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  1. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Jan 16, 2006, 5:18 PM - Jango's Vest #1

    hey guys...bout to get a custom vest made for the Jango costume. what i wanna know is, should i put padding in the vest...like boba's? i'm making the vest extra long so that the belt will velcro/ button with the vest, that way, the vest won't come out of the ammo belt. anyway, i was just wanting to know if i should get some think padding for the vest or not. anyway, all pics are welcome, so, let me know what i should do.
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    Jan 16, 2006, 6:31 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #2

    I padded mine, it gives you more of a Buff appearance. It all depends on your size though. If you look like Seeker, don't bother, but if you're like me, you may want to add some fluff to your vest. I believe the original was padded slightly anyways. I like your idea of attaching the belt to the vest. I did the same thing, and then attached the lower portion of the best to the Cod, and that to the holsters, and therre is now this endless circle of stability all ultimatly resting on your shoulders, and it dosen't feel heavy or anything.
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    Jan 16, 2006, 10:32 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #3

    well, i'm going to get the materials wednesday, so, i needed to know if i should do it or not. all i'm doin is getting the seamstress to make it accordinally to the pics. i'm kinda 'thin' to say, so, i think padding will help. it will hopefully give me that bigger apperence. but, i'd love to see some pics of yalls padded Jango vests.
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    Jan 18, 2006, 10:45 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #4

    hey, went to the fabric store, and found a couple of good things. i was disapointed cause i couldn't decide on which color to go with. now, for the real costume, was it more of a navy, or what? i got a little bit of this blueish navy vinal. don't really think its the color. i found some more that was more of a navyish blackish color, and i believe thats more close to the real deal, but, wanted you guys opinion. i'm going for accuracy.
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    Jan 19, 2006, 7:50 AM - Re: Jango's Vest #5

    hey guys, picked some of this up to see what it would look like...what do yall think....go darker...?





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    Jan 19, 2006, 8:16 AM - Re: Jango's Vest #6

    I think that looks pretty good. take some pictures with out flash if you can.
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    Jan 19, 2006, 7:01 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #7

    well, the last pic really shows its color...i tried it withoug the flash, and it doesn't look good. but, i'll try it tomorrow outside.
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    Jan 19, 2006, 10:24 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #8

    Quote thksdad said:
    hey, went to the fabric store, and found a couple of good things. i was disapointed cause i couldn't decide on which color to go with. now, for the real costume, was it more of a navy, or what? i got a little bit of this blueish navy vinal. don't really think its the color. i found some more that was more of a navyish blackish color, and i believe thats more close to the real deal, but, wanted you guys opinion. i'm going for accuracy.
    i don't know, i'd rather go with the blackish.

    how much did the fabric cost? well, per yard?
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    Jan 20, 2006, 2:19 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #9

    Yeah I would say a bit darker.
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    Jan 21, 2006, 1:37 AM - Re: Jango's Vest #10

    ..yepp, i use the same color for my west !
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    Jan 21, 2006, 10:09 AM - Re: Jango's Vest #11

    If you can find charcoal grey, that's what I would go with. Otherwise stick with the blueish one. Jango's is grey with a blueish tinge. No black. Then you can still add color and weathering.




    By the way, mine isn't padded either. Depending on your build, you might want to pad only if the vest fits loosely because you'll only have so much room for proper placement of the vest armor pieces. Great armor pieces you got by the way. Very nice.
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    Jan 21, 2006, 1:21 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #12

    Quote Skalen Fehl said:
    If you can find charcoal grey, that's what I would go with. Otherwise stick with the blueish one. Jango's is grey with a blueish tinge. No black. Then you can still add color and weathering.




    By the way, mine isn't padded either. Depending on your build, you might want to pad only if the vest fits loosely because you'll only have so much room for proper placement of the vest armor pieces. Great armor pieces you got by the way. Very nice.
    Which helmet is that?
    The suit looks great!
    -Goldenrod
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    Jan 21, 2006, 2:16 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #13

    PM sent, goldenrod.
  14. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Jan 21, 2006, 5:23 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #14

    here is one more pic....better pic of the color...what do you guys think...ya or nay...?

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    Jan 21, 2006, 7:24 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #15

    I would go with it. I have the same color vest myself. The leathersmith that I apprenticed with pointed out that the vest looked to be more of a gun metal blue than black or grey.
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    Jan 22, 2006, 11:50 AM - Re: Jango's Vest #16

    That is a good color, I agree.

    The vest and the jumpsuit look different in various light sources. I used the reference CD for my final decision in materials and color.
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    Jan 22, 2006, 1:44 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #17

    I agree about Jango vest is not black, but i either think its not grey. I think its just dark grey
  18. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Jan 22, 2006, 1:57 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #18

    well, the positive part is i've got enough extra material to make some kick ass gloves.
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    Jan 22, 2006, 3:41 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #19

    Here's a couple pics under different lighting. You can see the grey with the blue tinge coming through.




    The visual dictionary has some good pictures too under good lighting.
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    Jan 22, 2006, 3:54 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #20

    I dont see any blue there :S
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    Jan 22, 2006, 7:16 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #21

    I used black vinyl to construct the vest I use now and then misted it with gray vinyl spray paint to weather it and make it look more charcol gray. I think it turned out ok, but I hope to make a leather vest soon.

    thksdad, I think the color you got looks good. And you can always find some dark gray colored vinyl paint at a local automotive paint store if you ever decided you wanted to darken it up some and weather it.

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    Jan 22, 2006, 9:36 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #22

    well thskdad, if u want an accurate vest, i would say the vinal u have is good. i have a jango costume (jumpsuit only, 2002 for my brother).
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    Jan 22, 2006, 9:52 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #23

    Yeah man, go with your current color you got. You can always mist the dark blue you have with a grey/black and maybe see how that would look? I would say experi\ment with a small swatch first.
  24. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Jan 22, 2006, 11:32 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #24

    well, i was thinking of getting some dark blue dye from the leather shop, and just playing arround with it till i got the correct color...but, i don't know what color to start with, and if it will even work with the vinal.
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    Feb 6, 2006, 10:11 PM - Re: Jango's Vest #25

    Where can i get the gray leather from? any links? I checked Tandy but could not find any gray leather. Also i wonder what leather would be best for a screen accurate Jango vest? i have a old leather coat that is the right color of gray. But i'm not sure it could be taken apart and made into the vest.
    My other concern with converting it into the vest would pre-existing stitch holes from being a jacket.
    -goldenrod

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