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    Nov 26, 2010, 3:12 PM - Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #1

    Hey guys, I just wanted to share my current project. I'm converting a pair of my gelcoat fiberglass Jango gauntlets into a pair of wearable ROTJ gauntlets for my latest Boba acquisition. First thing I did was scratch build a keypad area from 1/8" sheet styrene that could be added to the left gauntlet. Once that was done, I mold and casted it in the same material as the gauntlets. I then attached it with CA glue and applied a layer of fiberglass cloth and resin to the underside for strength. I just finished spraying a coat of Dupli-Color burgandy on them to seal and smooth out the areas where body filler has been used so far. There's still a lot of work to do but here's how they look as of right now.

    Any contructive critism is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Cruzer

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  2. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Nov 26, 2010, 3:23 PM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #2

    In for more pics
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    Nov 26, 2010, 3:25 PM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #3

    I just added a few more of the shells and will add more as I continue to work on these today and through the weekend. I hope to have them completed by this weekend in anticipation for an event next weekend. Thanks
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    Nov 26, 2010, 3:37 PM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #4

    Yeh Im about to upload some pics for terrys ROTJ helmet
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    Nov 26, 2010, 6:52 PM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #5

    Looking good Cruzer , I had a feeling that you were goin to do this
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    Nov 29, 2010, 8:20 AM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #6

    I decided to have some fun with this since I was scratch building the flamethrower. I got the idea from Slavefive when he had his custom Mando. This was perfect because my 13 year old son loves playing with laser pointers and will be debuting the costume for us at a "weaponless" night Christmas parade on Dec. 4th. The tubes are scavenged from cheap dollar store laser pointers, and the jumbo LEDs and emitter tips are from RadioShack...
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    Nov 29, 2010, 9:08 AM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #7

    looks cool.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 10:35 AM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #8

    Nice work. They are coming along great. Converting from Jango to Boba isn't that easy, but you have done a great job. Keep it up.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 2:08 AM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #9

    Thanks guys. Here's the progress on the right gauntlet so far. I also made the whipcord greeblies with the brass fittings. However, they're a tad heavier than I'd like, so I'm going to try molding one for resin copies. I've also been tossing around ideas for making the pouches lighter

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    Nov 30, 2010, 7:07 AM - Re: Cruzer gauntlet conversion to ROTJ #10

    Lookin' good... Are those the Taco pouches? They are on the heavy side. Not too bad though, if you keep the belt nice and snug.

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