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My Jango Progress

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    yeah, thats what i was thinking. thanks bkbt. appreciate it. i got worried that i maybe did it all wrong haha.

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    Re: My Jango Progress

    runJEDIrun said: View Post
    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...
    I honestly think it looks just fine from looking at the picture. When I initially RnBed mine, it came out dull. The reason was because I used WAY too much RnB and didn't buff it hard enough (didn't build up enough heat.) So unless you did that, I wouldn't worry about it. The armor is not suppose to be super shiny, although it does looks really cool when it's shiny.

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    yeah i guess im worried about it being too dull then. with all the lights on and a flash it looks kind of shiny. i guess its too late to remove some huh?

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    It looks fine to me. You don't want it too shiny.

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    Looks great dude, keep it up!

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    I agree - looks good to me.

    IF you want to remove it, I found that if you use a buffer wheel - the buffer will actually buff it off... found that out on accident.

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    Why is it that the more I rub the R&B the dirtier it looks. It look shiny but dirty.

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    SoulAssassin said: View Post
    Why is it that the more I rub the R&B the dirtier it looks. It look shiny but dirty.
    yeah i noticed that on my chest armor too, i ended up redoing the rnb in some sections because of it. overall it added to the weathering look im trying to go for. post some pics if you get a chance.

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    I found this and the only thing I could think is uneven primer underneath or dust from sanding the primer that gets into the R N B

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    SoulAssassin said: View Post
    Why is it that the more I rub the R&B the dirtier it looks. It look shiny but dirty.
    I'm going to guess it's uneven buffing if that makes sense. In other words, one section may have been buffed harder and long than another. It is also possible that the primer had been taken off in the process.

    HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    I found this and the only thing I could think is uneven primer underneath or dust from sanding the primer that gets into the R N B
    That (dust) is a problem that makes doing the RnB job out in Phoenix VERY difficult. Mine doesn't look too shiny and smooth because the dust and high pollution levels actually react with the primer.

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    Great looking Jango so far RJ!

    -Naas

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    I'm going to be putting on the pinstripes this week, but i wasnt entirely convinced that the rnb was done right. I know i've already asked your opinion, but i wanted to see if you still felt the same after these pictures. granted its under halogen light with and without flash. I just dont want it to look silly you know? what do you guys think?


    again, really sorry for the constant worry. I don't want super shiny. But i'm looking at reference pictures and can't decide if its just the lighting in the film, or if his armor really was a lot shinier than i made mine. just want to make sure its all cool before moving forward. i think sometimes when i take pictures of it you can't really see how dull the end actually is
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    I would get a clean old t-shirt (cause it will be ruined) and try to polish it more. I mean skip the gym that day and rub the living lights out of it. Keep flipping to a clean spot. That's what I did. Here's a pic of mine after. It took about 10 minutes per piece. I tried to stay consistant with direction and not wipe all over in different directions.


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    Jango 5204: It looks good, but I would not because the movie armor didn't look that "shiny", we're not talking 'silver', but rather 'alumin(i)um'. As was said in the Boba Fett book "The Fight to Surive", Jango cleaned his armor after every job but NEVER polished it. Something about "not drawing attention to yourself", which sounds logical. An armor that reflects all lights will draw attention to you, so in my eyes, it has the silver color, but not the shine.

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    it dulls out with time and sweat.

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    hey man, beautiful armor. yeah, id like to be somewhere in the middle i think

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    Big suprise in the mail! Now i have to get to work on modifying them.



    flight suit and flak vest on the way.

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    Good luck and have fun!

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    Good to see that there wasn't too much of a delay on the boots being delivered.

    I'm sure that it won't take you too long to get them all modified/Jangofied.

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    hey man youre doing a great job! i think your armor is fine...you will get some spots that are a tad less shiny with r&b...don't sweat it..it adds character and you'll want to put some weathering on the edges anyway...looks good...im ordering some of those boots this coming week. how do you find the sizes to be...do they fit big or tight?

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    I'd also like to know how they fit too.

    As for your armor, I find that the true test is to take it outside and look at it in the sunlight. Then you'll see its true brilliance. 8)





    But it looks just fine.

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    JDFett said: View Post
    im ordering some of those boots this coming week. how do you find the sizes to be...do they fit big or tight?

    Jango72 said: View Post
    I'd also like to know how they fit too.

    As for your armor, I find that the true test is to take it outside and look at it in the sunlight. Then you'll see its true brilliance. 8)





    But it looks just fine.


    Hey JD and Jango, Thanks for the comments! They are great boots but from what i can tell they don't do 1/2 sizes, and that kind of sucked for me. On the Journeys site it does say that it fits true to your shoe size (mine is size 10) and i based it off my chuck taylors. I read one of the reviews and the guy said everything fit good width wise but the length ran about a 1/2 a size too big for him which it did for me too. Ideally i wish i could have gotten the non-existent 9.5 and with it running 1/2 a size too big, it would have fit me perfect. So since there was some heel slipage i just put on some thicker socks and it fit like a glove. I didn't want to chance getting one size too small since they are not available online and backordered. I think i waited 3 or 4 weeks? Otherwise they are a beaut.

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    As for your armor, I find that the true test is to take it outside and look at it in the sunlight. Then you'll see its true brilliance. 8)
    A true bounty hunter stays in the shadows and tries to remain inconspicuous.

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    I just checked out the boots at Journeys, They are now on sale $20 cheaper than when I picked them up. on;y $59.99

    http://www.journeys.com/catalog_deta...s/GBX&id=59726

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    Sweet!!!

    Thanks for the tip bud, muchly appreciate it.

    Still gotta wait until I can front the cash though, still recouping from Christmas.

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