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Australian Jango Progress

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Thanks for the words of encouragement Rex, couldn't have gotten Jango to where he is without TDH!

    I attached the boot armor today, looks cool! Made the straps with elastic & leather, held in place with snaps.

    And here are MORE RF shots. I shortened the RF along the red line to bring it more in line with the BKBT Jango RF. Note the lack of any seam lines!!!
    Its ready to paint.

    So if the consensus is to paint & then Rub'n Buff a helmet, I'm happy to strip this one back.

    Any other votes on the paint first Vs. Rub'n Buff first debate?
    Jono!
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Everything is looking good. Keep it up.

    As far as the rub n buff then paint or paint then rub n buff question I would just try to paint it now that you have got it looking so good. The tape might change a few areas, but it would depend on how you tape things off. If you use some newpaper and just expose a small strip of the tape over the edge of the paper then it wouldn't mess up very much if any of the rub n buff. Also, if you weather the helmet it will cover up some of the areas if there are any. If you plan on using all tape then it might mess it up more. It can't hurt to try painting it now.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Hey Jono,

    Use a low tack painters tape & it won't mess up the r n b. I also use a 1/8 low tack vinyl tape to get crisp lnes on the curves. It is used for professional automotive painting. If any area does get messed, you can
    r n b that spot & weathering blends everything together nicely.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Shine on sweet Jesus, that's looking great!

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    Jono,

    What can I say..love all the mods you've made to the gauntlets..Some of the cleanest work I've seen..Superb job buddy

    Christian,

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    Nice work so far...PM sent

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    WOW! That r b amazing! Good work so far

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Many thanks for the kind words.

    BKBT - I'll give that method a go, sounds like a plan.

    GCN & Darasuum - I learnt all the R&B tricks here at THD!

    MOW - Thanks Christian, you made an amazing set of Jango Gauntlets to work on.

    SPIDEY - Thanks Bud!

    Speaking of Helmets....here is a photo of my installed RF image. The interior lighting looks much better to the eye, but the camera has added contrast to the image. Also there is a top clear screen to go over the image after the RF has been painted.
    Anyway, enjoy!
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    Last edited by CaptJono; Jun 22, 2007 at 10:17 PM.

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    That is too cool

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Thanks BKBT, I'm very happy with the result. I look forward to a Picture of my finished helmet with that RF pic reflected in the visor...that should look cool!

    So progress report time...

    33 studs later, the BKBT chest armor is attached to my Loanstar vest!
    Thanks to BKBT for the great armor, Loanstar for the great vest & Cruzer for your pics on how to attach it.
    Here are a couple pics on my Mannequin.

    I also did MORE work on my RF top. (Obsess much?)
    I set in a bolt & nut to attach it to the RF stalk. I also counter-sunk the screw so it sits flush with the RF stalk.
    I'll post a pic next time I have a digital camera handy.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    The pic in your RF, is that just a picture printed on clear overhead plastic sheets, with a light behind it?

    -tubachris

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    The RF pic is a photograph taken on slide film & cut to shape.
    I tried printing on the ovehead sheets (with all the right gear & printer Overhead sheets) but the resulting resolution & saturation was very poor.
    Good old slide film is the way to go. I used a whole roll bracketing the exposure & zooming out a little between shots to get the needed size.

    The light behind it is the 3 white LEDs shown earlier in this thread.


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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    ..holy **** ! damn coll

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Maaaan that rocks



    CaptJono said: View Post
    Speaking of Helmets....here is a photo of my installed RF image. The interior lighting looks much better to the eye, but the camera has added contrast to the image. Also there is a top clear screen to go over the image after the RF has been painted.
    Anyway, enjoy!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Too cool Jono, very inspiring work, keep it up!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Wow, looks amazing!
    I'll have you do mine next time!

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    I know whats going on my upgrade list

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    I just love the range finder image idea, the blasters could have been made by master replicas - they're so accurate.

    10/10 work!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Slowly slowly....

    I have been busy doing a few of the 'little things'.
    The helmet 'ears' have t-nuts fitted, it all bolts in nice & tight.
    I installed a new Helmet liner & have wired all the electronics from the helmet to the Gauntlet switches.

    I finished my knees, at long last. The kit I got was in very bad shape, but I completely re-worked them & think they look fine. Check out the before & after shots.

    I got my new Cruzer Backplate & Girthbelt yesterday, both are amazing! The belt is already on my Mannequin & looks great.

    I have decided to retire my Bobamaker flightsuit, I wonder if the maker will recognize the new one...

    I cant get my Gauntlets onto the Mannequin yet, the arms are too thick. I'll try to 'thin' them in the next week.

    Also, because of the work I was doing to my helmet interior, I have decided to sand-back & re-do my helmet Rubb'n Buff. It got a tad too dull from handling & one or two small scratches so, what the hell, lets do it again, but even better with more experience this time.

    Enough chat, here come the pics!
    Cheers Jono!
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    You are doing awesome. One of the best Jangos I've seen, no joke.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Freakin' amazing. I love it. I wish I could troop next to you some day!

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    "Boot, shin, Thigh, Cod & Back armor - JD"

    PM me on who JD is. I want those thighs and shins!!!!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    JD doesn't make armor anymore. He has retired.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    I will have a few JD items to offer in the cargo hold soon, the thighs, shins & Backplate.
    It will be a while though.

    Jono!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Today was a good day.
    I was working on my Cruzer backplate when there was a knock at the door.

    It was a delivery from the US containing the Rust-Oleum Royal Blue & Krylon Ocean Blue paints (not available in Australia) for my Jango helmet.

    Big thanks go to my mate Ken from California who sent the paints to me.
    It cost about US$100 to ship them with FedEx as 'dangerous goods'.

    This was the last hurdle for my project, I'm all set to finish this baby now!

    In other related news....
    I have started painting my Jet Pack, will post pics when I can.
    Also I'll be getting a set of BKBT's Jango thighs soon.
    I meet with my seamstress on Sunday to discuss the helmet gasket.

    It's all happening, slowly but happening!
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