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  1. Toragh's Avatar
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    Oct 16, 2007, 1:38 AM - The Scheding Jango #1

    OK, here we go with another mad-dash Jango set up. Using a play on my name, trashcan armor, my own jumpsuit almost finished, and a few details on their way, I think I'm off to a good start. Using some pics form Cruzer's grith belt set up, I'm gonna try to make my own. I have the holster and pouch belt coming soon, and I'm trying to get a set of gauntlets, cod, back plate, and knees. For the helmet, I'm going for a Rubies.

    I'm sewing the soft parts, minus the glooves, as practice tihs is the second only thing I've done with my newto me/old to the world sewing machine that can sew through 12 layers of a denim8). Starting with the jumpsuit (pics tomorrow), which isn't really I jumpsuit, I've finished the pants and now just need to finish up the collar, zipper, and bottom hem of the shirt. I decided to make it a two piece because I think I'll get better chance at fixing any leaks . I used a modified pajama pants pattern and a modified fleece sweater/jacket pattern. Having a mom for a seamstress really comes in handy. I'm gonna start on the vest tomorrow.

    I've gotten the armor pieces cut out, shapped, and ready for sanding and painting. I felt that I wasn't really good enough to make the cod and back plate and actually make them look good, so that's why I'm ordering those pieces.
    I used the good ol' electric turkey pot to heat them, and Jedimite's-Mom idea to use duct tape. Works like a charm

    And here it is, The Scheding Armor!


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    Oct 16, 2007, 1:44 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #2

    dude that came out pretty good!
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    Oct 16, 2007, 7:58 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #3

    JDFett said: View Post
    dude that came out pretty good!
    I agree! Good job so far!
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    Oct 16, 2007, 8:38 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #4

    I think you'll have to adjust your "Jango Complete Percentage". Looks really good so far.
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    Oct 16, 2007, 8:45 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #5

    WelderTim1208 said: View Post
    I think you'll have to adjust your "Jango Complete Percentage". Looks really good so far.
    I'm not sure where most people come up with their precentages... Even when a costume is completed, I still have a lot of upgrades to do...
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    Oct 16, 2007, 11:45 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #6

    Thanks, I'm having fun. Of course I think I sacrificed the feeling in my thumb for a week from cutting with siccors.

    And the percentage is based on what I have, whether it's here or not since it's paid for. Just random anyways...
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    Oct 16, 2007, 12:03 PM - Re: The Scheding Jango #7

    Pretty good job cutting out the armour! The forming isn't quite "Jango Accurate" though. The abdomen is rather flat with some nice bends in it. The left and right breast somewhat do the same. The shin guards are also rather too rounded.

    Keep up the good work!!
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    Oct 17, 2007, 1:31 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #8

    I thought that too, but it was getting late and I had a job intro to go to in the morning. I'll probably be fixing that this coming sunday which is my day off.

    I'm almost finished with the shirt. The zipper I got turned out to be 3 inches to short, so I have to go back to get the correct one. After the new on is sewed on, it's off to the vest, which I'll do at night after my shift ends these next 3 days. I'll post pics tomorrow night for the shirt. It got started to late tonight to finish what I did because I had homework to do for my new job at RadioShack. I'm going through their training manual to be a sales associate, and should be on the sales floor tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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    Oct 18, 2007, 1:01 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #9

    Didn't get anything finished tonight sadly. HAs to much fun making money on my second day at RadioShack, YAHOO! But I did take pics of what I have, including the dark blue vynil I'm gonna use for the vest.






