Progress Thread - Chango Fett

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    Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    I've been making steady progress, Rocketpack is slowly coming together (see Rocketpack Forum) and I've been sourcing parts here and there from other members - thanks guys - you know who you are

    About time i did the progress pics thing, so here ya go. Helmet is a JD, gloves are blue leather gloves from a second hand clothing store, blaster is a resin kit. front armour is JD, back armour - Cruzer?, not sure about the rest it was purchased together. Armour fits to the vest with velcro but I'll change that to snaps.



    Started making the Leg Armour, heres the shins made from ABS.



    I tracked down a good material for the Flightsuit, a cotton drill. i reckon its a pretty close colour match, its the one on the left of the photo. the one on the right I thought was too blue, and is very thin cotton.

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    I don't know a thing about Jango, but it looks like you know what you are doing.


    ...and good grief, I love that avatar!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Nice Progress there Mate!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    I agree the material on the left is more accurate. The lighting is always decieving

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Looking good!
    Nice vest too, thats one of the harder items to get right. I had to go through three vests before I was happy.
    Your shin armor is coming along nicely too, top stuff.
    I'm yet to see a JD Jango helmet up close, I'll have to check yours out when its finished.

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    great start man!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    ok heres the long awaited update - Helmet pics!

    the raw cast (Fibeglass JD with resin ears). The helmet is cast with a slot for the antenna. I decided to rebuild the right ear to house a rotating antenna.



    visor Installation, 3mm perspex. heated in the ol' oven and pressed into shape.



    all primed up:


    and then the rub'n'buff and blues slapped on:



    and this is where i'm at - visor to be fixed into place, mesh to be placed behind keyholes, weathering to be added and black stripes and details to be added to dome.




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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Looks awesome man! I want that bucket

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Is perspex like plexiglass?

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Yep same type of product, just different brand names.
    I think what i actualy used is plexiglas, going by whats printed on it.

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    NICE!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    outstanding work so far! lol get those stripes on, it looks naked without them!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    a couple more pics. heres a shot of the interior showing how i installed the visor, I made some clips out of ABS sheet and screwed them into the sides, the same screws fix the earpieces onto the helmet.
    I still need to fugure out a way to fix the bottom of the visor, at the moment its secure but a little loose as its not fixed at the chin.




    And heres the stripes added (just for you, TC) , plus the front triangles detailed.


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    Looks amazing man!!!

    What you can do to secure the lower part of the visor, is to use a bead of hot glue on either side. That way, it will stay in place, but if you ever want to remove it it'll come off with some pressure.

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    DUDE THATS THE BEST JANGO IVED SEEN , EVEN SHAPE WISE. CANT WHAIT TO SEE THIS BAD BOY DONE...CUDOS

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    back again - finally got started on my gauntlets.

    They are not much to look at at present, but the basic shape of the left Gaunt is done. all made of 2mm ABS sheet and based on plans by Wizard of Flight.






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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Those gauntlets are looking really good!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    wow all that looks great man, awesome progress

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    a couple of pics showing progress to date with lots of adjustments still to be made. I've been working on the leg armour so pics of that coming soon.


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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    Looking Really good.

    How have you done the weathering on the upper armour pieces?

    Keep up the good work.

    Tony

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    looking good man.

    keep up the good work your nearly there now!!

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    the armour was RNBed and weathered when i bought it so I'm not sure exactly how it was weathered. looks to me like a mix of black and brown paints lighty brushed on, then scratched off again afterwards.

    TK0363 said: View Post
    Looking Really good.

    How have you done the weathering on the upper armour pieces?

    Keep up the good work.

    Tony

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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    well I've been going stir-crazy the last few weeks getting my Jango ready for its maiden troop this weekend. Still a few things to be done, some weathering, need some gauntlet parts, and the silver detail to the boot soles. otherwise it's all ready to go! big thanks again to all of you who have offered advice and guidance over the last several months.


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    Re: Progress Thread - Chango Fett

    That looks great, nice work all around!

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    That's my chest armor! Also my belt and my flak vest ^^

    Nice to see it's traveling around the world

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