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    Rob's Jango Fett

    Does anyone know who or where I can get a stubby at a very good price?
    Thanks
    Rob
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    Re: New Guy here

    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.

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    Re: New Guy here

    Robeewankenobe said: View Post
    Does anyone know who or where I can get a stubby at a very good price?
    Thanks
    Rob
    Hey Rob, it's good to see you here now that you're starting your Jango.

    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.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=4430
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=4584

    Also, Mark Bradley makes a pretty affordable pack.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...tubby+jet pack



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    Re: New Guy here

    What did you guys use to attach the chest armor>
    Ro

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    Re: New Guy here

    Robeewankenobe said: View Post
    What did you guys use to attach the chest armor>
    Ro
    I use velcro (sew-on velcro for the vest and industrial strength velcro for the armor.) Some people have used snaps, but be careful when you do this. If you mess up and put a snap in the wrong spot, the vest may be ruined.

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    Re: New Guy here

    Go with MLC, trusted seller, great product.

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    Re: New Guy here


    This my chest armor, I made this hand made with a heat gun and rub and buff
    Rob

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    Re: New Guy here

    Wow really nice for a hand made armor

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    Re: New Guy here

    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 !

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    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."

    MP.


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    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.

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    Re: New Guy here

    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!
    Rob

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    Re: New Guy here

    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.

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    Re: New Guy here

    Robeewankenobe said: View Post
    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!
    Rob
    Hey Rob, the armor is looking good!

    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.


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    Re: New Guy here

    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.
    www.dentedhelmetloans.com....heheheh!

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    Re: New Guy here

    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.

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    Re: New Guy here

    Good luck Rob, good to see you at CIV.

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    Re: New Guy here

    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.



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    Re: New Guy here

    Hey everyone, how do I keep the Rub and Buff from rubbing off to everything else?
    Thanks
    Rob

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    Re: New Guy here

    Hmmmmm
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    Re: New Guy here

    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.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: New Guy here

    Robeewankenobe said: View Post
    Hey everyone, how do I keep the Rub and Buff from rubbing off to everything else?
    Thanks
    Rob
    Use just a little bit at a time. Rub it on really well over the entire piece, then buff the heck out of it with an old cotton t-shirt. Just when you think your done buffing, go another 3 minutes and you should be good. If you do it right you can skip the gym that day. I spent about 15-20 minutes per piece including the initial rub on. Your styrene should be pretty smooth, but it wouldn't hurt to prime it, wet sand it, prime it again, wet sand it and R&B it. The smoother it is prior to R&B, the shinier it will turn out.


    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.

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    Re: New Guy here

    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.

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    Re: New Guy here

    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.
    Thanks again!
    Rob

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    Jango 5204, I PMed you.
    Rob

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