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New CC Jango knee armor

  1. #126
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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    marcvs66 said: View Post
    Received my CC knees last night! They are BEAUTIFUL! Dark-Side truly is a master craftsman... the CC looks amazing and the FG-castings are flawless. I couldn't be happier w/ the pieces - it really shows that Dark-Side is taking great pride in offering only the best to his fellow Jango enthusiasts...

    A shout-out to Cruzer also for taking care of receiving the order from Italy and then splitting it up and sending it to each of the guys here in the USA... and as if that's not enough of a pain in the rear... Cruzer even paid the domestic postage out of his own pocket... thanks so much, man!

    Dealing w/ either Dark-Side or Cruzer always turns out to be a great experience... way above the rest/average... I wish, there were more people like those two in this hobby.

    Amen!!

  2. #127

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    Thanks guys, i'm really proud to read your comments!:thumbup

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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    Actually, Dark-Side already had them separated, wrapped, marked, etc.
    I just threw them in boxes with some rocks and sharp pieces of metal and sent them off!
    U.S. Customs did seem to give up from tearing them all apart after one set though.

  4. #129

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    I use my Oooooold topic to post the tutorial

    This is the kit buffed



    Use steel wool 000 and after the 0000


    Now you need a Dremel with this tool


    If you don't have a dremel or similar, you can use a small rasp

    So,










    other side
















    Darts





    Knee ready



  5. #130

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    Awesome guide! Just assembled mine about 15 minutes ago.

    Loving the knee armor, Dark-Side!

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    Great guide. What glue do you recommend for the strongest hold? I had an issue with the right knee snapping at the glued joint because it was right on my knee. Also, do you know of any way to make one a bit wider, like with spacers or something

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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    mightytank said: View Post
    Great guide. What glue do you recommend for the strongest hold? I had an issue with the right knee snapping at the glued joint because it was right on my knee. Also, do you know of any way to make one a bit wider, like with spacers or something
    This is what I use:
    Amazon.com: Maxi-Cure Extra Thick Glue, 1 oz.: Home Improvement
    Amazon.com: Bob Smith 151 Insta-Set 2oz Accelerator: Home Improvement

    Amazing stuff.

    I have big legs myself, so I was worried about kneeling and them breaking or cracking. With Dark Side's, I haven't had that issue yet. If they were constantly cracking or whatever, I'd take a heat gun to either side and bend it out a bit more.

    Just my two cents.

  8. #133

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    well, I recommend to use cyanoacrylate glue, any brand.
    Do not use epoxy glue. It's not the best because the knee are in polyester resin.

    About make them wider, you can use this fast tutorial(for both sides):







    I suggest you use the second method just because you use the glue only one time.
    Btw, when you add the straps, don't glued them on the lateral pieces. Just glue them on the frontal piece.

    So, I know the real knee armor are just in 1 piece, but I also saw they were cracked.
    In my knee, at the most you can break them where there is the glue. But you can always use the glue again and they are fixed without any evident crack.


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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    Fabrizio,
    my mailing address is:

    joe lehrmann
    psc 76 box 6606
    apo ap 96319

    this is a us military address, so it is the same as mailing to the us.

    joe
    Last edited by husky8675; Apr 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM. Reason: update

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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    Nice Work.

  11. #136

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    are these still available or have a missed the boat

  12. #137

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    I'm a seaport, boats depart every day
    PM me if you want buy them.

  13. #138

    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    Mine arrived today i have to they are awsome, if your considering getting a pair DONT ...................JUST BUY THEM THEY ARE AWSOME

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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    @darkside
    luv those freakin knee armors it was such a bad ***,hehehe.thanx for the tutorial that would be my next project though

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    Re: New CC Jango knee armor

    supa troop said: View Post
    Mine arrived today i have to they are awsome, if your considering getting a pair DONT ...................JUST BUY THEM THEY ARE AWSOME
    Nice. =) Gonna order mine soon!

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