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Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

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    Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Hopefully I'll be debuting my V2 Open Seasons Jango at CIV in less than a week. Just need to finish off some leather work (the girth and holters are stand-ins), install some well-placed snaps here and there, and dial in everything. Except for the red parts, all the armor was finished with a super-secret custom mixture of 4 different colors of R&B...seriously!

    Thanks goes out to BKBT for the helmet, thigh and boot armor, slavefive for the upper body armor (BKBT) and ammo belt (Seeker), Seeker for the knees and cod, Dark-Side for the aluminum parts, dfett for the gauntlets (MOW's), CaptJono for the vest, Goldenrod for the boots (Reinone's), MLC for the jp, and last but absolutely not the least, Jango_Newbie for letting me borrow his MR Jango blasters (expect for Sunday when he'll be there to troop with us, then I'll be using blacked-out resin copies).

    About 2 months ago I made the decision to begin putting this together after my son said he wanted to troop together at CIV, and with the other Mandos from TDH. I couldn't say no, so I'm very glad it's all coming together. I've included a couple pics of his gear too.

    If you see us at CIV, definitely say "HI!!!"

    -Cruzer
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    I have no words to express how much I hate you...!!! my tiny beauty girl ... lol...

    You have made in 2 months what I wouldn't think I could do in 2 years... !!! I have no words mate... REally really amazing, you are a beast, and I'm more than sure that your son is and will be proud of you FOREVER... (I'm proud as well ...

    Great work mate... really really great work... you are a real example to follow

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Looks great Cruzer! We'll see you at C4.

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Very nice!

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    nice job brother. C4 is comming up and cant wait to hang out. see you then.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Yeah man!!! SWEET!! See ya there, I need a place to change. Looking forward to getting away for a day, Click it or Ticket is driving me crazy I'm sick of it already.

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Looking forward to seeing it up close and personal. See you at C4!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    I am really looking forward to seeing this costume in person! Outstanding work.

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Looks outstanding. I can't wait to see it in person. Very well done!

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    Lorenzo you can use my MRs on sunday as I only plan on trooping on saturday........LMK

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Very nice, looks great.:thumbup

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    I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    That looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Thanks for all the positive comments guys. I was hoping it'd be of a quality that'd be good enough to troop side by side with all of you. I look forward to it!

    firstsonofsolo, WOW!! that is awesome. I really appreciate it bro, but I'd hate for anything to happen to them. If my resin copies turn out looking half as good as I think, I may sport them the whole time. I'm sort of excited about sporting another color of Westars since my suit is kinda a one-off. I know they won't look as fancy and shiny as the MRs, but I don't mind. But I do appreciate the offer! Oh, also, if you didn't already adjust those holster straps, let me know and I can bring my tools to do that and we can meet up.


    With this version, I tried to make it more in-line with the Open Seasons suit by streamlining the gauntlets with removing the flamethrower and ripcord units, going with an all black rocket that has a slight blue hint to it, and darkening up the armor to a charcoal grey that had a little hint of blue to it. I achieved the charcoal/bluish R&B finish by mixing Pewter, Pearl Blue, Sapphire, and Ebony together. The Ebony didn't mix well with the other metalized colors, so it caused the mixture to "goop" and not smooth out. But I think it adds to the weathering so I didn't worry about it, and since it looks so close to blued steel, I gave it a hint of some rust looking weathering here and there.

    Thanks guys,
    Cruzer

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Very very nice Cruzer, cant wait to see some pics of you and your son!

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    mAN THAT IS SO Awesome you are truely a craftsman

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    Dude seriously if you could help me out with that especially since I cant find the type of snaps you used. I replaced the leather belt with a parachute belt and clips and well.....lets say my leather rig is rigged.......LOL But seriously dude I trust you just LMK.

    -Chris

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Just a quick thing I noticed from your ealier open seasons, and I didnt see here, is on your jet pack. I remember seeing like pointed cones atop the fuel canisters, am I correct?

    Besides that man, your kicking some serious rear ends!!!!

    -tubachris

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Thanks Tubachris. Luckily I hadn't thrown them out from the last jp, so they're installed now. Good eye.

    I hope to do my first test fit tonight. If so, I'll post some pics.

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    ...so will you at least wear this one for a few minutes this Con

    ...See you there...have a safe trip down

    ...just look for the drunk Belligerent IC crew ...LOL!!!!

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Come on...it was very hot at ComicCon...I know, I know, I'm a wuss!

    Definitely see you there man!

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Cruzer said: View Post
    I know, I know, I'm a wuss!
    I don't think so. It was one of the hottest days of the year during Comic Con ... can't blame you. I suited up, and the heat and humidity nearly destroyed my costume and myself (I lost over 10 pounds.) Phoenix was up to 118F during that time!

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    I've been here for years!!!

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    Yep, that's what it's from CP!

    Spent a few good hours tonight putting this fastening system together for my backplate so it kept me from finishing and running a test fit. It looks like it's going to be pretty secure. I decided to give it a try after closely studying the Hammerhead ref. cd pics. and noticing this is how they affixed the original backplate and vest.

    A test drive at CIV this weekend will tell me if it works.
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    Absolutely perfect my friend... that fastening system is THE most accurate, with no doubt exactly the same on the movie, well done.

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    Re: Don't call it a comeback... ;-)

    You're missing just one thing my friend...the red cape!!

    It'll go out priority mail this afternoon!! Will that reach you in time?

    Call me if you want me to ship it to your hotel instead

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