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    Jan 31, 2005, 9:18 PM - Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #1

    Right....

    I'm looking to get a new set of gauntlets as I've just sold off my old pair and am hoping to use the money from them to get another set.

    I'm in a quandry as to what the best to go for. I would like some opinions from you battle-hardened warriors. I'm looking at getting a set of Ruffkins, but was wondering if anyone else had some suggestions.

    Cheers

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    Jan 31, 2005, 9:51 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #2

    i got a pair of rufkins ESB gauntlets and there pretty good. the only problem i had was the resin peices. MAKE SURE THAT YOU USE PLENTY OF PRIMER AND SANDING. the resin he uses/ makes the paint (Rustolium spray paint) clot up. the only thing i could compair to it was oil and water. but everything else is great. ill post some pics of them if you want.
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    Jan 31, 2005, 9:52 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #3

    by the way there sintera or what ever that plastic is called.
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    Jan 31, 2005, 10:27 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #4

    Ruffkins are made out of Styrene.
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    Jan 31, 2005, 11:19 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #5

    Yeah, I use styrene for the shells. I would suggest washing the resin parts with a good detergent and warm water and letting them dry before primer. I use a mold release and that is probably what effected your paint.
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    Feb 1, 2005, 1:13 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #6

    Chuck (ruffkintoy) makes a killer set of gauntlets.
    They are priced reasonably as well.
    I never had any probs with the resin pieces.But I would suggest priming them as well.
    Here's a few pics my ROTJ ones.
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    Feb 1, 2005, 2:44 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #7

    I agree, Rufkin's are the way to go. As a matter of fact, I just received my new kit today. Can't wait to start working on them. I sold my last set because I was not happy with my paintjob and wanted to re-do them. Here are a few pics of my last pair:
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    Feb 1, 2005, 7:12 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #8

    but there damn good gauntlet's ruffkin. had a fun time building them!
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    Feb 1, 2005, 10:34 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #9

    Ok I'm thinking Ruffkins are the way forward. I've had a set of FG ones b4 from a guy in the UK, but the flamethrower for the ROTJ was incorrect and the shells were not well made so didn't fit together well.

    What about the dowel that runs along the side of the right gauntlet and has the second of the two right side hose connectors on? Is that included in the kit, and are the hose connectors?

    Thanks

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    Feb 1, 2005, 11:58 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #10

    Where can I get some ROTJ Ruffkins and what do they sell for?
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    Feb 1, 2005, 2:43 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #11

    just email him. theres a link on tk409.com and he told me he usually sells them for $120
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    Feb 1, 2005, 3:25 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #12

    Yea I also built and painted a set of Ruffkins ROTJ gauntlets and they are great. Now he is custom making me a super secret pair of gauntlets . He is a cool guy to deal with to boot.
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    Feb 1, 2005, 4:38 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #13

    id love to see these "SUPER SECRET" gauntlets. post some pics when your done.
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    Feb 1, 2005, 8:54 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #14

    He hasn't finnished them yet. Once I get them from him and they are all done I will be pic posting crazy.
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    Feb 1, 2005, 9:17 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #15

    Will one of them be yellow?
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    Feb 1, 2005, 10:18 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #16

    No one will not be yellow, the other one might be? Hmm...perhaps.
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    Feb 2, 2005, 8:52 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #17

    Chuck's are the way to go for sure! I own a pair of his ROTJ and love them!

    As for your problems with the resin parts... its recommended that you always wash resin parts with soap and warm water before priming them as the release agent tends to mess with the paint.
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    Feb 2, 2005, 11:31 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #18

    OR the paint wont stick at all.
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    Feb 2, 2005, 12:52 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #19

    Riffkintoy's Gauntlets certainly look very good, no doubt about that

    Anyone in the UK make good gauntlets or will I have to make my own ? ( which I was going to do at some point anyway, just not yet )

    Randy
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    Feb 2, 2005, 1:50 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #20

    What about the dowel that runs along the side of the right gauntlet and has the second of the two right side hose connectors on? Is that included in the kit, and are the hose connectors?
    im wondering about that as well.
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    Feb 2, 2005, 4:35 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #21

    You have to find that stuff, thats the fun part.

    Bigaboy has the hose connectors, as for the rod for the bottom gaunlet I used a 1 inch diameter aluminum pipe and crimped the end shut the dowel fits snug in the other end.

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mystrf...ZPiPCBnBPU.GAD
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    Feb 2, 2005, 6:15 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #22

    Thanks for the referral Cal. I appreciate it quite a bit. PM your address so I can send you a set. mandalore697, send me a PM as well if interested.

    Later Friends,

    John

    Quote cal196 said:
    You have to find that stuff, thats the fun part.

    Bigaboy has the hose connectors, as for the rod for the bottom gaunlet I used a 1 inch diameter aluminum pipe and crimped the end shut the dowel fits snug in the other end.

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mystrf...ZPiPCBnBPU.GAD
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    Feb 9, 2005, 8:27 AM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #23

    Quote FettTheHunter said:
    Riffkintoy's Gauntlets certainly look very good, no doubt about that

    Anyone in the UK make good gauntlets or will I have to make my own ? ( which I was going to do at some point anyway, just not yet )

    Randy
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    Really need to find a pair soon
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    Feb 18, 2005, 1:08 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #24

    Just got my hopse connectors from BigaBoyFett today, and gotta say its great to see how members help each other out!


    The hose connectors are awesome, and the help I received was amazing.

    thanks!!

    Dan
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    Feb 18, 2005, 4:00 PM - Re: Gauntlets..wheres the best to go? #25

    I also have a ruffkin's rotj gauntlet set, though I painted them in ESB colours... well it's something not alot of people do right?? hey! I'm 17, I'm supposed to go against the mass right?? it's hormonial....

    anyways, I think the best way to make em fit is to use TK-409's tips, they work excellent (thnx Chris)!

    you can find alot of good pics on the site on how to fit u gauntlets.



    (that wrong coloured jumpsuit is a great pain in the ***, got a new one now)
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