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    Jun 26, 2007, 5:07 AM - Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #1

    Ive just seen these things on Ebay, along with working rockets etc. Just wondered if anyone has incorporated these into their suit or had any experience with them.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 6:22 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #2

    Sounds dangerous to me mate and likely to get the attention of the police with the flamethrower; you'd not be able to troop with any club I know with working projectiles either.
    Last edited by thedustroom; Jun 26, 2007 at 6:29 AM.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 6:30 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #3

    Here is a link to a video on You Tube. This guy has a real working flamethrower. Check it out...

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DInOYJ_NnEk
    Last edited by Silver Fett; Jun 27, 2007 at 5:07 AM.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 11:11 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #4

    Ahhhhh...if only I had a dollar for every time this question shows up.


    Just remember what Darwin said. Nature has its own way of cleaning up the gene pool.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 11:29 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #5

    Quote drokkul said: View Post
    Ahhhhh...if only I had a dollar for every time this question shows up.


    Just remember what Darwin said. Nature has its own way of cleaning up the gene pool.

    I know what you mean. We would never need to work again.

    Guys, think about it. Fire and plastic just don't mix. It just sound like a trip to the ER to me.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 12:58 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #6

    It can only do damage to your costume where you spent all your money on.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 1:20 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #7

    ya ummmm..... like these guys said. combustable fuel contained in any way on ur arm or body dosent sound too wise to me....
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    Jun 26, 2007, 3:23 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #8

    I've seen this question pop up frequently, and I can't think of any real good reason why somebody would want something like this. Having something like that is a security hazard as far as I am concerned, and it can get you into big trouble if used at the wrong time. Worst of all, what happens if there is a malfunction of some kind? Not only is the costume ruined, but the person is looking at possible permanent medical issues as well.

    There really aren't many places where somebody could find a use for this. If it was used to "show off" (yeah, I know that's what part of costuming is), I would imagine it would probably just scare people away.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 5:58 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #9

    I could care less if some bonehead got one of these and fused that nice armor directly to his skin, its the people around him I worry about.

    Sometimes you need to consider the effects of your stupidity on those around you.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 7:03 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #10

    Although some might think having these in their costumes is "cool", its really not.

    Besides the price of such a thing, you have to consider when and where you would actually get to use this. Plus, the medical effects could be incredibly dangerous. Not only are you endangering yourself, but you are also putting EVERYONE ELSE in risk. Think about the destruction to a person's armor or body that one flick of the switch could do. One little burst of flame could cause SO much damage.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 10:16 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #11

    Quote drokkul said: View Post
    Ahhhhh...if only I had a dollar for every time this question shows up.


    Just remember what Darwin said. Nature has its own way of cleaning up the gene pool.
    If what Darwin said was true, you wouldnt be around to make that reply.
    I only asked if people had any experience with it. Not that i had it or was even thinking about using it.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 10:56 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #12

    Quote Bola Fett said: View Post
    If what Darwin said was true, you wouldnt be around to make that reply.
    I only asked if people had any experience with it. Not that i had it or was even thinking about using it.

    And no one insinuated that you had it or were thinking of using it. They simply gave there opinions about incorporating it into a costume. And starting out by insulting board members is a good way to get yourself ostracized really fast.
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    Jun 26, 2007, 11:00 PM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #13

    Quote silver fett said: View Post
    Here is a link to a video on You Tube. This guy has a real working flamethrower. Check it out... http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DInOYJ_NnEk

    That guy has been a TDHer for years. I've talked with him about it. He had to use a ROTJ left gauntlet fitting because the flame parts wouldn't work with the normal ESB side. He also designed that gauntlet to rip off easily in case of "problems" but said he never encountered any problems and wouldn't have worn the thing if it wasn't safe enough to use for what you saw in that video.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 2:14 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #14

    I've thought about incorporating a flamethrower into my armor for show-off purposes, but nothing drastically big. Maybe a 1-2 foot flame, utilizing all-metal parts. I would, of course, design the system myself to ensure safety. Another thing I thought might be neat is a wrist-mounted butane cigarette lighter. You never know when you're going to need a lighter. But these things wouldn't be for stupidity, nor would they be designed in a haphazard manner. And the flamethrower gauntlet would be a seperate piece, not a normal piece of my costume/armor.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 2:18 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #15

    I got a bad feeling about this.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 2:38 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #16

    No, no, no... I'm not your typical pyro. I have 11 years experience with black powder firearms, pyrotechnics, and other various fire-related things.

