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    Jan 3, 2007, 7:41 AM - Australian Jango Progress #1

    First up, thanks to all here at TDH for their knowledge & the rabid attention to detail required to put together a decent Jango.
    I'm in your debt.

    For the past few years I've been collecting some great Jango items thanks to TDH.
    I have nearly all the soft parts, and all the armor except for chest armor (I suspect BKBT's chest armor will be worth the wait).
    On that topic, after much filling, sanding and failed Rub'n Buff attempts, my BKBT Jango bucket is ready to paint.

    I have installed (and slightly modified) the Rangefinder electronics and have hollowed out my aluminum RF stalk for the wiring.

    I have also been doing prep-work on an arena Jet Pack, great product, but lots of bubbles to deal with.

    It's almost ready.

    For fun, here is a pic of a nice set of Jango blasters I got a few years ago, anyone here know the maker?
    They look fantastic & have solid metal grips giving them a nice balance. Here is a pic of the grips being made.

    Once the Chest Armor arrives & is ready I'll post a few pics of the finished item.
    As always, all feedback is welcome...
    Cheers!
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    Jan 3, 2007, 8:57 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #2

    That's some nice equipment you have there, CaptJono! Love the blasters!
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    Jan 3, 2007, 9:43 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #3

    yupp.... really cool
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    Jan 3, 2007, 4:04 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #4

    looking good!
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    Jan 3, 2007, 6:31 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #5

    wooo another aussie!!!!!! pm for you capt :P
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    Jan 3, 2007, 7:33 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #6

    WOOT, go aussies!
    watch out america, we are coming up to take the lead in greatness very quickly( if not already, hehe)

    awsome job cap'n, look forward to seeing progress. Maybe i missed it in the first post, but where did the bucket come from? looks awsome
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    Jan 3, 2007, 8:33 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #7

    The bucket is from the 2nd run of the BKBT Jango. It has a few slight differences to the first, mostly in the 'cheek' thickness & earcaps.
    And it came with that sweet metal RF stalk!
    Also, most here would know, BKBT is a pleasure to deal with.

    As for the other items I have....
    Boots - Reinone, excellent reproduction boots.
    Jumpsuit - Bobamaker (Jango style)
    Boot, shin, Thigh, Cod & Back armor - JD
    Knee Armor - BKBT / Purchased from Asok
    Leather Girth Belt - Unknown Maker/Purchased from Shunned
    Ammo Belt & Holsters - Unknown Maker/Purchased from Shunned
    Dark gray leather Flack Vest - Unknown Maker/Purchased from Slave Five.
    Gauntlets - Man of War, 2006 run.
    Metal Details - Dark Side & Russ Replica
    All Metal Blasters - Unknown Maker
    RF electronics - Hyperdine Labs
    Interior Helmet Kit - Marrow Sun
    Arena Jet Pack - MLC
    Jet Pack Harness - I think BKBT
    Chest armor - Hopefully BKBT
    Jango neck seal - Not yet.

    And now, more blaster shots!
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    Jan 3, 2007, 9:03 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #8

    CaptJono said: View Post
    The bucket is from the 2nd run of the BKBT Jango. It has a few slight differences to the first, mostly in the 'cheek' thickness & earcaps.
    And it came with that sweet metal RF stalk!
    Also, most here would know, BKBT is a pleasure to deal with.

    As for the other items I have....
    Boots - Reinone, excellent reproduction boots.
    Jumpsuit - Bobamaker (Jango style)
    Boot, shin, Thigh, Cod & Back armor - JD
    Knee Armor - BKBT / Purchased from Asok
    Leather Girth Belt - Unknown Maker/Purchased from Shunned
    Ammo Belt & Holsters - Unknown Maker/Purchased from Shunned
    Dark gray leather Flack Vest - Unknown Maker/Purchased from Slave Five.
    Gauntlets - Man of War, 2006 run.
    Metal Details - Dark Side & Russ Replica
    All Metal Blasters - Unknown Maker
    RF electronics - Hyperdine Labs
    Interior Helmet Kit - Marrow Sun
    Arena Jet Pack - MLC
    Jet Pack Harness - I think BKBT
    Chest armor - Hopefully BKBT
    Jango neck seal - Not yet.

