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Title: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)- COMPLETE!
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 06, 2013, 10:51 AM
I will continue to update my beloved Vult Tavik kit, but the Cosplay bug has bitten me more than any single kit can support. I have several other costumes in the works, but after meeting Temura Morrison at CVI this year- I knew that I wanted a Jango Fett. This is also a kit I wanted to make with the best materials/ components available. I knew going into this that it was going to be a very expensive undertaking, so I made a deal with my wife that I would sell stuff from my other hobbies (guitar collection mainly) to offset the cost- and it's a good thing I did since I am now at $4k invested into this bad boy. So here we go:

The shopping List:
1. HELMET: Cruzer BKBT
2. FLIGHTSUIT: Bleahhh
3. FLACKVEST: LSFU
4. GLOVES: Amazon
5. GAUNTLENTS: MOW with Darkside aluminum upgrades.
6. CHEST AMOR: Cruzer CC
7. BACK ARMOR: Cruzer CC
8. SHOULDER BELLS: Cruzer CC
9. COD: Cruzer CC
10:THIGH ARMOR: Cruzer CC
11.SHIN ARMOR: Cruzer CC
12.BOOT ARMOR: Cruzer CC
13.HOLSTERS: Cruzer
14.AMMO BELT: SEEKER
15.GIRTH BELT: making it myself following Cruzers WIP and ebay bolo supplier 
16.BOOTS: Crow62 Repro's
17.STANDARD JET PACK: MOW Z-6 (Kamino paint) & Dark Side Light Beacon
18.WESTAR PISTOLS: Master Replicas
19. Knee Armor: Dark Side CC Run ??
20. JET PACK HARNESS: Seeker
21. RF Servo- Sgtski (& Brother Kyle)


I don't want to do a 100% full WIP like I already have on TDH, but if anyone has any questions about how I did a certain thing- just ask. I will go into great detail and take additional pictures if needed to explain anything you need.



1st Item came from ebay:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/C861B843-DC32-44B7-A859-A93D36F843D6-4567-000006C4F5502F84.jpg)

Then the rest started to arrive:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Jangostuff_zps21b6eb80.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/521CEB95-E8F6-4863-A134-07FB8AC1E856-6251-00000B898328BE00.jpg)

I cleaned up and started the Jetpack assembly:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/3656C1A3-F2C4-4894-910F-3D336D6AB80C-6251-00000B89325FE95A.jpg)

With some more painting done:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/7C6CF32D-55E1-4FDE-940C-E6EC4C8D5547-14173-0000199536C54444_zps00fb715c.jpg)

I made my own girth belt under Cruzer's guidance:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/94F1AD6C-A733-469C-B8E3-C2B411892E8D-11662-0000150FE049F065.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/BF92374F-D9B4-4B26-BDEA-529973760AE3-11662-0000150BF042D5A6.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/EF80A030-1DD3-4126-9DD4-05E48003E6FE-11662-0000150BE95C5412.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/DD4E0A75-2003-40CB-A47C-05460DCA7A51-12440-0000163294D8DB43.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/664E071A-8C2F-499F-ACE4-1E40CC5FF05C-13058-0000175B06390BC0.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/ADD26984-1397-4597-977B-4CBB1C99A1C2-1598-0000029877A0480A_zps1d8745ab.jpg)

I "weathered" my Crow62 Repro Jango boots"
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/5442F392-C5B2-4487-B42E-FE889C87C768-1598-00000298B1E04380_zps2f5c101e.jpg)

Then I added my buttons for the armor:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/BA4C495A-4864-40FF-8060-408A912C2CC6-1598-00000298A03BE5FF_zps81a1af3e.jpg)

A secret I learned for keeping the flight suit tucked under the shoe armor was to sew an elastic band and snap it to the top of the boot (under the armor):
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/6D788E6F-AFAF-4628-B378-791613F90A95-1598-00000298960CD6E2_zps0745b0fa.jpg)

