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cardboard gauntlets!?!?

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    Rodann
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    Re: cardboard gaunts!?!?

    HOLY CRAP, those are awesome!

    I know they're already done and all, but as far as water-proofing them, you could brush on a light coat of fiberglass resin. At this point, it would darken them, harden them, and protect the paint as well.

    I just made cardboard knees, by fiberglassing cardboard templates.


    (edited for poor grammar)

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    Re: cardboard gaunts!?!?

    Cheers Rodann,
    I may try that, I dont really want to have to make some more if they turn to paper mache in our lovly English summer
    a mate of mine is into the whole fiberglassing deal, i'll give him a call.

    Fett-UK

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    Rodann
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    Paper mache. Well, if the Sarlacc got to you....

    Glad I could help. I just started fiberglassing, after doing my bucket mods, and now my knees. So it was the first thing I thought of.


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    Wow, I can't belive they are cardboard. Great job.

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    Re: cardboard gaunts!?!?


    fett-uk wrote:

    I've taken a leaf out of Secols book (BTW sorry to here about your loss matey ) and made myself some cardboard gauntlets.
    They're hardly movie accurate but they cost next to nothin and as me and the wife are expecting our first baby soon I will probably have no extra cash for about ooh 18 years.
    Anyway here they are what do you reckon:




    Fett-UK
    ww boy that gauntlets are to damn good good stuff you make ... and thanks for...for... you know

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    Well, I used Secol_Fett's and Fett-UK's idea and made some cardboard gauntlets the other day. So far I've "finished" my left gauntlet. Not yet photographed is the flamethrower.



    I will post back soon with pics of my completed left gauntlet with flamethrower, as well as my right gauntlet.

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    great job...

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    Umm...I hope you don't mind me asking, but was that a sarcastic remark? I must be the "..." that makes me think so.

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    Merged: Re: MY cardboard gauntets

    Those look great but you may want to try to add more holes to the golden part of your gauntlet missle dart thing. Other than that great job man.

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    Hey these Cardboard Gauntlets are becoming a big hit these days, someone should patten this down quick!!! Great job, now I have to start on my Cardboard Gauntlets...

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    Merged: Re: MY cardboard gauntets

    Thanks for the suggestion. I just stuck the rocket tip on for the photos, and I just added some more holes to it.

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    wow...now im totally convinced that a complete fett could be made of cardcoard.sweet job

    has anyone thought of putting together a fett entirely of cardboard?

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    Unbelieveable! I'm really quite impressed at how these cardboard gauntlets that are being made come out looking so well. Couldn't tell by the pics what they are really made from. Well done!

  14. #39
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    Indeed, when I first noticed the word "cardboard" in these last two threads, I immedietly thought uke, but you guys have really proved me wrong.

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    Lookin great!

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    Merged: Re: MY cardboard gauntets

    Here are the updated pics.







    I added the flamethrower, touched up some of the paint, etc.
    I was very short on some colours of paint, so some parts of the flamethrower don't look too great. I just gotta do a little bit of touch up, get to work on the right gauntlet, get new gloves, finish my boots, get a new vest made, make a new rope bel....you get the point.




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    these cardboard one's look better than some of the crap that is being sold on ebay, really good work there. Makes me wish I had thought of this an saved me some money by now


    J Bear

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    Great Job!!!
    I'm moving on to this part of my costume soon, and seeing yours makes me look forward to this project. Mine will be ROTJ, though.
    Keep up the good work.

    Ely

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    Vec Toryn
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    This'll probably be the first thing I get done just because I lack the $$ right now to do anything else.

  20. #45
    Exedge
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    Unbelievable

    I think that you did a great job.

    Where is the cardboard chest armor????

    Seriously, go all the way, that is very unique and looks great.

    Greg


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    Re: cardboard gaunts!?!?


    fett-UK wrote:

    as me and the wife are expecting our first baby soon I will probably have no extra cash for about ooh 18 years.
    I hear that mate. Congrats, BTW. My Wife and I are expecting our second in April which has kinda put the brakes on my Boba outfit due to funds being required elsewhere. I found it impossible to convince my wife that a Jet Pack from MB or RA was vital nursery equipment. Ah well.

    Highly impressive Gauntlets there Fett-UK. I was in the process of cobbling together some cardboard/foamboard/plastic/chewing-gum/string & glue gauntlets myself, but gave up. Now I've seen yours, I'm convinced it can be done and have re-started.

    Did you make any templates that you could share pictures of with rough measurements? I'm having difficulty getting the various "boxy" shapes on top of the gauntlet to look good.

    Any help gratefully received.

    Still can't get over those Gauntlets, man, they are truly great even before you know they're card!

    Si

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    Re: cardboard gaunts!?!?

    They look great.

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    Merged: Re: MY cardboard gauntets

    Quick update - I finished the right gauntlet today, I just have to touch up a few little things and I'll post some pictures soon.

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    Merged: Re: MY cardboard gauntets

    First, a look at my old, old, old gauntlets:
















    Now, heres my completed right gaunlet:





    Well what do you think?


  25. #50
    Vec Toryn
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    BIG improvement

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