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Jango Fett Build

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    I have the Asok lid and it's almost too small for me, and I dont even have a big head. The tip of my nose just rubs on the inside of the visor apart from that it fits me fine.

    I'll admit that helmet does look a little too large on you, also at first glance your armour looks a little bit large aswell.

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Yeah, the armor still has to be trimmed down. That's why it looks big...because it is. ;-)

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Looking good mate, you've actually helped me work out how to make my new gerth belt by hand! TY!

    Ice

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Sweet man! That's awesome.
    Update:
    Trimmed, painted, and weathered armor pieces. Still need o do the backplate. Ran out of sealing spray. ;-)
    Boots are totally done and weathered.
    Girth and Ammo belts are totally done.
    *The ammo belt had square front flaps and was a dark brown leather. Trimmed and worked them to get a better color/weathering. I think they looks great.
    Blasters just need a bit more gold and different handle color. Then they need to be sealed.
    I'm thinking I won't need to do Rub n Buff on the armor, but I'm not sure yet. We'll have to see. Hopefully I didn't weather the armor too much. I don't think I did anyway.
    My stuff from evolution props came! Jumpsuit, vest, and knee armor. The knee armor got a bit dinged up in shipping but I fixed them up no problemo. The vest is great and the jumpsuit color is just about perfect! Amazing match. I recommend the jumpsuit highly for sure! Fits great.

    I'll post some pics here in a bit.

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Some of the pics have shadows that make the weathering more formidable than others. There's not a ton. You can see how I attached the little piece that you rope the holster rig through. That piece was made from (believe it or not) a tennis can. Good stuff! Wow...the boots...the boots. One of the tougher things so far. The "boot armor" that came in the package from shubiwon weren't going to cut it. (Did I also mention that the knee armor has to be replaced and all armor must be trimmed from shubiwon?) But...if you don't mind doing a bit of modifying, it's a really cheap alternative! Anyway..the boot armor ended up being cut from...a 3 liter plastic bottle. It was thicker than most other bottles and I said, hey, let's do this. Turned out great I think. Then attaching them, I used rivets, elastic, and many frustrating minutes. The boots were steel toed Howler boots. They're pretty good! The pics of the belt color didn't show up too well, but the leather pouches were really lightened/oranged/weathered up than before. I like the way it looks. And that girth belt...it took me 3 times to get it right. But this last time I nailed it. I think it came out just a bit darker than I wanted, but it's not too dark. Pic might make it look really dark. Please comment on anything that's good or bad. Thanks!

    Forgot to mention, the holsters from EVO props are great! Really really good!

    *I think all the pics are mirrored. Sorry. That's just the way it happens. ;-)


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  6. #31
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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Here's the girth belt, ammo belt, and holsters all rigged up. BTW, the cod piece is coming in from Cruzer here shortly. Forgot to mention, the cod piece has to be replaced from shubiwon too. Tis ok though!


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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Moving along well.

    2 things that I notice in the pics. Your boot armor looks to be a bit forward, giving a bit of a duck foot look.
    Your ammo belt looks large in comparison to the girth. You might need a wider girth to try and balance the ammo belt.

    Keep the pics and updates coming.

  8. #33
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    Could be the angle or the pocket folding. There's girth on either side of the ammo pouches. The boots, yeah, I can see that. We'll see what they look like with jumpsuit and shins. Thanks for the comments.

    Armor on vest pics:
    The spacing is adjustable btw. The collar space needs to get fixed I realize now. Maybe others too. How's the coloring and weathering?

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    your spacing is a bit tight......you may need to cut them down a bit.

    Jango has some space showing between his plates. I had a nice set of wickedbeard armor that I eventully sold because it was just too big, and I didn't want to cut it.



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    Yeah...none of my stuff is completely finalized. I might have to trim my armor down just a tad...or just get my spacing configured properly. Either or..or both. ;-) I still need to get my leg armor velcroed to my suit, and get the shoulders all figured out. And then the back plate.....

