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My 1st Jango Helmet

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    My 1st Jango Helmet

    Finally had some time to start on my BKBT Jango. Added another layer of Fiberglass, like my helmets super solid. And used R&b which was pretty cool for the first time. Must say its been fun and fairly easy, due to BK's execellent craftsmanship. Well what do you guys think so far? Where do you get those earth magnets?









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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    Nice job on the RnB!

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    Thanks! Fun stuff, I think I might retouch some areas. I does show off every lil nik and cranny.

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    Great work!!!

    you can get the earth magnets off ebay "rare earth magnets"...higher the number, stronger they are.

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    Very nice job with the RnB!! I didn't know that BKBT made the dented helmets anymore. I think it's looking pretty sweet!

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    CGClone said: View Post
    Great work!!!

    you can get the earth magnets off ebay "rare earth magnets"...higher the number, stronger they are.
    Thanks, I'll check out the Bay. Would craft or hobby shops carry these? Dont really want to wait around for shipping.

    As for the Dented version- "GCNgamer128", I'm guessing BK will do it if he has the time. Thats what he did for me, now thats a nice guy!!:thumbup

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    Gosh.. I love the mold. I like it better than mine!

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    Michael's (if you have those) has them in the Jewlery section.

    Edit - Sorry, I am talking about where to get earth magnets!
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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    wow on the r&b...whats your method? that came out fantastic

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    ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    Michael's (if you have those) has them in the Jewlery section.

    Edit - Sorry, I am talking about where to get earth magnets!

    Thanks, ItsthatGuy.
    Sweet I'll check him out tommorrow

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    wow on the r&b...whats your method? that came out fantastic
    First time using it and Kinda used Darth Fetty as a guide line, thanks man. Basically after playing around with it I figured my technique is to cover a whole section with rnb. Once coated, rub N buff the hell out of that section until your finger joints feel like you have a bad case of arthritis and a good burning sensation on the shoulder and finger tips. Overall it was fun to see the results.

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    so you buffed it out with you fingers? did you put on just a skim coat...enough to barely cover it? and did you do the whole dome at one time or just a section of the dome at a time...the reason i ask is ive had some trouble getting that type of shine from the r&b and ive used it a lot...it seemed the bigger the area the tougher the project so ive been nervous about doing my bkbt bucket when it gets here

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    so you buffed it out with you fingers? did you put on just a skim coat...enough to barely cover it? and did you do the whole dome at one time or just a section of the dome at a time...the reason i ask is ive had some trouble getting that type of shine from the r&b and ive used it a lot...it seemed the bigger the area the tougher the project so ive been nervous about doing my bkbt bucket when it gets here
    I would say the bucket has 5 sections to RnB. 2 cheeks, Dome, and 2 back sections plus the keyholes. I polished the 2 backs first one at a time. I would dab some RnB on one panel then lightly coat the area using a rag, it should look all silvery hazey. Then I put the muslce into it, Buff the poop out of it until it becomes shiney and move on to finish the section. And so on with the other back panel and Keyholes. Then dido to the cheeks. On to the dome, I basically covered half the dome and polished. You might want to do it in quarter sections since you dont want the Rnb to harden if your not fast enough. One thing I found out, if the area you buffed up didnt look the greatest I just added another layer on top and did the same thing and results looked good. ( Friction is the Key, the shinnier you want it the more friction you should apply. You'll feel the burn on the tips of the fingers then you know your doing it right.)

    Ohh!! Forgot I dont know if this actually worked but I thought it sped up the process. I used a hair dryer to heat the area up as I buffed like a mad man. And it seemed to work. Hope this helps!

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    Great work! Very nice finish!

    The rare earth magnets are also available at Joann fabrics, perfect size for hold the ear plate on. Most likely any good craft store should have them as well.

    Keep up the great work.

    Alan

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    sorry to keep prying for techniques..lol..but are you saying you used a cloth for the buffing action between you fingers and the helmet...or was it skin on?

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    sorry to keep prying for techniques..lol..but are you saying you used a cloth for the buffing action between you fingers and the helmet...or was it skin on?

    J/K LOL... no worries happy to help, because if it werent for the good souls here I would be completely lost.

    I used the cloth for spreading the rnb around the surface and sometimes used it to buff when my skin was raw. But finished it with my bare naked fingers. The fingers give a better finish result.

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    Helmets that look so gewd, you gonna wanna talk to it.


    Great job on the R n B!!!!!

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    First time using it and Kinda used Darth Fetty as a guide line, thanks man.
    Glad I could help a bit.

    Looking GREAT sewbacca!

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    that rnb is rediculously shiney... very nice. but i wonder, once you apply the rnb, could you use a jewelery polishing cloth to get it to shine like that without abusing your fingers?

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    Can the R n B be buffed with a buffing wheel?

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    Yes, but it doesn't produce any better results.

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    LOL, My niece just asked me if I would make one for her like that. Not unless your mom wants to pay from electroplating I replied. Speaking of which, that wasnt electroplated???

    That is a very amazing finish, too shiny for jango, but amazing!!!! two thumbs up mate!!!!!!!!

    P.S. It is funny, almost as though lucasfilm is trying to say that boba and jango have different helmets, what with the lack of any blue in the boba helmet and the huge dent difference. That just might be covered in the SW TV show next fall. Otherwise, big lucasfilm mess up.

    Any who, great piece.

    Hmmm... What happened to jangos helmet???? Dont answere, nobody here knows.

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    Jango's helmet was never electroplated. The real helmet was fiberglass with a gelcoat filled with aluminum powder. The Rub n Buff is not too shiny for Jango.

    Jango and Boba's helmets are not the same and are not intended to be the same.

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    Ahh, thank FOX, and yeah, I know there not the same helmets, it was done intentional then, with the intent by lucas to fill that in after the saga's.

    Hmmm

    p.s. id this helmet electro plated??

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    Re: My 1st Jango Helmet

    Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    Jango's helmet was never electroplated. The real helmet was fiberglass with a gelcoat filled with aluminum powder. The Rub n Buff is not too shiny for Jango.

    Jango and Boba's helmets are not the same and are not intended to be the same.

    Rub n Buff IMO is perfect, its not too shiney and gives a nice aluminium look. In different lighting with the camera the RnB gives off different reflectivity, so in some pics it looks very reflective and others not so much. In person the shine is nice but not like a mirror. Thanks for the kind words everyone, this has been a fun project so far and just have to finish the RF piece. Just gotta find those lil screws, any ideas anyone? Eyeglass shop?

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