Santa's Jango Build

santakillz

New Hunter
Picked up the flightsuit from the tailor where she just did the hem and it came out the perfect length. I think I need to go back and get the legs taken in a bit but figured I throw up the comparison for any feedback. The first picture is how the legs fit and the second picture I pulled back the left leg to compare a more "fitted" leg.

Also please excuse the dirty mirror!

Flightsuit as is:
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Left leg "fitted":
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santakillz

New Hunter
Small update, but got the jetpack decals from DeluckDesigns and gave the jetpack a good coat of clear coat. Seeker let me know the materials are in for the harness and it should be ready a week or two post celebration. Took to the flightsuit back to the tailors to get the legs taken in which unfortunately is going to take till June 22nd to complete.

Also went ahead and ordered metal darts and grappling dart for the right gauntlet as the ones I have snap off too easy for my liking. With the new
dates for things like the harness and flightsuit I am expecting to have some pictures fully suited up around July 4th. Getting closer!

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santakillz

New Hunter
Since I haven't posted in a bit thought I may as well share a pic of the altered flight suit. Really happy how it came out! I have fairly large legs so happy that I could still get a "fitted" look without it looking too skinny on my legs. Gotta wait for some extra hands to line up the leg armor and the knees, but moving along nicely.

Still waiting on the harness, hoses, and center armor replacement, but getting really really close to a full suit up! May throw on the belts later once my wife goes home as I am sure all Jangos know how that girth belt fits, TIGHT!

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santakillz

New Hunter
I got some work done over the weekend and did my first semi-suit up with top half of the suit. I laid down some velcro in the areas marked off for the thighs and shins and it ended up working out perfect, but didn't get a picture as it was 95 degrees down here in FL so one suit up was enough for me. Going to use snaps for the knees just to support the weight a bit better and run the elastic through the seams of the flight suit. The holsters are good to go as well, just wanted to do finalize the straps with the thighs on before adding those pieces to the belt/cod setup. I do need to secure the ammo belt to the girth belt so it sits right in the center, you can see in the pictures it slides down to the bottom on the belt. Really just waiting for the hoses, the replacement center armor piece, and the harness which should all be here in the next week!

Some of my own critiques that i will probably have to live with, I do wish I had positioned the chest armor a bit better, the camera angle makes it seem like they are right up against the collar for some reason and with me being a bigger built 6'2", the ab piece does have a bigger gap to the girth belt than I would have hoped for. Also looks like I need to situated the vest a bit better when putting it one so the shoulders fall better and don't look so much like wings, but that may also just happen over time and the leather gets some usage. Overall though, everything feels really good and I am starting to get excited for the home stretch!
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santakillz

New Hunter
Got the all elusive bracket and finished up the cod/holster assembly today. I am going to hold off attaching them to the thighs for now as I think just based on my size they will stay in place just fine. Wil adjust the front straps here and there next time I suit up.

Are crocs 501st approvable?
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santakillz

New Hunter
Okay now we are getting real close! I am super happy with this suit up. Vest is sitting a lot better and I managed to position the gap from the girth belt to belly plate much better than the previous suit up. I can't lie I was feeling really cool taking these photos. I also realized looking back through my thread I have really showed my face so thought I would throw in the last pic that my wife took of me struggling to see where the blaster was haha! Got the knees lined up during this so just need to attach the snaps to the flight suit. Counting down the days to take approval pictures now!

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