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My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Just a lifesign to proove that I didn't give up.

    Although I really had troubles with my helmet.
    As I wanted to paint the chrom last weekend, I taped all the blue areas. But as I did I ran out of masking tape and due to being the weekend there wasn't a store open still. So I thought I'd use usual tape, that should keep the paint away from the masked parts as well.
    ...well it did, but the bad side of the story, while removing that tape all of the glue sticked to the helmet!
    It took me many many hours during this weeks to get all those glue marks off (the only thing that works without damaging the paintjob is plant oil, but it takes an awful lot of time!).
    It's almost done now (only just a lil work to do on the back) and my nerves are quiet on the edge concerning the helmet! But I think, it doesn't look too bad now. Will add another thin coat of chrom after all cleaning is done (because it got a lil bit dull while cleaning) and the pinstripes (thnx Vince) and install the rangefinder.

    But besides I started to cut the pieces for the belt&holster. The pieces for the pouches look already great. At least one thing seem to turn out as planed after all.
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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    looking very good there! You're not using rub n buff?

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    @ askywalker98: No, I'd love to, but sadly there is no rub-n-buff in Germany. And as my budget for my Jango is on the edge already, I can't order some from the US right now.
    But I think covering it with slightly more weathering than usual, it should look quit good as well.

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Well then goodluck with that! I hope it all works out for you even without rub n buff! You could try looking into these Alcad II paints people have been talking about. Not sure the price on that though. Goodluck!

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    Thanx. But as far as I know, no Alcad either in germany (that really sucks! There are so many parts and stuff hard or never to get here, for which you guys simple have to go to a superstore.)

    Anyway, as I'm not to happy with the bucket itself, I guess there will be a Jango 1.1 someday with a new one, which will be then rub-n-buffed.

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    The bucket looks good man! Don't expect your first Jango to look like SEEKER's! I mean, check out my original Jango!

    Oh yes, it was very beautiful... LOL JK

    Anyways now I have made some serious upgrades. It just takes some serious patience. Just stay focused and don't shoot for SEEKER accurate and doom yourself to failure. He has spent many MANY hours (atleast, I'm pretty sure he has) making his costume what it is today. Just dont loose your love for the costume! Goodluck!

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Remember man! It is all about fun! Besides . . . .I have a picture with you and some hot trooper chic . . .Mmmmmmm.

    I do admire your Fett by the way!





    askywalker98 said:
    The bucket looks good man! Don't expect your first Jango to look like SEEKER's! I mean, check out my original Jango!

    Oh yes, it was very beautiful... LOL JK

    Anyways now I have made some serious upgrades. It just takes some serious patience. Just stay focused and don't shoot for SEEKER accurate and doom yourself to failure. He has spent many MANY hours (atleast, I'm pretty sure he has) making his costume what it is today. Just dont loose your love for the costume! Goodluck!

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Wasp said:
    (that really sucks! There are so many parts and stuff hard or never to get here, for which you guys simple have to go to a superstore.)
    same here... the netherlands, like for my boba wookiee braids, everyone sais: go to craft stores an get em for under 5 dollars... first off, I dont even know what kind of store a "craft"store is...I dont think anyone here will say "hey thats a .... store" If I translate it literly... that happens with so many things... when it comes to my costume, I can determine more parts in english then I can in dutch.

    lookin good by the way

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    Thanx guys for your supportive quotes! That's really nice and that's what I think makes TDH so special. Here goes one for you all.

    @askywalker98: ...at least you should have taken the orange caps of...
    Well, of course I know, that reaching Seekers standards is quit impossible for a 1.0. But I'm kinda lazy, so I try to hit the mark as good as possible by the first try, so I don't have to do it again.
    and although I'm a prop newbie, I'm building small modellkits for years now, so I'm already infected with the accuracy-and-detailobsession-virus for long.

    @lilburndiablo: sure it's for the fun, but it still could be sometimes frustrating if something doesn't work out as you planned. But I admit, these are only short moments (in which I would throw everything straight out of the window) and then the work goes on.
    Without wanting to get philosophical: Isn't that what's life is all about? Overcoming every obstacle and leave it with a smile behind? 8)

    @R_boba_fett: Same here. Ever tried to explain to some one what a flare nut should be in your own language? I'm now always printing out a picture of those parts to show the people, that often helps.

    For the progress on my Jango:
    I finally finished the ammopouches! They look absolutly great! I checked with as many original pics I could find and glued them completly, as the original as well seem to have no sewing or riveting at all. Will post some pics later if the holster is finished too. I dare to say, those pouches might even be nearly to being Seeker-approved. I love them.
    The holster is almost finished. I discovered some new (to me) details from the original and did mine the same. Perhaps after I'm done I might set up a mini-tutorial with some templates or so, if somebody's interested.

    I got also the genuine leather for the vest today. It's fantastic. Judging from the original pics, the material hits the nail right on its head. Will start on it Friday and pray that I won't screw it up, as the leather is so perfect.

    16 days to go on this countdown. It sure will be a close call.

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    ow youve gotten this far!!! keep going!!! and keep posting pics!!!

    hmm.. I'm doing some final details on my suit aswell... but not having to do as much as you do though... just wish that bloody scope would get here

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    OK. Here comes a scan as template for the holster.

    You will be needing 4 of these parts (two like this and two mirrored) as I noticed that the original belt seems to be smooth-sided on both sides (to the interior and to the back), which is with only one piece as far as I know impossible (as every piece of genuine leather always has a smooth and a rough side).So I suppose they have simply glued two mirrored pieces together (and if you look carefully, the backplate of the holster looks a bit thicker and "sandwiched" than the other leather parts like pouches etc.).