The rest of the leg armor is attached with epoxying the "female" snaps inside the armor pieces and having elastic retaining straps run through button holes I had sewn into my flight suit to create this look:
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/68A5314E-C6DF-42C8-9677-94CC839C55D4-1032-00000209258D09DE_zps73baba5e.jpg)



Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett
Post by: Pointoforigin on Feb 06, 2013, 11:01 AM
I like all of these things.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett
Post by: Zolar Kresh on Feb 06, 2013, 11:25 AM
Following this with interest...
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 06, 2013, 05:06 PM
I just found the "Canon" armor section which is where this should really be. Can a mod please move it there for me?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 06, 2013, 05:19 PM
You sure ain't doing this by halves! This is going to be one sweet kit when complete!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 06, 2013, 05:21 PM
Good work!  8)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Zolar Kresh on Feb 07, 2013, 12:16 AM
I am so stealing that snap under the armor trick, great way to cover the top laces and keep the flight suit down.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Pesh 'katar on Feb 07, 2013, 10:00 AM
Damn this looks good... Nice work, Vult, nice work indeed...
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Lem'zig Dee on Feb 07, 2013, 10:09 AM
Check your thigh plates, vod.  http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:JangoFett-OP.jpg (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:JangoFett-OP.jpg)  He looks to have the "swoop" on the outside.  My friend in the 501st has his like this picture.

Looking good, though!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Niabi on Feb 07, 2013, 03:07 PM
Looking cool vod ;)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Cyare Kebii'tra on Feb 07, 2013, 05:32 PM
Wow, that's amazing. Could you explain how you made the girth belt in more detail? It's outstanding.  :o
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Jimmy BufFETT on Feb 07, 2013, 06:34 PM
Quite an impressive list you've got there!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Feb 07, 2013, 08:36 PM
Check your thigh plates, vod.  http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:JangoFett-OP.jpg (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:JangoFett-OP.jpg)  He looks to have the "swoop" on the outside.  My friend in the 501st has his like this picture.

Looking good, though!

The swoop seems to be on the outside... He's got it right.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tact Kor on Feb 07, 2013, 08:42 PM
This looks great, but please keep atleast one Martin or Taylor, it's good for the soul  ;)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Manbrolorian on Feb 07, 2013, 09:13 PM
@_@ Following this.

This is gonna be bad-shebs.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Lem'zig Dee on Feb 08, 2013, 05:42 AM
The swoop seems to be on the outside... He's got it right.

Cool!  I couldn't tell, so...nevermind!   :D
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 08, 2013, 08:55 AM
This looks great, but please keep atleast one Martin or Taylor, it's good for the soul  ;)

I am keeping my Martin  and all my telecasters, one explorer, and one strat... :laugh:
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 08, 2013, 08:58 AM
Tying it all together...


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/2473EDEF-EDB7-4A04-87E0-361A92EBA671-1984-0000049B10524CFE_zpsf485e5bb.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/4985AB6A-2530-4687-AB45-53B0CFFE7D94-1984-0000049B14011E7B_zps5cbb6b15.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/B33F5B9B-A221-4A23-B7D6-545174F0B1D3-1984-0000049B175B9B49_zpscec7977e.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/5E92EDB9-0F42-4BB9-AB00-32CDAFDA9D68-1984-0000049B05B9EC7C_zpsa85ed341.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/C74F9D0A-C411-4459-BD73-63F3725C50AB-1984-0000049B01F35D3B_zps840ad2c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Pointoforigin on Feb 08, 2013, 09:00 AM
Pics in kit playing guitar. Now. :P

Isn't it incredible how many belts we end up wearing with these things?
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Lem'zig Dee on Feb 08, 2013, 09:04 AM
Yep...swoop is right.  Derp.  Loving this!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Niabi on Feb 08, 2013, 09:37 AM
one word.....

Awesome ;D
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 08, 2013, 10:50 AM
Very impressive  8)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 08, 2013, 11:08 AM
Pics in kit playing guitar. Now. :P

Isn't it incredible how many belts we end up wearing with these things?

