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final fitting before San Diego ADJUSTED SHOULDERS need opinions

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    final fitting before San Diego ADJUSTED SHOULDERS need opinions

    Got my Ladysewforus suit all dyed. The color is really sharp, it will fade with time and washing. New Cruzer cold cast upper body armor/ helmet on a new Ladysewforus vest. A final fitting was needed so I can make identify any adjustments that need to be made before San Diego Comic Con.

    Things to fix:

    1) The shin armor was sagging. I was wearing sport socks, so the elastic straps were against my bare leg. That won't happen with regular socks.
    2) the back plate hangs way over the girth belt. Trim backplate a touch.
    3) I'm currently running 23 bolo cords on the girth. I went taller to be proportional to the taller ammo pouches, to be proportional to my 6 Ft height.( No offense to you accurate sized Jango people.). I think I'm going to trim off one cord from the top.

    Anyone see anything else that needs to be fixed or adjusted?
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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    That looks FANTASTIC, Craig!!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Thanks, see ya there.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    awesome man!!!

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Looking great!
    Top job man.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Jango 5204 said: View Post
    ...( No offense to you accurate sized Jango people.). ...
    Hey!
    Looks good!

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Awesome looking Jango....

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Wow...thats one of the better Ive seen, Im no Jango expert though, but that costume looks to fit perfect.

    Nice job!

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Awesome Jango. Mine nearly done! Hopefully look as good as yours!

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    I agree with what everyone else has been saying! GREAT looking rig, and you wear it perfect!

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Nice!

    One tough Jango

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Great looking Jango! Really captured the look of him.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    looks sharp man! good work!

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Looking good. I love the new armor and helmet.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Cruzer is funny. I'm pretty sure he's shorter than Jango. I keed, I keed.

    Craig, I was skeptical that the upgrades would make much difference because your previous suit was really great. I have to say that your upgrades look fantastic! There's a huge difference, and the armor looks great! Well done.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Cruzer is funny. I'm pretty sure he's shorter than Jango. I keed, I keed.

    Craig, I was skeptical that the upgrades would make much difference because your previous suit was really great. I have to say that your upgrades look fantastic! There's a huge difference, and the armor looks great! Well done.
    The fitting of the suit makes a huge difference. The other suit was baggy and gave a short "dumpy" look. This one fits like la 2nd skin and changes the whole look. Does it make my butt look fat?

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    I just got a comment from Jango72 over at the 501st forums. He pointed out the shoulders should be rotated more forward. I agree with that, but only to a certain extent. I'm 6-00+ 240 lbs. Not exactly accurate Jango size. The armor is a set size. For me to have the vest shoulders made and attached at the accurate points would make the shoulder armor look small. I already had the shoulders rotated forward of center before I attached the armor. To go more, in my opinion, would make the suit look like it didnt have any shoulders from the back. I probably have the armor spread a little on the wide side to help cover my taller torso. All of these size adjustments will make the shoulders appear to be even farther from the correct point. I'm pretty thick from front to back, my last sport coat was a 51", so I try to find a happy medium and do the best with what I've got. I'm a too big for Jango and not big enough for my Vader. My first choice was a Jawa, but eventually settled on Jango.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Looks great, good job.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Looks sharp!

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    I guess you miss understood what I meant. I didn't mean for you to rotate the shoulders forward, but rather to have a new leather shoulder part made that's a bit wider at the sides. Seeing as I can't draw worth beans with photoshop, I'll try to explain in words as best I can.

    Your current vest shoulder is shaped like a U ( if you look at it from a birds-eye angle ). My suggestion is to widen/stretch out the top of the U, so that the sides will extend further down the side of the vest. Which will give the visual impression of the shoulders being bigger.

    If that still doesn't make any sense, please let me know so that I can hand draw you a horrible picture and scan it.




    And for the record... I'm pretty sure that Cruzer is shorter then Tem. Please don't hit me Cruz.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    I know we all have our set ways and reasons why we do things, but I think what Jango72 was suggesting is this. The first green line on the picture of you illustrates where the leather shoulder pad should be. I also understand that you're are a bigger guy and maybe suggest to get a bigger shoulder armor and make the leather shoulder wider too. I could be easily made by just widening it. Sintra is an awesome tool.

    The second green line illustrates the "U" shape Jango72 reffers too.

    I'm not really sure if you were looking for constructive critisim, but hope this helps your goal.

    Turo
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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    YES!!!! Thanks Turo, that's exactly what I was trying to explain. You just explained it much more eloquently that I did... in truth, you're pictures did.

    I personally think that he should still be able to use his current shoulder armor. He'll know more once the vest shoulders have been altered to better suit his body.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    Great comparison shots, let me see what I can do.

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

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    Re: final fitting before San Diego

    oooooo very astute! I personally LOVE the constructive criticism. With this vest, I met personally with Craig and made this vest with his direction.

    This is very helpful.

    Craig, if I can help tweak this at all, please let me know.

    I am going to look more carefully at my next two vests that have been completed.




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