    I used as an original model the rubies holster (don't laugh!), and modified the lines to match the look of the original and also prolonged it about an inch so the replica westars should fit well into it too. By checking the size optically on myself (as I'm about same as tall as Tem) compared to promo shots I think it should be the right size and length (sure, the backplate seems bare a little bit wider than the original holster, but remember, after attaching the upperside there will be about .5mm glued flat on the edges so the volume of the holster itself will look slimmer in the end).

    By the way the measure marks are in cm not inch.
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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    That looks sweet! Can't wait to see them completed! I'm sure your Jango is going to look great!

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    I'm now an official Wasp fan!!

    ur props just look great! an its great to be able to see so much progress pics.

    good going on the cm... finally.. no calculations from cm to inch
    or teh other way round...

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    WOW! I HAVE MY FIRST FAN!
    That's really honey going down my throat that you do appreciate my work on my 1.0! so much.

    To celebrate this I took a picture of the finished ammobelt and the "almost there" holster for you.
    It's not of good quality and the belt&holster does look far better in real (also the leather isn't as "redish" as it seems on this pic).
    But there will be some high quality pics coming after the premiere for the whole Jango then.

    Thanx again guys. It's really fantastic to get all your support!


    ...hmm, thinking about "Official Wasp fan" T-shirts...
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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Dude that looks SWEET now that you say it's not as red/pink as it apeard in the photo. Looks VERY accurate man!

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    NO! it's definitly not pink! I'm not doing a mango fett.

    Just a better pic o a single ammopouch. It's still not exactly showing the real color (which is a little darker and the edges are not yellow but have the same color as the scanned template piece), but is better than the red/pink.

    And finally my armor is complete!
    The fibreglass kneearmor from starfortress arrived and it's absolutly great!
    Only flaw, they are a little bit too tight.
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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    now lets see it all together man!!! cant wait!!!
    ow an I thought you missed an ammo-pouch, because my belt (wich is actually a jango fett ammo-belt), has 8... so... before I posted... I went to take a look at my poster with Jango on it... and he has 7 pouches... now why on earth would my jango belt, used on my Boba... have 8??? (ordered through a guy from australia... I wanted to make leather one smyself... but 99 euros for a few square meters of leather.. an i wouldnt know if id screw up or not... so checked ebay, an this one was about 70 euros or so, with real workin pouches, velcro closure, but I'm thinking about replacing it with a rufkintoy ammobelt 1 day...)

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Jep, seven is the right number. ...although...
    In one of the promoshots I discovered that there seem to be another holding piece of the pouches on the belt on the left side, but without pouch.
    Perhaps there were originally 8 of them, but they took one off or it fell off or simply looked too crowded? who knows?

    As for the leather: 99????
    I got my piece (check the pic above on this thread) for only 30 including postage via ebay. And even if I would have bought it in the leather store here, it wouldn't had cost more than 40-45.
    And you really don't need too much. a piece of 140x100(cm will be way enough for the complete belt with pouches and the holster.

    As for my progress:
    Dammit! raptorarts really infected me with his cardboard/papermache jet pack!
    I'm going to do one myself, so I will be complete even with a jet pack till EIII without blowing my budget up.
    Will though do some modifications on it, so it shall be the most screenaccurate papermache jet pack ever! (well, on the other hand, I would be proud of myself if it'll work at all )

    And, I know, I am mean R boba fett, but there will be no "all together" pics until it's complete. Be pasioned my friend. Then you will get some high quality pics finally.

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    yippiyahyeh! I'm gonna geta jet pack!

    I was so fascinated with raptorarts cardboard/papermache jet pack, that I started my own on right away.
    I started with collecting every measurement I could find about the pack in here (thanx again to TDH, a real treasure box). Then I was lucky to have a cardboard box around, from which I could cut out the whole basic mainbody in one piece and folded it as needed.
    I was pretty suprised how accurate to the measures it turn out.

    But the best above all: I really have some great fun with building it, as it reminds me of my childhood days, crawling and sitting on the ground and building huge (of course compared to a small childs size) spaceships out of cardboard boxes complete with cockpits and anything in which I loved to play.
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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    now thats art!

    cant wait to see this completed!

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    Thanx Rick.
    Well we'll have to see if it will become a classic or a piece of modern art (unrecognizable what it should be ).

    And last but definitly not least: Thank you very much Seeker! :thumbup

    more updates with pics tomorrow.

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Dude this is turning out to be very awsome! And GOODLUCK with that jet pack. It was a living heck to make mine, but it feels so rewarding when you put it on for the 1st time, trust me. Goodluck dude!!! Here's a pic of my scratchbuilt. So many hours in this!!!!


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    yup ur mean!

    but I'll wait.... just wait.... COMMON GET THOSE PICS UP!!!

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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    As promised a some new pics today:

    the last two days I was at home at my parents, so I couldn't work on the jet pack further but will do so tomorrow.
    However, with a lot of help of my Mom (basically she did all the sewing while I the cutting) the vest is now almost finished now (of course the velcro is missing). It turned out great me thinx (thanx again to Seeker for his referances).

    I'm very happy to announce that I also found by accident a pair of great Jango shoes (The "silverstripes" are only testfitted tapestripes). See more on specific thread http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...884#post109884

    10 days to go...
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    Re: My Jango 1.0 build-up Countdown to EP III (pic-heavy!)

    Dude you are going to have this costume done in time! This is coming together so rapidly and it's not sloppy! Congradulations on the shoe find, and that vest looks AWSOME! I can see a young jet pack in that 1st pic. Once again, goodluck!!!!

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