I keep forgetting to do that! I assume Remo's thread is still running about that?

Very impressive  8)
one word.....

Awesome ;D
Yep...swoop is right.  Derp.  Loving this!

Thanks Vode! It has been a lot of very rewarding work so far and it is getting so close that it is almost bittersweet. It will be great to have it done and have a full canon kit, but I have learned a lot of new methods and will now have to rotate my kits.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 08, 2013, 11:28 AM
Wow, that's amazing. Could you explain how you made the girth belt in more detail? It's outstanding.  :o

Here is Cruzers step-by-step that I followed:

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/j...results-13558/

My only variances were:
- I used a 7mm bolo (found on Ebay) 30 meters @ $75
- I order the natural version so I didn't have to use acetone to remove previous paint/ dye
- I first made the belt 7" wide as described, but that was way too big. I had to cut off an inch. The 501st CRL states approximately 5", then adjust according to your height. The SEEKER ammo pouches just looked too small against a 7" belt, but I think they look fine against 6" and you don't want it too small since it closes the gap from the cod to a few inches below the ab armor. That is the biggest problem I see with some other Jango's out there- too much gap between ab armor and top of girth. Check the screen caps and images from TDH and you'll know what I mean.

It wasn't too expensive- I spent $160 at Tandy leather for the backing and leather weld & leather cement, plus $75 on the bolo leather from ebay. However, I have a LOT of left overs on everything but the bolo's. I may use the extra leather to try my hand at making a new Han Solo holster rig. Or maybe I'll make a couple more of these girth belts since they sell pretty well. The problem is they are a lot of working gluing all the strands on. I watched two full Star Wars Movies while gluing all the strands down, lol.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 08, 2013, 12:31 PM
Shame on me for not showing my completed helmet:

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/592B82A8-B9B9-4DB5-AF9A-EFE5C537ECFA-1032-00000209224DEC81_zpsc7c1d457.jpg)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tempest on Feb 08, 2013, 12:42 PM
That is one handsome Jango bucket, vod. o_o
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Pointoforigin on Feb 08, 2013, 12:52 PM
I think your colours are spot on, but I'm a little concerned about the wonkyness of the cheek curve paint there, where it meets the silver. The line looks rather uneven.

Granted I've not looked at references in a while, maybe the original does this too ;)

I love those MR's.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 08, 2013, 01:16 PM
 POO- you are spot on with that and I still have some touch-up I need to do on it, I was just waiting until I get to the weathering stage (this weekend) and I will be finishing it off with a paint brush.

Thanks!

That is one handsome Jango bucket, vod. o_o

Thank you Tempest
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tact Kor on Feb 08, 2013, 06:40 PM
Extremely nice,  8)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 11, 2013, 10:35 PM
I had my daughter help me take some pre-app pics tonight:

My chest armor bunched up a little so I may have to adjust them. It definitely looks different off, lol.

So this is what I still have left to do:

- padding in helmet

- my chest plates bunched up a bit on me so I need to move them further out

- I have to cut off the extra nylon strapping from the harness now that I know what I need to use

- my harness straps we're not even in the back so my jet pack was crooked

- knee's could use a little velcro to keep them in place, they slid down a little

- could maybe trim an inch off the back armor, can't tell if it was hitting the girth in back or not


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Front_Jango_zpscb16c9e6.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Left_Jango_zps23a43bae.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Back_Jango_zpsd3354a76.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Right_Jango_zps4dd4c8e6.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/NOHelmet_Jango_zpsc01e712c.jpg)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Pesh 'katar on Feb 11, 2013, 10:37 PM
Looks awesome, Vult! Can't wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 11, 2013, 11:02 PM
 :o   8)  :D  ;)

