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    Mar 2, 2013, 8:38 AM - Beth's Jango Build #1

    Hi everyone

    It's awesome to finally join TDH! I started out over at the Mandalorian Mercs, but I seem to have caught the costuming bug so I thought I'd say hello here, too.

    I'm Beth, and I'm an 18 year old student at Southampton University studying Archaeological Science. I'm gradually working on a Fett build - I'm more or less the same height as Temuera, but of course I have a different body shape. At first I wasn't sure if it would be possible to pull off a Jango kit as a female, but a good friend pointed out that Star Wars Chick had already completed an amazing Jango kit. That gave me a huge amount of inspiration and motivation - so Star Wars Chick, if you're around here, thank you so much!

    Most of this will be scratch built, but I ordered a flight suit from Daz a few weeks ago which I'm crazily excited about, and I'm really hoping to get my hands on one of Asok's gorgeous Jango cold cast helmets. Does anyone know the dimensions for those? I'm in the middle of modding a J2P, and that fits perfectly - would an Asok bucket fit alright?

    Anyway, here's some progress. There's not much, but I'll update as often as I can!

    Here's the parts I've made so far. The chest plates and thigh plates are made from 5mm sintra, and the rest are made from 3mm. I think the curve in that belly plate is a bit too extreme so I'm going to reshape it this weekend:



    A better view of the chest plates:



    Priming a few pieces:





    Rub 'n' Buff plus some weathering:





    I also got some pretty good dark blue leather gloves from fleabay for 2:





    That's pretty much it for now! I'll update as often as I can over the next few weeks. I'm part way through ordering some leather bolo to make the girth belt, and I think I'm going to have to mod some Rubies Jango blasters (and maybe take the holsters apart to create a pattern for some scratchbuilt ones).

    Anyway, can't wait to meet/chat to you guys!

    Take care,
    Beth
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    Mar 2, 2013, 8:44 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #2

    Good luck with your build. You can pull off Jango just fine. I think you will be fine with an Asok Jango bucket. Cruzer makes an excellent bucket as well. If you need more room it is a little bigger than the Asok. If you need any advice let us know.
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    Mar 2, 2013, 9:49 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #3

    Subscribed! Just like Star Wars Chick, we'll give you some TDH Facebook love when you get this beauty completed. Consider it motivation.
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    Mar 2, 2013, 10:46 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #4

    welcome and good luck
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    Mar 2, 2013, 4:41 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #5

    Good job on that Rub n Buff. Keep it up.
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    Mar 2, 2013, 4:44 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #6

    just a reminder on the thighs.....I know that they are just set out for a picture but the "scoops" go to the outside, not the inside.

    You probably already knew this but I try to point things like this out to all the new Jangos.
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    Mar 2, 2013, 6:16 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #7

    Hey man good ammo!!,

    tell me how you done with the ammo chest curves??
    and the blue gloves? have you the link to shop one of them?? I am looking for a pair..........

    I made all my ammo and boots
    except; Codpiece and blue hoses (cruzer)
    Helmet (Asok)
    Gauntlets (julie form UK)
    Jetpack (Man of War) painted by me all......................

    any info I will be to you order......


    here is my costume url:

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    Mar 3, 2013, 2:34 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #8

    Thanks so much to you all for the warm welcome and the encouragement Glad to be here!

    Haha, cheers Mullreel - I hadn't noticed that I'd laid them out like that! I'll make sure they're set out properly next time.

    Thanks Snowaure! Nice kit The gloves were just a one-off from eBay; a lady was selling them and they just happened to be my size! However, depending on the size of your hands, I wonder if you might be able to get away with these? :

    *NEW* NAVY BLUE SOFT LEATHER LADIES/WOMEN'S WINTER GLOVES - ONE SIZE FITS ALL | eBay

    or maybe these:

    NEW Beautiful Ladies Coloured Genuine Leather Gloves | eBay

    The curves on the chest plates are just made the standard way, by heating up the the sintra and bending the edges a little I haven't primed any of the chest plates yet, because I think they might need to be reshaped just a tiny bit more - I'm not completely happy with them yet!

    Hope that helps a bit anyway!
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    Mar 3, 2013, 10:36 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #9

    Looks really cool.
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    Mar 4, 2013, 10:23 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #10

    Thanks for the gloves links bro!!!!!!!!!! I gong to check out...........keep you ammo build is gonna great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 6, 2013, 11:25 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #11

    Thanks so much mdflynny!

