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Kid Size Gauntlets Update

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    Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Ok, here are some updated pics of the project. The Boba style flamethrower, ripcord housing, and right gauntlet hose attachment(have no idea what it's called) will hopefully be molded up this weekend and ready for making resin casts asap. I was satisfied with how well those three pieces turned out and forgot to take pics of two of them, but trust me they look really good and to scale with the rest of the gauntlets.

    1st pic is of the finished masters
    2nd pic is of the...well you know
    3rd pic is of the "bucks" casted from the mold of the main pieces and used
    for some vacform test runs we did this past weekend.
    4th pic is of vacform prototypes using 1/16" styrene for the pair on the
    left; and 1/8" styrene for the pair on the right. Noticed the difference
    in detail between the two pair.

    I don't like the way the vacform turned out using 1/16" because they are too flimsy, and the 1/8" stuff is nice and thick but too much detail is lost.

    However, I do like the way the bucks came out so I think resin is going to be the best bet for me to be able to make this a prop available to others. Right now I'm looking into aluminum and/or nickle additives that I can add to the resin so they will cast looking like metal and then can be polished, painted, sanded, etc. For Boba gauntlets it could mean not having to first paint them silver for the exposed metal effect. Let me know if you think that would be a good idea or not.


    Thank and I'll keep you updated,
    Cruzer
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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Two more pics showing how the casts came out in a side by side comparison with the masters.

    Cruzer
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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Looking great Cruzer! Just let us know whenyour ready for orders.

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Cruzer ...you're a props master man !!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Hey Cruzer any updates yet??

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    I'm still waiting to visit the shop again to mold the small parts, i.e. flamethrower box, ripcord housing, and left gauntlet hose end. Hopefully soon. The top and bottom halves are good to go, but I also need to create a rocket too. So maybe about another 2-3 weeks. I can take orders and start producing and mailing out the halves if you want to get started on that and then ship out the small pieces later.

    Here's what I've got so far. These are fiberglass pulls from the mold, and it looks like fiberglass is going to be the best medium for me to work in. It takes a little more work but it makes them very durable...which is probably a good thing because of the wear and tear our kids will be putting them through.

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Dude.. wow. Just wow. Excellent work.

    Wes

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Kid sized,

    I love it, beautiful work Cruzer they turned out GREAT !!!!
    Excellent work!!!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Is it sad that I want a pair?

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Will you be willing to do a run of these... I am wanting to put a fett together for my son sometime in the future! Great work man!!!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    yeah, that's exactly what SkylaFett is waiting for too. The only delay is that I am waiting to have the smaller pieces molded as well. Then I'll make them available to all the TDH dads out there like me who have a younger Mando at home. These gauntlet are going to take kid Mando costumes to a higher level of detail, so I'm very excited about getting these out there.

    Now, I just need to get started on that kid sized jp project.

    Thanks guys,
    Cruzer

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    I've tried using the metal powder additives (nickel/silver/copper mix) in my own resin pieces. The metal powder is so heavy and dense, that it falls through the resin to the bottom of the mold and doesn't stay evenly "spread out" until the resin cures. Plus, it's darn heavy. Almost doubled the weight of my pieces.

    Add me to the "interested" list. I've got 2 young Mandos at home.


    Thanks,

    J

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Simply Outstanding!!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Now we just need someone to make minature buckets

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    We do have someone...actually two someones at that. JD makes a fiberglass kids bucket, and T-bone makes a resin one. My kid is just older and has a big noggin so I've got to put him in a Dp deluxe recast that we have on the way(thanks Delta-75). It'll probably look big but at least he can grow into it.

    Cruzer

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    UNREAL! Please add me to the interested list as well! Thanks!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Cruzer, 2-3 weeks it's bad. My sons B-day is the middle of July. Do you think they might be ready by the end of June?

    Thanks Cruzer they look awesome!!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Was that "isn't bad" or "is bad" ? Like I said, I can ship out the halves now if you want to get started....but I just learned I won't be visiting the shop this weekend either...so there's one more week .

    We're just waiting on the flamethrower box (which in reality I could make another one out of 1/8" styrene), the ripcord housing (which I could also make again), and that hose end thingy that goes on the top back of the right gauntlet (which I could make again but it was such a pain in the butt to make).

    ....I don't know guys...what do you want me to do? It's all a waiting game right now in which I have no control over. Sorry.

    But if you don't mind let's get an interest list going so that when they are ready to go out then they'll go out in order of expressed interest with regards to fabrication time. And I'll begin making the second pull tonight. This is premature, but we're probably looking at approximately $75-$100 a pair (shipped) depending on how much the silicone is going to cost me which could be from nothing to something??

    I'm going to limit the list to 10 pairs that way I don't get in over my head.

    Thanks guys,
    Cruzer

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    I'm in.

    Wes

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    I'm in for two pairs (discount for multiple orders?).

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    put me down for a set, as long as i can have like 3 to 4 weeks! Thanks!

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Got ya guys. Thanks, and let me know if anyone needs off the list.

    As far as discounts for multiple orders...it's not my fault you had two kids ...I'll see what I can do when it's time to get these out.

    Thanks,
    Cruzer

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    isn't bad..... sorry I try to type fast and see what I get.

    Cruzer, I just want you to be ready. I don't want to rush you at all. I am just looking forward to these and know what a great gift they will be for my son. I would say finish them and when you're ready let us know. Thank you for even making these available to all members of TDH.

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Cruzer said:
    Got ya guys. Thanks, and let me know if anyone needs off the list.

    As far as discounts for multiple orders...it's not my fault you had two kids ...I'll see what I can do when it's time to get these out.

    Thanks,
    Cruzer
    You're classic Cruzer, thanks.

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    Re: Kid Size Gauntlets Update

    Put me down for a set!

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