inches wide at the widest part and just under 9 1/2" at their longest point.

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    Re: armor size

    This will be wider than screen accurate then. I whipped out the ruler last night and the chest piece is almost 7 inches at its widest point, that is tip to tip, and it is 9 3/4 long at the longest point. The ab plate is 10 1/2 wide and 6 1/3 long. The center diamond is 3 1/2 by 1 1/2.

    So I do think that this will be slightly larger than screen accurate. The guy I got it from said he was only 5-7, so I thought there would be no way this was too big.

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    Re: armor size

    Something you could think about doing is padding the front of your vest to give your armor some room to push out, if that makes sense. Find something to stuff inside your vest on your chest and see if that helps at all?

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    Re: armor size

    thats a good idea! Pump you up

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    Re: armor size

    1" wider in the chest armor is a huge difference. You really should consider trimming it down or getting different armor. I really don't think any amount of padding will make it look right.

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    Re: armor size

    The Boba wicked beard armor is thin metal sandwich with foam inner...so it shouldnt be to hard to trim down.

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    Re: armor size

    The Jango armor is the same way. It has the two thin layers with foam in the middle. I am going to do some experimenting but I think this will end up being an exercise in trimming the edges.

    I went back to look at some pictures of the guy I bought it from but I never could see a good straight on shot. He is always bladed away from the camera.

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    Re: armor size

    Ok now this gets more interesting to me. I printed off the WOF templates for a person who is 5-9. I choose that because it seemed like the way to go even though I am slightly taller than that. I printed them off and found that they were 6 3/4 wide by 10 inches long. Now I know that I was measuring a flat piece as opposed to a shaped finished product, but that is still considerably bigger than the screen used armor.

    How tall is Temura Morrison? I didn't think he was that short.

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    Re: armor size

    You're probably better off selling this... instead of chopping it up to make it fit you... I wouldn't risk messing with the nice metal armor and maybe it NOT looking right... you should be able to get back what you paid for it and buy something bettter proportioned to you.

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    Re: armor size

    clonecollector said: View Post
    You're probably better off selling this... instead of chopping it up to make it fit you... I wouldn't risk messing with the nice metal armor and maybe it NOT looking right... you should be able to get back what you paid for it and buy something bettter proportioned to you.

    I really hate to concede this but I think you are probably right.

    Just to get some opinions........................if I were to sell this do ya'll think it would be better to sell the whole armor head to toe or just the chest and ab? And on that note on my next days off I think I will try to suit up completely in this and get some more pics so that they can be thouroughly critiqued.

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    Re: armor size (updated pic 05/19)



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    Here is an updated picture that I took last night. I used some magnets to kind of hold the armor in place, as you can see the snaps are showing on the vest. I also tried to put the armor on a bit more carefully.

    I would appreciate more comments and critiques on the suit.
    Last edited by Mullreel; May 23, 2010 at 10:03 AM.

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    Re: armor size

    Hey Mullreel,

    Temura Morrison is roughly around 5'7"... although I have heard 5'6" as well... The character is supposed to be around 6'0", but that is what camera tricks'll do for ya

    He is pretty short, which makes people like me and Seeker feel good that we are "screen sized"... albeit still short, lol

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    Re: armor size (pic update post #20)

    bump for further input
    and any thoughts on my helmet weathering


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    Re: armor size (pic update post #20)

    The cheek greebley (sp?) shown in the bottom pic needs to be taken off as it is not present on Jango's helmet, only Boba's.

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    Re: armor size (pic update post #20)

    Yes you are right.............I neglected to mention that this paticular helmet is an M-DSB which is not produced to be screen accurate to anything. It is however quite robust and well built. The cheek greeblies are off as are the ears. I bought this one to find out my skill level and I have an Asok CC sitting in my closet to build up once I know that I can.

    Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

    Once I build up the Asok CC this helmet will probably become an Open Seasons or a Jaster Mereel.

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    Re: armor size (pic update post #20)

    I bought one of the first M-DSB's to become an Open Season's as well... great Jango minds think alike

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