Jun 4, 2005, 12:47 PM - Swedolorian Jango
I'm not a frequent poster at this forum, but I've been a member here for two years now, and visit the site almost every day.
Now it time I post some pictures of my progress....
First, I want to thank everyone for sharing their knowledge here. You have all made prop building to my favourite hobby!
Braided belt - my own solution. The braids are sawn on a larger piece of leather, and a old belt added so I can easily strap it around the waist. The belt with the pockets hides the belt.
A close up on the braid before I coloured it. (6 braid, 6mm)
Proud owner of a BKTB helmet!!! Dremeld, sanded and primed ready for the Ruff n' buff
Shoe,and leg armour (the vest is just on it's way to be finished, so I haven't started on the "torso armour" yet.
Gauntlets, soon finished....
My goal is to be finished within 3 months. Still need a jet pack though.
Hope u like the pictures I will soon post some more.
Jun 4, 2005, 6:20 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
That's some excellent looking armour you have there and good work on the holsters/belt, topped off nicely with a BKTB bucket...top choice.
Can't wait to see it when it's done. Good luck with it.
Jun 5, 2005, 7:19 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
That's looking very impressive for the start!
And yup, 3 months are possible (but 1 1/2 are to be beaten ...ok without jet pack...).
However, looking forward to your progress.
Jun 7, 2005, 6:33 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Goodluck with your stuff! It's looking great! Nice leather work! And don't be shy to post! Are those RA gauntlets? They look like mine, but nicer lol mine are a bit beaten up.
Jun 7, 2005, 9:06 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
You've got some good looking pieces there. Looking forward to seeing it all pull together!
Jun 7, 2005, 9:34 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Very impressive . . . .
Patience gets you a lot further.
Good job man!
Jun 8, 2005, 7:33 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Nice leather work, can't wait to see it all together.
Jun 8, 2005, 8:46 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Very Nice set up so far, looking forward to seeing more pics.
Jun 29, 2005, 3:47 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
WOW! Well done!
especially the paintjob so far!
...is it me, or are the upper mandible edges a lil bit warped to the right side??
Jun 29, 2005, 6:50 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
No, your quite right I'm afraid...
I attached the T-visor with contact glue, and didn't notice that the right side came a bit higher then the left.
I guess it wouldn't be a to big problem thi fix it, but I would need a new T-visor.
Jun 29, 2005, 8:20 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
I see another fine Jango coming along. Your doing a great job. I really like that Rope belt.
Aug 19, 2005, 6:59 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
where did you get the braid belt? how much did it cost to you?
I helped at SDCC '08
Aug 19, 2005, 7:28 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Aug 19, 2005, 7:31 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Good stuff sir, very good. ^^
Aug 20, 2005, 12:30 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
I made it myself. I used an old belt, that I attached a piece of leather to. On that I attached the braids. The braids themself I purchased here in Sweden at a local leather shop for 9$/meter (A total of 120$-13 rows) I didn't attach any braids under the leather belt with the pockets, as they wouldn't show anyway...
Then I dyed everything brown.
Aug 21, 2005, 3:31 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
I attached a gasket today, What do you think??
It gets a little hot though...
Aug 21, 2005, 4:21 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Everything is looking absolutly fabulous! Do you have any fans in your helmet though? That may be why its getting so hot. Also, do you have any sort of voice amp? You don't need that, just wondering though.
Aug 22, 2005, 2:51 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
No fan yet.. I have the material, but there is not that much space for it. (I have a big head! ) But I will have to put it in there, or else I will die of dehydration after 20 minutes...
Voice amp, yes! You see the cord from the mic in the picture on the side of the helmet. I found a very nice set for 37$. The speaker is a bit big, but I'm planning of placing it in the jet pack. (It's powerful enough)
Aug 22, 2005, 11:22 AM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
Hello there Swedolorian -
Your outfit is looking GREAT!
i just have a question: What did you use to insulate the inside of your helemt? if you have any pictures that would be great.
i'm still waiting for my armor and stuff to start on my project but i like to peek in here to see what evryone os doing...
keep up the good work!!!
Aug 24, 2005, 2:42 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
I made the gasket myself. It was quite easy. I bought a piece of leather. Cut it after the helmet. Then I used a sawing machine for the stitching. I used super glue to fold the edges.
I used 3M's dual band (type of velcro that's very strong) to attach it to the helmet.
The helmet is made by BKBT (BiggerKidsBiggerToys) he's a member here.
It was only made in a limited run. Don't think he makes the anymore...
Solojedi: I have regular foam inside, but I will have to change it as it get to hot...
Sep 6, 2005, 1:17 PM - Re: Swedolorian Jango
I've been working with the vest and the chest armor.
The flightsuit turned out a nightmare, and I had to dye it three times!
Now I think I got the right tone, but it's a bit to dark, but a regular wash should fix that.
I'm still issing the jet pack and the back armor, but I hope I have my jet pack within 2 weeks. (over seas shipping)
Then it's weathering left to do. 8)