Wow.  Impressive.  I wish I was as cool as you.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 11, 2013, 11:39 PM
Looks wicked man. Like you say the chest plates are all bunched up, but it also looks like the shoulder bells are sitting funny to me, and the jet pack is hanging crooked. Looks like you are going to beat me to getting your Jango approved though... Not that it's a race :D
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 12, 2013, 06:27 AM
Looks wicked man. Like you say the chest plates are all bunched up, but it also looks like the shoulder bells are sitting funny to me, and the jet pack is hanging crooked. Looks like you are going to beat me to getting your Jango approved though... Not that it's a race :D

The jetpack is definitely crooked. I tightened up one of the straps to see how high I could get it and forgot to do the other. For some reason my daughter didn't notice it, lol.

As for the shoulders, there is not much I can do about that, but it doesn't seem too off to me. I am a good bit bigger than Tem, so I had to get a bigger helmet & armor.

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/1/11/JangoFett-SWE.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/ff8a4229-d480-48c9-9b0a-592f667b9be1_zps9b36120b.jpg)


Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Feb 12, 2013, 07:27 AM
Well bud, I think the things that need to be addressed have all been pointed out.

This is a great kit.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 12, 2013, 04:33 PM
Yea, looking at those two pics I think it just that little bit of bunching on the vest at the top of the bells that is making them look not quite right. I know what you mean about being bigger than Tem making it difficult to get things looking just right :)
Are you going to purplify your flightsuit at all, or leave it blue?


Also lol at the photoshop fail on the right gaunt of that reference pic :D
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Niabi on Feb 12, 2013, 04:58 PM
Looking good vod ;D

your shins look a bit high ;) and maybe your trousers are a little bit baggy ??
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 12, 2013, 05:18 PM
Are you going to purplify your flightsuit at all, or leave it blue?

Purplify at all?  :'( :'( :'(

Dude, I've been through 4 bottles of purple, 4 bottles of Denim Blue dye and 1/2 gallon of bleach trying to get it just right.... it's been the most frustrating part of this entire build. Perhaps its the material the flights suit is made out of, but it isn't easy to get it right. It won't bleach evenly so I have to go back and dye it again until the "spots" go away. And yes- I did mix it in the washer first and yes I added the flightsuit wet, lol. I'm not trying to sound negative, it's just that I've had a lot of great advice on this and tried it all. My only problem is that I didn't wait a year for a LSFU or BM jumpsuit. I got a budget suit from Bleahhh on TDH. I do have that on my list of upgrades though  :laugh:

I will re-space the plates, reshoot my photo's and get it Official. Then as you know, it's all about constantly upgrading  ;D

Thanks for commenting vode!
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 12, 2013, 05:34 PM
...it's been the most frustrating part of this entire build.
Haha, I'm right there with you bro! I've finally got mine to a point where I am reasonably happy with how it looks in person (faded blue, with a hint of purple), but as soon as I take a pic it just looks blue again. Grrrr.... Still tossing up whether to give mine another wash of purple to make it stand out more, but am just worried that will make it too dark >:( Understandable about not wanting to wait so long for a LSFU or BM one though...
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 12, 2013, 05:37 PM
Haha, I'm right there with you bro! I've finally got mine to a point where I am reasonably happy with how it looks in person (faded blue, with a hint of purple), but as soon as I take a pic it just looks blue again. Grrrr.... Still tossing up whether to give mine another wash of purple to make it stand out more, but am just worried that will make it too dark >:( Understandable about not wanting to wait so long for a LSFU or BM one though...

