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Gauntlet conversion project

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    Gauntlet conversion project

    Hi everyone. This is a personal project I dropped soon after beginning it almost a year ago after releasing my Jango gauntlets. I decided to revist this project after a few friends recently expressed needs for Boba gauntlets. Initially I only intended to convert the top shells to use with my Jango bottom shells, but eventually decided to do the bottom shells when I saw a few differences in the bottom left shell that I couldn't let by me. My thought is that the closure system will be two hidden hinge & pin closures on the inside walls of each gauntlet. So basically the shells will have to be clamped onto the arm. If that's too much work, an exposed hinge on one side could also work.

    I'm constructing the shells so they can be used for either ESB or ROTJ, as one of my friends is doing ROTJ and the other hasn't decided. The calc pad is BM's and is only being used for sizing as that area will be left empty when molded. I know I still need to add the rectangular block on the top of the right gauntlet. Other than that, any constructive criticism would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Cruzer
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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Looking good. I can't wait to some done pieces.

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    You're doing an impressive work as always Cruzer, but Ithat's what I'm seeing:



    Hope that helps and I'm sorry for the 100 colours I have used on the pic
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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    about time!!!!!

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Nice work Cruzer. Here's a couple details you may already know about, but just in case.

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    KaanE said: View Post
    ...Hope that helps and I'm sorry for the 100 colours I have used on the pic
    Thanks for pointing that front part out to me, as I completely missed it. I think the problem with the other area is the sides need to be raised so that center area for the dental expander is recessed more. Thanks for catching those areas, the colors were helpful too.

    slavefive said: View Post
    about time!!!!!
    Yes it is. I'm only making the shells...I'll let you make the flamethrower. Think JB will let you make some vac pulled flamethrowers at the shop?

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Sign me up for a set please. These looks awesome as always.

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    You are the real GRASSO!!!!

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Cruzer said: View Post
    ...Thanks for catching those areas, the colors were helpful too.

    Thank you for doing this

    I can't wait to see the finished product

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Hi Guys

    I have a casio mq-1 used for the gauntlet for sale, is nayone interested?

    Lucy

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Good looking work!

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Thanks guys for the feedback. I'll work on those changes this weekend in between resin drying and what not. I know these gauntlets will never come close to the quality and level of accuracy of those made by the great makers here (i.e. BM, FP, MOW), but mine are only meant to be "stand-ins" until my buddies can upgrade to gauntlets made by those awesome makers mentioned!

    Thanks,
    Cruzer

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    You're too modest. You do really great work each time. Great attention to detail and quality materials.

    Also, this corner detail at the dart holders seems to be rounded on your gauntlet and squared in the original.

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    looking good cant wait to see the final product

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    Cruzer,

    Nice clay work there

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Thanks guys, and thanks MOW. I only wish I had the clay-work skills like you and BM. These are actually solid resin pulls from my Jango gauntlet molds. They were made about a year ago of the feather lite resin from Smooth-On, which is very easily sanded/carved...almost to the point of being too soft at times. The bottom areas replicated the clay I had to used to clay up my Jango gauntlets when I molded them.

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    ...Also, this corner detail at the dart holders seems to be rounded on your gauntlet and squared in the original.

    Thanks bro, I'm assuming your pics are of ESB, and is it just me or do the corners and edges look sharper than on the ROTJ gauntlets. All I have are the ref. cd. pics for ROTJ where the corners all look soft.

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Ok, here they are after a few of the suggested modifications. I did soften the details a tad on the lower shells to give them that "vac-formed" look. I kept off any details that weren't on both the ROTJ and ESB, because I figure they can be a glue-on application depending on which version is desired.

    I think I'm done with them if there aren't any more suggestions. Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Cruzer
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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    I'm feeling something strange...

    Wow Cruzer, you did an awesome work, I hope your friends enjoy them!

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Very nice, good work man!

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Thanks guys. I did a little work on them this weekend, and corrected the back area to look more like Boba and less like Jango. The ref. pic is borrowed from the ref. cd.

    Let me know if there are any other problem areas.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Very cool work!

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    i like this

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Do we have an update on this project?

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    tc-2917 said: View Post
    Do we have an update on this project?
    Actually, yes. The molds are done and they are just sitting at the Sci-Fire shop waiting for some action. One of these days I'll get over there to pick them up and make a few fiberglass pulls. I forgot all about this project so thanks for reminding me and getting me excited about it again.

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    Re: Gauntlet conversion project

    Your excited!! How do you think those of waiting for a set are :thumbup

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