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    Jun 14, 2005, 5:32 PM - ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #1

    after the jet pack, it's now time to do the gauntlets...

    heres the first step, putting on the correct flamethrower I had laying around, still in ESB colour scheme...
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    Jun 14, 2005, 5:32 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #2

    remove the ESB one...
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    Jun 14, 2005, 5:33 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #3

    now bolt and kit the other one to it...
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    Jun 14, 2005, 5:34 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #4

    and there we go...
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    Jun 16, 2005, 11:04 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #5

    here's the gauntlets sanded after a failed try with a spray can of red... '
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    Jun 16, 2005, 11:06 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #6

    now I got the basic colour on wich need to dry well, so I can continue tommorow I guess...

    (colour is hand mixed and painted, maybe it doesn't show well on the pic, but it's pretty close to the MoM pics)
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:10 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #7

    some red and blue wash...
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:11 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #8

    a little black misting
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:12 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #9

    and the weathering... and now left is almost finished, some more silver scratches here and there and a caot of shining over the missile tip and then I guess it's done.
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:12 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #10

    and a small comparisson...
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:16 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #11

    VERY NICE!
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:21 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #12

    thnx man!a long way to go though... I'll get there...
    tommorow I'll do the right gaunt.
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    Jun 17, 2005, 3:45 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #13

    Awesome your a very good painter, your calc pad is backwards, you might not have noticed, and it doesnt really matter.
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    Jun 18, 2005, 1:02 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #14

    Nice looking gaunt! You really did an excellent job on the weathering.
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    Jun 18, 2005, 7:05 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #15

    thnx people!!


    yeah I did know cal, but when I got the kit I was a bit to scared to do anything with it, and the keypad didn't fit in the gauntlet if it were positioned correctly. I used the 2 "U" shaped incapes as reference, but since it fitted perfectly like this I was like... hmm, let's just leave it this way...

    maybe I'll tear it off one day and put it on in the right position... It doesn't bother me at this point
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    Jun 18, 2005, 7:12 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #16

    hmm, why are there so many versions?

    I think... I assume the heavily cracked one is a stunt double??
    also notice the difference in cracks and silver spots, the one with the heavily cracked part on the right side is far less detailed... this is old news??

    I also didn't quite figure the different COD piece on MoM and AOSW...
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    Jun 18, 2005, 1:03 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #17

    and then I was finished...
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    Jun 18, 2005, 1:10 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #18

    and what it should look like, camera made the red a bit more "powerfull" I'd like to think I got pretty close...
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    Jun 19, 2005, 11:01 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #19

    and here some of the components altered for the extra 2 hoses that are seen on the ROTJ gauntlets...
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    Jun 19, 2005, 11:02 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #20

    and here they are attached...

    the connectors are incredibly inaccurate, but they do the trick.
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    Jun 19, 2005, 7:48 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #21

    Way to go! You rock at weathering, it is nice that you got to take advantage of all that cheapo reference material
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    Jun 19, 2005, 10:51 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #22

    Awesome job!
    I'm getting ready to start some ROTJ gauntlets. . . hope they turn out that good!
    Eric
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    Jun 20, 2005, 10:29 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #23

    @ JFJ.... bloody hell dude... take a look around instead of being focused on all green... cheapo ref material... tsss... if I'd buy a ref cd itta be 6 dollars more then your ref material, wich is about different on every pic... sjees, there are some shots wich show his armor to be blue!!!!!!

    @superjedi... just take a look around for some nice shots of the used stuff for the film and then re-paint it... it's all very possible... eslecially with ROTJ, because of the great ref material, just pay attention if you're looking at stunt doubles or the "good" screen used, my under shells of the gauntlets for instance have stunt double weathering, while the upper shells have "screen used" weathering...

    I don't know how good you are with paint, but I think that even if you should be a newbe at it... people here, like me , will be glad to help you out with some tips. Just don;t be done with basic colouring, making it a 1 colour, wash some colours on and mist to get a great and believeable effect. With the right brush you don;t even need spray cans or air brush, you can just paint it on, gives a personal touch to imo... and more control...
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    Jun 20, 2005, 10:30 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #24

    ow did I forget... thnx for the compliments
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    Aug 3, 2005, 6:26 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ gauntlet conversion... #25

    here's the rest of the hose connections.. changed it a bit.

    I sewed an elastique strap into my jumpsuit sleeve, and attached those rings for keyhangers to the hose, then a carabiner in between and the hoses are attached very easily.

    I might need to put the strap a little higher though.
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