And that's the truth of it too. It looks different in person than it does in pictures. I can't wait for the weather to get better to see if it makes a difference outside or not.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 12, 2013, 10:28 PM
Ok, lets try this:

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/9064b1fc-1bcd-4c82-93ab-a660555500a1_zps15c0daf9.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Jango_NoHelmet_zpsfa756d76.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Left_Jango1_zps537be173.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Back_Jango1_zps4fbbac9e.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/Right_Jango1_zps5f386cbb.jpg)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Demar Falco on Feb 12, 2013, 11:08 PM
That is much better plate separation. It was the only thing I could see wrong and you got it.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: BobaFiend on Feb 12, 2013, 11:15 PM
This kit is looking excellent! A few nit picks:

It seems the shins should go down a bit. They looks to be clacking with the knees.
Your jetpack looks very clean everywhere but the white. Perhaps the flash washed it out or perhaps it needs more blackwash.
The thrusters on your jetpack are askew. It's hard to tell from this distance, but if you have a MOW pack there is a PVC pipe assembly that needs to go inside the pack. 
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 12, 2013, 11:28 PM
Looks much better man! The ab plate looks slightly crooked though... In regards to the shins, while they could perhaps go down a smidge, I don't think they need to much. In the front-on shot they look too high (I'm guessing this is due to lens distortion) but when you look at the sides they look like there is enough space that they don't hit the knees.

Also, while it was a good idea, putting the snap on the boot to hold the leg of the flightsuit down, it just looks strange to me, the way it is getting pulled under like that. Perhaps if you added a strap that was connected on the inside of the leg behind the shins, and that connected to the snap on the boot. That way the legs would still be getting held down, but the leg hem would be able to sit over the boot armour like it is supposed to and you wouldn't get that pulling showing.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 13, 2013, 08:13 AM
Thanks for all the feedback guys.   :D

Ab plate:
One of the bolts inside may have caught on the jetpack harness? It looks straight off body and I have 3 layers here so I will have to keep an eye on that.

Shin:
To lower the shins really means cutting and sewing new button holes and I don't think that is the problem as much as the knees coming down a little after walking up 2 flights of stairs in kit. I asked my wife to check them before she started to take the pictures and she said they were fine. Then she proceeded to stand on top of our bed and take pictures kind of at a downward angle that made them look closer together than they may actually be (as you can tell from the side).

Jetpack:
I am aware of the PVC pipe assembly as one of at least 3 methods used to retain the thrusters: The reason I didn't go with that is that they become "permanently" attached. There are 2 other methods- build up sockets and use magnets, or hooks and an elastic band between the two. I chose the latter, but it is probably not the best. I may re-think it, but I stop short of attaching them permenently for the sake of transport. As for it being dirty- it must be the flash- here are some close ups from Monday night

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/E9CE15E0-45B1-4DFF-8D34-A2CDA68399E3-3494-000007AD94543659_zps5abe6538.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/A82D37C4-8097-471D-9949-83BC32DF1610-3494-000007AD8E96EDA2_zpsc0422c2b.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/68B9685E-D2B1-4363-B0B8-BEC3FFBBDEAD-3494-000007AD982FC65C_zpsd5a159eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 13, 2013, 08:18 AM
but the leg hem would be able to sit over the boot armour like it is supposed to

Check again Vod, it definitely does not do that:
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070209183615/starwars/images/0/07/Jango-CHRON.jpg)
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: BobaFiend on Feb 13, 2013, 10:03 AM
I have the same pack, and I used the PVC assembly and then was able to wrap the thruster insert once around with painters tape and it now fits snugly in the PVC fitting. It won't come out by accident and I can still break it down to transport it.

I realize that Jango shin mounting is a pain, but I really feel it's problematic as well, leading to the flightsuit cuffs appearing strange. If you look at the ref image you posted, the boot and shin armor fit very closely with minimal separation, almost like a joint.  You have at least 1-2" of a gap there. 
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 13, 2013, 01:52 PM
Check again Vod, it definitely does not do that:
Hmmm... Not sure why I thought it did that, just looked at all my other ref pics and you are right. My bad :)
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 13, 2013, 03:32 PM
Hmmm, I may try that with the PVC assembly then if you don't have to permamently glue them- thanks for the tip!


I realize that Jango shin mounting is a pain, but I really feel it's problematic as well, leading to the flightsuit cuffs appearing strange. If you look at the ref image you posted, the boot and shin armor fit very closely with minimal separation, almost like a joint.  You have at least 1-2" of a gap there.

