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  1. Eskilax's Avatar
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    Aug 22, 2007, 4:55 AM - Re: My latest project #51

    Just wow !
    Great work Cruz.
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    Aug 22, 2007, 5:30 AM - Re: My latest project #52

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    .....I receive some very accurate hinge that's coming all the way from Italy.
    And who sent to you the hinge??

    I'm proud to have helped you,because you did a really nice job!!!!!
    Now you are the really "Popeye the propmaker man,tuuu,tuuu!!!!"
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    Aug 22, 2007, 8:52 AM - Re: My latest project #53

    Ok you win, how much for them
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    Aug 22, 2007, 1:49 PM - Re: My latest project #54

    Wow! Great stuff C!
    What? An accurate hinge? I didnt even know there was such a thing.
    I thought all hinges were created equal
  5. Aug 22, 2007, 11:57 PM - Re: My latest project #55

    Dang Lorenzo, you weren't kidding. Top notch work. I would never have expected someone of your IQ to be able to craft anything so beautiful.
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    Aug 23, 2007, 12:04 AM - Re: My latest project #56

    Quote Dark-Side said: View Post
    And who sent to you the hinge??

    I'm proud to have helped you,because you did a really nice job!!!!!
    Now you are the really "Popeye the propmaker man,tuuu,tuuu!!!!"
    If saying "I think is too big" and "Is too big for me" over and over again is called helping, then yeah you did help me...temendously!


    Ok you win, how much for them
    I'll have to figure out the costs of materials, hardware, and time it takes to put together a kit and price shipping expenses before I can come up with an estimated price. After I put together a couple of kits for friends, then I'll have a better idea. However, I've told a few people that wanted a ballpark figure that I'm estimating somewhere between $200-$300 for a kit that contains everything needed for an "almost complete" assembly (i.e. shells, flamethrower, whipcord, hose fittings, nozzles, double hinges, switches, buttons, LED, & hoses)...all except for the missile and aluminum parts which I'd ask my "assistant" from Italy to provide. I don't have a missile I can cast and I don't want to try and make one when Dark-Side has already created what I think is the most accurate Jango missile available.:thumbup

    Oh, and if I can produce them cold casted, then that'd be an option as well.
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    Aug 23, 2007, 12:19 AM - Re: My latest project #57

    Quote TxFett said: View Post
    Dang Lorenzo, you weren't kidding. Top notch work. I would never have expected someone of your IQ to be able to craft anything so beautiful.
    kids
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    Aug 23, 2007, 8:06 AM - Re: My latest project #58

    WOW!!! That is all I can say after I picked my chin off the floor!
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    Aug 23, 2007, 10:28 AM - Re: My latest project #59

    Anxiously awaiting for those awesome gauntlets to go into full production. Beautifull work.
  10. Aug 23, 2007, 4:57 PM - Re: My latest project #60

    [quote=Cruzer;276490]If saying "I think is too big" and "Is too big for me" over and over again is called helping, then yeah you did help me...temendously!
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    I always knew you lived an alternative lifestyle. Its good to know that you finally have a set of gauntlets made to fit those Popeye proportioned arms of yours.
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    Aug 23, 2007, 6:34 PM - Re: My latest project #61

    [quote=TxFett;276718]
    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    If saying "I think is too big" and "Is too big for me" over and over again is called helping, then yeah you did help me...temendously!
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    I always knew you lived an alternative lifestyle. Its good to know that you finally have a set of gauntlets made to fit those Popeye proportioned arms of yours.

    I was actually refering to the various dimensions and measurements of the gauntlets. Dark-side played a key part in helping me calculate, and estimate at times, the scale of the guantlets. Most of the time his calculations seemed to run a little smaller than mine. But I also think we are of two different schools of thought when it comes to prop making and scale: He seems to lean more towards screen size accuracy, while I'm all for the best size for most people.
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    Aug 23, 2007, 7:11 PM - Re: My latest project #62

    Great work. Quit school and just make props all day. C'mon I dare ya.
  13. Aug 23, 2007, 7:51 PM - Re: My latest project #63

    I understand that. I was implying that you....you know....live on Brokeback Mountain.
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    Aug 23, 2007, 8:29 PM - Re: My latest project #64

    Yep, I'm blown away.
    Top effort Cruzer, your Gauntlets ROCK!

