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    Messing around with cc again

    Thanks goes out to Dark-Side and his trials with cold cast on his knee project. He IS my inspiration!
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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Hey Cruzer, that looks good!

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    That's cool. Are those for you? You have lay-a-way?

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    Yeah, Christmas lay-a-way!

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    man those look simply amazing! ive been dying for you to do another guant run! so whenever that happens...................

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    Those gauntlets are amazing man:thumbup

    Put me down for your next run for sure

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Those are looking sweet Are you planing to do a CC run? Or was this just a fun little experiment on your part?

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Awwww, that is just to nice

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Beautiful work man. Soooo bright and shinny.

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Thanks guys. Right now I'm just messing around trying to see if I can perfect the CC process by adjusting the resin/aluminum/hardener ratio to meet my curing desires, seeing how many layers of CC are ideal for verticle surfaces before laying fiberglass cloth and resin, realizing problem areas, and trying to figure out causes of any imperfections on the surface. I've been promising Dark-Side a pair forever, so I'll make him a pair initially and then myself, and afterwards probably make only a few pair available for others who are highly interested. Dark-Side has really nailed the whole CC process, so I'm just hoping to get to his level of understanding.

    Here's one more inside pic.
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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Hey Cruzer, didn't you do a set for Jango 5204 which were larger sized? I remember someone doing a large size Jango gauntlet, and I could use a larger set myself...mine are excruciatingly difficult to try to fit my arms in :P

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Cruzer, Yor are the big brother that i never had!!!!
    (clearly with long hair!!!)

    Anyway,the result is perfect! I can't wait to have them!!!

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    There is a difference in finish between these two test pulls that's slightly seen in the pic.
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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Well im HIGHLY INTERESTED. Those look beautifull.. Ill be watching

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    DarkeSword2020 said: View Post
    Hey Cruzer, didn't you do a set for Jango 5204 which were larger sized? I remember someone doing a large size Jango gauntlet, and I could use a larger set myself...mine are excruciatingly difficult to try to fit my arms in :P
    I just got a regular set. Just so happens they had a little more space at the wrist than my previous pair (different maker).

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    To make all of the attachments that go on the shells in CC, would require me to remake all of those molds in order to minimize the appearance of seam lines. As my molds stand right now, it would be a waste of material to pour CC resin into them. So hopefully down the road I'll be able to get to those molds.

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    Nice work Lorenzo. Daz, (Bobamaker) do CC work also. Don't know whether you could get support from him.

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Those are awesome bro!....Love to have a pair...hehe!
    Any chance I could be in your family...

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    I'll try to produce as many sets as I can. But BobaFettSlave_1 caught on when I said "...highly interested". With the costs of having to make all new molds specifically for cc production, the slightly higher cost of cc materials, the extra care and time it takes to work with this stuff, and with me finding less and less time to work on props these days, I estimate a complete cc gauntlet kit would be in the $450 range. With that price range in mind, this project will probably be limited.

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Well I really only need ONE kidney to survive right?

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Hahahahaha

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    OUTSTANDING!! Ive been waiting for you to make these since you first mentioned it a long time ago. Super job Cruzer!!

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    phew 450 is extremely interesting isn't it!? though understandable, alot of work clearly goes into it. Have you thought of doing an old run for good times? Keep up the outstanding work!

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Actually...when one considers that with CC quite a few of the finishing steps are eliminated (i.e. spot filling, sanding, primering, sanding, spot filling again overlooked areas, primering again, sanding again, and then finally Rn'B'ing)...one could argue that the increase in price is "cost effective" because there is a decrease in work. Not to mention, the finished surface is more desirable because it is a screen-accurate finish.

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    Re: Messing around with cc again

    Sorry I wasn't paying attention I'm on the phone with a Chinese Apothecary who is interested in at least some of my less useful organs....by the way, what is a Gall Bladder good for? It didn't sound important, I mean I never heard them mention it on E.R. so I figured I'd sell it.

    Seriously though, I love those gauntlets. Hopefully, I'll be in for a set when you make a run. Truth is I can afford it but I just got the gauntlet kit from you finished and I'd kind of like to show em off a little.

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