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  1. Cruzer's Avatar
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    Mar 31, 2008, 5:06 PM - Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #1

    Hey guys, over the last month or so I've gotten a few PMs about shin armor. So, I've decided to revisit this project in hopes of getting something made up that's worthy of molding and can help meet member's needs here.

    So my first question is...what height should the shin armor be?... 8", 8.5", 9" . Idealy, I'd like to scale the shin armor for someone in the 5'9"-5'10" range so that with minimal work it could be trimmed down if necessary.

    Let me know what you guys think.

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    Mar 31, 2008, 5:09 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #2

    My scaling according to pouch size, the westars, and the standup (reduced by the amount that it has been oversized) is that the middle triangle of the shin should be approximately 9" tall. Although in some measurements it goes down to about 8.5".
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    Mar 31, 2008, 5:09 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #3

    I think anything to fit someone 5' 10" would be sweet. It's a pretty average height i think. I am very excited to see what you come up with. Definitely in for a set! I think anywhere between 8 and 8.5 would be ideal.
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    Mar 31, 2008, 5:16 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #4

    Here, let me show you what I did. I laid my MR westars out next to a ruler and on a piece of paper, with 1" marks. I then scaled the westars in several pictures and overlaid them. I did a couple of other pics, but didn't save them.



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    Mar 31, 2008, 5:22 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #5

    nice fox!
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    Mar 31, 2008, 8:50 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #6

    Nice pics Fox. That's exactly how I measure my stuff.

    Here are my measurements. The only thing is that I didnt use the MR's to do my shins. But this is what they look like. I made my to fit my body meausements.

    on to the pics.







    And this is what it looks like on a 5'6" 165lbs person

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    Apr 1, 2008, 8:58 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #7

    Ummm...why don't you just mold those up and save me a lot of work here!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 9:39 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #8

    I thougth you have already finished them. But I'm talks with someone to mold my entire suit sometime in the summer.
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    Apr 1, 2008, 2:52 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #9

    Well, if you honestly think you'll be pumping these out by this summer and will be providing them to members in need, then I don't need to spend time on revisiting this project. I was just stepping up to do it because of BKBT's break and to meet the need here. So, sweet, I can do something else!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 3:16 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #10

    Please make them!!!!

    I'm not sure if it will happen this summer at all, or if we'll have them for sale purposes.

    MAKE THEM! MAKE THEM! MAKE THEM!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 3:31 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #11

    I agree. Make them!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 4:34 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #12

    pa-pa-pa-pleeeeeaasee!?????
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    Apr 1, 2008, 4:42 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #13

    Yeah, Cruzer. I don't think I've sent you enough money yet. :P Make them, please! However, this time I'll go for the extra shipping. I'm totally craving the gauntlets and holsters! Oh, and just to throw an off-topic thing in here, if you do a backplate run near the time you do the shin run I'll opt to save a little shipping .
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    Apr 1, 2008, 5:10 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #14

    I second that, PLEASE make them!!!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 5:11 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #15

    oh yeah and a cod too, I need one of those as well!!!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 5:27 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #16

    Ok. In that case I'll make em. I just didn't want to have to come up with a second runner up to Turo's shins...show off!
    I'll be buying the styrene this weekend and it should be cake compared to building gauntlet masters!

    So then, what length is best?
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    Apr 1, 2008, 5:51 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #17

    Oh pretty please make these! I would deffinitly love a pair. Also I think the westar measurement is a good thing to go off of also.
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    Apr 1, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #18

    I say 9 inches as the smaller folk can crop off the bottom. I personally dont know if I will buy a set as even 9 inches will not be tall enough but dude.......No offense Turo you are short!! And 8 1/2 looks perfect on you so to Lorenzo I say 9. Easier to make them smaller than bigger.

    Now Lorenzo if you start felling frisky and want to build a set say 9 1/2 or 10 inches tall and sell me just the styrene parts I would be interested!
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    Apr 1, 2008, 10:01 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #19

    Quote firstsonofsolo said: View Post
    I say 9 inches as the smaller folk can crop off the bottom. I personally dont know if I will buy a set as even 9 inches will not be tall enough but dude.......No offense Turo you are short!! And 8 1/2 looks perfect on you so to Lorenzo I say 9. Easier to make them smaller than bigger.

    Now Lorenzo if you start felling frisky and want to build a set say 9 1/2 or 10 inches tall and sell me just the styrene parts I would be interested!
    Dude, you make us sound like hobbits or something with that "small folk" talk. Those are fight'n words to a short guy! I should know, I'm only 5'7". We can't all be 6'+!

    So if Turo is pushing 9.5" with his shins, is that the accepted height or should we go with 10" or more for a 5'9" scale?
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    Apr 1, 2008, 10:05 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #20

    Well, I'm in the 5'8" to 5'9" range, but I have shorter legs and a long torso. I'd rather have too much than too little, though.
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    Apr 1, 2008, 10:09 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #21

    I'm in the same range height-wise as Cruzer and Seeker and I also take offense to the "small folk" talk. We prefer the term "Temuera Accurate."

    Seriously though, I think 9.5" is fine. My measurements show them to be about 9" long and 9.5" looks fine on Turo. I wouldn't go any longer than 10". One of the things I remember about seeing these in person was just how small they looked on the mannequin.
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    Apr 1, 2008, 10:37 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #22

    Trust me guys when I say far better shorter then taller. The world is made for thos 5'6" to 5'10". Like I said easier to trim down than add bondo to make em bigger!

    And they dont call me "The worlds biggest Jango" for nothin' LOL

    It was pretty funny to see Temura do a double take and look up! LOL
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    Apr 1, 2008, 11:31 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #23

    here's a pretty good picture of some size differences. Tem is about 5'8" or 5'9"
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    Apr 1, 2008, 11:59 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #24

    I think 9.5" would still work. Here, check the gap difference.

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    Apr 2, 2008, 9:59 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango leg armor project--revisited #25

    Thank you for taking on another project Cruzer. I think 9.5" to 10" would be fine. I can't wait to get a pair.

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