I don't recall of a wine color being used to dye a Jango suit, but I could have over looked that in some threads. It's trial and error like Craig mentioned.
I don't recall of a wine color being used to dye a Jango suit, but I could have over looked that in some threads. It's trial and error like Craig mentioned.
Dang, Phil ... you're almost there! That looks mighty impressive so far!:thumbsup:thumbsup
Keep at it Phil, you're still making progress.
I'm kinda stumped as to how I was able to finish mine ahead of you though. You were way further along than I was.
It looks pretty good. I really like the color of your jumsuit now. I think it looks perfect. All you need now is spray with sand color and mud color all over it to make it look weathered.
The more you wash it the more its going to look like the real deal. It will get a tad lighter. Here are some pics for comparison. it looks like all images were taking with flash. I have also included a picture of my suit for comparison to the weathering.
Hey SEEKER, what did you use to weather your suit? Fullers Earth like the sandtrooper weathering? or is that acrylic watered down and sponged on? Thanks man!
I mist Rustoleum 2089 dark gray primer. Then on top of that I used krylon Khaki color. or any nice flat muddy looking colors. just think dust or arena sand. make look gritty and sandy.
hey for your shins, join mando mercs and go to this thread
guys makes metal shins for $20
As for shins, I would say stay away from metal, since the rest of your armour is fiberglass. Just wait until Cruzer finishes his project.
You're Jango is looking great brother. I'm making trashcan armor shins and pretty much everything else. For knees I went with ASOK and Gauntlets are Cruzer. But following your progress is helping me a lot with ideas and contacts. :cheers
glad to hear its of help to you man. I'm probably going to wait to get the rest of the stuff from Cruzer when i get the cash. Im just so eager to wear it. I ordered the snaps from Tandy and probably ordering the CA glue sometime this week.
Great progress! I know all too well that eager to have it done and wear it feeling. My shins are done and I just need to mold them, so it's at the top of my to do list this month along with my boot armor and thigh armor.:thumbsup
Hey you! I'm catching up to you! heh.. not really. ITS FABRIC STORE THURSDAY!! Lets go to Manhattan and get some stuff for my mando!
Finally got to wear some of my costume yesterday which is very exciting. You can see how the snaps were assembled here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...396#post351396
This is the most recent updated picture with what I have so far. Next is to place the center diamond and weather/take in the flight suit a little bit.
Rock n' Roll brother looking great!
Looks great man! You did a great job with the rub'n buff.
Sharp. very sharp.
That looks great on you, Phil ... can't wait to see the whole costume on you, dude!:jango
That armour is looking pretty sweet!
Looks awesome Phil.
Like your method on attaching the armour to the flak vest. Keep up the Good Work.
finally an update!
I just got my old MOW gauntlets reinforced with fiberglass, but I still have pretty nasty cracks on the outer surface. I wanted to know what you all thought would be the best way to tackle this piece. Ideally i do not want to have to redo the entire rub and buff job. I dunno if it is a matter of CA glue or bondo or something. Open to suggestions.
The box is full of the rest of the gear minus the backplate and shins which is all i need before this baby is complete. Almost....there....
The pics don't show up for me here at work, but for the least intrusive method of repairing surface cracks, I like to use Hot Stuff CA glue (the thinnest) with pro tips (link). I begin by separating the crack as much as possible with a little tension, and then allow glue to flow throughout the crack while pouring it in at one point (usually at the edge). Once the crack has filled with glue, release the tension, allowing the crack to close, and quickly wipe off any excess glue. Spray with accelerator, and lightly sand and spot Rn'B as necessary.
Here's a link to the tips I order and use. I'm sure you can find a supplier closer to you. They may not be made by the same maker, and some are even slightly curved or shorter, but they pretty much all work the same.
so its just the glue plus a special applicator tip right? will it fill the gap do you think?
yeah those are some nasty cracks. Do we know why this continue to happen?
Ideally, you'd want to repair the cracks before reinforcing the back with more fiberglassing, but you gotta work with what you got.
Seeker, its probably because the layer of fiberglass resin was thin and/or the fiberglass cloth used wasn't thick enough. I actually have to go back and lay another layer of resin in my gauntlets to make them sturdier after the first coat of heavy duty fiberglass cloth and resin has dried.:doh The gauntlets are just one of those parts that see a lot of movement and abuse.
Got a good amount accomplished tonight. Filled the cracks on the MOW's (thanks Cruzer). Dressed the mannequin (DAK) with everything i have so far. There are elements being held up by tape. Here are some pics! This is the first time i have seen this much all up together! :)
95% done i would say.
Here is what i have left to do:
-weather r&b on helmet.
-r&b silver on boots and attach foot armor
-attach darts and accessories to gauntlets
-get other glove haha!
Parts I still need!
