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My Jango Progress

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    will do! we are always workin on the tats.


    i used some krylon primer then the blues. but when i try to mask off the blues to clean up the edges of the rub and buff on the cheek areas, the tape messes up the finish on the blues. Me and my girl talked about it tonight and i think we are gonna try doing something with minimal tape and wax paper. I'll post a pic and show you what i mean.

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    I had to stick that painters tape to my clothes a couple of times before application to take down the stickiness a little.

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    here's the picture of where i am at now. my problem is with masking the royal blue so i can redo the cheeks, but the tape keeps pulling up the paint or leaving sticky marks. whats everyones technique for getting nice round r&b cheeks? haha!
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    Re: My Jango Progress

    Maybe try some paint on mask. You can get it at any hobby store.

    You can also use a vinyl based tape that stretches a bit to get a nice curved edge.

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    thanks man, that would have been a good idea. unfortunately i ended up using painters masking tape and making positive and negative stencils to do my blues and r&b. this is about it before weathering and putting on the ears.


    all doneish! kinda...



    i want to epoxy on the ears but the stalk is really heavy and the range finder isn't hollowed out. I wish i could put the ears on with magnets however i am not confident drilling the holes for the magnets in the resin pieces without cracking them. Probably will have to invest in a lighter stalk or something. mine looks to be aluminum. anyone else have this problem?
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    you are very welcome for masking off your helmet and fixing it. Now you can help with Zam!!
    XO
    Tiffany

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    Oh, and it looks really good.

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    Phil, that looks MANY times better than it originally did. You and Tiffany did a very nice job with that helmet. Keep up the good work.

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    This should help out with the ears & magnets. Scroll about half way down.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...helmet+buildup

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    My RF cover is held on by magnets. Just drill slow and carefully.

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    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Phil, that looks MANY times better than it originally did. You and Tiffany did a very nice job with that helmet. Keep up the good work.
    thanks a lot dude. couldn't have done it without your help with the r&b

    bigkidbiggertoys said: View Post
    This should help out with the ears & magnets. Scroll about half way down.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...helmet+buildup
    thanks BKBT i really appreciate it. unfortunately i don't have any access to any drill press to countersink the magnets However i read through the entire thread and im with you on not putting electronics in the stalk so i might as well just epoxy it up and tighten the bolt. thanks for your help!

    Now I'm eagerly waiting on the armor!

    to be continued...

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    Re: My Jango Progress

    the finished (pre-weathered) helmet minus the pinstripes that im picking up tomw. I think I will be weathering with both tempera paints and fullers earth black to give it that greasy smoky look.

    i also re installed the leather liner on the inside. I put the outer ear piece on with double sided sticky tack so that if i ever need to remove or adjust the stalk for any reason i can use dental floss and get it off easy.


    i personally can't imagine the helmet the way it was when i first started, i like it this way so much better. Thanks BKBT for a great helmet!

    thanks everyone for your input and help
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    Re: My Jango Progress

    THE ARMOR ARRIVES!!! WAHAHAHAHA!



    my first order of BKBT armor has just come in. Beautiful BEAUTIFUL armor! already cut down and primed. really great looking stuff. BKBT, can't thank you enough! I'm going to finish fine sanding it all down and then hopefully get into some rub and buff.

    LET THE SANDING BEGIN!
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    Glad to see you're having fun. I noticed on your helmet that it also has one of my old skirts. It looks to be installed upside down, the smooth leather side faces outward

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    runJEDIrun said: View Post
    THE ARMOR ARRIVES!!! WAHAHAHAHA!
    Br00tal!!!

    Git R Done!


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    bigkidbiggertoys said: View Post
    Glad to see you're having fun. I noticed on your helmet that it also has one of my old skirts. It looks to be installed upside down, the smooth leather side faces outward

    oops! :o my bad! i forgot how i took it out before i started working, then when i went to put it back in i had a brain fart. DOH!

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    Re: My Jango Progress

    more progress... all i have left to do is the center diamond piece AND OF COURSE the pinstripes. I have some MOW gauntlets on the way and some GBX boots. anyone know who is the best maker of back armor?
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    Looking good. It looks like your going on the right direction.

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    Looking good, dude.

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    Best back armor is Cruzer's. I don't know if he's doing them anymore.

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    thanks guys!

    I'm pretty new to this forum, maybe a month in, and i've learned a heck of a lot from all of you. A month ago i didn't think it would be possible to even get to this point so i want to just send a public thank you for everyone's help with this. thanks!

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    You should update your sig. You made quite a bit of progress with your armor ... It looks VERY good!

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    ..good job so far. keep it up ;o)

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    Re: My Jango Progress

    question, do you guys think this armor isn't shiny enough? i'm looking at some other peoples and im like "man, mine is definitely not THAT shiny..."

    opinions? the rnb has dried for over a week now mind you. i dont know if it is still workable...

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    Re: My Jango Progress

    Looks pretty good to me

    But then again, my opinion is biased

    I had a real cast aluminum Hand Schaub helmet once & the rub n buff looked to be pretty much the same. Of course I didn't bring it to a high polish either. From all of the pics I have studied, Jango's armor is a bit rough & dirty to add to that "really gets use" look.

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