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    Jun 5, 2009, 11:31 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #101

    Thanks for the reply. I can't wait to try and make my molds. I have 4 months to get this costume done
  2. Jun 5, 2009, 12:59 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #102

    hey stormtrooper guy, is there any way you can make me some gauntlets? Not out of the molds but out of the signs? I might trade or buy depending on the price.
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    Jun 5, 2009, 1:01 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #103

    You'd be asking for less by asking for a cast set. Scratchbuilding takes time, lots of it.
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    Jun 5, 2009, 3:53 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #104

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    You'd be asking for less by asking for a cast set. Scratchbuilding takes time, lots of it.
    what he said

    the whole idea of the molds is that it's easier and quicker to make copies that way.
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    Jun 18, 2009, 9:16 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #105

    those gauntlets look great.
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    Jul 6, 2009, 7:36 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #106

    Kind of old, But this is GREAT work.

    Are you going to cast and do a run???
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    Jul 6, 2009, 8:48 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #107

    Quote Fractal-Fett said: View Post
    Kind of old, But this is GREAT work.

    Are you going to cast and do a run???

    i am, i'm just waiting on one final piece of the puzzle, which is on its way to me now i hope.

    stay tuned
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    Jul 6, 2009, 11:47 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #108

    That missing piece wouldn't happen to be the rocket, would it??? :P
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    Jul 7, 2009, 10:58 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #109

    Quote Fractal-Fett said: View Post
    That missing piece wouldn't happen to be the rocket, would it??? :P
    it would indeed. i don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet, but we'll have a good quality resin rocket available Real Soon Now.
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    Jul 7, 2009, 11:06 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #110

    Didn't you kinda just let the cat out of the bag?? Looking forward to seeing that!!!!
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    Jul 7, 2009, 12:21 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #111

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    Didn't you kinda just let the cat out of the bag?? Looking forward to seeing that!!!!
    his paw is sticking out, but he's still mostly in there
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    Jul 7, 2009, 12:22 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #112

    Ok, well now you're just teasing us then. LOL! Still looking forward to seeing it Brian!
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    Jul 7, 2009, 1:03 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #113

    I know something you don't know! I know something you don't know! HAHAHAHA
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    Jul 7, 2009, 6:06 PM - I got a package in the mail today #114

    I approached RussRep about "licensing" one of his rockets. Or, in more realistic terms, asking if I could make a mold of one and include resin copies with my gauntlet kits.

    We agreed on a price for what is effectively a machined master and so the deal was done.

    I got the rocket today and will be making the mold some time this week. Once we get some rockets going on some kits will start coming about.

    I think the way it will work is that we'll post up "we have 2 sets ready" rather than taking orders. No danger of getting too far behind that way

    A big thank you to Russ for helping out with this!!!
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    Jul 7, 2009, 10:40 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #115

    That is most definitely the smart way to do it.

    So, to my understanding, you contact him to work out a price for his missile, because you aren't using it simply for personal use, therefore you pay a little extra upfront, or cut him in on the profit, because it was his original work for the gauntlet missile, that you will be making money off of. Therefore, you are able to sell your gauntlets for a little more than normal because of the added value, Russ gets more money than he would if he hadn't let you re-cast them, and the buyer gets better value because you cut out the middle man, therefore it is a win-win-win situation.


    Right???

    :P
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    Jul 8, 2009, 1:05 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #116

    The details that go into the small parts amaze me. Nice work
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    Jul 8, 2009, 2:10 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #117

    Quote Fractal-Fett said: View Post
    So, to my understanding, you contact him to work out a price for his missile, because you aren't using it simply for personal use, therefore you pay a little extra upfront, or cut him in on the profit, because it was his original work for the gauntlet missile, that you will be making money off of. Therefore, you are able to sell your gauntlets for a little more than normal because of the added value, Russ gets more money than he would if he hadn't let you re-cast them, and the buyer gets better value because you cut out the middle man, therefore it is a win-win-win situation.
    yup, that's the basic idea.

    we agreed on some money and some terms, and everyone gets better stuff than they would have otherwise!

    now i've just gotta mold the foolish thing. what a crazy, complicated shape!!!
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    Jul 8, 2009, 2:53 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #118

    It might have to be like a 300 part-mold
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    Jul 8, 2009, 3:50 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #119

    I'm pretty sure it will work going straight down the center... Good, high tear strength silicones can work around some crazy shapes.

    If I can do a 1 piece mold for a clone helmet, I've GOT to be able to do this.

    I'm half tempted to try a one piece mold for the rocket too.
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    Jul 8, 2009, 6:46 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #120

    DON'T DO IT!!!!!

    Don't go into the light!!!

    Nah, Just kidding.

    How would that work though???
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    Jul 8, 2009, 10:48 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #121

    the silicone stretches a lot... so i'm thinking i MIGHT be able to make the mold such that the pour hole is the back of the rocket. make a 1 part mold of the thing. make a rigid jacket for it... 2 part plaster or plastipaste or something.

    then if the rubber stretches enough, it *could* possibly peel straight off in one shot. its worth trying because a seamless rocket would be fantastic.
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    Jul 8, 2009, 11:52 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #122

    It's ambitious. Looking forward to seeing how it pans out Brian.
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    Jul 20, 2009, 6:30 PM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #123

    Let me know if you get the rockets made up. Thats the only thing I do not have right now .

    This was a good build you did. Makes me wish I had some type of skill to do this.
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    Jul 21, 2009, 9:47 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #124

    Hi all,

    I can pretty much guarantee that this question has been asked a few times already but as im fairly new to the forum (hi everyone ) here goes...

    Would anyone be able to tell me what colour to use for my ROTJ gauntlets? im in the uk so i think it will have to be Humbrol or tamiya paints, i have an airbrush so thats no problem.

    Thanks
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    Jul 21, 2009, 11:03 AM - Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets #125

    Quote mango301 said: View Post
    Hi all,

    I can pretty much guarantee that this question has been asked a few times already but as im fairly new to the forum (hi everyone ) here goes...

    Would anyone be able to tell me what colour to use for my ROTJ gauntlets? im in the uk so i think it will have to be Humbrol or tamiya paints, i have an airbrush so thats no problem.

    Thanks
    In the U.S The main color is Rustoleum Claret Wine dirtyied up with a little black or a rust colored primer. These are spraypaints and might (might being the operative word here) be available in U.K.

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