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    Jan 12, 2011, 9:44 AM - Jango Fett Build #1

    I'm working on a Jango Fett Costume. I am brand new here on TDH and Jango is the second costume I'm working on. I'll try to post a lot of "the process" photos. Please leave me feedback! What's good and not. I want it to be good. I have been working on a homemade girth belt. Not quite finished yet. And no, I wasn't able to do it all in leather. It's a cheaper version that'll hopefully look great.

    Girth Belt:
    -1 pack of Con-Tact Grip premium liner. It's like, cupboard liner. It's decently thick, a light brown in color, and leathery in texture. It comes in an 18in x 4ft. So plenty of room to work with.
    -Gorilla glue. I'll end up needing another tube.
    -Duct tape. Just a little bit
    -And 100ft of 1/4in braided nylon and polypropylene rope. I cut lengths of 38 inches for my belt and using weights and stuff have been glueing everything together. I just need some more glue now.

    I'll try to post pics of the work in progress.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 9:56 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #2

    Here are some pics of what I have so far. And I picked up the supplies at HomeDepot. The leather-like liner was $5. The rope was around $10 (I still have some left). And the gorilla glue was about $6 or $7.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 10:14 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #3

    I still have trimming to do, as well as securing the two sides in the back. And then the final stage....coloring. Jango's girth belt is a mixture of dark brown, a bit of "orange", with a reddish tint correct? Sort of....I'm trying to think of a kind of wood it looks like. Anyway, I've been looking at Cruzer's belt. Crazy stuff right there. I'll try to use his colors as a good reference.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 12:45 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #4

    Reading the first post I didn't think that sounded like it would work. However after seeing the pictures you might be able to pull that off. I will be interested to see how the paint and colors go on the products for the end result.

    Keep posting your progress pics.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 2:17 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #5

    It doesn't look too wide/tall does it?
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    Jan 12, 2011, 2:44 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #6

    No it doesn't look to tall. Jango's girth belt is fairly substantial.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 4:18 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #7

    My first blaster came today. I have done some touch up sanding, etc. My other one should arrive shortly. They are a resin 1:1 scale kit. 4 Pieces. After the sanding and just overall "cleaning them up", they look pretty good. I got them from an ebay seller "coolmodels". Decent price, including shipping they were $42 each. I'm using some drilled holes with pieces of wire along with the glue to hold them together better. I'll show a pic of that.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 7:35 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #8

    Here are pics of the blaster being put together. With crazy glue. ;-)
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  9. Jan 12, 2011, 7:44 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #9

    thats a resin cast blaster kit?
  10. Jan 12, 2011, 7:44 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #10

    oops nevermind missed that part
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    Jan 12, 2011, 8:39 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #11

    Thanks to Galactic Bounty Hunter! I bought a Man Of War Jetpack from him and 20 minutes after I put in the order, he had shipped it and hit me with the tracking number. That's what I call business. ;-) Thanks again man!
  12. Jan 12, 2011, 8:43 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #12

    speedy service. cant wait till i save enough to put my order in. hes got great stuff
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    Jan 12, 2011, 8:55 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #13

    YOu will be very happy with the Man Of War jetpack.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 10:05 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #14

    Any good kinds of paint for resin blasters? Recommendations? Thanks.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 10:24 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #15

    I used a generic walmart chrome paint that came out very chrome looking...almost mirror like. For the handle I used a pewter colored model paint from a hobby shop and the gold... you can get a really nice 24 carat gold paint at Michaels Craft store.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 11:15 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #16

    Thanks man, will do.
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    Jan 13, 2011, 7:55 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #17

    Well...I need to go paint shopping. Need to get some of that "chrome" paint. I have put 1 pistol together and need to clean up and put together the other one. There are some resin pieces that need to get sanded off. They are longer and thinner than a plastic Jango blaster.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 11:11 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #18

    It's been a little while since I posted some stuff. Well...I had to make a new girth belt. Gorilla glue is terrible for this kind of thing. In this business I have learned that you reach success through trial and error. Case and point. ;-) SO! I have now got an insane girth belt that is drying from the stain right now! See pics. Hot glue is amazing by the way. Absolutely amazing. I may need to go back with some more stain because it's drying a bit lighter than I wanted.
    Materials:
    Once again using the leather-like cupboard liner.
    1/4 inch Nylon rope. 100 feet is recommended.
    Super de duper tape. Spiced up duct tape. Not the brand name.
    Cherry Wood stain.
    And last but not least...multiple sticks of hot glue! And a hot glue gun.
    *None of this could have been done without the help of my younger bro. Thanks D!

    So...check out the pics. And hit me with some feedback.

    My armor came in a few days ago and I have been trimming, forming, reshaping, painting, re-painting, and painting some more. It's starting to look really cool. I got the kit from schubiwon on ebay. Sturdy stuff. Good deal on it. But requires a decent amount of trimming and reshaping. And you'll have to get different knee armor. And foot armor. I made mine. I'll show pics of armor later. Thanks guys.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 11:20 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #19

    Basically the 1st girth belt ended up way too stiff and some glue was showing on the front from leaking through. :-(
    Not this time! ;-)
    Both pistols are put together and I'm working on painting those. Waiting for some stuff to dry on the cod piece and the shin pieces. Then I have to sand them and get the shape all squared away.
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    Jan 27, 2011, 9:58 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #20

    Is this helmet too big???? I almost feel like a bobble-head. I'm 6-1 and 180 lbs with decently wide shoulders. It looks/feels to big for me.

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    Jan 27, 2011, 10:27 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #21

    Do you have your chest armor yet? If so, put it on an then let's get some photo's. The armor will make you look bigger.

    Also, how much room do you have in the helmet? Can you spin it around your head with no problem? If so, it might be to big. Again, it will depend on how you look with the armor on.
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    Jan 27, 2011, 10:39 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #22

    Here's the unfinished vest and armor. The armor has to be trimmed down a bit. Yeah I can spin my head around inside the helmet. And it even has padding in it.
    It doesn't look as big with the armor on, but the armor will be smaller once I trim it...yeah. I don't know. It's hard for me to tell.
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  23. Jan 27, 2011, 11:19 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #23

    It's early in the morning, so I could be way off but.....were the photos taken in a mirror? If not, what side of the helmet is your range finder on? Looks great so far. Can't wait to see the finished girth belt! By the way, off the subject: ever been told you look like Sylar from HEROES???

    Keep up with the posts!
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    Jan 27, 2011, 11:22 AM - Re: Jango Fett Build #24

    Hey, yeah the images automatically get mirrored with the camera on my computer. Sorry. Sylar..haha. Thanks. People think my bro and I look like people from tv shows. This one kid was convinced my brother was Boone from LOST. Good times. Yeah the girth belt is pretty much done. I may need to do just a bit of color modification, and then get it all attached in the back.

    So is the helmet too big?
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    Jan 27, 2011, 12:58 PM - Re: Jango Fett Build #25

    So what I'm wondering is...you want to really love your helmet right? It should fit great and all that and you should be comfortable in it. I feel like it's way to big. And I'm thinking that other helmets (like asok's) aren't as "big"? So should I try and sell this helmet to someone who's bigger than me and get an asok kit? Hmmm...

    It's a really good helmet though. Dark visor, fiberglass, helmet padding and strap, I mean it's nice. I just feel like it's too big on me. Help anyone?

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