We don't really have craft foam over here, Haldir. That is why I suggested closed cell foam (courtesy of the el-cheapo sleeping/camping mat), it is about double or triple the thickness of craft foam, accepts paint fairly readily IF you are using acrylic or some oil based paints. But of course, it will be relatively soft and you may dent the aluminium in areas such as the crouch and the knee pads if he meant to a bit of live action firing.
PVC is harder to mold/form but much more durable.
But most important thing right now is to get the helmet ASAP. And shop around for the pvc leather... you would need dark brown for the bandoliers, and black for the flak jacket if you can't get it off the shelf... since you do want the zip to be at your side. The material is not that hard to sew as long as you don't have too much folds on it... otherwise pushing a needle through thick layers of pleather is just asking for your fingers to be blistered.
Bandolier, you can sew or cheat using similar sized small boxes and stick the pleather pieces neatly to replicate them. Just make sure you made the belt attachment or if you are REALLY REALLY running out of time, slits for you to slip your leather belt in. Once you are done, just keep making constant improvements to it... you will be surprised, how many people would appreciate small little details that you thought no one would see. Hell, I think as costumers we are pretty darn used to last minute alterations etc just before an event.
rhyden, the pvc stuff can get from normal hardware shops? how to cut the PVC?
Unfortunately, no. The only place I know that sells single sheets is Multifilla in 6'x3' and 3'x1' sheets. If you get it off the factory directly, I think they would sell you by the roll or if you are really really lucky some offcuts. I know I am searching high and low for Sintra myself...
Normally I would score the stuff with a knife and then use a fairly tough pair of scissors to cut it. Be warned though, your scissors may get dull fairly quickly. If it is a straight line I am aiming, I score it with either a knife, tile/acrylic cutter or similar cutting tools I can exert pressure on and then break it right off. The break should be fairly clean cut. File the edges a tad and you are good to go! If you are aiming for really intricate curves and such... I find rotary tools really really handy to get into tight corners. ;D
Sintra is a closed cell PVC that you can boil and mold over items. It is a lot less messy than the standard white PVC I am poking around now! Can't find it in Malaysia yet... don't think Singapore has it though would definately ask our Singaporeans friends.
Ops Rhyden, forget about Malaysia not having Craft Foam. Even here, I miss Spotlight one as it's more stiff than Art Friend's.
And no, don't think Singapore has Sintra either.
Will keep a lookout for the Boba or Jango helmet here in Singapore. I will highly recommand using a Boba Don Post one, even if it's the Flat-Top '97 one as it's suppose to be better material than Rubies (BUT you must really remember NOT to let it stay under direct sunlight too much in an enclosed place or put stuffs on top of it!) I thot I saw a shop here having it and will check it out when I go to the City.
Rubies Helmet are okay for those not going for accuracy but there are just too many horror stories about its look inaccuracy and how it easily get bend out of shape (saw it going on at a Costume Shop here) or fall apart while wearing it on a hot day.
There is someone from Malaysia who sell the unpainted version of the helmet on eBay but the pricetag isn't low.
Like they say, go and have a look around you first before even thinking of ordering online. I kinda learned it the hard way quite a number of time previously.
Ps: Is your Blasters and Holster Rubies? I know many Jangos including the one here in Singapore use Rubies Blasters as it's relatively close to the original and "fun". Not too sure how the Hasbro one compare to it but like was shown, Rubies Props are usually not bad, compared to their cheapskate costumes.
Post by The SITH OverLORD on Oct 15, 2005 7:52:17 GMT 8
shgould be around rm200 plus nah i don think he will order for me haih
if cannot access helmet then too bad have to cancel whole project
LoneRanger84, now BEFORE you get carried away by paying too much focus on the other parts of the Jango Fett, better think of HOW you're going to acquire the HELMET of JANGO FETT, the most BASIC and IMPORTANT PART for any Helmeted Star Wars character costume.
If I were you right now I had be actively sourcing for examples like this boxed RUBIES Deluxe Jango Fett Helmet as shown in these pics :
There are lots of decent looking Jango Fett helmet listed in eBay right now. Just type in Jango Fett helmet into the eBay Search box and you will be taken to a webpage that lists out this helmet.
Also better ACT FAST as you have got to take into account DELIVERY TIME to Malaysia if your Jango Fett helmet was to be shipped to you from either USA/Canada where you should make an allowance of up to 3 weeks by AIR MAIL to reach you. Buy late and you might NOT Receive your Jango Fett helmet by 1 December 2005!
Jango Fett helmet to AVOID!!
Having said all this, do AVOID this CHEESY looking version of the RUBIES Jango Fett helmet 'coz its CHEAP LOOKING and SUCKS!!
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Worse worse worse worse case scenario... run down to Costumes n Parties down in City Square, and rent one of the helmets for the trip. I think I saw it the last time I was there perhaps a week or so ago but I wasn't wearing my brain then, so wasn't really paying attention. Should be Rubies helmet. But mind you, it was the same place that rented out the Yoda, Padme costume thingies to GSC, sooooo the quality may be...