-SHINS ($$ is low low low now that school has started back up for me and i don't know when i am going to have extra cash laying around to get the best stuff so this is where i might need to get some lower end parts. Not too big of a deal though. Any suggestions on where to pick these up?
ALSO! (might be a dumb question...) but how do i attach the holster belt to the cod? velro? or some sort of adhesive. I am also trying to figure out a good way to do the knees without having to put straps through the inside of the suit. Open to suggestions. Thanks again everyone!
Phil, your Jango looks amazing man! Just having it next to the cut out, proves it. Fantastic work. Even though its not 100% finished, you deserve a drink :lol
thanks a lot man! i DO need a drink haha!
Haha! I have the same cardboard Jango, I used to work for the company that makes them. I see that its folded in three places, back when i was there it was only across the middle. great progress on your suit by the way. :thumbsup
any opinions on how to attach the holster belt to the top of the cod? velcro? or something like E6000 adhesive? I'm also curious about the best way to attach the thighs and knees. I was thinking velcro for the thighs.
That costume is turning out great!! I hope to see it in person some day!
thanks man! i hope to make it out to dragon con next year to meet some TDH peeps.
I removed the nylon belt from the holster assembly, discarded that, and have 2 screwposts/chicago screws going from the front leather holster tab onto the inside of the girth belt. The two rear most holster supports are attached to the inside of my girth belt with snaps. I also used 2 of those screws to hold the cod to the girth belt maybe 2 inches in from each end on the cod. Place the scews carefully on the girth belt and they will never be seen tucked behind the individual cords.
Looks awesome! I can't wait for it to go to Dragon Con with you!!!!
..nice work.... u'll coming out great ;o)
Excellent job there! Keep it up you're almost done!
That looks awesome, Phil! Excellent work.:jango
I'll see if I can find some pics that will better explain everything.:thumbsup
Hope the progress is going good.:thumbsup
Here's a link to some pics showing what I was talking about in my previous post.:) http://s383.photobucket.com/albums/o...Jango%20Stuff/
Any progress Phil with ya Jango? Do you have the link wfor your girlfriends Mando. Not seen anything for a while
thanks Cruzer for the link. I still havent gotten the chicago screws yet, but i plan to. All i have left to do is pick up the backplate and shins which i also hope to get from Cruzer. Aside from that no progress on the Jango. Money is tight and I am trying to get my brothers custom mandos done before xmas. Its so hard to have an almost finished jango laying around and not be able to troop in it! ARRG!@*%#&(
looking good man.
what are you missing?
Looking great my friend! I'm waiting for pics from Halloween. Were you able to suit up and troop a little?
Very understandable in today's economy. Just an f.y.i., I use the 1/4" screw posts for the top and a 3/8" or 1/2" for the one going through the d-ring holder. Anytime you're ready for a backplate, just let me know, and I started preping for all of the new molds I need to make (including the shins) this past weekend.:thumbsup
Incredible :jango outfit :cheers
My new inspiration :cheering
My only question is where did you get the flight suit from?
Do you have a pic of the RIT dye Phil?
Would be nice to do the same on my flightsuit.
Thanks for the info :D .
Also did you make the jet pack?
My last question, whats the armor made out of?
Sorry for all the questions, just was curious because I'll be trying to make a Jango costume sometime in the future.
Hey Phill, I used a mixture between wine and denim blue
The armor is mostly BKBT and it is coated fiberglass i believe. The rocket pack is a MLC possibly? I am not too sure on the maker.
I got the gauntlets darts and rocket in the mail today, but the 6 small darts on the right gaunt are a little on the big side and I am scared to drill larger holes in the old MOW gauntlet. What do you guys suggest?
Try a round needle file.
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Any updates on this bro? It is looking awesome.
It's been a long time since you posted on this progress. Curious if you're in the 501st as well? I'm sure there are a lot of events up your way.
wow! very impressive. Thanks for the many pics... scares me a bit to see what lies ahead of me *lol*
I can't speak for Phil, but I think he waiting on you Cruzer to get the rest of the armour from ya.
UPDATE! Sorry I haven't been updating recently, just been really busy with the holidays and seeing fam. GOOD NEWS! Thanks to my lovely girlfriend and Cruzer's awesomeness I got the last bit of armor I needed to finish my Jango!!!! Totally the best xmas present of all! I have finished rnb on the shins and gauntlets and now I need to trim the backplate and rnb that as well. I just need to wait for the weather to calm down a bit so that I can spend a good amount of time outside doing that. More progress pics coming soon!
Here's what you need to do if you want your knees to fit snug.
Attach a pair of female snaps to the knees. I made a slight hole in my fiberglass knees, then glued down the snaps, then added some bondo for support around the snap. as seen in picture one.
Disregard the snap right in the center of the knee, that was during my trial periods. It's not in use, but that one clearly shows the example on how to attach the snap.