    And now, more blaster shots!
    HOLY HOTNESS BATMAN!
    Dude they are some ultra sweet pistols, even more so becasue they break down... if you ever find who did these please let me know, i am after these pistols now like a moth to a flame....
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    Jan 3, 2007, 11:36 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #9

    The Blasters were from an e-bay seller named Roger, about 3 or 4 years ago. He claimed that only 3 sets were going to be made.
    And they were very expensive....
    Anyway, I finally found his contact info, so you got a PM.

    Jono!
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    Jan 4, 2007, 12:54 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #10

    Whoa!! Great job! I love the Rangefinder, I would love to get an aluminum one drilled all of the way through, looks great!
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    Jan 4, 2007, 8:38 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #11

    Thanks GCNgamer, I was inspired to drill-out the RF stalk after I saw it done here recently.
    All it takes is a long drill bit & a steady hand.

    Speaking of Raingfinders...here's where I'm at.

    I have modified my BM hollow raingfinder to give it a more Jango look, extending & thickening the lower screen housing.

    I have slightly modified the Hyperdine Labs RF board. It controls the RF servo & provides 2 blinking circuits for the LEDs. But I also want to include the white backlight for the RF screen. Here is a demo pic (from my BOBA) of the image I'm going to put into the RF screen, made in Photoshop. Any suggestions of who to put in the pics? Mace, Obi Wan, Winona Ryder...

    So I set 3 white LEDs inside the RF with a tilt switch (2nd Pic)

    On the RF board (3rd pic) I have gone against the provided instructions & done the following:
    The 2 blinking LEDs & 3 White LEDs all share a common negative (White Wire).
    The 2 Blue LEDs have a Positive each (Blue wires).
    The white LEDs are powered from the Radio unit power output pin with a resistor to drop the voltage. I have let this set-up run for 30 minutes and had no problems. All 4 required wires fit in the hollow stalk.

    I have sealed the RF & will give it one more coat of primer before a final sanding. I hate the look of a RF top that looks like it opens & have gone to much effort to seal it good. The blue LEDs slip in from underneath & have been set & glued together to sit correctly when inserted (see pics). Adding the LEDs after painting gives a nice finish.
    Anyone done it like this before? I suspect someone here has.
    Cheers!
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    Jan 5, 2007, 12:15 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #12

    Here are a couple Jango RF images I did today.
    I will replace the english words with symbols when I like what I have.
    The plan is to take a few slides (REMEMBER FILM) of the comp. monitor & trim them up when processed.
    Any comments / ideas / recommendations?

    Jono!
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    Jan 7, 2007, 8:06 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #13

    I think I'll go with this one.
    Comments, ideas....

    Jono
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    Jan 8, 2007, 12:11 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #14

    ok, here's a coment......


    CAN I HAVE ONE???? :P
    you are a photoshop master, its beautiful.
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    Jan 8, 2007, 1:30 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #15

    Sure thing CB, PM me your e-mail & I'll send you a higher rez version.

    I worked on the leg armor today, it's ready for the first coat of spray putty.
    Yesterday I Rub'n Buffed my boots & added the studs for the armor.

    It's all coming along.

    Jono!
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    Jan 8, 2007, 1:54 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #16

    That's cool. Wish I could find the correct boots in my size.
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    Jan 8, 2007, 6:00 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #17

    ..WOW thats cool
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    Apr 14, 2007, 12:39 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #18

    Must be time for an up-date!

    I thought I might take some pics, and it started to rain about 15 seconds after I had it all laid-out.
    So here's 15 seconds of fame! This is everything except by Blasters, MLC Stubby Jet Pack, Reinone Boots & JD back-plate.
    The knees are still in progress, the helmet & Jet-Pack need painting (yep, still no luck) & I need a neck seal. Other than that I'm waiting for my Vest from Loanstar & replacement Jango style mini-darts for my Gauntlet from Dark Side. All the armor has a very nice finish, the pics dont do it justice, but 15 seconds......come on!

    I decided to strip-back my MOW gauntlets & have another go at them. I am now Very Happy with the finish. Added all metal details & working switches to activate the Helmet Range-finder servo. Some light weathering to come...later.

