Does anyone know who or where I can get a stubby at a very good price?
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Does anyone know who or where I can get a stubby at a very good price?
Last edited by Robeewankenobe; 11-13-2007 at 08:49 PM. Reason: Changing the title to be more fitting
Alltho he's not a highly recommended seller, goldenarmor.com has a stubby and I believe his packs are 195 'Fraid that's as cheap as they get, unless you scratchbuild it.
Goldenarmor is probably about the least expensive you'll find, but it wouldn't hurt to start a "Wanted to buy" thread in the Cargo Hold on this site to find someone selling one.
Also, there are some great tutorials on this site for making scratchbuilt jet packs.
Also, Mark Bradley makes a pretty affordable pack.
Go with MLC, trusted seller, great product.
This my chest armor, I made this hand made with a heat gun and rub and buff
Well done on the armor! I'm also new here and got a question for ya.
Did you use some kind of pattern or template, if so where did you find it? Also, what did you make it out of?
I have a friend that is a fabricator and I was thinking about asking him to make me a set out of alum. or sheet metal but I don't know the true diminsions of each component.
Good luck on the !
Sorry been busy with life. But it is styrene....I think that is the correct spelling. I bought a 4 x 8 sheet of it about a year ago when I was going to do a RFT helmet costum run. Never the less, the patterns were based on the pics from visual dic. and other pics laying around. Now, I'm bigger then the actor "Tem" so my armor should come out looking correct to my body size.
But I did the patterns out of thick paper and then cut the 1/4 styrene with my band saw. Later with leather gloves on I took a heat gun and started forming the shapes. Then, I sanded them down. 180 grit, then 220 grit and last 400 grit. After that it was all about the rub and buff.
Here is my tip for Rub and buff.
"Use your figures! Spread the past evenly with no build up. You must lay a even smooth base first! Once it is even with no build up or low point with not enough product. Then with a soft cloth gently buff the shine in only when it is even."
Last edited by Robeewankenobe; 06-11-2007 at 12:45 AM.
Very nice work! One little suggestion: ya may wanna round off the inner corners of the neck piece (closest to the neck.) It should look more curved rather than square. You may have to add some styrene to do that. Other than that, I gotta say you've made quite some progress.
Agreed! I didn't have a great shot of it but a bud of mine Jim sent some good clean shots
I need a girth belt but I'm low on the green. So, I might try to do my bolo braid with my leather skills. I've seen the rope used on some costumes does anyone do this here?
Oh! It seems that the shin and thigh guards are connected to the jump suit but is there a trick to keep it close to the leg?
Next on my list...gauntlets, knee guards, then Jet pack!
Thank a ton guys!
The armor looks really nice though I have to agree with Jimmy Buffett. You may want to contact Cruzer if you need a girth belt, his work is simply amazing.
From what I believe I think the shin and thigh guards use elastic straps that go into the jumpsuit and wrap around the legs. I could be severely wrong regarding that of course.
Contact Asok for the Jango knees, I've used them and they're great. Great price too. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=19648
For the thigh armor, you can use snaps or velcro to keep it on the suit. The next thing to do is make sure the holster's leg straps go over the thigh armor. The holster straps will keep the armor close to the leg.
The shin armor can be snapped or velcro'd, but some people also use elastic straps hidden through the leg of the jumpsuit.
Nice Jango helmet too.
Last edited by MandalorFett; 06-12-2007 at 12:06 PM.
Wow! I like to get those Knee guards but I have to watch the green, if you know what I mean. I think I can swing it with those knee guards it's the girth belt that I'm looking at. Plus, I think I'm I can handle the gauntlets and Jet pack as well.
Just the girth belt...so close yet so far!....
Does anyone know where I can get a loan for this stuff.
what are you looking to pay for a stubby JP :jet pack? I just got my MLC2 standard and am "considering" selling my arena pack. it's fully painted.
Good luck Rob, good to see you at CIV.
