***Official Thread - Gauntlets and Hoses

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    Merged: Re: Gold spigot piece for left gauntlet

    Home DePot in the plumbing section. I believe it's called a flare nut.

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    Re: Official Thread - Gauntlets

    Okay. I'm ready to start painting my Jango gauntlets. What
    is the general consensus as to the best paint/clearcoat combo
    to use for them? I have made mine out of sintra/bondo and have primed them with krylon sandable primer. I used Testors
    Metalizer (the kind you buff to a nice luster) on the armor and it came out really nice, but have been afraid to clear coat it for fear of dulling it up. The only thing I added over it was R&B (which i'm also afraid to try and clear coat!). Should I use the same method on the gauntlets, or is there some better stuff out there that I can use? I would think I would need to clear coat the gauntlets since they are such a high traffic piece of the costume.



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    Merged: Re: Right Gauntlet Darts found?

    I just took the end of an ink pen, the plastic pointed part and painted it, looks the same to me

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    Re: Official Thread - Gauntlets

    Try the brush N leaf stuff.

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    Merged: Re: Right Gauntlet Darts found?

    This what I just spent the last hour and a half machining, a set of 4 darts and grappling dart!
    Arturo, youre gonna cry when you find out what I made these from....of course, you'll probably spot it.

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    Merged: Re: Right Gauntlet Darts found?

    I believe they are replacement tips for a center punch, somewhat like the ones pictured here http://www.tools-plus.com/gen79p-2.html but the knurl isn't there or it is covered by a small rubber washer? But I thought they were pretty close

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    Merged: Re: Right Gauntlet Darts found?

    Yeah those leather punches look good, Im not sure what to buy now!

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    Merged: Re: Gold spigot piece for left gauntlet

    Are you talking about the flamethrower tips?? If so they are called "Flared Funnel Nuts". Man that kinda sounds bad don't it

    I found them near the plumbing section in Lowes. Took me forever to find them though.


    ~Bobby

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    Merged: Re: Gold spigot piece for left gauntlet

    OK, now I've located the flare nuts for the flame thrower.

    Now where can I find something for the pointy end of the
    rocket thing on the left gauntlet?

    Honestly, I went to Home Depot expecting to find the pointy
    thing. Oh well, I needed the flare nuts too.

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    Merged: Jango's Gauntlet Hose

    Hello,

    I know that this has been covered already.

    What is everybody using??

    Is it confirmed what hose is used??

    Diameter of hose??

    Thanks

    ~Bobby

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    i used braided steel hoses found in the plumbing section...they screw right into my gauntlets and they are painted gunmetal in color now

    dan
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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    Same here. Braided steel hose from the plumbing section of Home Depot.
    I used permament black magic marker to color mine black...however, it
    does tend to rub off a little.


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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    How is everyone attaching them to the jumpsuit?

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    Actually, I didn't attach mine at all. I duct taped the hoses together at the ends
    and tucked them way up into my second sleeve...which I had my girlfriend sew
    so that there was a gap in the stitching between the top and middle back of my
    shoulder. That way, when I put my arms straight out or rotate them up, the hoses
    feed into that gap and into the back of my vest instead of bunching up.


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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    Do we know if Braided steel hose is what was used on the real suit?? From the pics taken at CII it looks different.


    ~Bobby

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    I think that I will buy some of the Clear PVC Braided hose and experiment with some black coating of some sorts. I will get back with you all with what I find.

    ~Bobby

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    I used blue tube lighting from Target. The hoses looked blue to me in the AOTC Visual Dictionary. Just gut it and it looks pretty good. Granted, I don't have it hooked up yet (I'm saving up for some RA gauntlets), but it looked right to me. Anyone ever think that these aren't really gauntlets? Gauntlets are a type of glove-like armor, covering the hands. These are more like bracers. Anyway, just a thought.

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    Interesting

    ~Bobby

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    Black PVC hose from Home Depot.

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    yup, that's what i used. Search the threads for gauntlet hose, there's a big thread somewhere, just look, i dare you

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    I also used the HD black hoses...

    Mike

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    I used coax cable. I glued two coax connectors into the flame thrower box on the left gauntlet and just screwed the cable into those.

    Ashtep

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    I am using Lowes fuel line. I think that Jangos is the line like on a sink sprayer. Just with black vinyl dye, or Candy apple black.

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    Hoses look blue to me too. Ive searched *EVERYWHERE* for translucent Dark blue hose. Impossible to find. The closest I came was this
    http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/S...htm?E+coastest

    It's nowhere near the right color, so I painted my own sink hose with blue ink. I only did a few inches, using a large Pilot marker, but what I want to do is use some liquid ink poured on the inside. This way, I dont have to worry about it rubbing off.

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    Merged: Re: Jango's Gauntlet Hose???

    So what size PVC hose should I use for Jango? 1/8", 1/2",etc. ??


    ~Bobby

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