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    5 Days Ago - Aug 29, 2015, 2:56 AM - Some gauntlet help please? #1

    Hello everybody,
    My name is Grue and I just purchased the boba fett suit from Randy, now I've gotta make his more screen accurate than it was, so first I started with the whole jumpsuit, I had to get it taken in a bit, luckily, I'm from east LA and there are tailors everywhere, and the flack vest I took in myself as well as making the dickie, or collar.. I knew I should have documented my stages, but was too excited to do it... That kinda sucks for a newbie at star wars suiting...
    Hey, I will never call what I do "costuming" I will always call it suiting up!
    Anyways, since his gauntlets lack the other 2 hoses, oh I might add I bought the rotj version, I had to make my own, my first stop was at home depot for some brass fittings, got them painted them silver then with a dowel I cut on my jig I got the rod, I actually had to shave some of it off so it would fit snugly into the fitting...then I also found a screw long enough but fitted snuggly into the fitting for the housing...
    I really should have created a timeframe/recording of how I made it look the way it does, if anyone has any questions / criticisms of my work please post! This is my second build, my first was an AP TKkimg0050-jpgkimg0050-jpg...
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    5 Days Ago - Aug 29, 2015, 10:50 AM - Re: Some gauntlet help please? #2

    Couple of points.

    Yiour lower tube attachment is not connected correctly. It's to be attached to the upper section. I highlighted the gap in black below for you. Typically this is literally screwed into the top portion depending on the setup.

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    Here's a link to the bigger screenshot that shows this (http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11322)

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    The tubes you need are readily available in the plumbing/sink section of home depot. Here is one example of what you need.

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    Typically you soak the tubes in coffee for a week or so to get the proper "brown" tinge. I would replace the top hose as well so all three hoses matched. The issue you will have is connecting the hose to your metal brackets...that's something only you can figure out.
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    5 Days Ago - Aug 29, 2015, 11:53 AM - Re: Some gauntlet help please? #3

    crumdum thanks for that been wondering what size to buy ordered mine and will soak them in coffee when i get them
  5. 5 Days Ago - Aug 29, 2015, 12:12 PM - Re: Some gauntlet help please? #4

    Quote crumdum said: View Post

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    Not trying to derail this thread, however, since the matter of gauntlet tubing is brought up, is this tubing the same that you would use for the right ESB gauntlet?
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    5 Days Ago - Aug 29, 2015, 12:36 PM - Re: Some gauntlet help please? #5

    Quote crimson said: View Post
    crumdum thanks for that been wondering what size to buy ordered mine and will soak them in coffee when i get them
    Size depends on the fittings used. I bought this size and the next size smaller (I think it was 1/2 inch outer 3/8 inch inner) because it gave a tight fit with no epoxy needed (just plain old heat). I suggest simply taking the Guantlets into your local hardware store for best size fittings...it's literally what I did and the looks I got were facinating.
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    5 Days Ago - Aug 29, 2015, 2:15 PM - Re: Some gauntlet help please? #6

    lol i already ordered your size on ebay, if it dont fits i will return it, or use it on another project
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    2 Days Ago - Sep 1, 2015, 7:18 PM - Re: Some gauntlet help please? #7

    Quote RepubliC0mmando said: View Post
    Not trying to derail this thread, however, since the matter of gauntlet tubing is brought up, is this tubing the same that you would use for the right ESB gauntlet?
    Size would depend on what you use to connect it. I use a 1/4" ID which is either a 1/2" or 3/8" OD.

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