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A little Jango gauntlet project

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    A little Jango gauntlet project

    Here's a small project I've been working on for a fellow member and his son. Hopefully they'll be happy with the progress so far. I know I'm having fun building them.

    Enjoy,
    -Cruzer
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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Nice work. They look great. I'm sure they will be appreciated.

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Oh...They will be :thumbup :thumbup

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Really a good job

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Thanks guys for your approvals! TK2280, I hope your son will like em.

    A little more progress on them tonight. I can hardly wait for the clear 5/16" OD PVC braided hose to arrive. I'd like to see what these things look like with mini blue Jango hose.

    I'm also waiting for some silicone to arrive so that I can make a mold of the flamethrower unit seen in the pics. Then I'll make pulls with "feather light" resin just as I did with the ripcord unit to help keep the weight down. Right now each gauntlet weights in at 9.5 oz.

    -Cruzer
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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Nice. You need to start making full size Jango gauntlets.

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    my son just saw the new pics and asked if he could get some for his costume I told him maybe if he keeps his toys picked up for the next 2 weeks

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    My Brother and dear friend. It amazes us how much time and effort you put into this. For you see my friend, this shows how you care for other Mandalorians on this board.

    Sniff on my dear brother! Sniff on!
    And good job on the Guants!

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Looks great! So when are you gonna make me a costume?? After all, we are family.

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Thanks guys. I worked a little on the flamethrower nozzles tonight. They are tiiiiiiny. I'm also in the middle of doing a test pull of the right top shell in aluminum filled resin and then backing it with high density foam to see if I can decrease some of the weight added by doing the shells in fiberglass.

    Foxbatkllr, I really wish FP would put his latest gauntlets into production because I feel his are the ultimate and there is definitely a huge need here.

    TK2280, tell him Uncle Cruzer's got his back!

    Thanks The Sniffer. Making stuff for the kids has always seemed more fun than it is work. And making stuff for other member's little ones works out perfectly since my son is at an age where he doesn't care to suit up much any more. I just feel those younger years need to be cherished because it seems like they grow up oh so fast.

    littlebekahc, do I know you?






    ...just kidding lil' sister. Yeah these gauntlets probably would fit you...finish your degree yet?
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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Cruzer, I love watching your project threads. They were too few and far between there for a while.

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Foxbatkllr, I really wish FP would put his latest gauntlets into production because I feel his are the ultimate and there is definitely a huge need here.


    ..i agree

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Cruzer, you're awsome! If I beg will you make me a pair of cute tiny gauntlets? I almost need kid size.

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    This man has some MAD skills.

    what else can you NOT make?

    Awesome stuff man!

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    ...you are all falling for it!!!...these are actually his personal gauntlets

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    Well the man does have tiny forearms........

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    You guys are funnnnny! And it was supposed to be a secret that these gauntlets were for me!

    What's funny is these gauntlets are approx. 3/4 the size of regular adult gauntlets! So they just may fit some members here depending on their height and/or age.

    Nevertheless, thanks guys for the comps.

    Well, TK2280, I'm sure you are ready for these things. The hose came in yesterday. The outer diameter is a small 5/16" so it fits perfectly and dyed up nicely. I got the nozzles done and so here is the latest update.

    If mini blue Jango gauntlet hose doesn't shout "CUTE!"...then I don't know what does!!

    And last and most important...Dark-Side being the great guy he is has offered to make a left gauntlet missile that's scaled to these gauntlets. I'll be able to mold it and make copies available to everyone who has a pair of these gauntlets.
    Thanks Dark-Side!
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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    OK how much??? I have to have a pair for my son!!!!!!! Any way to get a boba lefty??? Have to try LOL

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Lorenzo,
    you gotta show a comparison pic next to a full size set.
    I don't think people realize how AWESOME THESE ARE

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Thank you:thumbup Thank you:thumbup Thank you:thumbup
    They look great, My son is going to love them They will be the thing that makes the rest of the costume look good. I know I will get a ton of people at the Con he goes to asking about them.

    Thanks again for all your hard work. I will be sure to post pics of his finished costume. I still have a bit more work on the bucket to go. again, thank you (thats my kid hug'n you for your hard work not me )

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    TK2280, you're to kind. I'm glad you like em though. I should have them in the mail by Wednesday. I still need to make a mold of the flamethrower and darts, and then pull your copies. The silicone doesn't arrive until Monday or else I would have had it done this weekend. Also, when the missile arrives from Dark-Side, I'll put one of the copies in the mail for you.

    slave1pilot, thanks. I wish I had a full sized set. Maybe soon.

    firstsonofsolo, that's a good question! This is the first complete pair I've made from the molds and I still have to make a few more molds of other pieces which will include a Boba style flamethrower (can be seen in the initial post) and ripcord housing (still need to make it). The lefty comes in a Boba style with the keypad area and has to be trimmed for a Jango (see pic below).

    Once I calculate how much material and time goes into make a pair in kit form, I'll have a price. I'm currently experimenting with an aluminum filled resin and high-density foam construction for the shells to decrease the weight and get away from using fiberglass. One of my aims it to minimize the fabrication time so I can offer them at a very low price since they are for kid's costumes. However, this particular pair I sold to TK2280 for $125 shipped (hopefully he doesn't mind me saying this).

    Thanks,
    Cruzer
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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Yep I def want a set in kit form!!!

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Hello all,
    I am newbie with all this, but would also be interested in the mini gauntlet for my son. TK2280 thanks for showing me this thread!
    Pleeeze show some completed pics when the costume is finished.
    thanks,
    Tuksido

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    looking forward to getting them again thank you

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    Re: A little Jango gauntlet project

    Here are the last of the progress pics I thought I'd share. I really enjoyed this project. I spent so much time on them I felt kinda reluctant to box em up and ship em off today.

    I was happy with how the resin copy of the flamethrower turned out. It weathered up nicely. And by hollowing it out a little, I was able to decrease it's weight to 1 oz. less than the master.

    I look forward to the next pair, so who's next?

    Enjoy,
    Cruzer
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