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    Aug 2, 2007, 8:52 PM - slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #1

    Since I have already done a Jet Pack paintjob thread,
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=20013
    I thought I'd do a Gauntlet paintjob thread.
    i will keep you updated as I progress with the painting.
    I will list what paints I use & how I do what I do (just like the Jet Pack thread)
    The gauntlets I have for painting are Man Of War (new version)
    This is a commission job for a member here (I'll let him say who he is)

    Since this is not a review thread,I'll try not to give my opinion on the gauntlets themselves
    but I will post a few facts about them;

    They come already assembled with hinges & velcro
    They have the Dental Expander (not a cast of a real one) and the buttons on the flamethrower molded in.
    The flamethrower is enclosed , so adding real buttons might not be possible
    The flamethrower also has the tips molded in & attached
    The switch on the right side of the left gauntlet is also molded in
    The right gauntlet has indentations for where the darts and small switches should go
    The hose connections are not metal , but are attached to the right gauntlet
    The Missile feels hollow & is somewhat oblong and is removable
    The Missile is secured using a plastic bolt & nut
    The calculator pad comes with the set & appears to be a cast of the real deal

    Ok, on to the pics (this is exactly how they come , straight out of the box)
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    Aug 2, 2007, 9:27 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #2

    All right!!! This is the moment I've been waiting for! These are mine. And I knew I'd chosen the right guy to do the paintjob, but how about that great "forensic analysis". I'm no expert on the details, but I'm hoping all of this adds up to being some pretty realistic casting. I'm new to TDH, but it looks like MoW does great work. Thanks to S1P for accepting this job and doing this thread so I can "watch" the Master at work.
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    Aug 2, 2007, 9:51 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #3

    You chose the right gauntlets and the right guy to paint them
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    Aug 2, 2007, 11:50 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #4

    Cool! I love progress threads. . . especially ones that aren't mine!
    Those gauntlets look great, and seeing some of S1P's previous work, these should be phenomenal when they're done! :thumbup
    I've been considering "upgrading" my gauntlets (sometime) and these look pretty amazing.
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    Aug 3, 2007, 12:20 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #5

    I'd be very interested to see how these come out!
  6. Aug 3, 2007, 8:03 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #6

    Hey..How do I get in on this
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    Aug 5, 2007, 12:37 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #7

    Quote Man of War Studios said: View Post
    Hey..How do I get in on this
    You could send me a pair of gauntlets in exchange for a paintjob.

    I sprayed the Krylon "Dull Aluminum" 2 days ago
    and added a coat of Krylon "Crystal Clear" Gloss today ( to seal the silver)
    I'll let it dry today & start using Liquid Mask on the scratches tomorrow.
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    Aug 8, 2007, 11:50 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #8

    After letting everything dry thoroughly, I sprayed "Wisconsin Central maroon" on the left gauntlet & added scratches. I'll start the right gauntlet soon
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    Aug 9, 2007, 12:20 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #9

    Mmmmm. . . tasty left gauntlet. . .
    The masking worked out great!
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    Aug 28, 2007, 11:11 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #10

    Sorry for the lack of updates.
    My computer died & I had no reference pics to paint from
    I have my computer back up (reformatted hard drive)
    and will be back at this very soon.
    thanx for the patience & support.
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    Sep 15, 2007, 1:06 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #11

    Finally back at it.
    Had the hard drive fixed , I had a rush order to paint 2 jet packs by some very important peeps (couldn't say no to these guys)
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=21119
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=21118
    then took a very much needed vacation with mrs.slave1pilot for our 20th Anniversary

    I painted the right gaunt today after work (sorry, forgot to take a pic of the liquid mask)
    started to remove the liquid mask a little
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    Sep 15, 2007, 11:51 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #12

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    The flamethrower is enclosed , so adding real buttons might not be possible
    somehow i missed this long ago...

    on mine, i cut a small square out of the inside of the flamethrower to get access to put real push buttons in. maybe a 1.5" x 1" hole at most. it was awkward screwing them in properly, but it worked.
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    Sep 16, 2007, 12:41 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #13

    I added the scratches & a clear cot
    Weathering tomorrow
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    Sep 16, 2007, 1:13 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #14

    added the Grimey black
    these are all done & ready to go.
    The first few are insid with a flash, the last are outside without a flash
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    Sep 16, 2007, 5:48 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #15

    VERY nice work, my friend! They came out great ... as all of your paint-jobs do.:thumbup
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    Sep 16, 2007, 10:50 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #16

    I'm absolutely amazed. And, very proud to call these my own. I can't imagine having a more accurate set of gauntlets. Thanks to S1P for his talent and dedication to this board and for the detailed progress thread. It's been fun to watch.
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    Sep 16, 2007, 11:07 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #17

    Quote BobaFit said: View Post
    I'm absolutely amazed. And, very proud to call these my own. I can't imagine having a more accurate set of gauntlets. Thanks to S1P for his talent and dedication to this board and for the detailed progress thread. It's been fun to watch.
    I also started working on this today
    (I already have enuff :jet pack threads )
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    Sep 16, 2007, 11:45 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #18

    heh, another :jet pack?
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    Sep 17, 2007, 12:05 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #19

    Quote Darasuum_Verd said: View Post
    heh, another :jet pack?

    LOL
    yeah, another one.
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    Sep 17, 2007, 12:18 AM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #20

    Yeah, but guys....remember...it's never "just another one" when that JP is YOURS. And this one is mine. And it's going to be an original "Slave1Pilot" work of art. No one can downplay that. It's a thing of beauty (so much so that my 11 and 6 yr old think S1P's JPs really work!!! -- I've had to talk them down from that expectation by explaining that they just LOOK that good!)
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    Oct 24, 2007, 10:37 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #21

    So......who was this high profile client??
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    Oct 24, 2007, 10:55 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #22

    Quote firstsonofsolo said: View Post
    So......who was this high profile client??
    The "High Profile Client" wasn't for the gauntlets in this thread.
    Those went to BobaFit (as well as the Jet Pack)

    The "High Profile Client" wanted the Jango Classic & the ESB Boba packs.
    that I mentioned in these 2 threads;
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forum...ad.php?t=21119
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forum...ad.php?t=21118

    You'll have to look at those threads to find out who it was...
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    Oct 24, 2007, 11:14 PM - Re: slave1pilot paints a set of ROTJ gauntlets #23

    hahahaha you got comissioned by Disneyland... thats pretty sweet... im guessing they paid well then

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