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  1. Sep 21, 2008, 3:43 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #26

    You will when at Coventry am sure. I had most me gear on before. Me parents and aunty liked it.
  2. Sep 26, 2008, 5:49 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #27



    Slight update. I thought I put my new stuff on with the rest my mando. I ain't connected the pipes to my flightsuit yet.

    I not attached the ammo belt since I ain't got the girth belt. I put my existing belt through and tied to my waist. The leather flak vest went up and curled at the back.

    I measured from bottom plate to top of plastic holster and it came to 6.5".

    Is the gun holster up to high? I know my left gun holster not moved to the side properly.

    I calculating bolo amounts at the moment. Think a cod plate would help me out a great lot.
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    Sep 27, 2008, 4:30 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #28

    Looking good. You'll probably want to wait until you have your thigh and knee armors to really dial in the positioning of the holsters.

    Also, if you wear the webbed belt of the holster assembly over the top of your vest, it will help to keep your vest in place and tucked into your girthbelt (got the idea from Seeker).
  4. Sep 28, 2008, 6:43 AM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #29

    That a great idea. Will give it a go sometime. Thanks Lorenzo.

    Wish I had my other parts, lower armour and backplate would be great. Suprised nobody does a run of lower armour.
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    Sep 28, 2008, 7:06 AM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #30

    Looking great so far!!

    Have you thought of making the leg armor yourself from Sintra? It's not difficult at all to make the thighs and boot armor from WOF templates. To make movie-accurate shins, I'm not so sure -- but the templates are there.

    Pretty sure Wickedbeard will make these for you, too:

    http://wickedbeard.webs.com/jangofettarmor.htm

    And there are people over on the Mandalorian Mercs who make individual pieces if you can't find anyone here who does.

    Good luck!!
    -Chris


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    That a great idea. Will give it a go sometime. Thanks Lorenzo.

    Wish I had my other parts, lower armour and backplate would be great. Suprised nobody does a run of lower armour.
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    Sep 28, 2008, 7:10 AM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #31

    I may be able to hook you up in about three weeks on the leg armor. So, maybe in about 3 weeks, I will be able to offer the various leg armor pieces in fiberglass and knees in Hyperfirm rubber. I've even ordered the supplies to produce them in cold cast if necessary.
    Last edited by Cruzer; Sep 29, 2008 at 10:01 AM.
  7. Sep 28, 2008, 7:18 AM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #32

    Cruzer - My existing armour is cold cast fiberglass from BM. Will see how things go.

    Madmartigan - Have thought of doing myself from templates. I'm going to see some Mando costumers in 2 weeks time. So might get some stuff done then.

    I passed my JP, helmet, and guns to BM at the moment. Waiting to hear a price.
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    Sep 28, 2008, 8:35 AM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #33

    lookin good man!
  9. Sep 28, 2008, 12:04 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #34

    Thanks Phil. Wish my Jango was closer to yours though.
  10. Sep 28, 2008, 12:13 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #35

    With my left over leather and sample bolo leather. I managed to get some glue. It says it can glue leather to.


    So I had ago last nite, and today.


    I bent the leather to see how strong it is.


    If the bolo is rolled over, the bolo comes off.

    Do you think the bolo sticks well to the leather guys and gals?
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    Sep 28, 2008, 1:30 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #36

    Quote MaldorianGuard said: View Post
    With my left over leather and sample bolo leather. I managed to get some glue. It says it can glue leather to.


    So I had ago last nite, and today.


    I bent the leather to see how strong it is.


    If the bolo is rolled over, the bolo comes off.