    And no worries Snow, glad I could help!

    ...

    Here's some rub n buffed chest plates:



    The diamond isn't there because I slipped when I was using my dremel to carve out the little square in the middle. Noob failure! I'll make a new one at the weekend
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    Mar 6, 2013, 5:11 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #12

    Nice work. Looks like you got a good finish. Keep up the good work. Just as an FYI the chest armor doesn't have complete cut outs on the left plate like Boba armor. Just back that area with a piece of plastic and rub n buff the recess.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 6:31 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #13

    Cheers FettFanatic Well spotted, haha! I probably should have mentioned that in my post. I cut them out completely just because it was easier with the cutting discs I currently have for my dremel. I'm just waiting to get my hands on some more glue to fix them up, as I ran out a few days ago! I've got some little 3mm sintra pieces all ready and waiting to be slotted in. Thanks though! I'll update again as soon as I can!
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    Mar 6, 2013, 10:15 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #14

    Great start! Looking forward to this.
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    Mar 7, 2013, 12:17 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #15

    Cool. Sounds like you have already got it covered. Keep up the good work.
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    Mar 9, 2013, 1:53 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #16

    You really have the R&B and weathering down. Looks great
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    Mar 10, 2013, 11:12 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #17

    Upload a picture when you hot the sintra to curve the chest......and what base you use to curve (down the sintra)........will be nice
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    Mar 12, 2013, 8:05 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #18

    Yay, thanks everyone!

    Snowaure, I'll make sure I take some more pics next time I form some chest pieces! But for these ones, I didn't actually use a base. I just heated them up and formed the edges with my hands. It took a few attempts to get them equal but eventually they looked more or less the same!

    Tiny update: booooootieeeees!

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    It took forever to get some curvature into these little monsters, lol. I'm not sure if I'm completely happy happy with them, but I think they'll be okay for now at least.

    I should have a bigger update next week!
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    Mar 12, 2013, 4:46 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #19

    Looks good. It is a hard shape to replicate. There is a convex curve from side to side and a concave curve from front to back. The top maybe could use a little more of a curve to it but that may be hard with a piece of sintra. They look nice though, and once you get them on the boots they will be fine.
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  20. Mar 13, 2013, 11:21 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #20

    Beth - That's some of the BEST Sintra armor I've seen!!! Great job and keep it up!!!
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    Mar 15, 2013, 8:16 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #21

    the foot ammo seems great! likes mines....................good work bro..............
  22. Mar 23, 2013, 8:40 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #22

    Hi Beth Welcome to TDH

    Look forward to you Jango progress
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    Mar 23, 2013, 10:45 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #23

    can you up the link where you buy the gloves ????????thanks..........I have several months looking for a pair............
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    Mar 26, 2013, 7:43 PM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #24

    Woah, thank you all so much for the kind words - it really does mean a lot coming from you guys!
    I'm relieved that the boot armour looks okay, I was a bit worried about them. Thanks for the heads up FettFanatic, I'll see if I can get some shots of them on some boots!

    Sorry about the lack of updates recently I seem to have somehow moved to Hoth without realising it..the weather has been useless! I'm sure any UK based Fetts out there will agree...

    On to some progress!

    Here are some SPC Boba gauntlets, which I'm in the process of modifying at the moment for Jango. The sizing seems perfect and they are amazing files! Hats off to Skupilkinson, he is a pepakura god!

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    Asok does an amazing job with these buckets...I honestly couldn't be happier with this helmet, and I'm super excited about working on it. I buffed it with steel wool a few days ago, but this morning I found some chrome polish and worked on it for a while. I'm quite happy with the result I'm a bit wary of making it too shiny though, as it won't look right with the rest of the armour pieces! I should probably stop buffing it before I get carried away, but it's SO THERAPEUTIC, lol.

    I noticed that in these pics, the mandible on the left looks wonky - it's cool, I just haven't filed it down yet. I'm gonna leave that little block at the bottom until I'm ready to paint it, just as a bit of support.

    With any luck the paint should be delivered tomorrow, and hopefully the weather will improve so that I can get some colour onto it! Yaaaay!
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    Mar 27, 2013, 2:09 AM - Re: Beth's Jango Build #25

    great job with the gauntlets , and nice helmet, and yes the weathers is pants here at the moment

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