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  1. Mullreel's Avatar
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    Sep 7, 2011, 4:31 PM - Re: My Jango WIP #101

    Yes the harness was fairly tight to my body at the beginning of the day, but as the day wore on the front slid up. I have a Fettdad harness that I actually sewed to an old vest carrier that I had laying around. I was hoping the extra fabric would help, but it didn't fix it completely. I have a couple of ideas on how to keep it down. One is to use the larger velcro strap (which is about 4 inches across) on top of the front of the vest carrier. That should hold it better. The MOW pack is just a heavy JP too, so it probably always want to self lower.

    The worst part is that it will take another troop to see if helps, since I probably won't suit up and wear it around the house for 5 hours. lol
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    Sep 7, 2011, 11:31 PM - Re: My Jango WIP #102

    here is another pic of the troop from Sunday



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  3. Sep 8, 2011, 5:41 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #103

    You look AWESOME!
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    Sep 8, 2011, 8:32 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #104

    congredulation Very nice Jango !!!
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    Feb 23, 2012, 1:37 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #105

    Here is another finished pic.......from Star Wars Fandays back in Oct





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    Feb 23, 2012, 1:52 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #106

    Awesome! I'm curious if you use a helmet skirt? I just got mine the other day from a friend and now I am really warm in mine. I'm going to have to install helmet fans or something...
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    Feb 23, 2012, 2:06 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #107

    Awesome job!! If mine comes out half as good as yours, I'll be happy!
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    Feb 23, 2012, 10:26 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #108

    I don't have a helmet skirt on mine. I wear a balaclava to cover up.

    Here in Texas it gets hot, so I have worried about the skirt. I do have helmet fans, and they do help with what little air movement they provide.
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    Feb 23, 2012, 10:46 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #109

    Looks awesome! I'm curious, what's your height if you don't mind me asking? I do ask as I am on the shorter side and am starting a Jango myself.
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    Feb 23, 2012, 10:49 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #110

    I honestly wouldn't recommend a helmet skirt to wear while trooping. You could get carbon monoxide while trooping. I know they used during filming, but i guess it was to hide the character.

    just my 2 cents.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 2:21 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #111

    I am 5-10 and about 190............looking to get back down to 175.
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    Feb 23, 2012, 2:53 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #112

    Thanks, and your costume looks great!
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    Feb 23, 2012, 8:56 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #113

    I use the helmet skirt... and it sucked without fans in my old helmet... my new one is fiberglass so it is thinner and has room for fans, so it feels a whole lot more comfortable

    I honestly wouldn't recommend a helmet skirt to wear while trooping. You could get carbon monoxide while trooping. I know they used during filming, but i guess it was to hide the character.

    just my 2 cents.

    - so do you have a line hooked up to the tailpipe of a car? ... I think you meant carbon dioxide Seeker, or just a general malaise from lack of oxygen
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    Feb 23, 2012, 9:04 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #114

    Quote SEEKER said: View Post
    I honestly wouldn't recommend a helmet skirt to wear while trooping. You could get carbon monoxide while trooping.
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    Feb 24, 2012, 12:31 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #115

    Yes...CO2 guys. You know, the stuff that if not exhaled thru the process of ventilation will facilitate a decrease in ph, increase in H+ ions which increases LA production (lactic acid)...the LA then binds w/ NAHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate which is a buffer), which then gives off H20 and yes....CO2 SO, in a nutshell...be carefull using a helmet skirt
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    Feb 24, 2012, 9:22 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #116

    Yeah that's right. I'm now working on a Mac and they auto spell as you type. So it was a Mac typo.

    So if you wear those skirts while trooping, notice how light headed you get, and sometimes and out of breath.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 3:21 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #117

    Yeah, I just wore my helmet around with the skirt and I'm definitely feeling light-headed.
  18. Feb 24, 2012, 3:25 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #118

    Shouldn't you wear a skirt around your waist? LOL!! J/K....obviously. Yes, in hot climates you most definitely are subjecting yourself to a number of fumes, so BE CAREFUL!

    Mulreel - What kind of FANS do you use? Could you post a pick of your fan set-up? Thanks!!
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    Feb 24, 2012, 4:18 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #119

    I use cpu fans that I got from one of the IT guys at work. I hook them up to 9V batteries.

    I will see if I can snap a pic of it and post it.
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    Mar 3, 2012, 9:41 PM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #120

    did a little Jango work today. I reinforced my backplate today. I have had to use several different people to help me gear up at the last several troops. And although I greatly appreciate the help, the helpers have damaged my backplate some. I added some fiberglass across the back and reinforced the area where the JP hooks go through.

    And I see that I still owe this thread some pics of my helmet fans, so I will see if I can do that in the near future.
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    Mar 4, 2012, 12:51 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #121

    Reinforce your backplate? I geared up with what I had today and I was thinking I need to do the same. How/what exactly did you do?
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    Mar 4, 2012, 10:29 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #122

    I have a Cruzer CC fiberglass backplate. I sanded the inside with 60 grit to rough it up just a bit.....not much sanding though. Then I added a layer of fiberglass across the back just below the JP hook holes. The strip was about 6 inches tall and all the way across the back. On the each outer edge I doubled up the fiber glass.

    There were two stress points on each side of the back where my handlers had pulled up and stressed it. There was no cracks in the CC but there were some spiderweb points in the gelcoat. I would show a pic, but I didn't take any before, and you can't tell anything much from the after, except that my fiberglass is not as smooth and artistic as Cruzer.
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    May 30, 2012, 4:14 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #123

    I received a BFUK classic jetpack in the mail today.........a BFUK CC arena pack should be here any day now. Time to paint and upgrade. I will probably start a new thread for the work on both of these packs.
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    May 30, 2012, 5:36 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #124

    You know I can't wait to see your paint-up process. =P
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    May 30, 2012, 5:40 AM - Re: My Jango WIP.....NOW FINISHED #125

    I will be doing the Arena pack first. One because I have done that one before and two.......I would love for you to have a pack headed your way...lol

    I think if I can get a day in the shop I can get it done rather quickly. As soon as the new one is troopable, you will have a PM.

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