Gauntlet Concept

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    Custom Character Gauntlets

    Sence Im unoficialy working on putting a custom mando together, I figured it would be cool to make an alternative guantlet design, so I made some templates a couple weeks ago, putting together a fairy simple design, when I spotted these while looking at tennis rackets at Wal-Mart. They're made by Franklin, and can be found by the pads,etc.in the WM sporting goods. The decal's can be removed, and they come in a variety of colors, including red, dark blue, and white. -


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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Jodo,

    So you`re doing the Decipher version, the TEOD version, and a custom now?


    Man.....I WISH I had that kind of time.


    Progress pics?



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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Eagleskull used what looks like the exact same pads I think

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=19152

    Not too terribly bad but I would suggest adding a lot more to them, greeblies, weapons, unknown gadgets, etc.

    Do show progress pics of course.

    -x

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Well, when I get my TEOD jumpsuit and vest, it'll will do a double shift as my custom Mando's armor, and sence I have an entire spare set of armor, I figured I shouldn't let it go to waste. I doubt I'll have a helmet for this custom mando though here soon. The grey TEOD stuff will do though, because Im loosly basing it off this guy. -

    http://images.wikia.com/starwars/ima...an_wedding.jpg

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Hey Jodo, I suggest not using those, and maybe getting some regular gauntlets, and modding those up to look closer to the picture.

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Yep those are the same, but for the price good compared to geting 100 plus gauntlets. Remember you can always add on and still be under a 100 budget. I like them myself really. For my custome didnt want to go with the same gauntlets.

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    Ope, Eagleskull does have those same ones dosen't he? They look great on you by the way.

    And Clay, I have some actual guantlets already, a pair of ruffkins to be exact, I just figured sence these where $4.99 I shouldn't pass them up. Besides, the wedding Mando's gauntlets are actualy preety plain looking, you can't see any tools,gadgets,etc. on them, aside from some slight detail on the left one.

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Just paint them up and add some greeblies as others have stated. I think they will turn out great! It's always nice to see people turn a $5 item into something really sweet! Setra uses a pair of shin guards like this for his armor, and they match great.

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    That is a nice find, indeed! That could make for a very good base. Hmm. Yes. I like this. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    Talk about a cool idea for a small price! Thats my kind of shopping.

    I think I am going to wait around and see how Dessel and Zhanna's turn out before I rush out to get mine. They have some cool ideas if they turn out.

    Thanks for the idea jodo!
    -Fordo
    Last edited by Alpha-77; Jul 9, 2007 at 6:19 PM.

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    Alpha-77 said: View Post
    I think I am going to wait around and see how Dessel and Zhanna's turn out before I rush out to get mine. They have some cool ideas if they turn out.
    Waiting to see how our gauntlets turn out first, bro?

    Once again, thanks for the info. I hit Wal-Mart the day after I saw this and picked up a few different varieties. In no way would this work in place of true Death Watch gauntlets, but I personally like the idea of a simpler gauntlet that is intended for defensive materials. It also looks to be a nice base for modding up as illustrated by Zannah in her armor progress thread here in Dented Variants.

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    I think I'm about getting another set/a diffrent set of pads so I can use them as shin gaurds mabey, as they where originaly designed to be. I don't know if I should get the same design or not though....Im leaning toward a diffrent design for the shins....

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    Re: Gauntlet Concept

    jodo said: View Post
    I think I'm about getting another set/a diffrent set of pads so I can use them as shin gaurds mabey, as they where originaly designed to be. I don't know if I should get the same design or not though....Im leaning toward a diffrent design for the shins....
    I would recommend being consistent in the cut. Two different sizes, may be a good idea, though.

    Here's the other style they had at my Wal-Mart in the adult and youth sizes. With a bit of modification, I could see using them as shinguards and gauntlets respectively.




    It's hard to see here, but I think these have a bit more of an aggressive cut (regarding the plastic itself since the foam would be removed) than the model we've already seen.

    All three of these models were $4 + tax. Not a bad deal at all for a base.

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