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    Jan 7, 2008, 12:29 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #51

    Cruzer, if it'll save you some hassle I'll change my order from SC to FL.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 1:36 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #52

    Thanks.
    There was just some pitting in the back and along the seam lines that is going to get sanded off anyway, so the damage was insufficient. What happened is some of the resin stuck to the silicone causing it to tear off in small areas. I believed it was caused by a prior bad pull where the liquid resin permeated the silicone's pores after prolonged contact. If all else fails, I can easily make new molds for the smaller parts, so no problem. My main concern right now is the tiny air bubbles that I didn't get with my sample pull. I bought the material in gallon size so I'm wondering if smaller quanties are better when premixing.

    No worries though, I'll get it figured out.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 10:51 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #53

    hey lorenzo...silly question, but will you send along assembly instructions with these..not sure how much there really is to know but some may benefit from a small list of simple how to's
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    Jan 7, 2008, 11:31 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #54

    Quote JDFett said: View Post
    hey lorenzo...silly question, but will you send along assembly instructions with these..not sure how much there really is to know but some may benefit from a small list of simple how to's
    Ok, are you sure you're ready for this? Here's a cut n' paste of a PM I sent a fellow member about a week ago who asked about the assembly I performed:

    Here's exactly what tools I used for a precise build on these gauntlets. I'm sure there's always room for improvision to cut down on the number of drill bits & tools used.

    Here's a list of the specific tools I used:
    1. 1/16 drill bit: Tap out punch holes in large hinge to release pin.
    2. 3/32 -6" drill bit: Clean out the inside of the hinge links of Home Depot hinge to be used for the pin closure.
    3. 3/32 drill bit: Pre-drill holes in flamethrower, missile, whipcord, and hose attachment for the set screws used to attach those parts to the shells.
    4. 1/8 drill bit: Holes for the 2 mini-darts.
    5. 11/66 drill bit: Holes in shells for set screws used to attach parts.
    6. 5/32 drill bit: Pre-drill hole for hose attachment on whipcord. Drill holes for the 4 aluminum darts.
    7. 3/16 or 7/32 drill bit: Holes for min-toggle switches.
    8. 17/64 or 9/32 drill bit: Holes for push buttons on flamethrower.
    9. 5/16 drill bit: Hole for Halo_1 LED.
    10. 21/64 drill bit: Hole for Dark-Side whipcord dart. Pre-drill holes for hose attachments on flamethrower.
    11. 3/8" drill bit: Holes for flamethrower nozzles.
    12. 1 1/8" Freud Percision Shear Forstner drill bit (#PB-008 ) to hollow out flamethrower.
    13. Reinforced Cut-off Wheel for Dremel (#426) to trim recessed areas on shells for Dark-Side hinge. General trimming around edges of shells.
    14. 60 Grit Sanding Band for Dremel (#408 ) for general trimming around edges of shells. Clean out clearance areas for toggle switches, mini darts, darts, LED, and slider switch.
    15. MultiPurpose Cutting Bit for Dremel (#561) to drill and clean out oblong hole for slider switch.
    16. 1/8-27 NPT tap: Thread pre-drill holes for hose attachments on flamethrower.
    17. 3/4" tape: Mark edge of recessed areas for Dark-Side hinge.
    18. Satellite City Special T CA glue: Glue hinge to shells.
    I also used various shop tools like a cordless drill, drill press, Dremel, exacto knife, 220, 400, and 600 grit sandpaper, Krylong Grey Primer(in my opinon best available in a spray can for this kind of stuff).
    Most of it is the various perfect sized drill bits to use. I'm going to do #12 for everyone, so no need for that tool. For those that aren't in a rush, I can also trim the larger hinges for the pin and hollow out the insides with the 6" long drill bit mentioned in #2. This step helps tremendously in allowing the pin to slip through easily

    Hope that helps explain the work that'll be involved.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 12:28 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #55

    Some of the electronic samples came in today.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 1:53 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #56

    thanks lorenzo...that im sure will help a ton!
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    Jan 8, 2008, 7:56 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #57

    Drat, a day late. I'm assuming (more like hoping) that you will be doing another run of these in the future.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 8:14 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #58

    Those instructions sound like a lil skill is required.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 10:08 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #59

    The left toggle switch, the right slide switch, and the left push button all look great! Where did you get them?
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    Jan 8, 2008, 10:51 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #60

    Cruzer, how much for a set of those switches and toggles? I'm in need.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 2:47 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #61

    Hey Cruzer, just stopping by to say hello. I'm very impressed by your work! Every year Jango costumers are getting better! 8)
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    Jan 8, 2008, 2:52 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #62

    Quote Dashrender said: View Post
    Drat, a day late. I'm assuming (more like hoping) that you will be doing another run of these in the future.
    I'll take more orders after this run if the molds are still usable. More than likely the shell molds will still be in excellent condition, along with right gauntlet whipcord and hose attachment molds. However, more than likely I'll have to make a new mold for the flamethrower.

    Quote Satxer said: View Post
    Those instructions sound like a lil skill is required.
    Actually most of it is just drilling the accurate hole sizes needed. I forgot to mention I'll also be doing #16 because it includes an uncommon tool I don't want everyone to have to run out and purchase. Everything else however, can be done with a decent set of drill bits and a Dremel.

