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work in progress: WoF gauntlets

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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    Thanks for the reply. I can't wait to try and make my molds. I have 4 months to get this costume done

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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    You'd be asking for less by asking for a cast set. Scratchbuilding takes time, lots of it.

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    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.

  5. #105

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    those gauntlets look great.

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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    Kind of old, But this is GREAT work.

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

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    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    That missing piece wouldn't happen to be the rocket, would it??? :P

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    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    Didn't you kinda just let the cat out of the bag?? Looking forward to seeing that!!!!

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    Skupilkinson said: View Post
    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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    Ok, well now you're just teasing us then. LOL! Still looking forward to seeing it Brian!

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    I know something you don't know! I know something you don't know! HAHAHAHA

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    I got a package in the mail today

    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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    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

  16. #116

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    The details that go into the small parts amaze me. Nice work

  17. #117

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    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    It might have to be like a 300 part-mold

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    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    DON'T DO IT!!!!!

    Don't go into the light!!!

    Nah, Just kidding.

    How would that work though???

  21. #121

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    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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    It's ambitious. Looking forward to seeing how it pans out Brian.

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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    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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    Re: work in progress: WoF gauntlets

    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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