Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

  1. #1
    I helped at SDCC '08 zxwing's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    535

    Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    As soon as I saw Seekers demo at D*Con for his chest armor, I knew I had to get that curve that is so elusive. I don't have the workspace to do a lot of sanding on bondo so, when JD posted pics of his fiberglass Jango armor I finally got an alternative.

    First of all, this stuff is awesome. I did no prep work to it other than triming and wetsanding once with 600 grit before I applied Rub and Buff. His torso set was a little big for my proportions so I had to trim it freehand to match the scale I wanted. I used the Publicity photo as a guide. I also trimmed a little extra on the shins to get the more accurate notch on top and the curve at the bottom.

    It came out so good, I was inspired to sew myself a new flakvest to go with it out of auto upholstery synthetic leather.

    Here are some pics of the mods and rub and buffed armor pieces. Also there is a pic of my old torso set that I originally got from SFP. I'll post pics of the weathered and finished suit as soon as My wife can take a pic of me wearing it.

    Thanks a lot Judz
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails cutout-jdchests-jpg   modded-jd-shinss-jpg   body-shins-ver-2s-jpg  

    bodyweatheredsml-jpg  

  2. #2
    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    From
    St. Catharines, ON
    Posts
    1,957

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    You did an amazing job!
    Can't wait to see some photos of you wearing it, it looks a lot better now.

  3. #3
    I helped at SDCC '08 zxwing's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    535

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Thanks bro!
    BTW, I love your sig. lol

  4. #4
    sithlord23's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2002
    From
    Kamino (also known as Seattle)
    Posts
    1,221

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Nice looking stuff man! You made that vest from scratch?

  5. #5
    Skalen Fehl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Utah
    Posts
    789

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Nice job! How tall are you? I'm 6 ft tall and mine will work out perfect. I just got my judz armor over the weekend and will begin trimming, etc. What did you use for the backing on your left chest armor slots and center diamond piece. Did you grind it down or cut it out and back it with something? I plan on cutting mine out and backing it with sintra to give the recessed look unless its thick enough to just grind down the slot. Also what is that little silver thing on the top of your cod piece. It's on the left side on the picture above. Great work, by the way. Looking forward to finishing mine.

  6. #6
    I helped at SDCC '08 zxwing's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    535

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Thanks.

    For the vest: I just picked up a few yards of pleather made for a honda and cut it out and sewed it.

    For the armor: I'm 5'9" 155 lbs. I drew out the outline for the slots and used a drill to weaken it with lots of holes. Then I used a metal hacksaw blade and a flat file to square it out. I glued some sintra behind it. If you want to just grind it out, it's plenty thick enough for that too. The cod piece is from SFP. I'm pretty sure he just took a Boba cod and added the front loop to it, but I could be wrong. That part gets covered by my girthbelt so I don't really care about it.

  7. #7
    Sladethemanwiththeplan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Canada, Manitoba
    Posts
    850

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Nice work on the armor man.

  8. #8
    askywalker98's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2004
    From
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    1,673

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Wow thats beautiful. Nice sanding. What grit sandpaper did you use? 600 and 800?
    cant wait to see it finished!

  9. #9
    SEEKER's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,362

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    WOW! it look freakin awesome!!

    Great job man!

  10. #10
    I helped at SDCC '08 zxwing's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    535

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Thanks askywalker. 600 grit.

    Thanks Turo, you know this was all your fault.

  11. #11
    judz dwedd's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    1,529

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Nice mods. The rub n buff job looks sweet also.

  12. #12
    I helped at SDCC '08 zxwing's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    535

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Thanks.

    I just got done redying the jumpsuit darker. Here are some shots of the weathered armor. I wish I had a good photographer like BB to do these. It looks so different in person.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails jangorev32s-jpg   jangorev34s-jpg   jangorev37s-jpg  

    jangorev38s-jpg  

  13. #13
    Geo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    From
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    1,011

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Great lookin' armor!

  14. #14

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Looks Amazing!!!

    Where did you get your gauntlets? they're sweet!!


  15. #15
    judz dwedd's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    1,529

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Absolutly incredible. You've got flippin sweet costuming skills. Chicks dig guys with skills.

  16. #16
    Skalen Fehl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Utah
    Posts
    789

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Sweet buddy! I just finished dremmeling one shoulder armor piece! Can't wait to be done. Are those Westars Master Replicas? I want a set but whew...my money is just going out that window finishing my Jango. Also, what did you use for knee darts? I gotta find that thread that talks about spacers. Good job, zxwing.

  17. #17
    SEEKER's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,362

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    wow! very cool.

  18. #18
    ACSS2's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2004
    From
    Kansas
    Posts
    245

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Looks good. Where did you get the gauntlets?

  19. #19
    Admin Staff Star Wars Chick's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Kingman, Arizona, United States, 107964532558835, Kingman, Arizona
    Posts
    5,575

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    That looks damn fine!!!!

  20. #20
    cal196's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2004
    From
    Earth
    Posts
    2,617

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Awesome work, nice costume.

  21. #21
    sithlord23's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2002
    From
    Kamino (also known as Seattle)
    Posts
    1,221

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    yeah the full suit together looks amazing!

  22. #22
    I helped at SDCC '08 zxwing's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    535

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Thanks all.

    The gauntlets are SFP with heavy modification on all metal bits and rub and buff by me.
    The knees also came from SFP with the darts on them, I just Rub and buffed em.
    The Westars are MR.

    Im workin on my girth belt now. I should have that and the accurate blue hoses done by C3.

  23. #23

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    Just want to chime in....That is one of the best armor pics i've seen...
    Great Job..NO AWSOME JOB.

  24. #24
    Skalen Fehl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Utah
    Posts
    789

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    I got blue hoses, too. I'm a contractor and found a supply store with 1/4" hoses and they mounted to my MOW gauntlets very nicely. I can't wait to be done. Post more pics of your jango zx. You did awesome!

  25. #25
    Sladethemanwiththeplan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2004
    From
    Canada, Manitoba
    Posts
    850

    Re: Modified JD Chest and Shin Armor and New Scratchmade Vest

    That is one awsome suit man! Cool more like Mega Cool.


    Sweet work Man!

Similar Threads

  1. Custom Modified Armor (large pics)
    By R4G9 in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jun 15, 2009, 12:30 AM
  2. Starting JangoUri 2.5 (Chest armor + flak vest + gloves)
    By JangoUri in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Jan 6, 2007, 12:30 PM
  3. How do you attach your chest lights to your armor/ vest?
    By Predatormv in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Oct 13, 2004, 10:07 AM
  4. ESB vest shouder bells and chest armor progress pics
    By Boba Freekk in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug 29, 2003, 1:51 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •