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    Jul 27, 2010, 10:42 PM - squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #1

    so i got these last monday, july 19th. and once again i suck at taking progress pics. but here's the basic run down.

    here's the kit fresh out the box, i didn't think it was necessary to take pics of both kits in their raw form.



    here's where i am with both of them as of today, july 27. squirk's helmet is on the right, tk2280's is on the left.

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    with flash


    i've also got the ear caps and rf tops half-way painted. i'm waiting on the paint to dry on the one side so i can flip them over and do the other side. next up is to wet sand with 1000 grit, and attach the rf and caps. and after that it's polishing and weathering. if i can keep up this pace i should be done next week-ish.
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    Jul 28, 2010, 6:39 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #2

    You sir, KICK ***!!!!!!
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    Jul 28, 2010, 6:50 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #3

    Hey, Saintnasty what do you attach the keyholes with? I was planning on just using 5 minute epoxy but since you seem to have this down to a science I figure I might as well ask.
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    Jul 28, 2010, 7:21 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #4

    normally i just use CA glue, but it appears i've misplaced that, so i used 5 minute epoxy. hold the slots in place with some painters tape and make sure you cover along the entire edge tight so that whatever type of glue you're using doesn't seep through, then after a couple minutes feel free to peel it off vertically, horizontally pulls the excess glues weird.
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    Jul 28, 2010, 10:11 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #5

    cool......I have the day off tomorrow and will be home keeping the kids so I am planning on getting some more work done on mine.

    Thanks for the insight
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    Jul 29, 2010, 1:19 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #6

    Where did you get the kit from?
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    Jul 29, 2010, 2:14 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #7

    little update, pics to come later. I got the ear caps and rf's painted, mounted, and screwed into place. Haven't got to sandng with the 1000 grit yet, I might be able to get one done tonight, if not it'll be tomorrow and the next day.

    @caberot the kit is by asok, and if you're not up to tackling it, as you can see by this and a few other threads I turn them into works of art.
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    Jul 29, 2010, 8:52 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #8

    Hey bud...looks sweet, this is my next project after the Boba stuff is done with....what is your process for getting it to where your at what grit sandpaper do u start with...and I dont remember what paint you told me before for the blues....wait till you see my progress with the toothpaste and all the painting of my ROTJ getup...
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    Jul 29, 2010, 10:22 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #9

    Fett 4 Real......I know that in one of the other progress threads he goes through the grits but basically it is 220-400-800-1000 and 0000 steel wool followed up with Mequirs metal polish.

    The colors are Rustoleum Royal Blue and Krylon Short Cuts Ocean Blue. The Ocean Blue is quite tough to find.

    SaintNasty correct me if I spoke out of line here.
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    Jul 29, 2010, 10:31 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #10

    your right i went back through his build thread and found where he schooled me on it...said the krylons the small cans...gonna have to work on aquiring it as of now the ROTJ lid is taking up my time...might have it done by tomorrow though would be nice to have the jango lid done by c5 and get it signed
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    Jul 29, 2010, 2:38 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #11

    @mullreel you're right on all counts except for the steel wool. after the 1000 grit you're good to polish, just remember to use a mcdonalds napkin to take the polish off with because the little fibers in the napkin also act as a real mild abrasive and, in my opinion, gives a better shine than using a microfiber cloth.

    @Fett 4 Real i've found the krylon ocean blue at ace hardware, they always seem to have some in stock.
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    Jul 29, 2010, 7:10 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #12

    Again, this is why I don't paint helmets, just make them. His likes like a pro and mine, well let's not go there.
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    Jul 30, 2010, 7:03 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #13

    Quote saint_nasty said: View Post
    @mullreel you're right on all counts except for the steel wool. after the 1000 grit you're good to polish, just remember to use a mcdonalds napkin to take the polish off with because the little fibers in the napkin also act as a real mild abrasive and, in my opinion, gives a better shine than using a microfiber cloth.

    @Fett 4 Real i've found the krylon ocean blue at ace hardware, they always seem to have some in stock.
    Very nice job on the helmets! I am just starting the long journey to a Jango and will be starting a helmet soon. This thread will help a lot. Very nice tip about the McDonald's napkin ;-).
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    Jul 30, 2010, 8:05 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #14

    Well I looked at the asok helmet last night...tonight wifes going out and I may tackle it...the ROTJ lid is pretty done minus the right ear cap weathering which will only take a few minutes to a few hours depending on if i done mess it up again...
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    Jul 30, 2010, 2:14 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #15

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    Jul 30, 2010, 2:28 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #16

    woah, this is my first double post in like, 2 years. weird!
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    Jul 30, 2010, 5:24 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #17

    Did you ever know that you're my hero? Thanks again for this. You are helping me out more then you know.
    Looking forward to more pics. That way I can blow them up, print them out and tape it too my head, so I can pretend I have it now
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    Jul 30, 2010, 7:25 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #18

    Nice! Thanks for the assist.

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    Jul 30, 2010, 7:27 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #19

    Oops, double post...
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    Aug 2, 2010, 3:04 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #20

    ok, small setback today. i got to the 1000 grit point, and there were some spots of the brighter cold cast still showing pretty well. so out came the mouse sander and it's 220 to do spot sanding. this'll only slow me down a day or so, but it's still a pain. but it does show my dedication (read: OCD) to making these helmets as close to perfect as possible.
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    Aug 4, 2010, 12:06 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #21

    ok, today's update. almost done, all that's left is to put the screen in the back and do a little weathering.

    tk2280's helmet is on the right, and squirk's on the left







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    Aug 4, 2010, 7:23 AM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #22

    Wow...i have like spots that are like stained? No where close to where these are on the shinnyness scale...but I have been working on Boba and this it sitting to the side till after CV now. Any advice on the stained spots Im talking about
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    Aug 4, 2010, 1:21 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #23

    wooo hooo!!!
  24. Aug 4, 2010, 2:15 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #24

    Who makes the 2 lids?
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    Aug 4, 2010, 2:21 PM - Re: squirk and tk2280's jango helmet progress thead #25

    asok...i need a sander dang hand sanding is no good

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