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    The left toggle switch, the right slide switch, and the left push button all look great! Where did you get them?
    My choices exactly. I obtained the push buttons and sub-mini toggle switches from this ebay seller: http://myworld.ebay.com/dmmwem , and the slider switch here (item M): http://www.mouser.com/catalog/632/1469.PDF

    Quote Jango72 said: View Post
    Cruzer, how much for a set of those switches and toggles? I'm in need.
    For your patience in me getting your holsters out to you, I'll throw them in the box with everything else.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 3:46 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #63

    I have a question about step 12.

    1 1/8" Freud Percision Shear Forstner drill bit (#PB-008 ) to hollow out flamethrower
    Um, hollow out flamethrower?
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    Jan 8, 2008, 3:58 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #64

    Thanks for the info Lorenzo! I've got a very rare pair of FP CC Jango gauntlets and I'm looking to supply them with the most accurate greeblies I can find. Let me know when you get that new LED housing sample as well. Oh, and I may need to hit you up for a featherlite missile...
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    Jan 8, 2008, 5:13 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #65

    Quote Satxer said: View Post
    I have a question about step 12.
    Um, hollow out flamethrower?
    I'll be doing that. See post #94 in this thread for a pic of a hollowed out flamethrower: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=22920

    Foxbatkllr, lucky guy. I should have extra missiles. Two of the three LED housings they sent me were too small, and the third was the wrong part. I'm going to have to place another order for the accurate part and maybe a second possibility. However it's looking like Halo_1's LED just may be the best readily available.
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    Jan 8, 2008, 7:11 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #66

    130 feet of .25" ID x .43" OD Jango hose!
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    Jan 8, 2008, 9:34 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #67

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    I'll be doing that. See post #94 in this thread for a pic of a hollowed out flamethrower: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=22920
    Ah, for weight purposes I am guessing.
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    Jan 10, 2008, 2:33 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #68

    Can you put me down for the next run. Thanks
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    Jan 10, 2008, 3:04 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #69

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    For your patience in me getting your holsters out to you, I'll throw them in the box with everything else.

    I appreciate that Cruzer, but I really didn't mind the wait all that much. I know that the end product will be well worth it... it's just my un-curbed, giddy school-days enthusiasm that made it hard for me to not PM you every single day to pester you for an update.
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    Jan 10, 2008, 6:27 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #70

    Which particular toggle switch is that? None of the pictures in his auctions appear to look exactly like that.
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    Jan 10, 2008, 6:37 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #71

    Quote Jango72 said: View Post
    I appreciate that Cruzer, but I really didn't mind the wait all that much. I know that the end product will be well worth it... it's just my un-curbed, giddy school-days enthusiasm that made it hard for me to not PM you every single day to pester you for an update.
    It's the least I can do as I appreciate your patience. I'll throw in an LED too if you can use it. The rain kept me from being able to finish them last weekend (needed to break out the spindle sander...throws dead cow skin everywhere), so they'll be finished by this weekend.

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    Which particular toggle switch is that? None of the pictures in his auctions appear to look exactly like that.
    I ordered the SM103s. They have the center position, which I like.
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    Jan 10, 2008, 7:26 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #72

    I can most certainly put an LED to good use.

    I owe you big time Cruzer, thanks again. :thumbup

    Now I can relax and continue on with my jet pack build. Speaking of which... I'd better get a few pictures before I get too far into it so I can start my "in progress" thread.
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    Jan 11, 2008, 1:17 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #73

    Ok guys, small update:

    The toggle switches and push buttons Foxbatkllr and I felt were our best options, are on the way.
    The round washer screws to attach all the parts, are in.
    The Home Depot hinge has been bought for the pin closure sides.
    13 parts kits(flamethrower, whipcord, hose attachment, etc.) are made.
    The hose is in and I'll be dying it this weekend.
    25 12"x12"x8" USPS Priority mail boxes are on the way.
    I'm going to try and pull 4-6 complete sets of gauntlet shells this weekend.
    ...and we are still waiting on the other 2 LED samples to arrive and then we'll be ordering those along with the slider switches.

    Dark-Side is estimating the aluminum hardware and hinge to arrive by, I think, the 25th at the latest.

    Darth Hobbes can confirm that on at least one night I stayed up till 2 a.m. just to pull cured pieces out of the molds...as I was also playing Call of Duty 4 on Live while waiting for the resin to cure!

    Anything else?
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    Jan 11, 2008, 2:26 PM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #74

    Cruzer, you've got one more to mark off as "paid". I can't wait to get these! However, I have promised myself I'll be patient...
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    Jan 17, 2008, 8:56 AM - Re: Cruzer Jango gauntlet run! #75

    Continuous update:

    Box o' parts.
    Sea of shells.
    Toggle switches and push buttons are in.
    They sent me the wrong LED again and so I called, and they are hopefully sending the right one this time due to a request for their wharehouse to check their bin stock.
    1/3 of the hose is dyed.
    The USPS Priority mail shipping boxes have arrived.

    Cruzer
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