Armor Jango's Knee Darts and Armor

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darthtater2

Guest
I'm getting to that part of my armor and need some good photos. Are they the same as boba's minus the elastic and just the silver color? I seem to remember all of the darts being the same length but maybe I'm crazy. Thanks

Later,
Tater
 

Spidey2222

Active Hunter
I think they are the same with the exception that all four are un-fired.


 
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Jedireject

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From StarWars.com:

 
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Fugazi1369

Guest
Mirax,
You're not seeing things...the top dart IS larger than the bottom. The bottom dart is the same size as a BF ROTJ knee dart...

Neil
 
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darthtater2

Guest
The sections seem to be the same length, just the diameter is smaller.
 
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darthtater2

Guest
I hope that he doesn't mind, but I found these pics at Max Plague's site

It appears that the 4th section of the darts are absent on the left knee in some pics.

jango_14.jpg

jango_30.jpg
 
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chaucer44

Active Hunter
Expertly crafted by Chuck R. from this board,I offer fiberglass castings of these knees:
Email Impervium@aol.com




can be battle damaged (replace a dart with a cone) and you have Boba's.
 
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Star Wars Chick

Sr Hunter
Thought this would be good info for this thread:
bigkidbiggertoys wrote:I cut the basic shape out of 1/8" sintra & added the curves with a heat gun until I was satisfied with the shape. The actual knee part was a piece of 1/4" sintra shaped to the same curve & glued on top. I then rough sanded with 60 grit sandpaper & filled in the gaps with bondo and sanded until I got the shape I desired. The knee darts are acrylic tubing. I used 1/2" OD & 1/2" ID for this. Very simple & it worked very well without adding weight. The attachment point is two pieces of 1/2" sinra again, cut, sanded & filled. The f shape is another 1/8" piece of sintra. There is enough flex in them to allow freedom of movement without fear of them cracking & the bondo popping off.
 
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Soju

Guest
Okay, I'm having issues with the darts and housing. I'm VERY satisfied with my knee armor (it took me forever to form it, but I got it to near perfection), but my darts w/housing are clumsy, ugly, and heavy. Anyone know where I can get JUST the darts w/housing? It doesn't look like I'll have this thing done by Halloween anyway, so I can wait for the shipping.
 
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jangofett76

Active Hunter
I've been making my knee darts from looking at Mirax H's knee darts. Knee darts are made from nylon spacers found at your local hardware store. When I asked Mirax what size of nylon spacers that she bought she said that she'd forgot. So here's the help.

Each knee dart has 4 sections.
Top Knee Dart:
1. 1/2 x .375 x 5/8
2. Glue 3 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 pieces and sand them to make the length of spacers approx. 1".
3. 1/2 x .257 x 1/4
4. Glue 2 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 pieces.

Bottom Knee Dart:
5. 3/8 x .171 x 1/2
6. 1/2 x .328 x 1
7. 3/8 x .171 x 1/2
8. 1/2 x .375 x 5/8

Glue all 4 section pieces of the top & bottom knee darts together. Sand glued pieces to smoothen the section piece. Finally, spray paint them metallic silver.

I hope that helps everyone.
 
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SEEKER

Well-Known Hunter
Being inspired by Mirax's handy work on doing your own armor, I decided to give it shot and rework my knees.

It will never end.

Next - the codpiece :lol:

First 3 shots of the finished knees compare to ther real ones on the right. then some shots of the process.

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee1.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee2.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee22.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee21.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee23.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee24.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee25.jpg>

<image src=http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee26.jpg>

Now the process

http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee3.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee4.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee5.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee6.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee7.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee8.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee9.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee10.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee11.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee12.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee13.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee14.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee15.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee16.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee17.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee18.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee19.jpg
http://www.r2ro.com/images/finalknee20.jpg
 
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