I have my 1st leather girthbelt available. I made a second one, the first was a little too short in length. I also have a used JD cod and my 1st version holsters. I now use Cruzer's holsters. Pic shows the cod (no longer attached) holsters (tight fit on MR's) and girth.
Hey everyone, how do I keep the Rub and Buff from rubbing off to everything else?
Last edited by Robeewankenobe; 06-14-2007 at 10:01 AM.
LOL! you don't 1st of all, let it sit once you're done and don't f with it for a couple days or a week or two if you can stand it. give it a chance to harden up. it'll still wear a bit and rub off a bit but not so much.
BTW, the girth is 35" from edge to edge. Leave the space in the back and it's good up to 35". Has 3 holes in the center ( used to keep ammo belt in place) that will be covered by your ammo belt. Leathyer backed with snaps on the inside for holsters, if you don't want the holsters, just pull the leather/snap off the inside. They are glued to the backing.
Also, strap the knees and shins throught the suit. Chicago screw your holsters to your thigh armor. Keeps everything in place and you won't have to strap the thighs on, they'll be held in place by your holsters. Cruzer does it this way and I copied it from him. The leather drop leg holster straps will keep the whole set up in place. I would recommend using snaps on the leg armor instead of velcro.
Very cool! Thanks a ton!!!! I was thinking of attaching the holsters to the thigh armor but didn't know if I should do so to the legs.
Just like to say all you guys have been a great source of information and support and thanks a ton.
NOW! Big question....How long is the two cuts on the chest plate? and are they center or a little off center. Are they two inches long by (top)1/8 (bottom) 1/4?
Hey everyone! I like to say I'm back!!!
About two months ago I lost my job and had to start all over and just stop all personal projects.
I missed comic con and a bunch of So Ca functions but now that everything is rolling again I focusing on finishing up my Jango.
How are the two cuts on the armor, on the left side of the chest armor.
Size and and placement.
Thanks guys and girls
Sorry, for the typo..edit by Rob-b-1
Last edited by Robeewankenobe; 08-12-2007 at 08:13 PM.
Is the 'but' in the start of your question suppose to be 'low'??
So I ran into an issue with how do I connect the shin guards on!
Solution! pro magnets! I gooped 4 pro markers onto cut off socks and then pro magnets onto the back of the guards. they worked great! I'll get some pics up soon.
Interesting idea. On the real suit, there was elastic that went through the jumpsuit and around the leg to keep the shin guards on.
I don't have much response to say about armor, But I wanted to say HI to a fellow OCSWS member.
Glad to know you are working on your costume again!
My nephew has not done much on his. He got busy with work.
Sorry I haven't had time to post pics of my shin guards but! Here are my new personally made amo pouches.
The big issue I had was that the leather didn't match the bolo cord.
1st Tandy eco flow dye water based "Timber Brown"
2nd Tandy med. brown antique.
They looked great! But! They didn't match.
I tooke Tandy "Mahgoney" eco flow dye water based and watered it down. I did a quick whip on whip off wash which gave them a better red tone.
I know a lot of work but I can now make these for other Jangos!
Last edited by Robeewankenobe; 08-23-2007 at 01:32 AM.
They aren't supposed to match.
Oh I understand but you have to see the two together. The work together but they are not same color.
I'll pics up tonight
Does anyone know who can get me a set of Jango gauntlets? Good ones at a fair price.
I'm getting ready to part out my jango head to foot and have a nice pair of Resin blue door gauntlets for sale and anything else you might need
Question, where can I get that part the has the right top part connect the gauntlet to the top hose?
And, Where can I get the hinge for the gauntlets
Hinges from Lowes or Home Depot.
Ok, so I rub-n-buff my gauntlets and was wondering is that what everyone else is doing to their Jango?
Here is the costume 90% done.
Does anyone one know of a camino jet pack kit or ready to be sent out? Who, what, where and how much. Please PM me, they must use Paypal.
Here is one of my shots getting the jump on some Rebels
I'll try to get better
Lookin' good Rob, nice pics.