Which ROTJ gauntlets to get?

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    Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Just thought I'd throw this out to the community who is much more knowledgeable than me at this point. I am in the process of building a SE Fett and have a sizeable order in with Daz (BM) including ROTJ gauntlets. I love his work but am hesitant about the velcro closure. I am looking for help from my TDH brothers. I will need pre-assembled/painted gauntlets. Looking for accuracy, functionality and durability. I am considering the following options:

    1) MOW gauntlets. Love the hinge/closure system. Issue being paint.

    2) WickedBeard. Like the idea of metal gauntlets and the hinge closure. Wondering about weight.

    3) BM. Daz is probably one of the best around. Just curious about the velcro closure.

    Any opinions welcome. If someone doesn't want to make their views public (although it would help other newbs) feel free to PM me.

    Thanks guys/girls. Done a fair bit of research but I'm on the fence here, for now.....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    PEEL1965 said: View Post
    Just thought I'd throw this out to the community who is much more knowledgeable than me at this point. I am in the process of building a SE Fett and have a sizeable order in with Daz (BM) including ROTJ gauntlets. I love his work but am hesitant about the velcro closure. I am looking for help from my TDH brothers. I will need pre-assembled/painted gauntlets. Looking for accuracy, functionality and durability. I am considering the following options:

    1) MOW gauntlets. Love the hinge/closure system. Issue being paint.

    2) WickedBeard. Like the idea of metal gauntlets and the hinge closure. Wondering about weight.

    3) BM. Daz is probably one of the best around. Just curious about the velcro closure.

    Any opinions welcome. If someone doesn't want to make their views public (although it would help other newbs) feel free to PM me.

    Thanks guys/girls. Done a fair bit of research but I'm on the fence here, for now.....
    I've had the MOW and the Wickedbeard gauntlets. BOTH are tremendous, and you would love either. I had my MOW gauntlets get a bit beat up from trooping, and needed to do some minor repairs. Boba Maker(Daz), well, his stuff is amazing as well. I now prefer the WICKEDBEARD gauntlets since they ARE metal, lightweight, and painted. You get em, and they're ready to wear. Jeff's work is TOP NOTCH, and a great guy to do business with to boot. Check this out:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=28737








    Just my 2 cents, but you can't go wrong with any of those chioces.

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    Don't forget Fettpride's......that probably does not help

    You can't go wrong with any of those makers gauntlets. As with most items It will come down to personal taste, materials, finish required/obtainable, and BUDGET

    I have a set of FP ones on order right now. I have all FP hard parts so I want to finish the set, but I like the care Chris puts into making them look screen accurate and user friendly, plus Chris is a top notch chap :thumbup

    I watched the build of BM's over the months and they are stunning and his quality is second to none, but in the end I wanted to complete the FP uniform.

    Make sure you let us know who you went with and why!

    Bobby.

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Yeah, all of those listed make pretty good stuff. I guess i would concur with BOBBY FEtt though. If I had my choice, I would go with FP. His stuff is pretty much unbeatable when it comes to accuracy/quality IMO.
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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    If I opted for FP can anyone recommend a paintjob? Guess that's another can of worms....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Don't forget Fettpride's......that probably does not help
    ......
    Anything FP is like GOLD as well....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    PEEL1965 said: View Post
    If I opted for FP can anyone recommend a paintjob? Guess that's another can of worms....
    I recommend ...
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    me.

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Jango's kid said: View Post
    Yeah, all of those listed make pretty good stuff. I guess i would concur with BFUK though. If I had my choice, I would go with FP. His stuff is pretty much unbeatable when it comes to accuracy/quality IMO.
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    BFUK? how did that not get censored?

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    I'd vote for my gauntlets! But I still haven't molded the second one, almost a year later... I should really get to that soon!

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    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    I'd vote for my gauntlets! But I still haven't molded the second one, almost a year later... I should really get to that soon!
    Your pacing yourself bro...

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    mandosoldier said: View Post
    BFUK? how did that not get censored?
    Never noticed that till you pointed it out!!! Oh brother!!!!!

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Your pacing yourself bro...
    stupid rex has taken over the workshop!!

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    All guys mentioned have great gauntlets (I have FP ROTJ gauntlets, myself).

    You seem worried about the velcro closure and not hinges. Well the real Boba gauntlets were closed by velcro, not hinges! Only the Jango gauntlets had a hinge closure.

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Mr Fett said: View Post

    You seem worried about the velcro closure and not hinges. Well the real Boba gauntlets were closed by velcro, not hinges! Only the Jango gauntlets had a hinge closure.
    Exactly!!! I've used velcro for years & its always held up on my gauntlets!!

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Im a big fan of MOW Gauntlets. Just my two cents.

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    Not sure if I'm any closer to a decision. Guess I should get over the velcro hold-up. I suppose it's a good problem to have when there are so many quality artists to choose from. Thanks for all the input. Still mulling it over....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    I'd vote for my gauntlets! But I still haven't molded the second one, almost a year later... I should really get to that soon!
    Yes you should or THIS BOBA is going to kick your.....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    I've sent a few PM's but haven't got a response. Wondering if there is anyone that can provide a build-up/paint-up service for FP ROTJ armour and gauntlets....Thanks. Feel free to PM me....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    DOH!
    didn't hit the "sumbit message' button on the pm
    I have now actually replied.

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    Thanks S1P. Replied to you as well....

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    Re: Which ROTJ gaunts to get?

    mandosoldier said: View Post
    BFUK? how did that not get censored?
    Jango's kid said: View Post
    Never noticed that till you pointed it out!!! Oh brother!!!!!


    I noticed it last week when i posted on his jet pack thread....

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