    Pics of my suit so far..


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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Looks good! A few things:

    1. The armor should be trimmed more, almost an inch all around the chest pieces. The edges of the armor ( collar, chest and ab) should all match up. Once you cut the chest to size up to the collar you will than need to trim the ab plate. The shapes are really good, just too big.

    2. I would suggest the pouches be smaller. You want to be able to see roughly 1.5 inches of girth belt above and below the pouches

    3. I would pull the thigh armor up by about 3 inches and making longer armor pieces for the thighs. They just seem too small. Also try rounding out the upper lower curves. They look like they have some corners to them. They should be gently curves

    4. The colors look really good! Seriously...really nice job nailing the coloring and weathering. The knees look really nice...are they hand made?

    Sorry...that was a lot. Hope nothing too discouraging. You are on a good road to a finished jango.

  12. #37
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    Yeah..I have some size adjusting to do. The knees were done by Evolution Props. Good ones. All the leg armor is not attached yet, I still need to do all the velcroing, so the positioning in the photos are for sure not final. Haha it was hard trying to keep it hanging there. Glad the colors came out good. Really appreciate the constructive criticism. Tis a part of the process.

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Great Work Michael !!!

  14. #39
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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    SO.....my jumpsuit is too big. I need to figure that out.
    ALSO....my thigh plates are too small. I can make them myself I think. "Trash Can" armor? Anyone have any advice or ideas? I'm kind of in a tight spot.
    SO...should I just grab a trash can from walmart or something and use a template to cut them out?

    Here are pics of my thigh armor and I also think, if the jumpsuit wasn't so big, they would look a bit better. But they are to small for sure.

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    What the jumpsuit is like...
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    Kind of what it should be...

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    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/w...mplates-23194/

    There are good templates for ya. Also did you cut the chest armor? If not you can use the template to give you an idea of how much to cut.

    You can use a trash can or a plastic tote. Just trace and cut and than sand the edges smooth. Go back and Rub N' Buff the armor. You might want to RNB the whole suit if the silvers doint match up.

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    Thanks man. Yeah I did, if you can see the difference in the gap in the pics. Yeah. I'll head out looking for something here soon....Rub n Buff would be at hobbylobby or something like that right?

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    Looks great... Can't wait to see the new pics...

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    Yes Hobby Lobby will have R+B.

    You can also make your thighs out of PVC pipe. Get a section of 6 inch PVC pipe and cut the thighs out of it. It will be MUCH sturdier than the plastic tote or trashcan. It is a little more difficult to work but the end result will be light years better. I have used the PVC pipe on several things and I like working with it. Plus you may be able to get it as scrap at a construction sight. I like to use the white.

    I know I have seen thighs on the forum made from the PVC pipe. If I remember right Solo's Open Season Jango used this method. Do a search for when he sold it and I think there were pictures of both sides and where he bolted the holsters to them.

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Just to add....I would get the cod in place before going to far on the thighs. It may make a big visual difference.

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    +1 for PVC pipe

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    Dude I like the PVC idea. Yeah. My cod piece should get here soon. I'll hold off till then. PVC. Cooooool.

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    Here is the link I was talking about.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/o...go-sale-38924/

    look at the pictures marked "belt"

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    Dude! Those PVC thighs rock! They look great! I'm definitely going that route. Very cool. Thanks a ton Mullreel.

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Solo's PVC armor is the BOMB! It does take some patience working with it, but if you get it right, as Solo obviously did, you would swear you are actually wearing bullet-proof armor. I started to build with some of it but just didn't have the tools, experience or know-how; but DANG is it sturdy!!!

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    Re: Jango Fett Build

    Asok Helmet kit arrived!!! WOW! It is absolutely amazing. Beautiful. Insane shape and details. I've got all the parts. Now comes the fun part.....Finishing it. That will be a ton of work. I'll post progress pics. Here is the kit just out of the box. ;-) Thanx Asok! It's amazing.

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