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    Gauntlet Darts

    Developed by Michell Engineering, this spindle is part of a sweep arm assembly for an old Hydraulic reference turntable. This part was found by myself and SingleSeat. Enjoy guys!

    Post your questions and I will be happy to answer everything I can.
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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Awesome!!! Thanks for posting your findings!!! This has been a great week for Fett info!

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    wow, that's awesome guys, thanks!

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    and now i see how the stayed in the gauntlets... they are much longer than the replicas people make... way more surface inside the gauntlet to glue on to.

    and what's awesome is that now that they are out there, people can start making REALLY accurate replicas.

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    Exactly Brian. Now that the community knows about it instead of a select few we can all reap the benefits from more accurate props.

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    tk7602 said: View Post
    What's awesome is that now that they are out there, people can start making REALLY accurate replicas.
    Here Here!

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Wow, I have been researching for months for "Fett Gear" and I only wish I had found this place sooner! Thanks guys!

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Is there only one on each turntable? I.E. you would need to find four tables to make your gauntlet.

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Boomer Fett said: View Post
    Is there only one on each turntable? I.E. you would need to find four tables to make your gauntlet.
    That is correct

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    I had a chance to photograph a few darts today and it is really incredible just how small these pieces are. Here they are compared to a US quarter.
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    wow, what a great find

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    how wold one aquire four of these,I checked the web site & I cant find them.

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    Roddie Fett said: View Post
    how wold one aquire four of these,I checked the web site & I cant find them.
    Check Ebay and expect to spend around $400 minimum

    OR

    Wait until the machined version comes out (soon)

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    Delta75 said: View Post
    Wait until the machined version comes out (soon)
    8)

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    One more pic...
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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Nice picture Art. Here's the comparison one I took holding one of your real darts up to the machined fan-made parts on Brian's guantlet. What a huge difference!



    Also figured I'd post the other guantlet with a real dental expander next to the resin one for comparison.


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    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    One more pic...
    notice that the rings at the pointed end aren't actually rings... they are threads, like on a screw.

    i didn't even see that detail in person, but blown up like that it's obvious.

    so, who will be the first to make accurate ones!?!? paypal is standing by!

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Wizardofflights prints from a year and a half ago show the threads.
    Serenity and I knew they were there.

    The reason that the "Fan made" ones do not have threads is the fact that they are so small.
    Pain in the butt.
    I think that may be why Jango's gaunt darts don't. If they were made in a shop that is and not robbed from something the way Boba's were.

    Now that we know that they are stainless, it could be easier to do. When you use a die on aluminum that small, it gaulds up and rips itself apart.

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    what an awesome day today. picked up 4 of the real ones today.

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    volkerc said: View Post
    what an awesome day today. picked up 4 of the real ones today.
    Wow! 4...

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    The stainless steel ones I made about 5 years ago are threaded.

    -Mark

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Yay! Another found part, this is awesome!

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    Boba Phett said: View Post
    The stainless steel ones I made about 5 years ago are threaded.

    -Mark
    Indeed. Those were some of the very best made.

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    Does anyone know what that part is called though? That might make it easier to track down...

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    Re: Gauntlet Darts

    I received my sweep arm today & took this pic next to my gauntlets
    Anyone know who made the darts I have?
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