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TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

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    TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Well, since I asked & You guys didn't say no
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=26451
    I'll be doing another step by step ROTJ gauntlet paintjob
    (Maybe we should sticky this one)

    These are MaonfoWar gauntlets
    here is how I received them;
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    and after a coat of primer to even it all out
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    And after a coat of "Krylon Dull Aluminum"
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Before I start airbrushing the colors, I ALWAYS seal the Dull Aluminum with Kryoln "Crystal Clear" Gloss
    This helps stop the peeling between colors & protects the silver if I do actual damage later on.

    I started to mask the left gauntlet
    I used Mustard because my Masking fluid had turned on me (see pic)
    I wouldn't advise using it on lighter colors cuz it does stain
    but, with the gauntlets it'll be ok
    TIP: Don't let your masking fluid sit unsealed for months at a time
    here's some pics
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    After struggling with my airbrush for about 45 minutes (It sat dirty for about 6 months )
    I applied the Floquil "Wisconsin Central Maroon" with the cursed airbrush
    I know that it is debated about this color & that the "Experts" claim the gauntlets are Floquil "Boxcar" instead.
    I have tried "Boxcar" before & don't like it, it seems too brown
    So...
    I use the "Wisc Central Maroon"
    However, my local Hobby shop only carries it in Gloss, so I have to clear coat it with DullCote afterwards
    It's ok, it helps seal the color
    TIP: Use a clear coat over your silver paint, sometimes other colors won't stick to silver
    here are a few preliminary shots to show the glossiness
    I will post more pics after the dullcote & masking removal with the same angles as the earlier pics
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Pretty Cool!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing how this all turns out!!!! Being that I'm a Newbie, and painting techniques are more advanced than I'm used to with my R2D2. I need to know how to use an airbrush first!!! LOL
    Great lloking Marroon too!!!

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    I removed the Mustard mask today
    TIP: Use warm soapy water & a sponge with a Scotch-Brite pad to remove Mustard
    Be gentle when working with the Scotch-Brite pad & Take your time

    Here's the pics, 1 has the missile & keypad on it temporarily
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    here's a quick compare to the MOM pics
    I'm not matching all the scratches exactly (that's insane)
    I'm just trying to get the "feel" of the scratches
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Looking great so far.
    I painted my gauntlets with WC Maroon also. I think it's a great color.

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Sorry for the delays, been busy helping friends

    I masked The right gauntlet the same way as the left(forgot to take pics of the masking)
    I then sprayed it with the same "Wisc Central Maroon" as the left
    Using the same method to remove the Mustard (warm water & a sponge) as I did before
    I know it looks too shint, but I haven't applied the Dull Coat yet
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    While I was waiting for paint to dry on the right gauntlet, I started on the Missile
    I taped off the missile that i didn't want Gold
    I used rattle-can Wal-Mart "Colorplace" Brand "Gold" for the tip
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Once the Gold had dried, I taped off the Missile again to paint the black parts
    I use cheap "Apple Barrel" black Acrylic from the craft section at Wal-Mart for this
    I use the Acrylic so I can achieve the chipped & scratched effect easier
    Just paint on the Black with a brush
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    After the Black dries in the sun for a couple minutes

    I take the Missile over to the sink & use the same sponge with the Scotch-Brite pad on it to start scratching
    GO VERY LIGHTLY WITH THE SCOTCH-BRITE PAD
    after I get the amount of scratches I like, I then use masking tape for the chips
    Take small pieces of tape & apply it to areas you want chipped
    Then rub the tape in very small spots
    Jerk the tape off quickly & it will leave "chips" in the paint
    TIP: Use masking tape to make "chips" in acrylic paint.
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    I Sprayed the left gauntlet with "Krylon Matte finish" in a rattle-can
    This takes off some of the shine
    It's hard to see in the pic, but it obvious in person
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Looking frickin cool man!!!

    G-Fett

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Thanks for the tutorial Nate!

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    NICE! you make it look easy

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    very nice!

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Thanx for the compliments
    i do appreciate them
    I painted the keypad & flamethrower buttons today
    I used Cheap Acrylic craft paint from Wal-Mart (97 cent kind)
    I used the same paint to do the Black Rectangle on the right gauntlet

    The Calc pad buttons are painted with a small brush (little1/4 oz enamel bottles )
    Testors "Red" #1103 for the red ones (duh)
    Testors "Sea Blue" #1172 for the Blue ones
    (some people say black, I go with Blue)
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    I finished the gauntlets off by misting them with Floquil "Grimey Black"
    TIP: Start misting far away & move in to add the right amount of paint

    I took a bunch of pics inside with flash & outside without flash.
    The flash makes them look different than they do in person
    see?
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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    Look great! Nice tutorial too.

    (I use blue on the calc buttons too)

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    What do you guys think?
    anything you would change?
    paint differently?
    add?
    remove?
    Leave them like they are?
    LMK so i can make the next set better

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    I have a set of MOW ROTJ gauntlets that I need to paint up so this thread will help me quite a bit. I have been considering getting some of the actual switches to install, so I've been working up the nerve to cut into these things. Have you installed any of the switches on the gauntlets you've done, and if so, any pointers? Also, what are your thoughts on using a machined aluminum missile on the gauntlets? I was impressed by the quality of the resin missile that came with them, so I'm rethinking installing the aluminum one I bought...

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    I think that you should weather a bit more the silver part of the missile.

    You did a really nice work on it

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    Re: TUTORIAL: You asked for it; slave1pilot paints ANOTHER set of ROTJ Gauntlets

    xaoslord said: View Post
    I have a set of MOW ROTJ gauntlets that I need to paint up so this thread will help me quite a bit. I have been considering getting some of the actual switches to install, so I've been working up the nerve to cut into these things. Have you installed any of the switches on the gauntlets you've done, and if so, any pointers? Also, what are your thoughts on using a machined aluminum missile on the gauntlets? I was impressed by the quality of the resin missile that came with them, so I'm rethinking installing the aluminum one I bought...
    I have not installed switches myself on the MOW gauntlets.
    I have them in my own fabricated flamethrower and have installed them in the Ruffkintoy gauntlets as well.
    I drilled holes & installed them from the backside since those flamethrowers were not assembled yet
    The MOW's are already put together, so ...

    here's how I think I would do it;
    Dremel off the old switches.
    Drill holes for the new ones just big enough to push the button into
    (Instead of cutting into the body)
    install them with CA (Superglue)
    the nuts should cover the holes that were drilled, but I could be wrong

    I prefer resin (or rubber) gauntlet missiles over aluminum
    While the aluminum ones look fantastic, I can't justify the cost myself.
    since you have already purchased one, I gues that you are ok with the cost
    I would paint both & try them out while trooping

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