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  1. Ego
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    Jan 26, 2003, 9:12 PM - Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left AND NOW RIGHT!!! #1

    Well, here's my take on the ESB gauntlets.

    EDIT: 9:30 EST Jan 27,2003

    So here's my right gaunt. I'm not quite as happy with it as I was with my left. Some of my black just looks a bit too streaky for my liking so . . may end up doing it again. GRRRR.

    But, here it is submitted for your criticism. It's missing the gaunt darts which I will HOPEFULLY have in the next week or so. But, does have some nice LED's in the whipcord. And just for some added depth, the white on the "top" of the whipcord . . for those who care, is actually a piece of trimmed visor that came with my movie sized helmet. Seemed to be the right thickness for the job!

    The pics are taken in my bathroom (was hoping different light might help the colour come thru--it didn't) . . . and I've tweaked them in photoshop to TRY and get the colour closer, but, some of the detail is lost now. Can't win'em all.

    Let me know what you think!






    I know for you accuracy sticklers, there should be a seam where the top and bottom "connect" on the flamethrower side but, I couldn't get it to look right so . . I took this approach, and I happen to like it better so . .

    None of the pics (flash or without) really give a good shot of what the colour is really like, but, I think it's pretty dang close.

    For those who care, the colour is Armor Coat Alpine Green.

    Anyways . . . comments and criticism is very much welcome, show me no mercy!

    (and yes, I know there's no wires coming from the flamethrower . . it's not permanently attached yet!

    Thanks for looking guys!






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    Jan 26, 2003, 10:53 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #2

    Nice weathering job.
  3. BobaisJaster
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    Jan 26, 2003, 11:02 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #3

    That's awesome! What did you make the flamethrower out of?
  4. Ego
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    Jan 26, 2003, 11:32 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #4

    Thanks!

    By the way, the first pic, is the one with the flash, and, the gauntlets REALLY aren't that shade of green. It's closer to the rest of the pics, but, still not quite.

    The gauntlets of course are those kick ass ones that have been making the rounds. I just painted them . . hopefully did them justice!

    Jer
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    Jan 27, 2003, 12:03 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #5

    OHH YAAA! Thats turning out beautiful Ego! I'm gonna have to get ahold of a set of those one of these days!
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    Jan 27, 2003, 12:31 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #6

    where did you get the revenge of the jedi poster???

    ......oh yeah sweet guants!
  7. Jan 27, 2003, 1:20 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #7

    I'm liking it alot, buddy.
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    Jan 27, 2003, 1:28 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #8

    BEAUTIFUL work, Jeremy!!

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    Jan 27, 2003, 2:30 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #9

    Just great [img]images/smiles//icon6.gif[/img]
    the weathering are very cool ...
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    Jan 27, 2003, 3:28 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #10

    EXCELLENT!!!! Feels good don't it...
  11. Ego
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    Jan 27, 2003, 6:59 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #11

    Thank you all again for the kind words. I just wish I could take a picture where the colour really shows correctly. My apartment gives off a bit of an orange glow that really distorts pictures taken in here. Maybe I'll go outside after work or something if it's still light enough.

    Will hopefully have pics of my right gaunt up later tonight (minus the switches and the gauntlet darts).

    The revenge poster . . . cool story actually. About 8 years ago I decided I wanted to get one. So I did all my research, found out how to tell the bootlegs from the real, etc, and then started on my way. In my travels I get to talking with this one guy who's rather well known worldwide for being one of the most knowledgeable movie poster collectors in the world. We kind of become penpals I guess, and after talking to him for like 3 or 4 months he finally fires me back an email one day saying "Listen Jeremy, we've been friends now for a few months, I know you're a stand up guy and . . . to be honest, I lied to you. I *DO* have a Revenge poster and, well, I'm not really displaying it as properly as I should be, and, if you want it, I'll let you have it"



    Jer
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    Jan 27, 2003, 7:09 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #12

    Looking good!! I can't wait to see the right gauntlet.