    I'm not a "hey ya'll, watch this" type person. Don't let my living in Oklahoma fool you there, lol


    I am going as realistic as I can with the rest of my armor, it's all metal... and I have common sense. But I digress... I definately wouldn't recommend anything like this to the average person or beginner.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 3:37 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #17

    Quote Bola Fett said: View Post
    If what Darwin said was true, you wouldnt be around to make that reply.
    I only asked if people had any experience with it. Not that i had it or was even thinking about using it.
    I actually wasn't making a reference to you personally, but since you decided to open up this can of worms...

    Sure go ahead and get one. Remember to post some after pics.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 3:39 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #18

    Quote AFettFullofDollars said: View Post
    And no one insinuated that you had it or were thinking of using it. They simply gave there opinions about incorporating it into a costume. And starting out by insulting board members is a good way to get yourself ostracized really fast.
    Thanks.

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    Jun 27, 2007, 3:54 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #19

    When ever people bring up the flame thrower thread, it allways reminds me of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG_sIjNsPUM

    if anything goes wrong you could potentially seriously hurt if not kill someone.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 4:45 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #20

    Well the plans to make one that are on ebay arent even for a real prop, it is for soccer gear on your arms, with a working flame-thrower on it.

    Seeing one in action is just asking for trouble, it looks like it drips gasoline, and it lights, and BOOM, you have a flame-thrower, if you want to destroy your costume, and potentially hurt people around you (not exactly the person who asked the question) then go ahead.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 5:22 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #21

    If I were ever to build one... it would definately be of my own design, tried and tested to perfection before it was ever used for any purpose. As I said, I wouldn't recommend such a thing to the layperson, and I may not even do it myself. But know that if I do, it will be done safely. I have a bit of OCD when it comes to details (As noted by my armor). Likely what I'll do instead of a real flamethrower, however, is like I said... a built-in butane lighter system. You never know when you're going to need a Lighter, and while it wouldn't be nearly as impressive as a flamethrower for demo purposes, it would have practical use in mind. If I do that, I'll save the flame throwing for the 'Phoenix'.

    Speaking of which, here's the 'Phoenix' so far:
    http://roadsquadron.proboards41.com/...ead=1170906347
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    Jun 27, 2007, 5:26 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #22

    I believe if you turn a prop into a weapon, you better get out of the Convention. It's playing dirty, and uncalled for.

    You're only posing a threat to yourself and others, I see no benefit for the spewing flame ball that the ebay seller advertises.
  23. I helped at SDCC '08 Silver Fett's Avatar
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    Jun 27, 2007, 5:36 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #23

    Wow!. What a vehicle you got their. My brother would be so jealous. Really nice job Ordo.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 8:39 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #24

    Guys,

    Heed this warning. Insulting others here at TDH will NOT BE TOLERATED.

    Warn people of the effects of their decisions but DO NOT INSULT.

    As for the actual topic in this thread...

    Adding a real, working weapon as dangerous as a flame thrower to a costume is highly discouraged here at TDH. Not only is this most likely ILLEGAL it's simply not safe. A million things could go wrong which would lead to anything from destruction of property to even worse... bodily harm.

    Again, keep this topic civil and respectful or it will be locked faster than you can say Fett.
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    Jun 27, 2007, 8:56 AM - Re: Any experiences with the 'Real Gauntlet Flamethrower' on Ebay? #25

    In addition to the respect issues that webchief has already addressed, working rockets/flamethrowers are NOT a discussion for TDH. This community does not and will not endorse, support, or allow discussion of this topic. While a working flame thrower might seem cool, and might make an impressive display, it is a VERY dangerous device which could easily lead to death or disfigurement. There are many young and impressionable members here and we do not want to put such tantalizing ideas in their heads. Beyond that, I would caution even older and more experienced builders from such endeavors. This is a COSTUMING board, not a weapons of mass destruction board.

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