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Jango leg armor project

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    Jango leg armor project

    I received a set of BKBT upper body armor today to use for my current Jango build in anticipation of CIV...thanks slavefive.

    So with no sources for good fiberglass leg armor, I started this project a few days ago. I'll only make one of each and then make fiberglass jacket silicone molds to make fiberglass pulls I'll use for the actual suit.

    I made the shin armor even on both sides so that it can be trimmed on either side for use on both legs. The boot armor still needs a little extening up front and trimmed a little higher on the sides.

    All constructive feedback is appreciated. I'm using the two pics included of the actual suit as my primary references.

    Enjoy,
    Cruzer
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    Last edited by Cruzer; Mar 31, 2007 at 5:25 AM.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Whow....

    The shin looks great! I'm already interested in a pair....

    Top work!

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    I think you nailed the shin armor. Can't wait to see the shoe armor done.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    wow, that looks awesome!!
    Keep us updated.

    Mike

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    ..good news

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    LOOKS AWSOME,:thumbup nuff said

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    thanks guys, right now on the shins I'm decreasing the width of the center channel a little towards the bottom and then thanks to some overlay pics Benkenove sent me, it looks like I need to flare out the center channel a tad at the top.

    Well, time to run to Home Depot...again!

    Here's a part of a pic he contributed. Thanks Ben!
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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Awesome! Put me on the list! Will you be making thigh armor as well?

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Foxbatkllr, that's my next piece once I'm satisfied with these two pieces. Then on to the backplate (all the pieces I need for CIV).

    I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to get that correct concave in the middle of the thigh armor. So working with these two pieces first buys me some time to contemplate it. I bought a trash can from Walmart that has a lid curvature that might work if I can replicate it in styrene.

    Let me know of any suggestions.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Beautiful and perfect work like always Cruzer!!! :thumbup

    Should you ever do a run with those parts...

    ...PLEASE put me on the list!!!

    AND I know someone else whoŽd like to be put on,too! IsnŽt it so Adm Francis, my vode?

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    I'm really glad I could help in some way... and as I told you before privately... these are the best shins I have seen in all my life... I'm more than sure that you will make it perfect...

    BTW, in not sure if this could work but, have you try to apply a little heat on that lower part, and try to flat it a little ?? some kind of heat bending ?? could work... (I think). with a heat gun or hairdresser (I think I read that before... but never tried it).

    Keep us updated !!! and great work !!!

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Cruzer Try a plastic bucket instead of the trash can. Mine turned out great and the plastic is thicker. But I am a sizable guy. So you may need more of a concave. I'd be a second on the shin armor if there'a a run, or boot armor got my thighs though , obviously.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Hey Cruzer,.... ol' buddy .... ol' pal,..... I'd sure like to be on the receiving end of some of those " Jango pieces of goodness". You know I need a good backplate.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Nice shins Cruzer..

    Looking forward to seeing the final product.
    The boot armor looks near perfect as well.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    ok, here's are the latest mods on the shins.
    Any thing else I need look at please let me know, otherwise I'm putting these in the finished pile.

    In this order: first proto, mod'd, and then the originals
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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    now that is DELICIOUS! Great Job Cruz once again

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Those are looking nearly spot on!! I suppose the rib could be a tad narrower at the bottom but honestly nobody would ever know! They look great.

    The boot piece could benefit from a little more concave shape though .. again though they look pretty good.

    After modifying my armor I'm tempted to sculpt some jango armor from scratch but if you can nail it then I wouldn't have to

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    yopp

    Notlewis said: View Post
    Beautiful and perfect work like always Cruzer!!! :thumbup

    Should you ever do a run with those parts...

    ...PLEASE put me on the list!!!

    AND I know someone else whoŽd like to be put on,too! IsnŽt it so Adm Francis, my vode?

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Just for Benkenove and Moncal. I quickly put on some weathering to emphasize the narrowing of the rib.

    I'll narrow the center a little more and just touch the very top right corner. I'll also flare out the top sides just a tad more on both sides
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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Well it looks like you have it pretty much completed.

    Really nice.

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Yet more mods!
    If you guys make me spend this much time on the boot armor...I quit!
    Actually, I'm thankful for everyones help as they couldn't haven't gotten to this point without you guys...especially Benkenove

    I'm thinking a little more flare on the sides and a little more off the left side of the channel.
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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Really good work Cruzer

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    NICE JOB Cruzer!

    lets us know if you do a run

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Yes, please let us know! It look great!

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    Re: Jango leg armor project

    Its great cruzer. I dont mean to nit pick im just curious..........dont hate me!

    Why on the ref pic is the left side of the armor lower than the right side at the top.. Did that make sense? Check out the pic. Also it might just be the pictures in general but it SEEMS like your armor could POSSIBLY...dont kill me... use more of an arc going from the top to the sides......I had to use an inferiour program to photoshop so thats why this pic is all weird....Anyway either way they look DELICIOUS!!!!
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