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Australian Jango Progress

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Some new pics of my progress.
    I have painted my Jet Pack, it is in need of some weathering, but so far looks OK.
    The top cones are attached with bolts for easy removal (Thanks Cruzer!), only roughly placed for this pic.

    Next, it was time to crack open the paints I had couriered from the US.
    So I painted my RF, and it's nearly complete!
    All I have to do is put the RF pic in place & attach a clear screen over it.
    Just putting that off till I figure weather or not to put a black edge around it.

    You can Also see the bolt I counter sunk into the RF post to hold it all in place.

    So there it is, a RF with 2 blue (blinking in sequence) LEDs, A back-lit RF screen with image & NO SEAM on the top of the RF.

    OK, sure it took a year.....but its looking the business.

    JR
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Could you share how you attached the top cones with bolts? I am about ready to put my pack together, and this sounds like a good method.

    Oh yeah. Everything is looking great. Your jet pack came together very well.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Here you go FettFanatic, but I got this idea from Cruzer so all props go to him.

    Just drill a hole & glue in a Tee-Nut.
    The pics should explain it better...

    By the way, my RF is not as light blue as it appears in the last 2 shots I posted.
    Thats thanks to using a flash.

    JR
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    beautiful jango man!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Very cleaver with the jet pack fuel caps

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Getting closer.......Halo 3 has been eating my time of late.

    Backplate & Thighs are prepped & being painted over the next few days, the backplate attachment is all looking good (see pics).

    I added screw-on attachments for the JP thrusters. Pics attached.
    This allows removal for transport, & still enough room (to maybe one day) fit a CO2 system.

    Next is the Helmet Visor, this one has been tough. I have installed 7 bolts (so far) to hold it in place, but the gap......always the gap between the visor & Helmet!
    Of course, I'll trim the bolts to length when I get it as tight as I can.

    Once I get the Visor done I'll be ready to paint my Helmet, but I think I'll put that off till next year.

    Happy New Year to you all at the Helmet!
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    Last edited by CaptJono; Jan 6, 2008 at 6:30 AM.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    I forgot to post a pic of the finished (with picture installed) RF top, so here it is, seen from the Helmet's POV.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    jono, this is all too cool. great job man!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys.

    Looking forward to painting my helmet, its getting close...
    My plan has been to get all the helmets internal componets installed before
    painting so I don't scuff the final Paint job/Rub'n buff finish.
    This includes a Helmet Liner, a Mic, a Fan, Mesh Screen (for keyholes), RF Servo, electronics, Visor & bolts to hold it in place.
    Installing the Visor is tougher than I thought, and raised a question:

    Does anyone know the width of the Visor on the screen used helmet? (See pic)

    And BKBT, if your listening, what's the width of your visor, or what would you recommend?

    Also, because I had to remove my armour, heres a shot showing the vest stud placement.
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Kandosii! Can't wait to see the finish pics!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Awesome, awesome, awesome job!

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    I'm not sure if I follow your question Jono, the width of the visor area is around 1 7/8" to 2" (47 to 50mm) depending on how you trim the opening & mount the visor. As far as the visor shape, I am not sure how to post the visor template I have so it prints out full size. If someone knows how to do this, pm me & I'll post the template.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    aaaaahhhh.... BEAUTIFUL flight suit! Hey Jono, if you get tired of that one too you let me know.

    haha! great Jango!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Hmmmmmmm...That gap between the helmet and visor appears to be at the top/center of the mandibles. I dont know what you can really do, maybe try adding a bolt on each side of the visor in that particular area, but I can see the fiberglass part being warped/pulled into itself.

    The only thing I would say that would probably creat a truly sealed visor look, would to just get a much thinner visor, because it would flex alot easier, and would form better to the inside.

    -tubachris

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Small update.

    Hey BKBT, thanks for your reply. I was just after the width, 47 to 50mm sounds good.

    Thanks also Chris, a thin visor has crossed my mind, but I'll keep persisting with the thicker one for a while. We can discuss it further when I see you in Halo.

    RunJediRun, sorry bud, but I'll be taking this flightsuit to my grave, it's the best one I've seen, another BKBT Masterpiece!

    I finally got the Gauntlets onto my Mannequin, had trouble at the wrists, but it's done now. I attached the hoses & wired the electronics from the Gauntlets to a connector that plugs into the helmet.

    Also finished sanding the Backplate & Thighs. Here are a couple pics of my Cruzer Backplate installed, looks shiney!

    Speaking of Cruzer, before I R&B the thighs, I need to figure out where to attach the thighs to the holsters.
    So I'm calling on Cruzer; How & where do you attach the thighs to the holsters?
    Any pics or info would be great!

    Thanks all!
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Mighty fine looking work you have there. Its going to be one the top best Jango's when its finished, and I really think so. Great job man, your doing an outstanding job!

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    This is looking fantastic Jono, are you going to have it done by Melbourne Supanova in March?

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Awesome!!! I kinda hate the backside of your belt though. Looks wrong, ugly and just.. just... I can't even think of a word. I recommend you find another "solution" for the belt so it looks good from the back. Maybe some other good guy around here, e.g. Cruzer or Bobamaker can give you a tip or two about it. Except for the backside of the belt, it all looks great. Keep up the good work!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Drake said: View Post
    Awesome!!! I kinda hate the backside of your belt though. Looks wrong, ugly and just.. just... I can't even think of a word. I recommend you find another "solution" for the belt so it looks good from the back. Maybe some other good guy around here, e.g. Cruzer or Bobamaker can give you a tip or two about it. Except for the backside of the belt, it all looks great. Keep up the good work!

    I think the back looks fine, just need to run the belt strap on the outside of the leather snapped cover. Nice job Captjono.


    CAPTJONO, I know I'm not Cruzer, but I followed his lead on this also. Kinda depends on your height. I set the knee armor, so I had the correct relastionship between the knees and thighs first. I then the holsters according to pictures by spacing the thin leather leg strap the correct distance from the bottom of the thigh. I once I did that the pre-existing hardware will mark the leg armor with scratches showing where to drill. I used the hole on the holsters where the front and back straps meet. Hope it helps, beautiful job on your suit.



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    Looks fantastic Jono!!!

    Thanks for those pics Jango 5204. Those will help me out also. Does the screw on the thigh go through the holster?

    Again, Great job Jono

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    yeah, it's a chicago screw, so it's smooth inside the holster. Uses the pre-existing hole where the 2 straps meet. I keep the flat head screw side against my leg so I dont mess up my MR's.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    Thanks for the pics Jango 5204, that about covers it. I'll give it a go.
    I also like how you have attached the entire holster rig. I'd been thinking about doing that, but now I doing it for sure.

    Drake, a new pic just for you!

    Vaders Pet, I dont think it will be ready in time for Supernova, but one day...

    Chris, thanks again for the high praise, means a lot coming from a guy scratch-building a Dark Trooper!:thumbup

    TheDentedOne, PM me a pic when your holsters are done!

    Jono
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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    It's a work of art, that's how beautiful the armor is.

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    This Jango is coming along great I love all of the upgraded parts, and your RnB skills are phenomenal!

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    Re: Australian Jango Progress

    WOW! another great looking Jango!

    Great job man! i love the backplate. I hope Cruzer sends me one of those one day.

    keep it coming.

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