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    Boba Fett Gauntlets

    Hi guys! I am pretty darn excited to be able to share these with you! I could say more, but I pretty much say it in the article, so read it and let me know what you think!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/conte...ntlets-27.html

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    Re: Boba Fett Gauntlets

    Wow! Congratulations!

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    Dang Art that is awesome congrats on the acquisition and thanks for sharing.

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    Very cool. Nice addition to your collection.

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    Holy moley! Nice score Art! .....and just in time, as im suculpting my gauntlets currently. May i PM you for more specific measurements? would love tol get mine as close to these as i can!

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    Re: Boba Fett Gauntlets

    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Holy moley! Nice score Art! .....and just in time, as im suculpting my gauntlets currently. May i PM you for more specific measurements? would love tol get mine as close to these as i can!
    Just ask here and I will post up measurements per your request.

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    congrats Art...

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    Here is the shot that sealed the deal for me. Because these are castings from the inside of the gauntlets, they essentially recreate the original molds... so the questions was whether or not the Casio MQ-1 would fit in the tray of the left gauntlet properly. As you can see from the photo below, the calc fits beautifully, with just a bit of room to spare all the way around... and that room is accounted for by the thickness of the vacuum formed shell, so the fit is essentially perfect!

    left-gauntlet-calc-test-jpg

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    That is so sweet!!!

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    Re: Boba Fett Gauntlets

    This is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    Art Andrews said: View Post
    Just ask here and I will post up measurements per your request.
    Thanks Art..ill do that as soon as i can! Again...great score Art!

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    Thanks for the kudos, guys! I am thrilled to own these but even more thrilled to be able to share them with you. I initially thought I wasn't going to be able to share that i had acquired them and that was really bumming me out, so I was completely stoked when Max said I could talk about them publicly. I think these are my most prized Boba Fett piece to date. I love my GMH helmet, but there are multiple castings of that helmet floating around, yet to the best of my knowledge, these are the ONLY gauntlets with lineage back to the originals!

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    Re: Boba Fett Gauntlets

    Congrats ,truly an awesome acquisition ! Thanks for sharing.

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    W00h00!!! What awesome news, Art! Another milestone in the TDH timeline!

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    Nice find Art.

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    I think that "battery" button is the battery door from the MQ-1, has the same little "box" around the word battery n all.... Check it out...






    it just so happened i kept all the parts of the one i dismantled to use the keypad/circuit board.
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Aug 1, 2012 at 7:18 AM.

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    HOLY **** i think you nailed that one DV

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    Wonder why they did that though...

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    Great eye Lou!
    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    I think that "battery" button is the battery door from the MQ-1, has the same little "box" around the word battery n all.... Check it out...






    it just so happened i kept all the parts of the one i dismantled to use the keypad/circuit board.

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    Re: Boba Fett Gauntlets

    Hahahaha!! LOOK AT THAT!!! You would think that I would have been able to ID that (since I discovered the MQ-1 years and years ago), but it never even crossed my mind! GREAT find Darth Voorhees!!! I will pull out my MQ-1 today and snap a photo of the two together!

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    Nice one Lou!

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    Art Andrews said: View Post
    Hahahaha!! LOOK AT THAT!!! You would think that I would have been able to ID that (since I discovered the MQ-1 years and years ago), but it never even crossed my mind! GREAT find Darth Voorhees!!! I will pull out my MQ-1 today and snap a photo of the two together!
    Art is slipping in his old age.

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    OK, things like this just make my day and have set my morning off right. I high tailed it out to my parts box and had to dig out an MQ-1 battery cover to shoot. Now, granted, this is NOT the best angle or anything, but Darth Voorhees nailed it. It is clearly the MQ-1 part! You can see that it was sunk into the the rest of the gauntlet build. This find is really important for two reasons:

    1) it is another verifiable reference that sculptors and builders can use to help them scale their replica gauntlets and

    2) it allows me to verify that my castings have minimal shrinkage and are indeed the right size!

    Thanks again DV!

    mq-1-battery-cover-left-gauntlet-jpg

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Art is slipping in his old age.
    Clearly I am. You know what I am disappointed in the most? When I first saw that detail I thought to myself "well, we will never figure this one out." Stupid me! There is very little of the Fett costume the members of this site haven't been able to figure out over the years! I should have never doubted that one of you guys would be able to ID it!

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    Awesome. Great to see the battery cover detail too.

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