    Also, I (changed & then) photographed Slides of the RF pic & have installed a slide into the FR top. I haven't turned the interior lights on yet as the RF top is not connected at the moment, but it already looks cool.

    So a couple items to come, find the Paints I want & Jango should be about there!

    Oh, & I bought a mannequin yesterday too!

    Jono!
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    Apr 14, 2007, 12:53 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #19

    Awesome Buddy! Truly awesome!

    Is that Rocket Launcher from DS?

    Where did you get the buttons for your Left Gauntlet?
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    Apr 14, 2007, 3:06 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #20

    Thanks JangoUri,
    I have used a Russ Replicas' Gauntlet rocket as it's slightly bigger than the DS and looks more in scale with my Man Of War Gauntlets. The Dark Side rocket is a thing of beauty, just a tad too small for my MOWs.

    The left Gauntlet switches are from an Australian electronics distributor called Radio Parts. Here is a link to the switch on their web-page.

    http://www.radioparts.com.au/ProdVie...oduct=41162017


    And since I'm posting....Here is the New RF Pic I have installed in my RF top!
    It has a bit more play in the edges for cutting to size & shape.
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    Apr 14, 2007, 9:18 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #21

    looks great man. I tell ya though, the only thing i saw is that you're gonna have a heck of a time masking off that helmet to paint it with the rub n buff already on the dome and cheeks. otherwise, the whole seup is gorgeous!
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    Apr 14, 2007, 10:34 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #22

    Yea, Be careful when masking off the rub and buffed sections, Ive come to a realization that the masking tape will affect the shine. I found that after I pulled the masking tape off, that on the adheasive side, that it pulls some of the rubb and buff off with it.

    -tubachris
    (Spent countless hours trying to fix the R&B)
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    Apr 14, 2007, 10:38 AM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #23

    abntroop said: View Post
    you're gonna have a heck of a time masking off that helmet to paint it with the rub n buff already on the dome and cheeks.
    True abntroop, although I hear its better to Rub'n Buff, Paint & then re-Rub'n Buff the effected areas. Otherwise you end-up with R'nB all over the paint-work. Does all that make sense?

    I Just got a PM from BKBT, it turns-out my Leather Holsters, Pouches & Girthbelt were made by BKBT himself! That puts my Jango to about 40% BKBT created. This is a good thing in my book.

    So the New Up-dated parts list is:

    Helmet - BKBT
    Boots - Reinone, excellent reproduction boots.
    Jumpsuit - Bobamaker (Jango style)
    Boot, shin, Thigh, Cod & Back Armor - JD
    Chest & Shoulder Armor - BKBT
    Knee Armor - BKBT
    Leather Girth Belt - BKBT
    Ammo Pouches - BKBT
    Holsters - BKBT
    Jet Pack Harness - I think BKBT
    Leather Flack Vest - Loanstar
    Gauntlets - Man of War, 2006 run.
    Metal Details - Dark Side & Russ Replica
    All Metal Blasters - E-bay
    RF electronics - Hyperdine Labs
    Interior Helmet Kit - Marrow Sun
    Arena Jet Pack - MLC
    Jango neck seal - Not yet.

    Jono!
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    Apr 14, 2007, 2:39 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #24

    yeah, the reason i shy away from the rub n buff, paint rub n buff, is that you're making more work for yourself. the rub n buff needs a surface smoother than a babys butt to work on, if you do it, paint and then the tape pulls the rub n buff away that leaves you with high and low points making it even harder to achieve that fine shine. wayy easier to take your time, sand the heck out of it, paint each color and give the paint plenty of cure time, then mask it off and rub n buff (thus saving you from applying rub n buff onto your paint). either way, just different ways of doing the same thing. i find that it's like everything else in this hobby, if you rush, it shows. theres no way to circumvent taking your time and doing it right the 1st time, otherwise you spend more time fixing it
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    Apr 14, 2007, 7:28 PM - Re: Australian Jango Progress #25

    WOW!! Looking great bro!! I really like how you've documented everything! I wish I'd done that! Thought I'd remember all the parts, not just the majority! You've done a great, great job getting it all together, and I have no doubt it will look Fantastic when you're finished!!

    -Rex

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