    Do you think the bolo sticks well to the leather guys and gals?
    Hey Phill, I think it will be good when you let it dry and everything. If you glue it down to the fuzzy side, which it looks like you did, it should stick for a while. I just use some simple leather glue, realy good stuff, and it holds up to a lot of bending and twisting, so, with that said, I think its goin to be good. Keep up the great work man. Lovin the Jango costume. Can't wait to see it completed, and maybe even in person one day!
  12. Sep 28, 2008, 2:38 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #37

    thksdad - Thanks for your kind words. I don't do much work on my mando much. Haven't got much know how. But am learning alot. Never was into textiles at school, hated it, lol. Years later making a mando, ironic, lol. I put the bolo on the smooth side, not rough side (where frilly leather bits are). I'm desperate to get my Jango complete asap, but want the best. Hope to see yours in person to Mike. Love to go to states.
  13. Sep 28, 2008, 2:40 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #38

    Cruzer - Tried my Jango Fett before following your advice. It helps keeping my flak vest down. The only problem I have is will it limit the amount of my backplate? I assume not cos it no way near the girth belt. If you get me.
  14. Sep 28, 2008, 3:19 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #39

    Have been given a suggestion from OrtharRrith on my girth belt. That I could sew some thread over the bolo through the leather. Would thought be best to keep the material, thin and dark so it not seen. Perhaps glue also. Thus keeping it strong and rigid.
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    Sep 29, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #40

    Quote MaldorianGuard said: View Post
    Cruzer - Tried my Jango Fett before following your advice. It helps keeping my flak vest down. The only problem I have is will it limit the amount of my backplate? I assume not cos it no way near the girth belt. If you get me.
    If you want the webbed belt to help keep your vest tucked into your girthbelt, you wear it under your girthbelt. That way, you don't have to make your girthbelt so tight fitting and it can be made to fit a little more loose and comfortable. So basically, you put the webbed belt on, and then the girthbelt over it. You can also use a single snap in the front on the leather d-ring holder part to keep your girthbelt in position.

    I'm hopefully finishing up a girthbelt and holster assembly this weekend, so I'll take a few pics of what I'm talking about.
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    Sep 29, 2008, 5:01 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #41

    Quote MaldorianGuard said: View Post
    Have been given a suggestion from OrtharRrith on my girth belt. That I could sew some thread over the bolo through the leather. Would thought be best to keep the material, thin and dark so it not seen. Perhaps glue also. Thus keeping it strong and rigid.
    thksdad is right, glue the strands down to the fuzzy side. Use plenty of glue and it will stiffen as it dries. Also having longer and multiple strands glued down will be a lot more rigid than just a few short test strands. You don't need to use thread if you are using the right glue. I'd recommend using Leather Weld from Tandy Leather. Also, have you seen my girthbelt tutorial?
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    Sep 29, 2008, 9:45 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #42

    i don't know if it was brought up already, but have you considered getting the rest of the armor equally as shiny as the bucket? it looks to be a lot more reflective than the upper body armor.
  18. Sep 30, 2008, 1:04 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #43

    Cruzer - Thanks for the advice over the girthbelt. Didn't know you making girthbelts again. I placed the glue between the gaps, this strengthened the bolo better together.
    I have seen your girth betl tutorial, I printed it at the time. PM sent Cruzer.

    RunJEDIrun - Think it the lighting that makes my helmet shinier than the rest the armour. Thanks for putting it out. Didn't notice.
  19. Nov 5, 2008, 3:35 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #44

    Ain't updated this in a long while.
    But here is a pic of my boots.


    Bobby Fett got my guns and helmet at the moment.

    I also doing work on a snowtrooper costume.
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    Nov 5, 2008, 3:49 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #45

    Boots look great Phil. Will have an update for you tomorrow.
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    Nov 5, 2008, 3:52 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #46

    well done phil looks like it's coming together nicely..can't wait to start mine.

    nice to see you here at TDH.

    See you soon!
  22. Nov 5, 2008, 3:56 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #47

    Nice see you on here John.

    Can't wait for the update Rob.
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    Nov 5, 2008, 4:14 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #48

    managed to get my boots at long last just need to spray the silver inserts..what did you use for yours phil?
  24. Nov 5, 2008, 4:32 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #49

    We gonna see the pics of them boots John?

    Jo recommended using Rub & Buff. I used silver paint. It still smudges a bit so gonna use some hair spray some time to help lock it all in.
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    Nov 6, 2008, 1:29 PM - Re: Maldorian Guards Jango Progress #50

    yes phill deffo..i'm gonna start taking some picture of the jango costume as it progresses..just need to find the time to start.....hopefully soon!

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