Skalen Fehl Unleashed

Hey Skalen Fehl,

I noticed your Jango pics on the 501st forum, so I just had to track down on TDH and give you a big :thumbsup: . Great looking suit, and you wear it well.

:cheers
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Your Jango looks great! Way to go, oh and the avatar picture is so cool, I dig Battlestar Galactica. I actually saw it on TV when it first came on! Yep I'm gettin older. :lol:
 
Thanks MandalorFett. Yup, that's an original screen prop from the set. A friend of mine was extremely lucky to come across it. There were two types of props used. The ones that the main actors wore, like Apollo, Starbuck, etc, with the lights. Then there were the extra props that just looked pretty on the bunker shelves, etc. Those did not light up. They were on tight budgets.

I'm also old enough to remember watching the series from it's debut. I must have been in about the 3rd or 4th grade. Good times!!

I've been tempted to build a Colonial Viper Pilot costume but I'd end up spending too much money and my wife says one genre is enough. I tend to agree.

JangoUri, yep, JD all the way. Pm replied to. :)
 
Thanks for the reply. A few questions dude:

Is the armor glued to the jumpsuit or you used velcro? If you used velcro, could you post some pics without the armor attached? Just to see how much cuantity of velcro did you use. (wall mart velcro?)

And how did you cut the armor pieces from the mold? Dremel maybe?

And I´m wondering, how did you made the two helmet "lines" (is that the correct word?)

thanks =-)
 
JangoUri said:
Thanks for the reply. A few questions dude:

Is the armor glued to the jumpsuit or you used velcro? If you used velcro, could you post some pics without the armor attached? Just to see how much cuantity of velcro did you use. (wall mart velcro?)

And how did you cut the armor pieces from the mold? Dremel maybe?

And I´m wondering, how did you made the two helmet "lines" (is that the correct word?)

thanks =-)

I used industrial velcro that I bought at a fabric store. Not the type with the sticky back, but the kind that you sew on. I used two different brands because I ran out of one. But for the armor, I did use the type with the sticky back and applied superglue before sticking it to the armor for extra strength.

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I used a dremmel to cut and trim the armor with cutting discs. Actually I cheated. I have a ton of tools, since I'm a contractor. One of my tools is a Roto-zip. I put a cutting wheel on it because it was a lot faster than my dremmel. Using that took a lot more control, though due to the very high rpm's.

The two helmet lines were made by using auto pinstriping that I bought at my local "Autozone". It's an auto parts store. I believe I used 1/8" pinstripes. Hope this helps.
 
Nice, I´ll look for those auto pinstriping. Thanks for the pics, by the way, your flak vest is grey. Why not black?
Althought i have to say I perhaps prefere this grey one that black one :o (Can I ask where did you get it?)
 
I bought the dark grey material from a fabric store. The ref CD of the movie costume has the vest a sort of blueish grey. I've never seen black used in the movie or in reference images. Perhaps scenes where it's dark, makes it look black.

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The Visual dictionary definitely shows a grayish color, but the above photo seems to have bluish tinges. There have been debates about different colors in different lighting as well. I used what was closest to the pictures and what was available to me, which was at a local fabric store called Hancock. Hope this helps a little.
 

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Hmmmmmmm..........
Is it just me, or does the flak jacket color resemble almost exactly to the gloves? Call me crazy, but I remember seeing the "star fortress production prop" gloves on another thread, and the match the color of the flak jacket. Here are the gloves that I saw..tell me if im wrong


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Now compare the color to the flak jacket......

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Well, I may be wrong, but my eyes aren't decieving me. Perhaps this can answer the debate about it.

-tubachris
 
Well tubachris, those are my "starfortress gloves" and you must know those gloves are the crappest thing anyone can ever get. When I said they are "screen accurated" I was just joking ;). They are so bad that i posted some pics of them.

Jango gloves are really more dark
 
JangoUri said:
Well tubachris, those are my "starfortress gloves" and you must know those gloves are the crappest thing anyone can ever get. When I said they are "screen accurated" I was just joking ;). They are so bad that i posted some pics of them.

Jango gloves are really more dark


:eek: :puke my bad......please disregard my last post on this thread, for it will show my ignorance to this kind of thing.............
 
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With all the excitement with photoshoots I decided to do a little one of my own. I'm no pro with photography or photoshop, but I'm still learning. This is my new desktop wallpaper (1024x768 ). Hope you like it.

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tubachris85x said:
Hmmmmmmm..........
Is it just me, or does the flak jacket color resemble almost exactly to the gloves?

Well, I may be wrong, but my eyes aren't decieving me. Perhaps this can answer the debate about it.

-tubachris
*Six Months Later*

:D
 
Well, with a busy schedule, becoming the new CO in my garrison and a little sleep somewhere in between, I've found a little time to begin work on my version 2 Jango Fett.

I started out with my new MOW's, which are very nice and not as big as my original MOW's!

The story:

After half a year of these babies sitting on my shelf I finally primered them, rub n' buffed them and added all the weathering to the left gauntlet. The right one isn't finished yet. Still need to add darts. As for hoses, well, I have to go buy more and not let them sit in the dye bath for so long.

I ended up drilling out the little switch under the rocket and replaced it with a "slide" switch from radio shack so that it functioned to turn the LED light on and off. I accidentally broke a section off the area under the rocket and had to fix it. I poured resin underneath to patch up the area and just let it run freely along the inside to reinforce the thin shell. I'm going to do this with both gauntlets as they are starting to crack.

Disclaimer: This in no way reflects MOW's craftsmanship. These are very nicely made props and I just want to reinforce them so I don't have to worry about any more incidental damage.

The pictures aren't the greatest, but hey, I build houses for a living, not take photographs or portraits! :lol:

I used gold leaf rub n' buff for the tip and the cone of the rocket:
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Below you can see the switch to the left with the LED turned off:
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Below you can see a close up with the switch pushed to the right turning the LED on:
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Here you see the inside with the rigging. I used a regular red led light in its housing/mount and wired it to the slider switch and then to a small 12 volt battery. You can see all the resin. A piece of black tape on the left was used to dam up the resin to hold the piece that I broke off while cutting/drilling out the "switch". Resin was mixed and poured to make the repair permanent and the rest was used to reinforce the gauntlet along the length of the shell. You can see the switch box glued to the side. The small switch is protruding through the other side.
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Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tour. I have yet to install the grappling dart and mini darts to the other gauntlet, reinforce the gauntlets, get new hoses and dye them and attach them for the gauntlets to be complete. Then I'll move on to new shoulder armor, compliments of JD. After that I'll work on the shins so they don't droop while I wear the costume. Aside from that, a few more tweaks and maybe if I'm lucky I'll find a real pair of Westars. I like my budget resin blasters just fine, but a nice shiny chrome set is just what the doctor ordered. I'd also love to be able to add servos to make my rangefinder stalk move up and down. But it's aluminum and too heavy. I'll post more as I make significant progress. Thanks for looking.
 
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