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Starting my Jango. need armor!

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    Starting my Jango. need armor!

    So I've decided to get off my butt and start piecing this bad boy together. So far all i have is my helmet. I NEED ARMOR! Help me out guys!

    this is all i got so far. i figured next is the armor.





    i also have been looking for a screen accurate flight suit. something not so bright blue >.<
    Last edited by runJEDIrun; Dec 18, 2007 at 12:16 AM.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    that helmet is awesome, did you buy it?

    if so, who from?

    that is nice... shineeeeey

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    Indeed, very nice bucket.

    Looks like an Alclad paint job, a very nice one too!

    JR

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    Darasuum_Verd said: View Post
    that helmet is awesome, did you buy it?

    if so, who from?

    that is nice... shineeeeey

    I got it off OLG FETT on the boards. He's my CO


    EDIT: The helmet came from BKBT to SHUNNED to OLG FETT to ME!
    Last edited by runJEDIrun; Jan 5, 2008 at 8:36 PM.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    so what is the process for painting jango armor? you prime it then paint it aluminum then rub n buff? or am i thinking of this wrong?


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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    no aluminum in between. Primer sanded very smooth then rub n buff.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    is the primer/rnb something i can pick up at home depot? or do i have to order it from somewhere?

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    Primer is just primer. It should be sandable, you can get it at home depot. The most common color is grey. Rub n Buff can be picked up at Michaels or Aaron Bros. It comes in several colors but you want Silver Leaf.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    awesome! thanks a lot. i will post pics of my progress.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    The Rub N Buff job will take a lot of elbow grease and friction if you want to get the most out of it. My hands were sore for days after RnBing my armor.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    well if i understand your method Cinco, its apply a small amount with your finger to the area, then take a undershirt and buff it out forever right?

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    best method. using a chest piece for examlple.

    use about a bb size amount and lightly rub it evenly arcross the whole piece. then with your bare hand, and a light touch rub the piece back and forth to create friction and some heat. continue to do the rubbing till it is somewhat smooth. I do this process three times for each piece to get an even shine...and you don't need to bare down super hard when doing it. I find a lighter touch works better, as long as you get some heat from the friction. hands work best. I also like to use some ebony, pewter and some spanish copper for the weathering, layered on.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    JDFett said: View Post
    I also like to use some ebony, pewter and some spanish copper for the weathering, layered on.

    are those acrylics? forgive me but what do you mean by "bb"

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    He used ebony, pewter and copper rub n buff for weathering. Many of us use liquitex raw umber, burnt sienna, and mars black acrylic paints for weathering, which is a formula used on some of the real Star Wars parts (R2-D2 for example).

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    runJEDIrun said: View Post
    well if i understand your method Cinco, its apply a small amount with your finger to the area, then take a undershirt and buff it out forever right?
    Correct. And apply pressure to build friction, but not so much that you crack the armor.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    runJEDIrun said: View Post
    are those acrylics? forgive me but what do you mean by "bb"
    He said use a bb size amount (you know a bb the little bullets for a bb gun...)

    In this case it's not a complex acronym.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    ha...ya no kidding huh..we use so many its hard to tell when we dont!

    i like the other r&b for the weathering cause it stll gives it a bit of matallic weathering look and the colors really work well..plus is real weather proof..not sure about water based acrylics...if that what fox was refering to?

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    hahaha. bb. i get it now.

    i will try out each weathering method, im just worried about acrylics being too permanent in case i ever want to change it. I thought about trying the stuff i used on my sandtrooper (fullers earth dirt) to do jango as well, just different colors. its also washable. I am ordering some BKBT armor in the next week or so, so i will post my progress and get you guys to critique

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    The acrylics can be taken off with windex.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    OK! now that i've finished my research on Jango, I've decided to redo my bucket to make it as screen accurate as possible. After talking to a few people i've come to the realization that i need to sand this puppy down and re prime it then follow up with Seekers blue paint choices. However i have NO IDEA how to remove the piece that covers the range finder. I'm sure it is glued on or something, but does anyone know a way to remove it without cracking/breaking it? i just want to remove the range finder so i can repaint.



    maybe i should just pry it off with a flat head screw driver? my initial thought was to just tape off the silver on the range finder but i can't get my fingers in between the sandwiched pieces

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    It's not screwed from the inside?

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    i undid the nut on the inside but nothing came apart and i was afraid to pull too hard. should it all be held together by that one screw thread in there?

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    This might sound really dumb, but have you tried to pull it off? It might be put on there with those strong earth magnets? Put something metal against it (like a key or screwdriver) to see if there is a magnet under there? Some people use magnets on that parts so they can get to the rangfinder easier.

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    i'll give it a try. if not i will just try and mask it best i can. i'll post pictures tonight. wish me luck

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    Re: Starting my Jango. need armor!

    quick question ya'll, do i use the white primer or the grey colored primer?

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