Then get some elastic and sew the male snaps to them. Make sure to make the elastic nice and tight so that it snugs your knee tightly.
Then offcourse add the holes in your jumpsuit to slide the elastic in.
Make sure you have all your armor on before you make the hole in your jumpsuit. make sure its lined up correctly where you want your knees.
I hope these pictures help.
Thanks Seeker, I really appreciate it. The knees are a pain in the butt to feed through the flight suit for me. I don't know how it is for everyone else.
I've got snaps on the sides of my knees to attach them to the flightsuit. I leave them attached so I only have to do up the straps at the back of my knees.
Helps to keep them from shifting around too much as well. :D
I've been working on these knees for hours trying to attach them to the flight suit and I can't seem to get it right. I must have like 8 slits around the knees and still having issues with feeding the elastic thru the slit and out the other side. Does anybody else find this particularly difficult?
Is there a spray paint color that works for the copper/bronze of the left gauntlet rocket?
Have you tried a copper or bronze rnb?
I bought copper paint in a small model bottle and brushed it on.
I like using Ace Hardware's brand.:thumbsup
i went to art supply store and got Montana Metallic Copper which looks like a pretty decent match. I went to home depot to see if i could find some black plastic buckles for the hoses but no dice. I did however get around to dyeing the hoses and they look great!
I cant wait to finish my jango . awesome job
Great news everyone!!! I FINISHED!!!!! well, almost. I still have to attach the hoses under the sleeve and attach the rocket to the gauntlet, but other than that I'M DONE!!!! WAHOOOO!!!! It's been over a year in the making and it feels SO good to see it come to an end.
It was incredibly gratifying to finally put everything on and see it all together in the mirror. I owe so much thanks to everyone here at TDH for your support, help and guidance. You are all an amazing group of people. There are too many to thank personally but I definitely want to say a special thank you to BKBT, CRUZER, SEEKER, JANGO 5204, ASOK, JANGO72, JDFETT, FOXBATKILLR, CAPTJONO, JIMMYBUFFETT and whoever else I might have forgotten to mention. Also want to thank my wonderful girlfriend Tiffany (the pink mando) for putting up with me working on this thing for so so long and helping me when i needed another set of hands. Also for keeping me sane! :lol
This was a trial run so I'm sure there are a couple things that will need tweaking after my first troop at the NY Comic Con coming up this Saturday. I think i am definitely going to need to upgrade my gauntlets and jumpsuit first. But until then, Here are some pics! :cheers:cheers:cheers
Well done! Looks fantastic!
awesome phil, looks brilliant.
you still need the cover to hide the strings on the back of the girthbelt.
Awesome job man!
Very cool! It's nice when it finally all comes together isn't it? It's been a long road for you and this whole thread really gives people an idea of how much time, money, and sweat goes into creating a great looking, accurate suit. I just have to dye my jumpsuit this weekend and I should be just about there. Always tweeking though.
YAY! Looks so awesome babe! Can't wait for Comic Con! Jango and the naughty school girl! <3
Awesome!!! Looks amazing!!!:thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup
It looks great, one sugestion paint the inside parts of the leather pocket. Like dark brown.
Awesome Phil. That a fine Jango Fett you got there. Seeing this is getting me excited to when I get mine complete. Hope you still gonna remain on the boards.
BTW how tall are you? Hope you have a nice troop at the convention. I noticed ya right gaunt was coming loose, hope it don't fall off during ya troop. You might want to pull ya flightsuit down a bit too. I have this problem with the flightsuit when I put stuff on.
Excellent Jango Fett. Hope to see pics of your Jango in action.
Now get Tiffany's done lol
well done phil all that hard work has paid off ..big time looks fantastic!!
Great Job Phil!..:cheers
..great u did it very well..... congrats and just awesome to see the result
Nice job dude!!!
Seeing your thread does make me anxious to get mine done as well :)
Rock on! \m/ \m/
Great job man. I've been watching this thread for quite a while and it's really coming together.
thanks a lot~
You been approved of your Jango yet under your Garrison?
Can't see there being a problem.
haha actually all i still need to send them photos. I will be taking pics this weekend for sure.
About the helmet...did you build it from scratch? Or did you get an existing one and either sand it or something?
I am thinking of getting a Boba Helmet and sanding/filling in the bumps and dents with putty. then repainting it.
Any tips or guidelines for a complete newby?
Hey Lightsage, I actually re-painted a BKBT helmet which were out of production for a little while and now are back if you check the Jango forum. I don't know too many Boba conversions to Jango so I might be of little help to that. I don't see why it would be a problem though. Depending on what Boba helmet you start off with there might be a bit of re-shaping you might need to do. I would probably throw this question up in the forums though to be honest. Good luck!
Awesome job Phil, you look fantastic!!
I've only just started mine, but that is looking awesome. Way to go!
That's a great looking Jango.
Can't wait to get started on mine.