    It is the incandescent (SP?) light bulbs that give the orange glow that throws things off. You can get special filter lens for 35 mm cameras that can get rid of the orange look, I don't know if that can be be done with certain digital cameras or not.
    I LOVE the Revenge poster too BTW!!!!

    Lynn
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    Jan 27, 2003, 10:33 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #13

    Looking darn good Jer!!

    Good story on that Revenge poster too!


    (who still remembers not picking up that Revenge of the Jedi t-shirt all those years ago...)




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    Jan 27, 2003, 11:58 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #14

    They look great Jer! I don't know if you have this book,but the one that comes with the Masterpeice Edition Aurra Sing has a few nice clear shots of the ESB Fett.

    Steve
  15. Ego
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    Jan 27, 2003, 12:13 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #15

    No, that book never made it up to Canada . . I wanted it though.

    Don't suppose you have any scans of the pics do you?

    Jer
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    Jan 27, 2003, 2:30 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #16

    Nice work my friend, I can't wait to see the other gauntlet too.
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    Jan 27, 2003, 2:58 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #17

    Looks great man! Which gauntlet is closer to the true green color? The top pic looks much lighter than the finished ones. Or did you layer several greens?

    Looking great, if you can find a way to post a truer pic of the green I'd love to see it, I'll be doing my gauntlets soon too

    Phil
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    Jan 27, 2003, 5:49 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #18

    Unfortunately I don't have a scanner Hell I'm still running Windows 95 All the pics that are in the book are production stills,but are larger,and clearer than some that I've seen.

    Steve
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    Jan 27, 2003, 8:49 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left (Lots O' Pics) #19

    Almost forgot Phil,

    I tried to get the colour on the new pics of my right tweaked to closer to what they look like really . . but, still seems like there's some blue in there or something that really doesn't seem to show at all in real life.

    Will probably have to wait until the weekend to get some pics outdoors since I'm up for work before the sun comes up, and don't get home til it's set. GRRR

    Jer
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    Jan 27, 2003, 9:39 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left AND NOW RIGHT!!! #20

    Ego man those are some great gauntlets. I hope mine are that good. What the heck kinda job are you workin man like 15 hour shifts? Or do you just have like 6 hours of sunlight?
  21. Ego
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    Jan 28, 2003, 6:52 AM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left AND NOW RIGHT!!! #21

    Thank you TK.

    As for the job . . . well, I have to be at the office by 7:30 or 8, and don't get out til about 5 but . . . at least in my neck of the woods, that's just when the sun's rising (during the winter) and setting.

    Normally I like it . . always more of a night time kind of guy but . . . when you want to take pics or work outside . . really sucks!
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    Jan 28, 2003, 6:09 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left AND NOW RIGHT!!! #22

    I liked your left gauntlet very much, do they have multiple leyer weathering?? I will let you know about the right one when is finished but so far so good. Good work man.
  23. Ego
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    Jan 28, 2003, 6:21 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left AND NOW RIGHT!!! #23

    The technique, if anyone cares . . . . well, it's by no means my own, nor good! hahaha

    I put down a base of the alpine green. Then used the motorfish technique to put the metal on topically. I must admit, I thought that it wouldn't look good at all. I couldn't be more wrong.

    Then after that, I misted it all with some black from about 3 feet away.

    Then lastly, I dipped a rag in some black paint and just started dabbing and rubbing and wiping. Hence the few odd black streaks that I wasn't all that happy with, but by that point, it was already dried in. But, can always fix them up later I suppose.

    Anyways, I've got pics of the right up in the first post of the thread if anyone didn't notice them.

    Thanks again for the kind words guys and . . please, any advice, I definitely need to hear it!

    Jer
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    Jan 29, 2003, 6:41 PM - Re: Ego's Gauntlet Project - ESB Left AND NOW RIGHT!!! #24

    I think some of the scratches made in the original movie armor are made topically too, am I right?? By the way, your gauntlets turned out really good.

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