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  1. runJEDIrun's Avatar
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    Nov 17, 2008, 9:11 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #251

    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?
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    Nov 17, 2008, 9:29 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #252

    Try a round needle file.
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    Nov 18, 2008, 12:50 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #253

    Hi I can't tu put some picturesˇˇˇˇ
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    Dec 27, 2008, 7:43 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #254

    Any updates on this bro? It is looking awesome.
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    Dec 28, 2008, 8:49 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #255

    Yea, anything!
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    Dec 28, 2008, 9:10 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #256

    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.
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    Dec 28, 2008, 1:18 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #257

    wow! very impressive. Thanks for the many pics... scares me a bit to see what lies ahead of me *lol*

    good work!
  8. Dec 29, 2008, 9:05 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #258

    I can't speak for Phil, but I think he waiting on you Cruzer to get the rest of the armour from ya.
  9. runJEDIrun's Avatar
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    Jan 8, 2009, 12:34 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #259

    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!
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    Jan 21, 2009, 11:23 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #260

    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.

    Turo
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    Jan 22, 2009, 9:56 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #261

    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.
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    Jan 22, 2009, 10:05 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #262

    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.
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    Jan 22, 2009, 10:40 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #263

    Nice work.
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    Jan 22, 2009, 11:16 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #264

    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?
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    Jan 24, 2009, 12:22 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #265

    Is there a spray paint color that works for the copper/bronze of the left gauntlet rocket?
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    Jan 24, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #266

    Have you tried a copper or bronze rnb?
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    Jan 24, 2009, 1:06 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #267

    I bought copper paint in a small model bottle and brushed it on.
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    Jan 24, 2009, 1:32 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #268

    I like using Ace Hardware's brand.
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    Jan 24, 2009, 1:40 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #269

    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!
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    Jan 26, 2009, 11:49 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #270

    I cant wait to finish my jango . awesome job
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    Jan 28, 2009, 11:39 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #271

    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!

    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!
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    Jan 29, 2009, 12:43 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #272

    Well done! Looks fantastic!
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    Jan 29, 2009, 3:50 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #273

    awesome phil, looks brilliant.
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    Jan 29, 2009, 8:29 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #274

    Very nice.

    you still need the cover to hide the strings on the back of the girthbelt.


    Awesome job man!
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    Jan 29, 2009, 9:08 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #275

    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.

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