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    Jul 7, 2007, 4:33 AM - first attempt WOF gauntlets #1

    Okay

    this represents my first attempt. given that I have only a few days left till I'm supposed to wear these!!

    This is about three hours work, lots of glue and cardboard. I'm gonna prime paint today. Couldn't start the left gauntlet as I ran out of glue and it was four in the morning.

    How sad am I?!?:o
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    Jul 7, 2007, 10:50 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #2

    Nice work so far. I know you are limited on time, but please don't rush the painting process. If you do, you may have to start all over again, and I'd hate to see that happen. Do you have any of the extra parts for the gauntlets like the darts and switches?
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    Jul 7, 2007, 11:19 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #3

    Nice work buddy...
    Altho can I suggest that you move the upper section forward till the rear of the hose connector (base) is flush with the end of the upper clam shell?
    Looks cool for only 3hrs work... and i know what you mean? CE is way too close still can't wait...
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    Jul 7, 2007, 11:20 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #4

    Thanks for that.

    i have darts, but no switches or rockets. To be honest, I'll probably use this as a dry run and then do things properly and take more time.

    I did a similar thing with the jet pack, a disaster story which I'll be posting soon.

    Bottom line; I've never done anything like this before and I'm sad to say I'm one of those fools who thought this would be dead easy. I will post some threads as a warning to the equally foolhardy! :o

    then I'm gonna redeem myself by replacing everything with Bobamaker gear
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    Jul 7, 2007, 11:23 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #5

    No shame in trying this for yourself? you never know till you try... Regardless of the outcome.
    Can't wait to see the left in progress...
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    Jul 7, 2007, 11:25 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #6

    Quote MOJO-FETT said: View Post
    Nice work buddy...
    Altho can I suggest that you move the upper section forward till the rear of the hose connector (base) is flush with the end of the upper clam shell?
    Looks cool for only 3hrs work... and i know what you mean? CE is way too close still can't wait...
    Ah yes, I see what you mean.
    Looks like I'm making some more!!
    J
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    Jul 7, 2007, 11:34 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #7

    What did you use to fix the upper to the clamshell? sorry buddy, but it should be further forward?
    See attached pic...
    Shouldn't be too hard to fix.

    -Gavin-
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    Jul 7, 2007, 1:10 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #8

    Thanks again. managed to remove and reposition. applied first coat of primer, and now I can see some lumps and bumps that need sorting. Off to buy some glue now to start the left one..... another long night I fear
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    Jul 7, 2007, 1:31 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #9

    Did you really made it out of cardboard?
    Looks good, but I think the primer is in a very thick layer:
    Happy sanding

    Im using 1mm sintra and started with the left gaunt.

    Here are some pics:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...647#post264647

    Greetings,

    Thomas
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    Jul 7, 2007, 5:08 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #10

    Quote Tazman said: View Post
    Did you really made it of of cardboard?
    Looks good, but I think the primer is in a very thick layer:
    Happy sanding

    Im using 1mm sintra and started with the left gaunt.

    Here are some pics:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...647#post264647

    Greetings,

    Thomas
    yep cardboard!!

    You are right, the primer went on too thick. happy sanding indeed.

    Love your pics by the way
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    Jul 7, 2007, 7:57 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #11

    Quote Jamie Fett said: View Post
    I ran out of glue and it was four in the morning.
    That's why Wally World is open 24 hours!
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    Jul 8, 2007, 5:34 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #12

    looks good! with a proper paint on it, they will rule!!!!
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    Jul 8, 2007, 6:23 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #13

    Looking good so far JM....would suggest a bit of sanding prior to final paint? other than that bro, fantastic first attempt at these gauntlets! what colour these bad boys gonna be??
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    Jul 8, 2007, 8:41 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #14

    Dang, those are absoultly awsome! I look foreward to more progress pics.
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    Jul 8, 2007, 8:44 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #15

    Quote MOJO-FETT said: View Post
    Looking good so far JM....would suggest a bit of sanding prior to final paint? other than that bro, fantastic first attempt at these gauntlets! what colour these bad boys gonna be??
    Cheers.

    Yeah I'm gonna sand as a priority. Not started the left gauntlet yet, was all set to stay up last night but got dragged on a night out by my family.......... apparently I have one!!


    And they are gonna be ROTJ
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    Jul 8, 2007, 9:29 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #16


    I know what you mean buddy... seams I have 2 families too...
    keep up the good work on the gauntlets and I look forward to seeing the paint job.
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    Jul 8, 2007, 9:30 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #17

    p.s. Shame about the paint job choice of colour...
    only jking bud...
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    Jul 8, 2007, 12:16 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #18

    Quote MOJO-FETT said: View Post
    p.s. Shame about the paint job choice of colour...
    only jking bud...
    Cheeky!
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    Jul 9, 2007, 2:51 AM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #19


    Keep us posted of the other build and paint job bud...

    -Gavin-
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    Jul 9, 2007, 2:39 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #20

    okay, tied the family up..... and got on with some painting and started on the left gauntlet.

    I did some more sanding after this as I wasn't happy with how lumpy some of the pieces looked

    The painting was somewhere between first and second coat depending on how fast it was drying
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    Jul 10, 2007, 2:20 PM - Re: first attempt WOF gauntlets #21

    and this is where we are at today, with some weathering and some blackening up. think they should be dirtier but my armchair critics advised against....
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