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 Jango Fett in the works.

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Jango Fett in the works.
« on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:36 PM »
Figured I would start a thread here for my Jango build as over the next couple of weeks or so I am planning on doing a complete teardown, overhaul and rebuild of the costume with the intention of bringing it up to spec for 501st and mercs approval.
Here is where it is at currently



A brief overview of how I scratchbuilt everything so far;
The plates are made from expanded PVC foamboard (sintra) and shaped with a heat gun


The v1 gauntlets were made from modified Boba Fett pep file


They ended up being small on me to begin with and then I quickly outgrew them, so I rebuilt larger ones with a different set of templates using 1mm card. This pic shows a comparison of the new and old


The jetpack was a cardboard base, which I then fiberglassed for strength and used automotive body filler to smooth and detail. Some of the internal cavities were filled with expanding foam.





The helmet was a reject cast given to me by a friend. Much of it was extremely thin and brittle so needed to be reinforced, as well as being warped, and having a lumpy dome. It also needed to be modified as it was a Boba helmet rather than Jango.
How it looked when i got it;


Part way through reworking it;


Painted, ready for final detailling and weathering;





Over the next couple of weeks I want to;
  • Sand and repaint all the plates
  • Make darts around the outside of the thighs to give them more compound curvature
  • Make new leather holsters
  • Reshape backplate
  • Reposition chest plates to make spacing more accurate
  • Add dart launchers to knees
  • Finish adding all the details to the gauntlets, and reinforce where neccesary
  • Tailor flightsuit to fit better so there is less excess fabric around my legs and arms
  • Add padding the jetpack harness to make it more comfortable to wear for extended periods
  • Rebuild codpiece to fit better, be lighter and more accurate

I think that is about it for now. Stay tuned for progress soon.

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2012, 12:01 AM »
I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing this progress!  Let me know if you have any questions along the way. ;)

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2012, 12:03 AM »
Great pic =D

Good luck on the rest of your build!

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2012, 12:20 AM »
Jimmy, thanks, will do.
Lucas, cheers. Yea it is an awesome pic isn't it!

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2012, 07:52 AM »
Can't wait. Do you have a build thread or something for that arena pack? Its so sharp!

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2012, 02:33 PM »
Karvas, no I don't have a build thread for the JP specifically. TBH though, it could have been made a lot better, accuracy-wise and durability-wise, mainly just due to my skill level at the time. Because of this I will probably rebuild it at some point in the future to a much higher standard. When that happens I'll be sure to post up a WIP for it :D

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 2012, 12:49 PM »
Nice build so far. Don't forget the dome vent on the bottom of the Arena pack ;) .

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2012, 11:11 PM »
Looking sharp. What are you using for Westars?

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2012, 11:57 PM »
I will watch this thread as well, and I would be happy to assist with advice along the way.  The scratch build jet pack is nice.

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2012, 02:32 AM »
This is a great kit. Hope we get some updates of the upgrades soon.

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2012, 04:45 AM »
So I've been busy working away at this when I can and it's coming along well. The changes I've been making are making a huge difference IMHO and I couldn't be happier with them.

I stripped the paint off of all the plates as it was chipping away around the edges. I then altered those plates that I felt needed it (thighs, shins and backplate). For the thighs and backplate I felt they needed more compound curvature so cut some darts into them and used a heat gun to shape them more to my liking. Where the darts were cut was then reinforced with fiberglass, and bog was used to conceal the cuts.




These were then wet sanded along with the rest of the plates and rub'n'buffed with silver leaf.





If you compare the shape of the shins now to the second pic in my first post you can see they are more contoured and less blocky than originally.

I also decided to alter the codpiece. The original was weighty as the lower part was almost entirely built out of bog, and didn't sit as well as it could when I was wearing it. You can see here how it was solid.


I decided to remove the lower part and rebuild it using car and fiberglass. This allowed me to create a more accurately shaped cup.


This needs a tiny bit more work before it is ready to be rub'n'buffed.

While the v.2 gauntlets were far better than the v.1 I was still not completely happy with them. To this end I decided to bite the bullet and rebuild new, stronger and more accurate ones, rather than attempting to patch up and improve the v.2s.
While the construction method is similar, more modifications have been made this time around to improve the accuracy and by removing the glossy outer layer of the card, the resin is able to soak in making them stronger.
There is still a bit of work to do smoothing them out and detailling, but they are coming along well.



Lastly for now;
Nice build so far. Don't forget the dome vent on the bottom of the Arena pack ;) .
Nope hadn't forgotten :D Just didn't have time to do it when I originally did the JP.


Still need to tidy up the base shape, and cut the slots but you get the idea :D



Looking sharp. What are you using for Westars?
Currently I have modified Rubies, but intend to change that at some point in the future. I bogged up the seams and added some lead weights to the handle and barrel to make it feel a bit less like a kids toy when I give it to someone.

I will watch this thread as well, and I would be happy to assist with advice along the way.  The scratch build jet pack is nice.
Thanks Mullreel, I'll be sure to do that. Your Jango is really nice, and it's kits like yours and Seekers, that keep me inspired :D

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2012, 05:06 AM »
I am beyond impressed with those thighs.

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2012, 05:10 AM »
They are probably the part I am most pleased with so far, in terms of the difference before I started the overhaul and now :D

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2012, 08:08 AM »
I am beyond impressed with those thighs.

I second this. I thought they weren't going to come out great due to the darts. Haha.

And what is bog? You keep mentioning it.

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Re: Jango Fett in the works.
« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2012, 08:15 AM »
Bondo pretty much. Just not "bondo" brand. Differs from country to country and place to place. "Car body filler" is a generic term.

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