    Here's my work space. Very small, but doable. I'm using an old White sewing machine, model #666 Only $25 off craig's list and it just needed oiling, a new boot cover on the switch, and a new light bulb. The pin coushin I made myslef. Supposed to be a sushi roll

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    Oct 18, 2007, 5:48 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #10

    Very nice job sewing up the jump suit pieces. Good luck on your new job!
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    Oct 18, 2007, 6:20 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #11

    That's looking really nice!!
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    Oct 18, 2007, 9:23 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #12

    Good stuff, man! Wish I could sew!
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    Oct 18, 2007, 11:26 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #13

    Isn't all that hard as I thought it would be. For years, I watched my mom and noticed the magic of clothe appearing... Then I starting sewing last month Just need to know where to place each piece like a puzzle and go slowly on the the machine. The one I have can sew through various layers of denim, so it's perfect for costuming.

    thanks guys, I should have more stuff done tonight. I'm gonna make it a priority. Need to get done before halloween
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    Oct 22, 2007, 12:31 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #14

    Ok, the zipper is all in, and the vest is finished! It's a dark blue vynil. The shoulder bell flaps we had to make the pattern for. It's a bit short on the shoulder bells, but I can' fix that by trimming the bells. The collar on the jumpsuit/shirt is a bit loose, but I think I can fix that. The jumpsuit and vest aren't perfect, but I don't think the imperfections are noticeable unless your looking for them. You'll also see the awesome pouch belt I got from Robeewankenobe.

    The shoes are just some dress shoes that looked pretty close when the boot plates are on. But I'm not going to put silver on them and just strap the boot plates on. I would like to use them afterwards

    So here's my slouching self with a stupid grin



    And here's something from my mom's recent past. She used to make clouths for small dogs, and even made a wedding dress and groom's tux. They now sit next to the televeision where we watch "Desperate Housewives":
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  15. Oct 22, 2007, 5:07 PM - Re: The Scheding Jango #15

    I like those pouches!!!
    Rob
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    Oct 22, 2007, 7:34 PM - Re: The Scheding Jango #16

    looking good so far!
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    Oct 22, 2007, 7:47 PM - Re: The Scheding Jango #17

    Great job with the sewing. It's lookin pretty nice.
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    Oct 23, 2007, 11:41 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #18

    Lookin' good!
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    Oct 23, 2007, 2:20 PM - Re: The Scheding Jango #19

    Thanks, i'm having fun with it. It's nice having a mother for a seamstress. Latte=Cheap labor

    I'm off work today so I'm doing armor painting/reworking. I reshaped the ab and shins, but I thin kthat shins and thighs are to big. so I'll just trim down one size and that should be good. I also have a Rubies coming in the next few days. I got a visor off eBay and need a craft ring. UPDATES TONIGHT!
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    Oct 24, 2007, 1:05 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #20

    Everything is pretty much sanded. I trimmed the shins and thighs, and tested out the Rub-n-Buff. No one's kidding when you only need the smallest bit! Just used a fraction of nothing on a test peice and that stuff spread over the whole thing.

    A couple questions on the R-N-B. How long do you wait before buffing it? Do you need to prime it before R-N-B? Is there any sanding involved before/after R-N-B? And is there anything else I sould know? thanks in advance!
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    Oct 24, 2007, 8:07 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #21

    you can buff it right after you put it on, I never waited. Primer, will depend on if your doing any sanding prior to R&B. The smoother you get it the shinier your final product will be.
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    Oct 31, 2007, 9:52 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #22

    OK, I got everything except for the knees, and painting the black strips on the helmet, but that's fine. Just need to put the t-visor in and away I go. I'll have pictures up later tonight.

    One thing I did that was a mistake was hot gluing the chest, stomach and shoulders to the vest/ Used velcro everywhere else at least. The gauntlets are good enough, but I'll finish them before this friday (minus the gaunt missle). We're having a after halloween harvest party. Gonna watch "5,000 Fingers of Docter T." by Dr. Seuss. Fun classic.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 2:54 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #23

    Great job sofar Toragh, sewing is very nice. Wish I could do that! As for the strips on the helmet you might wanna use some auto motive pin striping. It would be alot easier than to paint 'em on.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 9:14 AM - Re: The Scheding Jango #24

    Toragh - Where are the pics, bud?!
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    Nov 1, 2007, 4:31 PM - Re: The Scheding Jango #25

    They're coming. No took pics, and by the end of the I was tired and took it off. It also started falling apart The cold weather up here didn't help with the hot glue gun. Again, big mistake. Also, I lived up to my family's name as the "Last-Minute Schedins" Ah well, next time it'll be better.


    Pics coming soon!
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