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  1. JDFett's Avatar
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    Nov 27, 2007, 8:57 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #76

    not too much i can do about the face...seeker has that market cornered! but actually the shoulders of the vest line up with the outside of my shoulders. The leather is just kind of rigid and they stay put, even when it isnt being worn...i know his vest shoulders stick out a little but im hoping the armor will weigh it down some
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    Nov 27, 2007, 10:24 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #77



    Ok yeah, I just double checked, I guess the shoulder flaps are fine - I guess worse case you could always secrue some thing heavy under the shoulder armor??
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    Nov 27, 2007, 10:27 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #78

    i was thinking maybe some velcro but that may pull them too tight...ill hang some armor from them and see how they look
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    Dec 1, 2007, 8:36 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #79

    got around to painting my aluminum ears while ive been waiting on delivery of the other paint i need for the helmet. I sanded a little on the edges for weathering and still need to add the black and brown "dirt" when it comes in with the paint.

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    Dec 1, 2007, 5:29 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #80

    Great work!!!!!
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    Dec 5, 2007, 1:31 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #81

    a couple more progress pictures...the armor is secured with industrial strenght velcro. I was going to go with the snap system but decided against it for now...two reasons...1...im impatient (LOL) and two, I havnt got the snaps or the glue to put them on. I may add a couple snaps later as security for the armor but this velcro doesnt seem to want to ever let go. It adhered very well to the leather and the fiberglass.

    I also got motivated and trimmed, sanded and rub and buffed the backplate. I hope to replace this with a cruzer one sometime for a more accurate backplate.

    still have to weather the armor pieces...if the dang paint and r&b ever comes in from the company i ordered it from



    oh and I almost forgot...finished the rangefinder too..

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    Dec 5, 2007, 1:59 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #82

    Lookin' good!
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    Dec 5, 2007, 4:42 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #83

    finally got the paint in for the helmet and whipped out a second color tonight so i can mask and redo the R&B tomorrow! here is two shots, one flash and one without...

    flash



    no flash

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    Dec 5, 2007, 10:03 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #84

    did you tape it? What happened to the RnB?
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    Dec 5, 2007, 11:58 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #85

    ..damn, i love that rangefinder ;o)
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    Dec 6, 2007, 12:01 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #86

    i had some issues with getting the r&b on the areas that i had to paint..and i thought i could do a bit better on the finish so i sanded all the r&b off, reprimed, sanded the whole thing with 800 then masked and taped off the cheeks, painted with rustolium royal blue, then remasked off for the krylon shortcuts ocean blue. now ill mask off the r&b areas, put a coat or two of satin clear, then remask the painted surfaces and do the r&b over.
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    Dec 6, 2007, 11:16 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #87

    Oh man, make sure you put tape over the blue parts when you decide to paint the R&B, I cannot tell you how many times I accidentally brushed my finger with the slightest remnence of the silver paint on my finger. On top of that, it would just appear there, and you wont even realize it until after you think its done! lol

    -tubachris
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    Dec 6, 2007, 12:29 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #88

    this project is looking pretty sweet!

    Nice work so far, and I can't wait to see it done.
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    Dec 6, 2007, 12:36 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #89

    Great work.
    I can't wait to start on my Jango helmet.
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    Dec 6, 2007, 1:16 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #90

    no kidding about that rub and buff mysterious fingerprints eh? advise to anyone would be to always wash you hands before touching anything...lol. Ya I'll be taping it up for sure before doing the r&b. I decided to put some satin clear on the two colors to bring them even in appearance as far as the finish. waiting now till tomorrow to r&b the rest..but...

    seeing as i couldnt stand by and do nothing...cause i hate that...lol, i did a little more.

    first i decided that the armor needed to get weathered. I also decided that the vest was too "new" looking and needed some weathering as well. I took some 60 grit sandpaper and went to town on the vest, suffing it up, eliminating the sheen it had and exposing some of the leather along the piping. you can see some of that work in these pictures of the armor weathering....







    I also finished wetsanding and reclearing the helmet...again...flash and no flash




    and this is the backplate modification to the cut out to bring it more towards the correct accuracy...

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    Dec 6, 2007, 1:22 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #91

    Maybe I should just wait to make any comments until next week - 'cause knowing you, you will be done by then!

    Lookin' great!
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    Dec 6, 2007, 1:33 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #92

    HAHA! i know...there is something about my impatient costume building that always pans out for me..LOL actually Ive been thinking...Ive got another costume I need to get done by Dcon08 and thats only 9 months away...9 months you say? well you see part of the costume is transforming the heavy set maul you met at dcon07 into a spartan by then, plus getting the costume together. The first part is coming along nicely...40 lbs gone so far! but i havnt even begun to think about the costume, so Jango needs to get done!
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    Dec 6, 2007, 3:43 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #93

    40 lbs! Wow, good job!

    I lost 30 in 2 months (I surpassed my goal). I'm still, no spartan by any stretch...but I'm happy!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:58 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #94

    so i finally finished the R&B and paint for the helmet...all thats left is the black pinstriping, weathering and attaching the ears, which i should be able to get done later today. I cut out the visor but it's not secured in yet...just sitting inside for the pictures. The R&B came out okay...not perfect, but this stuff is real difficult to get perfect unfortunatley. Although it gives the whole helmet a weathered look like it should have anyway...Jango didn't have a perfectly polished lid and it had it's own imperfections so I guess I can live with the outcome...





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    Dec 7, 2007, 11:05 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #95

    Looks better then my R&B job on my BKBT
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    Dec 7, 2007, 1:36 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #96

    LOL...

    im almost there.....

    here are some shots of the finished helmet, san the pinstriping





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    Dec 7, 2007, 2:34 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #97

    Wow, great job on the weathering!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 2:44 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #98

    Nice work there, JD. Can't wait to see this thing all done.
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    Dec 8, 2007, 4:55 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #99

    Haven't checked these boards in a while. Great Jango, bud!!
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    Dec 8, 2007, 7:48 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #100

    thanks man...ya it's getting there..hoping for a finished product sometime in January.

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