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    Jan 11, 2008, 4:07 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #126

    HAHA...to be sure i really wasnt 100% on the shins and kinda just laid them out..but thanks for that...im sure i wouldve figured it out eventually but its nice to have the sharp eye of the folks here to point out when things are amiss just in case...
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    Jan 11, 2008, 4:15 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #127

    fantastic looking helmet JD, always impressed with your work!
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    Jan 11, 2008, 4:16 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #128

    Awesome as always brotha!
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    Jan 24, 2008, 10:46 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #129

    so i managed to get something done while waiting for my gauntlets...I washed my flightsuit in a oversized load of hot water and 1/2 cup of bleach...here are the b4 and afters shots and below those is a shot of a small area that just didnt cooperate. good news is it's under the thigh and it also is a good representation of the sucesss of lightening the suit a bit..you can also see the button hole slots i put on the suit for the armor straps. I plan to use the straps to hold the suit and armor tight to my leg. I will use some velcro also to keep the armor from moving around and make it stay in the correct orientation on the suit.

    unfortunatley i used a flash with the first pic and not with the second so its hard to see it in the pictures, but if you look at my left tigh in the second pic you can see the change with the little spot.

    Im also thinking of doing something about the collar, it's simply way to high.



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    Jan 24, 2008, 10:51 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #130

    Looks good! Color looks great, and most importantly it fits you well!

    How did you do the button hole slots?
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    Jan 24, 2008, 11:22 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #131

    Hey JD,

    I like how your flight suit looks, who was the maker

    About the collar, I had made all the Jango Flight suit collars longer because some members ment, and me too, that the prototype (see photo) was to small.
    When I had my vest on, you have not see the colar.
    So I added about 2 inch. Maybe it was 1 inch too much.
    But before you make the changes, try it on with the vest first.
    The vest will put it down like 1 inch.



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    Im also thinking of doing something about the collar, it's simply way to high.


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    Jan 24, 2008, 3:20 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #132

    Hey, where did you get these photos?


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    Jan 24, 2008, 4:12 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #133

    They are on the Jango Fett reference CD in the UK Fact Files folder.
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    Jan 24, 2008, 4:33 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #134

    Quote Loanstar said: View Post
    Hey JD,

    I like how your flight suit looks, who was the maker

    About the collar, I had made all the Jango Flight suit collars longer because some members ment, and me too, that the prototype (see photo) was to small.
    When I had my vest on, you have not see the colar.
    So I added about 2 inch. Maybe it was 1 inch too much.
    But before you make the changes, try it on with the vest first.
    The vest will put it down like 1 inch.
    what is your suggestion to fix the collar? i know you have it sewn in a way that really makes it tough to alter on a machine without detaching the whole collar?

    I may still airbrush the suit with a hint of a light purple just to give it some hilights and i may have to hem the legs a bit. then seemed a bit long. the only thing with that is one piece suits have a tendancy to hang low in the crotch so i think if i hike it hu to my crotch when wearing it and sinch it up with the holster and girth belt it may be okay as is. that what i did to get the placment for the buttonhole.

    Tony,

    I used my wonderful singer machine with button hole foot and setting. I used a piece of the elastic to get an idea for the length.
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    Jan 24, 2008, 6:35 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #135

    Outstanding progess so far!
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    Jan 24, 2008, 7:08 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #136

    Quote JDFett said: View Post
    I may still airbrush the suit with a hint of a light purple just to give it some hilights and i may have to hem the legs a bit. then seemed a bit long.
    The flight suit is 100% cotton so you can change the color in to what ever you want via a regular cotton/textile color.

    Many members have their own feeling for the color.
    Some want to have it more blue and the others want to have it more purple, that's why I chose the 100% cotton way.

    If you want to have it a little more purple, just use a little, and I really mean a little (like 20 mg, of a purple cotton dye color).
    You can also use a little bid of red color. To test it, I would start with only 10 mg of that color.

    I prefer to do this in a washing machine at 45 c (104 Fahrenheit).
    First you have to put inside the washing machine over the flight suit a pakage of cotton/textil fixer (normaly this is includet in the dye color box when you buy it)
    You have to let the washing machine start the regular delicate washing process for about 5 min. and than you add the part of your color plus round about 1 Liter of water in to the drawer where you normally put in the washing powder.

    Attention do not wash the flight suit to hot (not more than 104 Fahrenheit, otherwise it will shrink.




    Quote JDFett said: View Post
    the only thing with that is one piece suits have a tendancy to hang low in the crotch so i think if i hike it hu to my crotch when wearing it and sinch it up with the holster and girth belt it may be okay as is. that what i did to get the placment for the buttonhole.
    If you feel your flight suit should hike a little up, you could use some velcro and attache these in the area where your belt normaly hide it (see attached photo).
    Last edited by Loanstar; Jan 24, 2008 at 7:13 PM.
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    Feb 22, 2008, 2:44 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #137

    so i know it's been awhile since i posted any progress shots so here is a teaser on the progress...



    all ive got left is the gauntlets, darken the gloves..the dye i grabbed just wasnt dark enough, hook up the jet pack and back plate, and throw some foam in the helmet...

