And So it Begins

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    And So it Begins

    Newbie here. I have just recently start on my journey in creating a Jango suit. My first attempt at any such endevour. My wife has jokingly welcomed me to my new obsession, but she is right. I am frustrated that my money source is low causing me to slow down in my progress. Even more frustrated that I have to work rather than be at home working at it. Then again if you don't work you don't get the money to get the goods.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has a reasonable (aka cheap) solution for Jango's Flak Vest. I have seen the displays for the custom made vest and suit, but don't know if I can afford that option currently. Any other suggestions?

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    if you get it done in vinyl that would cut costs. maybe scour ebay for a black fabric paint ball type flack vest? I have a couple U.S. Navy flight suits I started weathering to fade down to a blueish-purple I was going to put on here real cheap $40 shipping included! they didn't fit my pot belly. they should fit someone around 180lb I hope you can find something that will work for you!

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    I wanted to show everyone where I am at with the process. You'll see that I am truely just starting out and have a long way to go, but am bound to finish as quickly as I can not withholding details of course.




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    I know I have posted my progress in a while, but I wanted to show where I am at in my process.





    I have also begun working on my own helmet. I have put that to the side for now until I can find a suitable dome.




    I now have gauntlets that I am working on making Jango style as well as a Jet Pack that need to be painted and finally I have a pair of knees that I am slowly cutting out, sanding and putting together.

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    Looks nice so far. You may want to see about trying to redye your jump suit though. Seems to be too purple and kind of light as well. I think once you get that sorted out you will be back on the right track. From what I can tell the rest is looking good though. Keep it up!

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    Hey Naush! What's up? Your costume is looking good! If you haven't found an alternative to your Jango Fett vest yet, I have a good amount of material left over. It is vinyl with a leather look and is the correct bluish-gray color. I can send it your way if you want it. Let me know

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    Re: And So it Begins

    The vinyl, and a sleeveless t-shirt as a pattern worked well for my first boba costume.

    Just remember to allow for fastening in either the sides or back.

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    I have been unable to find anyone that is willing to do the sewing. I know that I can't. However, on the plus side I think I have found a vest that might work. We'll see.

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    Getting closer. I re-dyed my suit. I think it looks better than it did before. I have the hose for the gauntlets, just need to dye those. I will have to attach my leg armor and finish my jet pack. I am very excited as I continue to get closer to completion.




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    It was late for me last night when I posted these pictures and just wanted to get them up before I got some sleep, but did anyone have any comments on my progress or suggestions? I of course am always looking to improve.

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    This is what I ended up with:


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    Excellent work Naush!!! Great job!

    G-Fett

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    Firespray Pilot's Avatar
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    Hey man, that looks GREAT! Glad to see that you finished up your suit !!!

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    I can tell you what though. The first thing that I am going to upgrade, when I have the ability, is the holster. Hopefully the helmet I am working on will turn out, but that would be my next move. I am sure you can see these areas need work.

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    I have made great improvements in my armor. Looking at the comparison pictures I can see just how novice I was. However, i think I am now moving in the right direction.

    My new thigh armor


    My new breast plates




    and my new shins



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