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    Re: ESB gauntlets,.... let's make 'em accurate

    Mark,did you get my email yet? That pic I sent you was huge,but gives great detail,especially of the left gauntlet at the rear most part of it.


    Steve

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    Pm'd ya at the RPF site. I got the photo and that is one I've been working off of. All tolled there is only 4 pics of any use for this. Most are at the beginning of this thread too. If there were two black brackets the cylinders behind the silver stepped bracket would have to be shortened and that contradicts the other pics. As well The silver/white buttons/caps that are similar to the collar studs are elongated and go almost the length of the endcap. If there were another black bracket they would be bridging the endcap and bracket. That and there appears to be a white stripe on both sides of the endcap in the pic that we are discussing, what's up with that? Let me try to highlight and make some diagrams as well using the other pics in conjunction with yours. -Mark

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    I think I figured it out DL44. What you are seeing is a protrusion from the side of the endcap and not a seperate bracket. The angled section you highlighted in the pic is a shadow created by the protrusion. It's kind of a tab sticking out from the side. More than likely used to help mount it to the gauntlet. You can barely make it out in the B&W production stills from the same day of shooting on the Star Destroyer bridge. I'll try and update my drawing to reflect what I'm talking about. I've tried highlighting it in Photoshop but it is so small and blurry it's hard to make out.-Mark

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    Hey guys...this stuff really looks great! Looking at the drawings I noticed that the very tip portion looks like something I have found while building mine, it's clear and has a small pointed cone in the center...very cool and flame thrower like. I have 'bout a dozen of these little things...I will bring them alone with me to SWCII and any one who wants them can take one. I will be heading over to DCB house tonight I will see if he will post a pick of it for me...I don't have my own stuff to do this with so bare with me when it comes to posting pics:]

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    WOW!I have been kinda ignoring this thread (with it being ESB and all.. ) but I've gotta say that y'all are making some VERY cool progress here! Heck, I might even be up for a set of ESb gauntlets at this rate... not that I would WEAR them or anything but they would be ultra cool to display!

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    Brak's Buddy wrote:WOW!I have been kinda ignoring this thread (with it being ESB and all.. ) but I've gotta say that y'all are making some VERY cool progress here! Heck, I might even be up for a set of ESb gauntlets at this rate... not that I would WEAR them or anything but they would be ultra cool to display!
    That's why I'm gathering enough parts to make 2 Fetts I'm doing a ROTJ version now, but I just know that I'll get hit with the ESB bug down the road.

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    Watch out Braks,........you know how addictive this hobby can be.Before you know it you'll be knee deep in plastic,aluminum,and fiberglass


    Steve

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    Nice to see all the hard work you guys are doing.
    i to am planing to make a ESB version (THE BEST)..lol

    and with all the info and mock-ups,it makes it easier for every one.

    i really like the pic that shows the rear of the left Gauntlet.. but i feel a couple of the wires are of a FLAT type.. like ones used on phone lines! just me but what do you all think..

    "ESB gauntlets,.... let's make 'em accurate"


    Sixx

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    "Ribbon wire" is what I too think that was used,especially for the red.Have to do some more deliberations before any final decisions are made.


    Steve

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    I can make metal prototypes. Actually I was thinking about this yesterday. The metal prototype is nice because is very durable.

    My experience as a historical armourer is helpful making the vambrace part (the metal sleeve that goes around the wrist..technically Fetts gauntlets arent really gauntlets by definition, they are vambraces.

    Alf

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    Vambraces would be nice,but knees are where the action is at


    Steve

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    Ribbon wire was the first thing that came to mind when I saw those wires in the gaunt pics. As I said, it makes think of an IDE cable, but whatever the flat colored 80's equivalent would be.

    BTW here is a photo from the Marmit Fett of the "Mini concussion rocket," as the gauntlet device is called in the "Field Guide to Boba Fett's Mandalore Armor Poster."


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    Merged: Re: Aluminum CNC'd ESB Left Gauntlet Flamethrower PICS

    The last of the machining is done. So I applied a couple coats of paint in the appropriate spots. Which I'm letting cure overnight. All that's left to do is some charcoal weathering and clearcoat. -Mark


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    Merged: Re: ESB Left Gauntlet Flamethrower FINISHED

    Here is a comparison of my latest flamethrower design to the real deal. The positioning of my 3D model is a little off (my first real attempt at the photoshop stuff). -Mark

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