    *dont mind the mug rootbeer bottle and all the beer returns..lol
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    Feb 22, 2008, 6:54 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #138

    Looking great JD!
    Love your helmet, Top work.
    Very nice Rub & buff work too.

    Keep the pics coming!

    Jono!
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    Feb 22, 2008, 10:29 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #139

    gorgeous! jango drank all that beer?
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    Feb 23, 2008, 6:53 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #140

    what gloves are you using JD?
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    Feb 23, 2008, 8:07 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #141

    actually they are some general gardening gloves i found at the local department store...they were tan...the dye just wasnt dark enough to make them right..ill have to go with a darker blue. they actually are the same gloves i used for my wife's zam wessell and they seem to look okay...probably not even close to SA but they are the least of my worries
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    Mar 15, 2008, 3:25 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #142

    so as i sat at home all day hoping for parts delivery...to no avail thus far, i decided i would takle the jet pack to the backplate issue. I decided i didnt want to cut through the vest and deal with the whole difficulty of getting it on with that type of set up, i went with a more movie style set up, hopfully this will hold and will work...

    I used CA glue to glue all the straps to the jet pack and armor. I left a long tail for gluing to have added strength over the use of the system.

    It simply has two clips on the top to hold the top against the back plate and one that goes around the pvc cross piece inside the jet pack. the corresponding clips are located on the back plate. I also used a wide velcro piece on the back plate that will hold the back plate to the vest, as well as two snaps on the shoulders.

    here is crossing my fingers that it works and the whole backplate and jet pack wont fall off my back during a troop! LOL




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    Mar 15, 2008, 3:47 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #143

    That's a pretty brave setup. Even though you have a light JP, I'd be worried about the jet pack/backplate combo tugging on the vest over time and choking you.
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    Mar 15, 2008, 4:59 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #144

    ya...thats a thought i had too, but wont know the extent of the weight till i wear it once...if i find it's too much ill have to figure out something else i guess..i really dont want to cut holes in my vest though...i had another idea about putting a couple d ring type pieces on the front of the jump suit and then securing a small connector to a shoelace and putting through small holes in the vest that i would use leather eyelets for. securing the shoe lace with the same theory to the inside of the top of the backplate just to take some of the weight. if any of that made any sense...
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    Mar 15, 2008, 7:20 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #145

    so....i guess it's just time for me to forget about costuming in general...i just have had about enough....

    i tried on the whole backpack thing...and the backplate is rediculously way too small for me...so now im at the point where i have no idea what to do about that. it is noway big enough to fit my back...

    im just simply frustrated with all the parts that get made for such small people...i mean really is there anyone over 180 and taller than 5'8"? i mean shoot...im 6' 210 with a 34 inch waist....i guess sparta has been good to me cause the back and shoulders are just too big for this armor!

    the only solution i can think of is cutting the backplate in half and adding a 2 inch filler in the middle...then i would have to extend the shoulders about 3 inches to even come close to meeting the front collar armor, that being said...i have no clue how to work in fiberglass to even try and do that so i guess im at a stand still as far as getting jango done ever...
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    Mar 15, 2008, 7:25 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #146

    Are you using one of my backplates or a JD?
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    Mar 15, 2008, 7:40 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #147

    Never mind, I back read and found out you have a JD plate. Mine might be a little bigger. Shoot me some width/length measurements and I'll see. If it is bigger, I could try to make one last pull from my current mold, but just keep in mind it's probably going to have a few cracks in the gel-coat (not the fiberglass) down below that will either need to be trimmed off or glued shut with some CA glue.
    Your call, let me know.
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    Mar 15, 2008, 7:41 PM - Re: jdfett Jango project #148

    You could try making a backplate out of Sintra, it just won't be sturdy enough to carry the weight of your JP with your harness method. But it'll still look decent and you can make it to fit you. A lot of the Jango parts are made for people in the 5'8 180 range because Temuera Morrison is not a big guy. He is around that size so the parts are made to fit someone accurate sized.
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    Mar 16, 2008, 3:42 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #149

    I'm 6' 225 lbs, waist bigger than I like, and the Cruzer backplate fits me well. Some of the JD stuff is undersized for someone our size I've seen first hand. I stuck with primarily BKBT armor where availalble. Look at Jango5204 on here and the fit of his Jango parts to him. They are propotioned great, enough that I have been bugging him since day one on my build trying to get something that looks close to his.
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    Mar 17, 2008, 9:44 AM - Re: jdfett Jango project #150

    cruzer...id be totally up for that if you could do that for me... my biggest problem is all the working out ive been doing for sparta...the lats just will not allow the sides of the backplate to fit around....let me know what you need...

    the jd backplate is 13 1/4" wide at the arm holes and from the shoulder to the bottom on the side is 15 1/2" I had thought about cutting it in half and adding a 2 inch fill to the middle. I was going to use a piece of sintra to hold it from the back then glass over it and fill the front with resin, sand and re r&b...that was my initial solution...ive wanted a cruzer backplate casue its far more accurate, but not sure on size either.

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