True, in that pre-production action shot it is a lot closer. I can't find any screen caps from the movie that show it clearly and all the reference photo's on TDH show the spacing differrently:
ex:
(http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/gallery/data/510/medium/Jango-Fett-Costume-CII-050502A-035.jpg)

There are a lot of images that have that gap

(http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/gallery/data/512/medium/Jango-Fett-Costume-SWTE-072208-21.jpg)

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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 13, 2013, 03:40 PM
Here is another example and one of my fav Jango's-> our very own Mullreel:

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5181/halloween201202016.jpg)
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Post by: Dar'manda on Feb 13, 2013, 03:49 PM
mad props for anyone doing a canon build. looking good sir
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 14, 2013, 09:04 AM
Thanks Lucas- I know I am crazy, but my next two builds are also canon characters- Han & SE Boba ;)
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Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 14, 2013, 11:43 AM
Thanks Lucas- I know I am crazy, but my next two builds are also canon characters- Han & SE Boba ;)

Can you send me some of the extra money from your money tree?  :laugh:

Kidding!

Lookin good, man! I went through similar color frustrations with my ESB flightsuit. I ended up using RIT color remover and it worked really well for me.
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 14, 2013, 01:00 PM
I've already decided to contact another suit maker for a replacement. I want a better color and this time I want it to come with all the button holes and stuff so I don't have to do it myself. It was cool and all doing it, but I'm over that already :P
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Post by: Jimmy BufFETT on Feb 15, 2013, 09:57 AM
Thanks Lucas- I know I am crazy, but my next two builds are also canon characters- Han & SE Boba ;)

I am diagnosing you with the classic "Fett addiction."  I have yet to find a way of reversing it!  :laugh: :P :laugh:
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 15, 2013, 10:45 AM
I think you are correct, Dr. BufFett... what are we going to do?!?!?! :-\
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Post by: Pointoforigin on Feb 15, 2013, 11:18 AM
The only cure is to follow all the builds to completion :D
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Post by: Niabi on Feb 15, 2013, 02:15 PM
Love it vod ;) looks better in the latest pics ;) But as already mentioned the knees are still touching the shins
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 21, 2013, 10:52 PM
Ok, I changed the thruster connection method to the way suggested by Bobafiend and it seems pretty solid after all so thanks man!
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/912183A0-729C-4638-A3FB-568D83E04F83-551-000000677577BE20_zps3dee2b21.jpg)
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Post by: BobaFiend on Feb 21, 2013, 11:42 PM
You got it! I'm very happy with mine, hope yours serves you well.
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 23, 2013, 10:42 AM
I just got word from my local Garrison of the 501st that I am now official BH-10077 so I can mark this build complete even though I will continue to upgrade it.
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Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 23, 2013, 11:21 AM
Nice! congrats  :)   you send your Mercs app in yet?
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Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 23, 2013, 01:07 PM
Grats!
Any new pics with the new flightsuit?
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Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 23, 2013, 01:24 PM
Congrats man! I look forward to the pics!
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Post by: Niabi on Feb 23, 2013, 02:34 PM
Congrats ;)

you send your Mercs app in yet?

This ^^^
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Feb 23, 2013, 04:53 PM
Congrats ;)

This ^^^
Nice! congrats  :)   you send your Mercs app in yet?

Thanks guys- not yet. I'm waiting until I put it on again and take some new pics.

Grats!
Any new pics with the new flightsuit?

No, I just ordered it and it will take several weeks until I get it. Once I do and do the necessary mods, I will take some new pics with it.
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Mar 06, 2013, 10:41 PM
Ok, the new flight suit came in today and it is awesome!

