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  1. runJEDIrun's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2008, 7:10 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #126

    ok, i have a question about painting the resin kit blasters. I sanded it down, primed it, sanded it again, and have tried two different specialty metallic paints that leave permanent fingerprints days later. The full cure time is 24 hrs. but its dry to the touch in 15 minutes. Why is this happening? What is everyone else using to paint the handle and barrel?
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    Feb 28, 2008, 11:42 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #127

    i've decided to give up on doing the two different silvers on the guns and just paint the whole thing one silver color. On a happier note i got my jet pack, ammo belt, and boots that i bought off Seeker yesterday and that made my month! Absolutely love this gear! Thanks again Seeker for a awesome jet pack and a beautifully crafted ammo belt.
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Feb 28, 2008, 11:51 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #128

    Lets see the standard "lay everything on the floor" picture. You got the Reione replicas?
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    Feb 29, 2008, 12:23 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #129

    im not sure what they are bedstu? something like that. but they are already nice and worn in and naturally weathered. perfect for me.



    Now i have the inspiration/motivation to actually weather up my armor now. The only things i need now are the shins, holsters, knees and back piece. My MOW gauntlets are being repaired due to some crackage. Anyone know someone who makes shins? I am also planning to get the holsters and back piece from cruzer once he recovers from the gauntlet run. I am on the list for asok's knee run. And I have a bobamaker vest and flight suit on the way sometime in the next month i would imagine. Also if anyone is up in the NY area I will be moving up to Queens this summer and transferring to the ECG when i get my jango finished soo.... we should chill.

    just on a side note, how are people weathering the armor. dab it on dab it off with water type thing? i've never weathered anything with acrylics like that before. On my sandtrooper i used fullers earth (sand like stuff)
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    Feb 29, 2008, 12:51 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #130

    I used some dry brush and some sponge. I always blotted first to remove the majority of the paint.
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    Feb 29, 2008, 1:34 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #131

    I think those boots will work out perfect for you!! The pant leg covers the top of the boot anyway, and the armour covers the velcro closure. It also has the accurate sole, which makes those boots a great find!
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    Feb 29, 2008, 6:14 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #132

    yeah im lucky Seeker rocks.
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    Feb 29, 2008, 11:33 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #133

    I finally got the nerve to start weathering my armor. I don't know if its too "light" or not or if i should go darker, but the reference pictures i had downloaded and saw in the visual dictionary didn't seem too dirty. Mainly build up along the edges and cracks.

    The blaster....ah yes the blaster, frustrated me to no end so i sort of finished it and moved on. I know that the blaster probably wouldn't be dirty and grimey because it would probably be well kept and clean, but after talking to some people i just decided to use artistic license and just dirty that up too. Next i am going to weather the helmet and build the second blaster. Here are some pics of where I'm at so far armor wise.


    i really wish i had a mannequin to piece this all together. its hard to picture it unless its up on something with the helmet. OH and i need to paint gold in the barrel
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    Feb 29, 2008, 11:51 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #134

    Blasters look good man.
  10. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Mar 1, 2008, 12:14 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #135

    I always like a lot of dirt. I think you can go more, but it's personal preference. It will be fine either way.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 12:47 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #136

    Are you going to paint the 'brass' details? It still looks great though!
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    Mar 1, 2008, 2:21 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #137

    Quote ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    Are you going to paint the 'brass' details? It still looks great though!
    yeah i just didnt have any on hand. you start your weathering yet tony?
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    Mar 1, 2008, 2:38 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #138

    Phil, the costume is looking outstanding so far, dude! I really can't wait to see you with the whole costume on.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 12:01 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #139

    looking great phil! everything is coming together nice. keep up the good work...and the apparent luck..lol
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    Mar 1, 2008, 10:39 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #140

    Quote JDFett said: View Post
    looking great phil! everything is coming together nice. keep up the good work...and the apparent luck..lol
    haha! thanks JD. I got a lot to live up to with all these awesome jangos on TDH.

    Thanks again Cinco, Hopefully we can get together soon on the west coast and do a sweet fett photo shoot.
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    Mar 2, 2008, 1:36 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #141

    Quote runJEDIrun said: View Post
    yeah i just didnt have any on hand. you start your weathering yet tony?
    I haven't even started my armor yet. I've been slacking.
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    Mar 2, 2008, 2:14 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #142

    You took the smart way out on the JP Phil. I can attest to it being a pain in the arse to paint. I'm glad it wasnt the Boba pack with all the weathering I had to do. The rest of your stuff is coming along nicely by the way.
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    Mar 2, 2008, 2:37 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #143

    Quote Steelblitz said: View Post
    You took the smart way out on the JP Phil. I can attest to it being a pain in the arse to paint. I'm glad it wasnt the Boba pack with all the weathering I had to do. The rest of your stuff is coming along nicely by the way.
    yeah i hear that. i wasn't confident i could do a good job on that haha. i was nervous enough dealing with the helmet. 8)
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    Mar 15, 2008, 4:27 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #144

    Wow! I wish I had the patience you did!
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    Mar 24, 2008, 9:32 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #145

    I need some help! I wanted to redo one of my chest plates because i didnt like the finish. So i sanded it down and got rid of everything. Then when i went to prime it it only took to some of the plate leaving the rest wet and the primer was "boiling" up and cracking. Anyone know how i can fix this? I am already on my 3rd coat. should i just try to sand it out?

    THANKS!
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    Mar 24, 2008, 11:10 PM - Re: My Jango Progress #146

    That's what I did. For whatever reason some of my primer on my thighs spider webbed on me, it was filler primer, so I wet sanded it down and applied my coats slower with more dry time in between.
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    Mar 25, 2008, 12:35 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #147

    hey 5204, Thanks for the reply. It really is weird. I wetsanded it after i primed it with 400-b sandpaper and i have re-primed it 5 times now. It is slightly better, but now smooth by any means. i was about to just RnB it and give up. what grit did you wet sand it down to?
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    Mar 25, 2008, 12:50 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #148

    probably over kill, but I finished it with a soft block and 1000 or 1500, I don't remember, whatever I had in the garage.
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    Mar 25, 2008, 1:06 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #149

    I would go to at least 600 and probably 1000 grit. I think 400 grit is too low to get it smooth enough.
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    Mar 25, 2008, 1:11 AM - Re: My Jango Progress #150

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    probably over kill, but I finished it with a soft block and 1000 or 1500, I don't remember, whatever I had in the garage.

    1000 grit? Where can I get it?

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