Thursday, 20 September 2012

Projects Past: Part 10 (Jango Fett v 1.1)

In the intervening time since Auckland Armageddon in '09 I have been slowly working toward making my Jango Fett costume more screen accurate. The biggest alterations are the new, larger and more accurate gauntlets and the jetpack as well as weathering and other small bits and pieces.
Both the gauntlets and jetpack were constructed from 1mm and 2mm card, which was then fiberglassed for strength and detailed with bog.

Cardboard base for the gauntlets
Comparison with the old gauntlets;
The new gauntlets are the two in the middle.
I also scratch built a mini rocket to go on the left gauntlet
These were all then painted up and weathered appropriately.

The rocket body under construction

Smoothing and detailing;

I used expanding foam to fill some of the captivates to help add strength, without making the jetpack too heavy.

I don't have any good photos of the finished jet pack but these photos are of the whole costume in it's current state.
 This one was taken at Auckland Armageddon last year with some members of Outpost 42, the local contingent of the 501st.

This photo was taken in July this year at an event for disadvantaged and disabled children, again with a member of Outpost 42.

Finally this photo was taken a month and a half ago at a photoshoot with a professional photographer. There are still a few more details that need to be changed/altered before this costume will be finished so stay tuned for updates on it in the next few months or so.

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