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/88409D93-CD4A-426F-AFE9-F54CB7639F27-4345-00000896197DA2F2_zpsc49a7172.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/C22BEFC8-2F01-49C4-A65C-DEF894BEFFEE-4345-000008960DC9B43E_zpsc6097361.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/88409D93-CD4A-426F-AFE9-F54CB7639F27-4345-00000896197DA2F2_zpsc49a7172.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/3092361A-6D3B-4CCD-9022-85ECB55E2AF6-4345-000008961CC72F55_zpsfd08403c.jpg)

I had to sew all my own button holes again and you will note that I was very careful to ensure plenty of space between the shin and knees. :)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/Jango%20Fett%20Kit/c6a96133-0ea4-492f-91e8-3a735a37b5bc_zps69737916.jpg)

There is a big event this weekend so I should have some better action shots with the new FS.
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Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Mar 06, 2013, 11:36 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Tact Kor on Mar 10, 2013, 02:54 PM
Looks real good, can't wait see to the photos from the event.
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Post by: Vult Tavik on May 10, 2013, 10:15 AM
Wow, I have been a real slacker on updating this. I have done 5 or 6 events since I last posted here and will try to get some updated photo's. Here is one from our "May the 4th be with you" troop. I need to get some photo's submitted for this kit for MM.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/May_the_4th_zps114a5fa7.jpeg)
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Post by: Pesh 'katar on May 10, 2013, 12:48 PM
Awesome! You rock, Vult... :D
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Post by: Kelan Ord on May 10, 2013, 02:31 PM
You make one awesome Jango my brother!!
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Post by: Vult Tavik on May 10, 2013, 03:15 PM
Thanks guys! I also got to be there for Darknoize's first troop. It was great having all 3 clubs trooping together like one big happy family.
Title: Re: Vult Tavik's Jango Fett (Pic Heavy)- COMPLETE!
Post by: Vult Tavik on Jun 06, 2013, 02:48 PM
Woot! Received word today that this costume has now been accepted into the Mercs!

Oh ya, and this happened last night...


Edit: Updated Link
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Post by: Niabi on Jun 06, 2013, 03:53 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8664903547_9a19c6a92a_o.gif)
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Jun 06, 2013, 03:59 PM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/null_zpsba035413.jpg)

Another awesome shot from Jason S Colflesh!
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Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Jun 06, 2013, 06:44 PM
Congrats man!
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Jun 06, 2013, 06:53 PM
Yes Congrats .....  8)
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Post by: Vhett Naast on Jun 07, 2013, 12:01 AM
Congratz, you really have a top notch Jango  ;)
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Jun 10, 2013, 10:20 AM
Thank you gentleman. Very kind of you to say so.  :)
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Jul 08, 2013, 09:50 AM
Here are some shots of a couple new troops I've done. I love how the same flightsuit looks different colors under different lighting situations:

All photo's probably  by Jason S Colflesh

A couple other great shots from Wizard World Comic Con- Philly
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/null_zpsf78f13dd.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/null_zps722816f7.jpg)
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/976506_248764045248670_2132520415_o_zps699b2ca2.jpg)


7/4/13
Independence day Parade- Philadelphia, PA

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/1048580_10151769733338993_1499457114_o_zps3ebc29c3.jpg)

7/6/13
Stephen Cooper (Art Director Ep. IV & V) inducted as an Honorary Member of the Rebel Legion & Terrapin Base.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l390/hanka54/0B6907D9-6B8D-4B02-860A-05E5A0479DFF-2688-00000389DBF2B670_zps6c523cd0.jpg)
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 08, 2013, 10:41 AM
You've had Some Great Troops there Bud .... nice Work ....  8)
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Post by: Pesh 'katar on Jul 08, 2013, 05:52 PM
You rock. Really gonna miss troopin' with ya ori'vod!!
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Post by: Vult Tavik on Jun 12, 2014, 12:42 PM
Just thought I would post this interesting update as this costume was featured in a recent StarWars.com blog entry from John "Dak / Bespin Boba" Morton.


http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/2014/05/21/star-wars-comes-to-the-nations-capital-with-awesome-con/ (http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/2014/05/21/star-wars-comes-to-the-nations-capital-with-awesome-con/)