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Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

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    Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    Well ive spent some more time on my gauntlets and there nearly finsihed.

    Just need add some more weathering, hose conectors,darts and new alu missle.

    so heres my recent pic of my gauntlets, enjoy

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    UPDATE 2nd July 2003
    heres a preview of my gaunt which ive painted last night, but still not finished.

    Ive tried to do the paint similar to the MOM ref pics whith a few tweaks.

    Ive still got to do some weathering and scracthes and LED to install etc.... but it gives you an idea of what i have done so far
    I need some 2no. small buttons to fixed on the gauntlets flamethrower unit can anyone help me get these.

    More coming soon
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    Started on my new gauntlets and ran out of paint last night ggggggggrrrrrr...... sods law, so i cant finish these now until the weekend.




    Im using Gamesworkshop paints to paint the gauntlets

    neil
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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Lookin good!
    But I can't help notice that the red color you used seems a little too red and bright??! I always believed the ROTJ gauntlets should be more of the mandible color...Tuscan perhaps?

    Bobo

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    Great job Neil, I must concur with bobo. I think it might be too dark of a red, or it might look great in person and the pics might not do it justice. I find that happen all the time with my camera. I know you dont do stuff half a$$ed so your eyes are the ones that matter.

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Lookin' sweet.

    As far as the paint . . . remember, that's before any weathering is going on with it too.

    I'm sure we've all found that the colours change DRASTICALLY once a little bit of "metal" shows thru with some "dirt" on top!

    Jer

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    hi guys

    thanks for the kind words, these just have the basic red colour painted on then i have to darken them down with a darker sade and some ink washes to get the dark red colour and then add the silver/metal worn areas.

    i should have these done over the weekend and will be hopefully replacing the gaunt missile and flame thrower parts on the guants with alu. parts soon that Russrep is making for me.

    cheers

    neil
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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Gauntlets look great, keep the pictures of your progress coming.

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    Lookin good!

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    thanks for the kind words guys

    i have a Q
    Q. do i cut the recessed squares out of the clams?

    what has every one else done


    neil
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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Neil,

    Leave those alone. Don't cut them. Your gauntlets ROCK!


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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    New to the fold but here goes:

    THose look great! Which kit are they or are they your original creation?

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Well got some more paints this weekend and finished the painting of them. Did the colour wash last nite to give it more depth in colour.

    I'll be posting some pics soon

    neil
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    NIIIIICE!!

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Great Job. You have a PM!!!

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Nice work Neil

    Lookin good!!!

    Fett-UK

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics

    Woah!!! looking super there scout! Is all your weathering topical? Looks great.

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    Awesome! Whaddya know, the red looks better with weathering after all
    One comment, shouldn't the dental expander sit a little higher and not so horizontal?

    Cheers,
    Bobo

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    Awesome work! I love the dimensions of the gauntlets. Now I noticed that the dental expander is painted silver, and it should be painted red as well (accuracy as of MoM exhibit)

    After that...I LOVE THEM!

    Robert

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    They turned out fantastic, what do you recommend for triming the excess plastic on the gauntlets? Did you used a dremel or was it just cut off??

    Thanks

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    i used a sharp knife and toe nails scissors, these had a curved blade which made it easy to cut the excess plastic with a curve.

    more pics coming soon.....

    cheers

    neil
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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    TOE NAIL SCISSORS!!! uke GROSS!


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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    Toe nail Scissors I never would of guess. Will be trying that method soon.

    Thanks

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    thanks for the kind words everyone

    heres another tip

    - Painting faint scratches -

    Use a old tooth brush and paint on the silver on to it, don't add loads of paint as this will leave big a mess.

    Gently skim across the surface in one direction and
    hay presto instant scratches.

    cheers

    neil
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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    Realy nice Neil! Great paint job. Thanks for the tips too!

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    Re: Gauntlet Progress with pics UPDATE 16 July

    Got myself some Toe nail scissors today and cut away the excess plastic. It was very easy because of the curve on the scissors, then I used sandpaper to smooth it out.

    Question, did you painted all the scratches topicaly or did you painted the gauntlets silver over the gray primer??
    Also, how did you attached the bottom part of the flame thrower so nicely, did you used bondo??

    Thanks for the great tips, they are helping me a great deal.

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    Simply amazing!!
    Great job!

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