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    Apr 9, 2017, 4:01 AM - ESB gauntlets questions #1

    Hi so I'm currently sculpting the right gauntlet ESB style. I've been looking to sculpt it as screen accurate as possible. There is a lot of good reference pics for the top part but I can't seem to find a good enough pic for the underside.

    So to my questions.




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    This is a pic taken on one of the star wars exhibitions and must therefor be really accurate right? (But this is a rotj gauntlet) Do the ESB share the basic sculpt? Here it doesn't even look lite the gauntlet has a seamline?

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    This his second photo has this groove on the top stopping where the seemline starts and doesn't show any hinge.

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ID:	108272I've seen a lot of you guys having the groove continue down beyond the seemline and showing a lot of hinge?

    what is the right way to do this for an ESB gauntlet?


    Maby there already is a thread about this on here or a really great pic on the internet some where but I can't seem to find it so help me tdh you're my only hope!
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    Apr 9, 2017, 11:00 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #2

    You are correct, there's not supposed to be a hinge. A lot of people assemble their gaunt with hinges, although practical, it's technically not accurate.
    As far as I can tell, the right gaunt is the same sculpt from ST all the way down to ROTJ (including SE).
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    Apr 9, 2017, 2:59 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #3

    Quote redkraytdragon said: View Post
    You are correct, there's not supposed to be a hinge. A lot of people assemble their gaunt with hinges, although practical, it's technically not accurate.
    As far as I can tell, the right gaunt is the same sculpt from ST all the way down to ROTJ (including SE).
    what is the most screen accurate way to close gauntlets?
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    Apr 9, 2017, 8:53 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #4

    I really don't know, tbh. I've never seen any pics of the closure method they used.
    I personally do the magnet method, but it's a real PITA. But it does keep the clamshells butted up against each other correctly.
    Whichever way you go with, there's pros and cons to each method.
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    Apr 10, 2017, 9:43 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #5

    Quote emme3 said: View Post
    what is the most screen accurate way to close gauntlets?
    Velcro:
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    Apr 10, 2017, 9:46 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #6

    All the velcro setups i see dont look flush. Anyone have some good looking success?
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    Apr 10, 2017, 11:15 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #7

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Velcro:
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    also for the esb??never seen any pics of esb setup with velcro
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    Apr 11, 2017, 2:28 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #8

    Well those pics answers all of my questions! Thank you so much. Wow these gauntlets are looking busted up!
    Thanks for all of you replying!
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    Apr 11, 2017, 9:33 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #9

    Quote Kimozaki said: View Post
    Well those pics answers all of my questions! Thank you so much. Wow these gauntlets are looking busted up!
    Thanks for all of you replying!
    Yea the whole suit looks trashed. Def all thrown in a prop bin with no love until they decided to treat it right lol
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    Apr 11, 2017, 9:39 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #10

    Quote emme3 said: View Post
    also for the esb??never seen any pics of esb setup with velcro
    There's no clear image with the closure on the ESB gauntlets, but they used the same method. Here are 2 images that shows the open left gauntlet:
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    Apr 11, 2017, 10:03 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #11

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    There's no clear image with the closure on the ESB gauntlets, but they used the same method. Here are 2 images that shows the open left gauntlet:
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    woah thank you
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    Apr 11, 2017, 10:05 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #12

    Raf strikes again! He is a veritable walking encyclopedia!
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    Apr 11, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #13

    Looks like there is white Velcro on the esb and black Velcro on rotj?
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    Apr 11, 2017, 12:01 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #14

    Or that's just where the white plastic didn't get painted.
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    Apr 11, 2017, 2:47 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #15

    whoa, so are we just over complicating things with all these different methods? anyone on here use the velcro that can offer their opinion?
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    Apr 11, 2017, 3:42 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #16

    Velcro works like a charm. My gauntlets are aluminum and dramatically heavier than plastic or fiberglass...Never had an issue with it.
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    Apr 11, 2017, 5:36 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #17

    Kind of blowin my mind here lol
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    Apr 11, 2017, 6:32 PM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #18

    Quote Level3Fett said: View Post
    Velcro works like a charm. My gauntlets are aluminum and dramatically heavier than plastic or fiberglass...Never had an issue with it.
    mine are also aluminum but i used hinges they weigh a ton
  20. Apr 13, 2017, 1:06 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #19

    I use industrial strength velcro. My gauntlets came with a slim strip of velcro on the default "tabs" and they were popping open when I flex my arms. So I extended the tabs with styrene and added another strip of velcro to strengthen the grip. Now they stay firmly on even as I slip my arms in and out without opening them. Hope this helps.
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    Apr 13, 2017, 7:19 AM - Re: ESB gauntlets questions #20

    Very nice!!! So much feedback!

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