    Can't wait to see the Dark side hinge, that should look cool.

    So what sort of price are you thinking for the cold cast version?

    Keep up the good work!
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    Aug 24, 2007, 6:02 AM - Re: My latest project #65

    Those look great! You never cease to amaze me Lorenzo.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 6:21 AM - Re: My latest project #66

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    I understand that. I was implying that you....you know....live on Brokeback Mountain.
    I do appreciate your sense of humor. However, I would prefer you not make that type of false implication towards me on a public forum. Thanks

    Great work. Quit school and just make props all day. C'mon I dare ya.
    Unfortunately, I don't think it would pay the bills as well as teaching...plus I don't think there's a dental plan!

    Can't wait to see the Dark side hinge, that should look cool.

    So what sort of price are you thinking for the cold cast version?
    The hinge that Dark-side can get is more accurate than the ones available to me at my local Ace Hardware or Home Depot. The pin area diameter is narrower and the link sections are longer, very similar to the hinge used on the original prop. I had a chance to see it up close at CIV and I'm convinced it's the most accurate I've ever seen.
    As for cold casting, I have yet to try my hand at it. But I do have a reliable source, and if there are no big differences between using that type of resin and the aluminum filled resin I already use for my backplates & kid gauntlets, then I would see no reason for a price difference. I should be ordering some of the resin next week to begin doing test runs, so I'll keep you guys updated of my success...or failure
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    Aug 24, 2007, 11:49 AM - Re: My latest project #67

    I was searching for an accurate hinge a while ago and I found this link:
    http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_...ts.asp?Cat=113
  18. Aug 24, 2007, 12:00 PM - Re: My latest project #68

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    I do appreciate your sense of humor. However, I would prefer you not make that type of false implication towards me on a public forum. Thanks
    As you wish.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 2:43 PM - Re: My latest project #69

    Lookin great man! I can't wait.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 5:39 PM - Re: My latest project #70

    those are looking awesome! :thumbup

    i always love a good build-up progress thread...Mmmmm
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    Aug 25, 2007, 3:33 AM - Re: My latest project #71

    A few pics of the right hose fitting. I carved it from a bad pull I had laying around of a kid Jango flamethrower. It's made of feather light resin so it carves easily and takes a skin of bondo well to fill in all the little holes.

    Thanks foxbatkllr. That's a tough call without an actual pic. I'll compare the pin diameter they give with the Home Depot stuff to see if it's any different.

    Neither can I, zxwing! It'll be neat to have that first pull in my hands, especially if these go cold cast!
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    Aug 25, 2007, 2:50 PM - Re: My latest project #72

    More build up pics.

    Stayed up till 3 last night...I was in the prop making "zone"!
    Finished the right gauntlet top hose fitting housing and side hose fittings (which will be molded for duplication). The side hose fittings can also be dissasembled and attached to 2" brass nipples to make the flamethrower nozzles for molding purposes. Also carved the small recessed rectangular areas on the bottom of the flamethrower, and did some general spot filling before giving everything a good sand for a coat of primer today.
    I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel now.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 3:49 PM - Re: My latest project #73

    I think you need a longer screw.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 5:54 PM - Re: My latest project #74

    I looked for a longer one...at 3 in the morning that was about all I could find at casa de Cruz.

    Foxbatkllr, I compared the hinge measurements posted on the web link you provided...and it looks like they're identical to the Home Depot stuff.

    TxFett, thanks bro for understanding. It's just that with my suave ways and movie-star-like looks, I don't want to unessesarily break any mislead hearts!. I know, I know, I have a face only a mother could love! (see pic below for proof)



    Ok, Ok, now to the serious stuff. I need your guys' input about the metal tube that goes underneath the whipcord unit.
    My question is, would you rather I incorporate one into the mold so that it is resin and permanently attached to the rest of the unit (exactly like I did with my kid gauntlets), or would people prefer I leave it off so that a real metal tube could be inserted in place there. Only problem with the latter option is that we'd have to find a good source for the metal tube that fits the bill. In the past, I've used the metal shafts from garage utility hooks, but I think they're a tad small in diameter.

    thanks
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    Aug 25, 2007, 6:12 PM - Re: My latest project #75

    I'm gonna need to see that picture full size.

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