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    May 1, 2007, 2:37 PM - Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #1

    Ok guys, let's do a small run (4-6) of these.

    The discrepancies I found in the first pull (my backplate) showed me I need to double up on the aluminum resin for two gelcoat applications for a solid and smooth surface before fiberglassing. Also, because of the untrimmed weight of these things (approximately 2.5 lbs) the shipping costs are going to be a bit higher than expected. However, once trimmed and depending on how much is cut-off from the sides and bottom, the weight goes down significantly by 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound.

    Also, I've noticed the resin and fiberglass materials I'm using allow the backplate to have some flexibility, especially in the shoulder and side areas. I'm thinking this will increase comfortability when wearing one of these things. But it's still very very durable. I'm using a single layer of thick fiberglass mesh that the package says is intended for heavy repairs, so you won't have to worry about breaking this thing unless you jump up and down on it or drive over it with your car!

    Here are a few more specifics:
    Shoulder width = 15.125" (trimmable)
    Height = 17" (trimmable)
    Trimmed weight = 1.75 to 2 lbs.
    Materials = Aluminum filled resin gelcoat and fiberglass application.

    The price I can offer these at is $95 USPS Priority shipped in the U.S. Please contact me for anywhere outside the U.S.

    I'll start taking paypal orders to Lorenzo_Cruz1@msn.com (underscore between my first and last names). First paid, first shipped. I'll order more aluminum resin as soon as a few orders come in, and I am anticipating the middle of next week for them to begin shipping out.

    Here's a link of the original build thread and a few pics showing how they look untrimmed, but I'll give em a rough trim before shipped:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=18460

    Thanks,
    Cruzer


    Run List:
    1.FettFanatic ...shipped
    2.td0488 ...shipped
    3.Brad1957 ...shipped
    4.Darth Hobbes ...shipped
    5.Jimmy BufFETT ...shipped
    6.Lonestar ...shipped
    7.reveal1vader ...shipped
    8.CGClone ...shipped
    9.BKBT ...shipped
    10.Jango 5204...picked up
    11.slavefive ...shipped
    12.Benkenove ...shipped
    13.Darksaber212 ...shipped


    The list is closed for now, but I will reopen it once these orders are shipped. Thanks



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    May 1, 2007, 3:27 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #2

    Out of my price range at the moment...but in a few months I should be ready.
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    May 1, 2007, 3:38 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #3

    PM sent. Looks good Cruzer.
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    May 1, 2007, 3:43 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #4

    Yeah, I don't like that price...but the costs for the shipping weight (approx. 4.7 lbs. when boxed up) and material costs for using so much resin is quite a bit

    I just dropped the price by $5 if that'll help any.

    In truth, I don't want to be away from my family and stuck in the garage turning out a "ton" of these...I just want to make a few available for the few people that would really like one.
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    May 1, 2007, 3:46 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #5

    Paypal and PM sent.
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    May 1, 2007, 3:49 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #6

    PM sent
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    May 1, 2007, 4:31 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #7

    Paypal sent. Thanks!
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    May 1, 2007, 4:48 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #8

    ...cool I cannot wait to re-cast these
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    May 1, 2007, 5:42 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #9

    Put me in for 1 plz.

    Thx

    Mike
  10. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    May 1, 2007, 6:40 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #10

    Wow ... I'm gone at the airport for just a few hours, and when I get back there's the thread I've been looking for with half the slots taken!

    Anyway, PayPal payment sent for 1 backplate, Cruzer ... hope I made it on the list.
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    May 1, 2007, 7:06 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #11

    paypal sent within 30 seconds of seeing this thread

    crazy not to get into this one..
  12. Cruzer's Avatar
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    May 1, 2007, 7:08 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #12

    I was trying to figure out who the heck that was Thanks.


    The list is now closed....for now!
  13. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    May 1, 2007, 8:03 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #13

    That didn't take long.
  14. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    May 1, 2007, 9:30 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #14

    Quote Jango newbie said: View Post
    That didn't take long.
    ... less than 5 hours! Well, with all of the people interested, I'm not surprised the list filled up as fast as it did.
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    May 2, 2007, 12:07 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #15

    ..put me on the list for one please :P
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    May 2, 2007, 2:55 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #16

    If someone wanted one, would they be able to get one non cold cast?
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    May 2, 2007, 7:35 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #17

    No hurry for me, I can wait till after C-IV. But I DO want one.
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    May 2, 2007, 7:50 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #18

    ...cool I cannot wait to re-cast these
    ...I'll make sure yours shows up in at least 100 tiny little pieces...kinda like a 3D puzzle...but better because it will be wearable!


    AdmFrancis...I'll get you on the next run.

    Zombierepellent...they aren't really "cold cast" because this stuff doesn't polish up very well, plus it's way too dark for Jango. I use the aluminum filled resin as a gelcoat primarily because it is the hardest curing resin available by smooth-on, with excellent sanding and cutting properties, and is somewhat flexible.

    SWFreak...sounds good.
    Last edited by Cruzer; May 2, 2007 at 10:26 AM.
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    May 2, 2007, 3:20 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #19

    OH ok, I was only asking because I thought that is was the kind you polished and the only armor that's like that is BM Jango armor
  20. May 2, 2007, 4:57 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #20

    Hey Cruzer,

    What would it take to do this with the cold cast aluminum powder? Just curious, as I'm not fully aware of the challenges that are presented from that process.

    THX

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    May 2, 2007, 11:08 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #21

    How close is this to studio scale? Gotta remember I do everything to my scale and I am alot bigger than most of you guys!
  22. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    May 3, 2007, 12:51 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #22

    Don't know how big you are. I'm 6-00 230lbs. I'm meeting Cruzer on Saturday to get mine hooked up, and I'm sure I'll post pics when I'm done. I believe he left them a little long.
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    May 3, 2007, 6:52 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #23

    GBH, I don't know anything about cold casting, so I don't know.

    firstson, it will fit Jango_Newbie, no problem.
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    May 3, 2007, 8:17 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #24

    Ahhhhhhh!!!!! How did I miss this run! Hope you do some more soon Cruz.
  25. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    May 3, 2007, 9:06 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango backplate run now on! #25

    Quote firstsonofsolo said: View Post
    How close is this to studio scale? Gotta remember I do everything to my scale and I am alot bigger than most of you guys!
    You'll definitely get the chance to see how it fits me.

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