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    Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    I seem to have bought all the necessary items to make a Jango costume for my 4 year old daughter. However, I need some help with how to get the helmet painted. What do I do first....put on the rub-n-buff then paint, or paint front, then put on rub-n-buff afterwards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I'll get some pics up tonight of my progress so far.

    Final pictures added.
    Last edited by jedi.paramedic; Nov 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    jedi.paramedic said: View Post
    I seem to have bought all the necessary items to make a Jango costume for my 4 year old daughter. However, I need some help with how to get the helmet painted. What do I do first....put on the rub-n-buff then paint, or paint front, then put on rub-n-buff afterwards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I'll get some pics up tonight of my progress so far.
    Because rubb and buff can be worn off, especially by masking tape, you should paint the blues (any order, I don't think it really matters) then mask the blue's off and apply the rubb n buff

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    LadySewforus said: View Post
    Nope I didn't see it. But, now I'm watching it with much anticipation. That Vest looks alot like the one I got from LSFU.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    Hey Jedi P.. yea LSFU is what I have. Vest and jumpsuit. She does great work:thumbup:thumbup

    As for the paint, I would go with the Valspar Metallic paint, for the sliver. Its shiny and your little one isn't going to be in it for too long. So no need to spend the money.

    As far as the paint, I did the cheeks and ear caps, then the metallic, then the light blue. I didn't have any problems with the painters tape pealing off the paint from the other colors.

    I am going to spray some clear coat on it tomorrow and see how it changes the color. I will post up some pix so you can see.

    If I can be of any help, just give a yell!!

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    Here are some pics of the progress so far.....

    LSFU flighsuit


    My Wife's flightsuit that she made after I told her I ordered one


    LSFU Child Vest


    Shoes I might use


    Belt and Pouches from another Costume


    TK2280 Upper armor (still needs to be Rub-n-Buffed)


    TK2280 Lower armor and boots I might use


    Thor's helmet being prepped still (just cut the visor out)


    Small Gauntlet uppers from Hasbro set


    Gauntlets trimmed and primed for paint.

    I'll be working on the Gauntlets tomorrow, as well as the Armor. Thanks to all those that have helped out in this project so far.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

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    Hey Jedi P.. yea LSFU is what I have. Vest and jumpsuit. She does great work:thumbup:thumbup

    As for the paint, I would go with the Valspar Metallic paint, for the sliver. Its shiny and your little one isn't going to be in it for too long. So no need to spend the money.

    As far as the paint, I did the cheeks and ear caps, then the metallic, then the light blue. I didn't have any problems with the painters tape pealing off the paint from the other colors.

    I am going to spray some clear coat on it tomorrow and see how it changes the color. I will post up some pix so you can see.

    If I can be of any help, just give a yell!!
    Thanks so much for the offer. I'm sure I will be asking a lot of questions as this continues to progress. Where can I get this "Valspar paint"? I thought valspar was a brush type of paint from Home Depot. Do they make it as a spraycan?

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    They have it at local craft stores as a spray. Same row as the rub 'n buff at michales

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    Oooo... I like the gaunts!

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    Looking good. Totally agree on the gaunts. Would love to pick up a pair!

    Is that vest black, or dark gray? I was looking at black vinyl last night, but it seemed too "dark". That looks really good.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    I think the vest is a Charcoal Grey with some blues mixed in. I'm not sure exactly as LSFU made it. It is definitely not black though.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    Did some work this a.m. on the Daughter's Jango costume.

    Painted up the Gauntlets with some Aluminum and Silver


    Another view of the Gauntlets. These are the cheap looking ones that came in a set with a fugly boba helmet, and a gun from Hasbro way back in 1998. Believe it or not, these gauntlets cost me more than anything else in the costume.




    Here's the helmet with some Silver on it. I'll do the ears and mandibles later today after it dry's.


    Armor is trimmed and ready for primer. Not much to do as TK2280 did a remarkable job in making this Child Armor.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    kibosh said: View Post
    Looking good. Totally agree on the gaunts. Would love to pick up a pair!

    Is that vest black, or dark gray? I was looking at black vinyl last night, but it seemed too "dark". That looks really good.
    As for the Gauntlets I'm going to find some bottom halves and put them together with some piano hinges. After Halloween is over if anyone is interested in casting them, I will be done with them for a while. Not sure if Hasbro would appreciate that or not, but it doesn't look as if they are going to make a Jango set with these available. I don't do any casting, so they would have to be sent to someone that wouldn't mind doing them. They are great for a 4 to 6 year old size costume

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    The Valspar paint, I got from Lowes and its in a spray can. Its a silver metallic. The can has 2, what looks like, wedding rings on it.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    This is the paint can. Hope this helps!!


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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    I can't find that Valspar paint anywhere. I'm going to have to use something else.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    Hopefully this helps...


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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    Did a little test fit yesterday. Everything is coming along nicely I think.


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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume


    Finished up with most of the painting

    Heavily modified Jango Blaster set. Lots of cutting, and rivets.

    Starting to suit her up.

    She's getting a little anxious before the Trunk or Treat.

    Final dress rehearsal

    Can't hide the blond lockes

    Final product = Share of Best Costume

    She didn't keep the helmet on to long, as it still was a bit hefty. But, everyone really liked the way it turned out, including myself.

    Thanks to everyone that helped out with this project. Couldn't have done it without you guys.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    This is my Son's costume that I built up at the same time. He was the one that my Daughter ended up sharing the Best Costume with.

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    hehe.. wicked cute!! such imaginative parents!!

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    :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup Very Cool! Nice work!

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    Very, Very awesome:thumbup They turned out cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Help with Daughter's Jango Costume

    I just realized I forot to put the Black Pinstriping around the helmet.

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    Very cool. I'm amazed that she is willing to wear the heavy-ish (for her size) bucket. I've heard adults whine about a bucket being too heavy for their neck.

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