Thanks Ken! PM replied
Thanks Ken! PM replied
Received Cod/Butt/Back armor. Looks great. Thank you as always.
Remember when I said I STILL wasn't done with this? Well, my gaunts have been bugging the crap out of me for a while now so I figured it was time to do something about it and...well, no time like the present, right?
Huge thanks to Art for generously posting up pics and measurements of the Cevantes gauntlets a few years back. I made good use of them. Here's the ROTJ set in progress. Styrene pieces and LOTS of time. Filled in the edges and gaps with Tamiya white putty
Next - primed and sanded
And the first cast
After that, I made a copy my original right upper and used that for a base with a few....ahem...adjustments
Hit it with a little primer to see where I was at -
And the first cast out of the mold -
And of course I had to redo the bottom shells. I used the existing bases and modified those.
And here are a few more shots of the individual uppers -
And a family ROTJ photo
In between these, I also managed to squeeze in a mod to my existing ROTJ flamethrower mold and add the nozzle tip flare to it. Pretty pleased with how it turned out
That's it for now. ESB upper left gaunt is finished, just needs to be molded. Lower ESB left gaunt clamshell buck is completed as well. Pics soon!
Where do I sign up for rotj set? these look great.
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I will be ordering an ESB set when they are ready. Nice work! Looking forward to upgrading.
I got ya covered sleep
Not quite ready for production on the ROTJ set yet. I need to order resin and shell shock (yes, I said shell shock), I will NOT be fiberglassing these. I have made a few out of resin and shell shock (the left gaunt pictured actually) and that stuff is fantastic.
Here's a sneak peek of the upper left ESB gaunt -
Just need to finish wet sanding and get this sucker molded up.
I'll also be making forming bucks of all these as soon as I get the chance, for those that want to go with vacc'ed gaunts only all the way around.
That's nice....... you sure that's not velvet?
Lol, it just might be You'll have to come by sometime and check it to make sure
I'd say "nice lipstick" and return the favor, but it doesn't work here. Fantastic work as always. Keep it up.
Looking at the reference pics I couldn't see the flare on the flamethrower housing. One pic in jabbas palace kind of looked like it was there, but all the others I saw looked non flared.
It and the trim st the base probably broke off sometime filming. All of the gaunts have reminiscent shadows where the pieces were where there is no red paint....
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Payment sent for:
V2.1, white, ESB
Shoulder Bells (Pair)
Gauntlets (clamshells .060) (same, black only)
Full greeblie kit for gaunts - (minus flamethrower and nozzles for ROTJ)
Foam knee dart installation kits - 2 pieces
Fett style knee darts - Version 1 (smooth)
Knee kits V2.1 (unassembled) w/inserts and tabs
The gauntlets look great, especially the new flame thrower. Can't wait to paint them.
This armor looks fantastic! I may have missed it but what are the measurements on your new gauntlets?
Thank you sir
The new gaunts are based off the measurements Art provided from the Cevantes models in this thread - http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/c...untlets-50904/
Very nice! When will they become available?
I have made a few sets for members here already. If you are interested in a kit, pm me and we'll hash out the details