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MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

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    MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm updating this thread for 2011.

    I'm nearing completion of the Preproduction2 gauntlet. I actually attempted this gauntlet years ago but the flame unit was always a challenge due to the stress factor, resin was certainly not the way to go. One of the crucial details were these figure 8 details I'm holding in the photos. In the past I used many different materials to make them work but was never satisfied with the overall structural integrity of them until now. These details are now welded steel with some pre prep grinding and some post drilling assemble well with the heavy grade aluminum tubing design. I'm also pleased with the how the metal mounting brackets came out though I'm not satisfied with the size of the screws and the thickness of the metal used and am currently working on a better version. The flame unit is a 2-stage telescopic set up and is functional, I've actually added a small locking screw to secure it in place when fully extended or collapsed but the 8 gauge spiraling wire makes it a challenge to do this effortlessly. I'm guessing most would want it in the fully extended position anyway ")

    Enjoy the photos..More to come!

    Best,
    Christian
    Last edited by Man of War Studios; Feb 11, 2011 at 12:15 PM.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    PM sent Christian

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    I always wanted to have a set of pp2 guants, I will definitely be watching this. I have a good bit of pp2 pics, send me a pm if you need any.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    oooo ppV2 - defo interested pending price as usual (unfrotunately)

    Nate

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Oh yeah, definitely want Pre-Pro V2 Gauntlets! If you do it, count me in. I have a set of your Empire gauntlets that will have to go to the cargo hold if you create these!

    Thanks,
    Jeff

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    PPv1 is where my heart is at.

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    Sounds good guys..Post a photo or 2 if you got'em

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Looking at this reference picture of the pre-pro V2 gauntlets-

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/.../composite.png

    The right gauntlet looks the same as the ESB gauntlet (maybe I'm overlooking something, otherwise it looks the same to me), but the left gauntlet is definitely different and has two hoses connected to the back somehow.

    Jeff

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    Jeff,

    Your pretty much right..Here's a profile of the left gauntlet..It has another layer..The rocket rests much higher than the newer versions.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Pre-Pro 2 Gauntlets? Can it be? Someone is finally going to make some? I had resigned myself to scratch-building mine, although, if I can afford them, I'd be interested in buying a set. If someone absolutely has to get rid of their old ESB or ROTJ, gauntlets, send me a PM.

    I'm at the point in this journey towards a PP2 costume, that I'm either going to finish it, or scrap it completely. Three years off and on on a shoe string budget is getting frustrating.

    Back to topic now. I'd love to see some MOW PP2 gauntlets whether I can afford them or not. I'll be checking this thread.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    HA HA , I'm so glad I already bought a sweet pair of pre-pro 2

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Here's a couple
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ppwes-jpg   ppwes2-jpg  

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    Wes, Nice clear blow-ups..Thanks very much.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Hey Christian, here is the other side of the left gaunt, not a HQ pic, but maybe helps:
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    KaanE,

    Ah man, that's awesome..Never seen that image before. Thanks very much.

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    Man of War Studios said: View Post
    KaanE,

    Ah man, that's awesome..Never seen that image before. Thanks very much.
    MoW, I will send a PM to you with the "fullsize" pics

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    Can't wait

    Email received:

    Holy Cow!

    Where on earth did you get those?? Thanks so much!
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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    GrenZeiram said: View Post
    The right gauntlet looks the same as the ESB gauntlet (maybe I'm overlooking something, otherwise it looks the same to me), but the left gauntlet is definitely different and has two hoses connected to the back somehow.

    Jeff
    The right gauntlet is actually the same gaunt that was seen at C4. The base gaunt is the same but it has been modified for ROTJ with the larger whip cord housing and some areas have been repainted probably as a result of this modification.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Hi Chris,

    I love to see your work on the PP2 Version.
    I am very interested in!

    But I think the PP1 left Gauntlet has a different base to the PP2. Hereís a pic of the PP1 Gauntlet, think itís the same base like the EsB.
    Sven

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    Boba_die_Wix said: View Post
    ...But I think the PP1 left Gauntlet has a different base to the PP2. Hereís a pic of the PP1 Gauntlet, think itís the same base like the EsB...
    That's true, the ESB, PP3 and PP1 costumes have the same base. That's why I think that the ESB one was vacuformed and just the RotJ one has the left "fiberglassed".

    Also the PP2 was vacuformed.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    The softer details sure make it look vacuuformed.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Sven, Great find...That's clearly the same gauntlet worn in the white pre-production costume. Same flame thrower too. Thanks for sharing.
    Last edited by Man of War Studios; Mar 1, 2009 at 6:59 AM.

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Here's a side by side comparison of the 2 styles. Photos provided by KaanE and Boba_die_Wix

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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Awesome! i have to keep focused on building my production ESB version,but this is definitely is an awesome idea! Great pics submitted too! Im not even sure ive ever seen these Pre-prod pics. Now my old 1979 fett figure gauntlets make more sence painted one red and one yellow now....ya learn somethin every day haha

    Looking forward to your work on this Christian!

    I just noticed your sig quote....Alien heh nice!
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    Re: MOW Pre-pro V1 or V2 Gauntlets Interest "Input Please" ?

    Here's some for ya. Even though I love pp2 more then any other, my favorite left gaunt has to be the Supertrooper/pp1/pp3. I have been meaning to build the flamethrower housing for it but have not gotten to it yet. And Sven is right the left base gaunt is different for the pp2, then the other 3. The pp2 rises higher then any other.

    PP1



    I have a good bit more pp2 pics, but couldnt post them all send me a pm if you need more.



    PP3 with tape on whip cord housing lol.



    After tape removed.







    I took a bunch of screen caps from the supertrooper video of the left gaunt that I will have to go find. If they show any more detail then the other pics of the pp1/3 I will post them.

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