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  1. JDFett's Avatar
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    Dec 12, 2007, 1:09 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #101

    question...has anyone gone as far as weathering the flight suit? if so what if anything was the best technique and quantity of weathering...It's real hard to tell in pictures how much if anything is weathered
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    Dec 12, 2007, 2:16 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #102

    It all got washed off in the rain on Kamino!

    I know Donny will chime in...but I didn't think there was any weathering on the flight suit
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    Dec 12, 2007, 2:21 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #103

    I weathered my suit but didn't do good job. Now that I have an airbrush I would probably do some brown misting on the contact areas and edges. I should be getting a new suit in the near future.
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    Dec 12, 2007, 2:35 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #104

    That is looking great! Those metal ears worked well for that bucket.

    Who did your vest by the way?
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    Dec 12, 2007, 9:48 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #105

    vest was done by loanstar...very nice vest...jumpsuit by him as well
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    Dec 18, 2007, 2:44 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #106

    I was sitting around with a major lower back issue today from all the shovelling wondering what to do with myself during my normal workout time, as i seriously need to rest and there is not a chance in hell i was getting into yoga today, seeing as i can barely stand up straight!

    I decided that seeing as reinone is having trouble getting the boot run situated, I would try and make a pair of temporary boots that would pass for now. I happened to have an old pair of bates enforcers duty boots laying around and thought they kinda had the jango look. so heres what i came up with...



    I actually dremelled out the arch in the sole to kind of make it look a bit more like the real boots...it's okay but like i said...temporary...



    I also rub and buffed a couple areas of the boot that kinda matched the side details of Jangos boots...I may actually cut out some small fiberglass pieces and glue them to the boot if i have to wear these for a long period of time until the uber accurate boots come around..



    I made the strap out of left over zam leather and installed snaps into the boot heel and the strap, velcro on the toe area.
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    Dec 18, 2007, 3:06 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #107

    Wow, they actually look pretty good!

    Sorry to hear about your back!
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    Dec 18, 2007, 6:08 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #108

    as for the weathering of the flight suit, maybe you would want to look into using that fullers earth "dirt" stuff. We use it on our sandtroopers to weather, but i think it would look prettu sweet if it was lightly dusted on the suit and sealed with aqua net hairspray. it will definitely give it that "roughed-up" look. and if you hate it just wash it. it's a lot better of a solution that using permanent paint. Great looking Jango though, can't wait to see it done. What kind of jetback is that JD?


    here is the fullers earth on some models/armor.



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    Dec 18, 2007, 6:23 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #109

    actually its an older MOW jet pack handme down. i think if i do anything with the suit it will be very subtle and only around the armor and seams..probably go with airbrushed fabric paints watered down or something...just black
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    Jan 5, 2008, 1:18 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #110

    man..how did i get so far down the list...no update as of yet...still finishing up my armor pieces and thinking of how i want to attach the pieces to my suit
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    Jan 5, 2008, 3:25 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #111

    looking good brotha
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    Jan 5, 2008, 6:06 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #112

    Very nice job JD, it's coming together fast too.

    The satin coat looks great, is this common for a Jango Helmet?

    Love your metal ears, where are they from?

    Cheers!
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    Jan 7, 2008, 2:57 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #113

    got the metla ears from spideyfett here on tdh...he had a thread for them earlier...thanks for the comps guys...

    finally finished up my leg armor...all ive got left is my cod, dirtying up my back plate, assembling and finishing my gauntlets(when i get them), making my girth belt(waiting on material) and assembling the pieces (strap systems for the leg armor, back pack harness and a few other minor things)

    here is the legs armor





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    the r&b isnt perfect by no means but overall with the weathering it looks pretty good i think.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 3:22 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #114

    Lookin' good. I need to start on my armor soon.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 6:16 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #115

    tideous by neccesary evil for jango..LOL
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    Jan 8, 2008, 1:16 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #116

    ..nice,
    i used elastic band for my leg armor. and snaps for closing them. i like it very much and they are very close to my legs. all u need is a smal cut on the right place on ur suit. dont forget to fix them ;o)

    here is a pic of my current leg armor. i will replace them soon ;o)

    here are more pics of wearing them ....
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    Jan 8, 2008, 2:03 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #117

    great looking leg armor JD, how do you weather with the rub and buff? apply and spread and wipe off? or do you "cake" it on in some areas and let it dry then try and wipe it off?
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    Jan 8, 2008, 2:41 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #118

    basically i layer it on. i use pewter, black and spanish copper in that order. I use a small brush and go around the edge with the pewter creating a worn dull apparence to the silver leaf. I then randomly brush on the black with the brush and rub it to create a smoky look around the edge. the spanish copper goes on somewhat thick to give it a more 3d texture and i gently rub that to blend it but leave some thick.

    I started the technique on my wife's zam and really liked the colors and the way it turned out on her armor so i just stayed with it for this project.

    adm...i plan to use the strap method as well...I was thinking of using the button hole attachment to my sewing machine to make the holes to enforce the section so it wouldnt rip on the suit. I was going with 3/4" and 1" stretch elastic. cut the piece long enough so i could fiberglass the piece to the back of the armor. then take the two tails and put them through the suit and sew on some backpack clips on the ends. then the armor would just stay on the suit all the time and you would have to pull the suit up in stages as you clip the armor from shin to knee to thigh...
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    Jan 8, 2008, 6:30 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #119

    Simply awesome Jdfett. you're Jango is coming together real well. Do you happen to know the maker of your jet pack, I think I have the same one that I think is an Early FettPride, but not sure...
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    Jan 10, 2008, 8:19 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #120

    to be honest i thought it was an earlier MOW version...the original owner tk7602 would know...brian?
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    Jan 10, 2008, 9:06 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #121

    Quote JDFett said: View Post
    to be honest i thought it was an earlier MOW version...the original owner tk7602 would know...brian?
    it's an old ruffkintoys pack from 2005 i think. his molds have changed HUGELY since then. it's very similar in size/build to the bradleyfett packs
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    Jan 10, 2008, 9:28 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #122

    ah-ha...well there ya go...see i had no idea what i had..LOL but i know it looks pretty dang sweet!
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    Jan 11, 2008, 12:35 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #123

    Quote JDFett said: View Post
    ah-ha...well there ya go...see i had no idea what i had..LOL but i know it looks pretty dang sweet!
    hehe... note that when i say his molds have changed, i don't mean for the better. i MUCH prefer that style to the newer ones.
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    Jan 11, 2008, 12:08 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #124

    i finally finished my helmet with the pin stripe detail..this is now complete with the exception of some interior work that i hope to get done soon...




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    Jan 11, 2008, 12:26 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #125

    The legs might have been just set out for pics, but the shins are swiched. The cutout edge just off center goes to the outside. Have you heard of using the holsters to hold the thigh armor? I got the idea from Cruzer and it works great. Use that top Chicago screw on the holster where the 2 straps meet. Put a hole in your thigh, and screw them togther. The leather leg strap holds eveything in place.

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