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    Aug 24, 2015, 10:00 AM - My Jango WIP...... #1

    Thought I would go ahead and start my WIP thread. I've ordered and have all but two pieces here already. I have most started and few parts actually finished. The people here are fabulous and I can't say enough good things about the way they've answered questions and guided me through this whole process.

    Ok, so I ordered all cold cast, helmet, armor and gauntlets along with girth belt, pouches and holsters from Cruzer! WOW is the only words to describe this guys products! I had expectations but nowhere near the height of his craftmanship. Not only does he offer high quality products his communication and willingness to help makes him wonderful to deal with.
    Arkady made the flight suit and she nailed it. Sent her my measurements and it fits like a glove. She also went above and beyond in helping make it as good as it could possibly get!

    I'm waiting on my vest and aluminum darts and accessories at the moment. Got lucky and was added to Darksides latest run and should get those any day. The vest was custom made by a guy from California and I will add that company name later as it has completely left me at the moment.

    The arena pack was made by NME props. It's a really fine piece of work too. It's actually took me the longest and I still have some more to do on it. I'm going to post a few pictures and I'll be updating this often, as I'm working on it everyday. Defiantly give me your feedback! I want it to be as good as I can get it and just hope it's half as good as what I've seen on here.

    I left a main contributor out whos answered so many of my questions. Mullreel has been a life saver on several bumps in the road I've encountered. His suit is top notch and has lots of Jango knowledge. Thanks to everybody and this awesome page for helping a newbie along the way!
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    Aug 24, 2015, 10:08 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #2

    Don't know how I managed to screw these pictures up like that. I will add better ones this evening.
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    Aug 24, 2015, 10:17 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #3

    Here's maybe some better quality pictures
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    Aug 24, 2015, 11:14 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #4

    Everything looks good so far. Just keep posting progress pics and you will be fully suited up in no time.


    Of course everything looks really clean right now but I know you will hit the weathering as you go.


    Good job, and thanks for the compliment.
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    Aug 24, 2015, 11:32 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #5

    Yes! I wanted to get everything close to complete and then do the weathering. I think I'll really enjoy that part.
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    Aug 30, 2015, 10:36 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #6

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    A little before and after. This is the first time I've attempted the weathering. I love doing this. Using the acrylic paint gives you freedom to experiment, knowing you can always wipe it off with water. I'm pretty happy with it so far. I've never liked a shiny shiny Jango so the dirtier, grittier and used the better.
    Thoughts from the pros please.......
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    Aug 31, 2015, 10:57 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #7

    Looks good. The weathering is good and definitely not too much. As you weather just think about where dirt and grime naturally builds up, then I like to think about how it would run down with gravity as you wear it.

    But like I started with, looking good. Keep the updates coming.
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    Sep 2, 2015, 10:37 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #8

    Nice jetpack work bro...
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    Sep 2, 2015, 9:55 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #9

    Thanks guys for the kind words. I'm going to do a bit more to it but I'm looking at all the pictures to see others work. Loving this stuff for sure.
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    Sep 3, 2015, 12:30 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #10

    Looking great buddy! As Mullreel stated, definitely not too much. Something I like to do and it adds a bit of an "aged" appearance is blow some grimy black (just slightly) on the circumference of the rocket base, as well as behind... . Keep it up!
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    Sep 8, 2015, 1:21 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #11

    Looks great so far...and glad to hear you're happy with everything. So thank you for the kind words.


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    Sep 13, 2015, 2:01 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #12

    Gauntlets finished. It killed me to paint that pretty, shiny Darkside rocket. What do you guys think? Need more or is this sufficient? I'm going by the photos in the gallery.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 12:02 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #13

    Here's both of them together. image-jpg
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    Sep 16, 2015, 10:27 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #14

    Knees and Westar's are now done! Getting closer everyday!
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    Sep 18, 2015, 6:23 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #15

    looking good man!
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    Sep 18, 2015, 6:32 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #16

    Great work dude :-)
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    Sep 20, 2015, 11:35 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #17

    Done some more weathering tonight. Finally decided to do the helmet. It kills me to make it so shiny then make it look used. I love this part though.
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    Sep 21, 2015, 1:31 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #18

    weathering looks good on the front and sides....the back looks a little bit too patterned. Easy fix though, just take a damp cloth and rub it down. It will naturally take off some of the weathering in an uneven and chaotic scheme.

    Looking good though.
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    Sep 24, 2015, 10:58 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #19

    Ok so this is my first time having it all on at one time. I can see that my belt is sagging at bit but I'm putting snaps on the belt and beat to hold it in place. My jetpack isn't the way I want so a minor adjustment there as well. Overall it was a pretty successful first test fit. Send them critiques. image-jpgimage-jpgimage-jpgimage-jpg

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    I know the boots aren't right either. These are just temporary until I can land some better ones. I didn't imagine all the stuff that goes in to wearing this suit! It was quite the undertaking to say the least!!
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    Sep 25, 2015, 12:54 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #20

    It is a journey you can only appreciate as you near the end. Jango Fett is a very detailed kit.

    Overall I think you have it. The jet pack definitely need to come up higher. Jango's jet pack rides very high on his back. I think you chest spacing could open up just a bit too. You are certainly good enough on the spacing to pass but if you open it up just a hair you can close the gap between the girth and the ab plate a bit.

    take a look at these pics to see what I am talking about






    Only other thing I would nitpick is that your visor seems a bit squinty. Not sure why but it looks narrow.


    Like I started with though I think you got it. The kit looks good and it looks good on you. Be proud of where you have gotten.

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    Sorry for the big pics in your thread...........not sure why they came in that size...............
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    Sep 25, 2015, 7:06 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #21

    It will take adjusting several times to get it all like I ultimately want it. I haven't finalized the chest armor yet. I only have it on there with industrial Velcro which does a pretty good job. I'm going to get it spaced exactly how I want it and then use the snaps to make it permanent. It was so much harder than I imagined but would be so much easier to do it again as I've learned so much. It would have been near impossible to complete without all of these tutorials and WIP found here.
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    Sep 26, 2015, 6:44 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #22

    That is how I did mine. I used the velcro to get it right and only then punched the holes in my precious leather. I was scared to death when I did it too.......
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    Sep 26, 2015, 8:07 AM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #23

    I'm at that point right now!! Yikes!!!! I was the same way cutting the slots out in the back for the harness straps! No GUTS...No GLORY!!!
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    Sep 27, 2015, 4:14 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #24

    Found out the best way to figure out what you need to do to make your costume the best it can be is wear it for 11 hours at comic con. Everything went almost perfect except for my jetpack still doesn't sit up high enough and it isn't the right angle. I will fix this pretty easy though.

    My my suit from the waist down was great. No troubles at all. I was somewhat worried about the knees but I had much more movement in them that I originally thought. . My collar plate wouldn't stay in place but that's because I only used Velcro. I'm going to breakdown and put the snaps on for sure now. All in all it was a pretty big hit and I am hooked now!

    Heres a few shots from the day......

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    Oct 14, 2015, 12:01 PM - Re: My Jango WIP...... #25

    So the 501st said I needed better boots. So I found Crow and sent a message. He confirmed all the details and I sent the money PayPal. Cruzer had them here and shipped them right away. Within a week problem was solved. I'm about to send in my current status and hope for the best. Thanks for the quick process guys on the boots. Top notch for sure!!!

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