Well....I got 9 of the 13 pieces cut out. My mom said I had to be done because my sister was going to bed and it was way too loud haha. Sigh...such is life. Anyway, the metal armor is crazy. I still have to do some hammering and tidying up of the edges, but it is awesome! Can't wait till it is all set.
Here are some updated pics on the pieces I have cut out, shaped, etc. Just wait till they're polished. ;-) Yes, SEEKER, it feels great to make my own stuff. ;-) I was thinking, why didn't I just do this in the first place? It's way better looking, and also way cheaper. I never envisioned steel armor, but I am sure liking it! Yeah. Trial and error is the way it goes I guess.
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Just btw, I have to say a huge THANKYOU to all you guys here on TDH who have helped me out. Your tips, critiques, and advice is greatly appreciated and this costume would not be where it is right now if it hadn't been for your help. So thanks soooo much for all the help. And all the guys who have sold me stuff too, your products are insane, and they are exactly what I needed. Special thanks to Asok, Mullreel, SandySith, Cruzer, OBrotherRacing, MOW, GalacticBountyHunter, and so many more for all your advice, products and help. They are the go to guys for help with Jango! Really appreciate it guys.
A guy like me (who has no experience) needs help from guys who know it all. And believe me, they know it all! ;-)
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mhlayne...you're doing it right...taking advice and critics in stride and upgrading and learning. Accurate Costuming is difficult enough but tackling a Fett can be really trying. I had two fully finished costumes under my belt and worked on countless others for other people before taking on Jango. I congratulate you for going head full force. Keep those pics Coming!
Thanks for the gratitude, but I don't even belong in a list with those other names. I do appreciate it though. I am just trying to be a good citizen of the boards.
Keep up the good work.
awesome, awesome Great work, my friend
your build is awsome so far!! i just finished with my 1st one. its a boba. how come you posted some pics of rotj boba pouches? they look good btw
Oh haha. A guy asked to see some pics of them and I didn't want to have to create a whole new thread. ;-) Thanks!
So, yesterday I did a bunch of wet sanding on my helmet and then finished up with 0000 steel wool in the shower. ;-) Really smooth. I cut out the piece in the back for the keyslot piece. But, am struggling to figure out how to get the keyslots cut out. I have an exacto knife. But don't really see how that can get them out. I'm scared of using our Dremmel. SO...I am in a tight spot. What are hobby files (sandysith)? I rub n buffed my armor. Looks great on the cod piece, but on the metal, it almost comes right off when metal touches metal. So, I may end up taking it off. The color difference is not much. Got all my paints for the helmet and jetpack. Cool. Yeah that's the latest.
The hobby files are just really little files, they ususally come in a pack of 10 or so. I you are scared of the dremel on the key slots you can use a little drill bit on the dremel to poke several holes in the slots and then clean them up with the files. In the absence of the files you can use some sandpaper, say 220/320 or so, and just fold it a couple of times so that it is a bit rigid, then just use it like a file to clean the slots.
The only major benifit of the files is that they don't wear out like the sand paper, and they have a little handle.
So...the helmet is painted. Just one tiny area on one cheek to adjust. Nothing major. Man oh man do I love this helmet! Asok you rock! Now I just have to get the antenna and rangefinder all set, along with the keyslots and then finally pinstriping andthe visor! I love this helmet. I'm going to rub n buff the silver parts of the helmet as well.
Why do you want to RnB the silver parts?
unless the CC layers have worn through theres no need
The costume is coming together nicely
what colours did you use on the helmet
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, don't r+b the cold cast that is an atrocity. The CC is how it is supposed to look. That is what the real one was.
PLEASE don't r+b the CC.
You can do with some more sanding on the CC parts. Hit it with some 320 really well. I can tell on the back of the dome that it needs some more sanding, I can still see some of the tell tale signs from the mold.
Oh ok! Whoops. For some reason I was under the impression you did r and b it. Nevermind then. I won't let the r and b touch it. ;-) More sanding, eh? Yeah I'll get on that. Yeah there's one like, hump thing on the dome, I was worried about sanding too much. But then, probably not enough. :-) Thanks for saving me. That's what you're here for!!
What I can see is a little spot on the back that has kinda a 3 leaf clover look. It is right at the back of the dome as it slopes down. If that is still readily visible then you can sand some more for sure. You don't have far to go and I would use probably about a 320 to a 400 to hit it then back off to 800 and then hit it with some metal polish. See what you think about it after that.
Most of the rest of it looks pretty good in the pics
I used Krylon shortcuts Ocean Blue. Took me forever to find that! Then a mixture of a couple Valspars to get the other blue. Yuppers. Could not find rustoleum royal blue. Went to about 10 different places. But I think the blues are where they should be. I think. ;-) It's such a nice helmet. Sooo nice. Still have much to do on it.
So! Here are some pics of my vest with the armor attached. With snap fasteners. And I'll add some velcro too. Just have to attach the shoulders. And then the backplate. My MOW jetpack is assembled. Waiting on a harness, then I'll cut the strap slots and then begin painting! Yeah! I love my steel armor.
And my vest is NOT black. It's grey. ;-)
Dude, you work soooo fast!! Seems like everytime I look you have something new to show us. nice work, WTG!