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    Nov 18, 2005, 12:01 AM - Jango knee armor mods #1

    Bought some of JD's new Jango knee armor and made some modifications to satisfy my standards, even though these knee armors hold their own right out of the mold without any mods. Thanks again JD, I hope I do them service.

    Enjoy and let me know how I can improve em before the paint goes on this Saturday!
    Cruzer

    *reference pics in photos courtesy of Jango Ref. CD. Wouldn't have spotted the difference without it. -thanks Mirax
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    Nov 18, 2005, 2:35 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #2

    ...dang bro did seeker infect you???

    ...lookin good as always...

    Later
    Lewis
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    Nov 18, 2005, 2:41 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #3

    AMazing !!
    It looks very acurate.

    Really great job ... I love it !



    Pierre.
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    Nov 18, 2005, 5:06 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #4

    GOOD JOB MAN
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    Nov 18, 2005, 5:50 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #5

    loking great there bud
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    Nov 18, 2005, 6:54 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #6

    Great job! Knees always get overlooked on a Jango costume. they are either too big or too small. With the mods you have done, you made them exact size.
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    Nov 18, 2005, 8:20 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #7

    They look excellent, muchos respect
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    Nov 18, 2005, 7:31 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #8

    ...dang bro did seeker infect you???
    Na, slavefive, I just hired some of his elves. Hard to beat California's prevailing wage laws!

    Thanks everyone, I'm honored that you all approve! I'm going to fill in a little on the top portion of the upside down "F" so that I get that straight line and then I think I'm done and ready to spay some automotive primer on em with the spraygun which will also help smooth everything out.

    Any suggestions on attaching the velcro straps on the insides accurately? That's one thing I haven't seen a pic of yet.
    Cruzer
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    Nov 18, 2005, 9:00 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #9

    Damn, Cruzer... You're the man.
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    Nov 19, 2005, 2:39 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #10

    Once again I owe it all to TDH, Sean. Thanks.

    Cruzer
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    Nov 19, 2005, 3:31 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #11

    ..amazing job!!!
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    Nov 19, 2005, 7:52 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #12

    When I made the knees, that area was intentionally made a bit wider for added strength. It was something I believed, could improve the strength, yet be relatively unobtrusive. Where do everyone's knees break? Why is that? At a con, you don't always have the luxury to say "Cut!, need a replacement knee!".


    The mods look very good Cruzer. I just hope they hold up well for you still.
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    Nov 19, 2005, 10:21 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #13

    Quote Cruzer said:
    Once again I owe it all to TDH, Sean. Thanks.

    Cruzer
    Haha, you live in Porterville? My grandma lives in Porterville. We call it Hooterville.
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    Nov 20, 2005, 1:49 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #14

    Pic update!

    Thanks JD for your insider's perspective . Actually, you reminded me that I've had knee armors break on me right before suiting up for an event...that's why I've got some of yours now . Because of your sound advice I postponed primering today and spent the best part of the day making one last mod that should ensure these babies won't be breaking on me during my lifetime. However, in one of the pics I demonstrate the durability of your knee armor before installing the 3/4" aluminum stock I got at the Depot today.

    Cruzer
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    Nov 20, 2005, 5:39 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #15

    Holy mega-reinforcement batman! I'd say they'll hold up now.
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    Nov 20, 2005, 6:04 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #16

    man you are just.... :thumbup
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    Nov 20, 2005, 6:39 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #17

    nice.....
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    Nov 20, 2005, 10:04 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #18

    fantanstic!!
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    Nov 20, 2005, 3:24 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #19

    Damn this guy is good. Seriously!
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    Nov 21, 2005, 1:53 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #20

    Damn...
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    Nov 21, 2005, 6:15 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #21

    Ah, shucks, thanks guys:o , but after visiting FIDM this weekend I've found two more mods I'd like to try. I'll keep you posted with pics.

    And the only disadvantage I can tell so far with the aluminum stock bracing is that the knees don't have any give so they become tight when I sit on my haunches. But how often is Jango on his haunches? so it's probably no big deal.
    Cruzer
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    Nov 21, 2005, 6:23 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #22

    Cruzer. You did a great job. In a few months or if not sooner you can expect a PM .

    The Sniffer
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    Nov 21, 2005, 8:50 PM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #23

    wow.. I've said it before.. but I'll say it again.. as I have embarked on my addiction..er I mean journey I am sure glad to see the amount of talent out there and the multitudes of photos and tutorials
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    Nov 22, 2005, 12:39 AM - Re: Jango knee armor mods #24

    I will definately be using your posts as a reference when I help my buddy put his Jango together. I'll say it again, Cruzer... You're the man.

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