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Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

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    Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    Thought I'd share the progress of my son's gauntlets for his custom Mando suit. Spent all last weekend fabricating them. The wife was a little irritated I spent so much time in the garage, but the final product was well worth it to my son and I . I went for an acceptable cross between Boba and Jango gauntlets so they could be modified and/or trimmed either way and still be as accurate as possible. I still have to trim out under the calculator pad but I'm not quite sure how much since I'm not to familiar with Boba's.

    I'm going to try my hand at the right gauntlet this weekend.

    I'd like to learn how to make molds and casts so that I can recreate them in fiberglass and/or resin, so any points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    The last pic is of them next to Dad's gauntlets!

    Let me know what you think or how I can improve them!

    Enjoy,
    Cruzer
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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    WOW!!! That looks really good!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    VERY NICE!!!

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    Dang!

    That is sweet!

    Now make me a set in full size!

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    Cruzer,

    I really regret that you are not my father

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    that is so cool what did u use to make it

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    AWESOME DAD!

    in comparison my best pinewood derby car really blew.

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    That freakin' rocks!

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    Cruzie, do you want to adopt me?

    I just hate you...

    amazing job man

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!



    Will you be my dad?

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    That looks awesome man! I'm a horrible father! My boy only has store bought Power of the Force gauntlets! (I can't let him see this thread!)

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    I guess the power of the force gauntlets are not going to cut it anymore.

    Brian

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    lol!!! you guys are too funny. Let me figure out how to make molds of these and casts in resin or fg and I'll make em available. I'd say they're good for any sized kid that isn't big enough for the smaller adult gauntlets out there. And yeah, we got the POTF gauntlets too and they just didn't make the grade with my 8 year old who acts like he's a teen.

    Thanks for the compliments guys! Amazing what can be done with a little 1/8" sintra, bondo, and superglue!
    Glad you like.

    later and thanks again for the kind words,

    Cruzer
    Last edited by Cruzer; Mar 28, 2006 at 4:48 PM.

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    Wow! That is truly amazing! When do we see the right gaunt?

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    My Dad is an Alcoholic and hasn't been much of a Father to me.. I still love him though.

    Your Boy is lucky though. Lucky man. If only I had as much fun as that..

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    Great job!!

    Now I see you could do most anything.

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    haven't caught one of those in awhile.

    great job, and you got the Seeker grade of approval

    -=QuinN!

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    Woah!
    Those are coming along great!

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    awesome

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    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    You know you're setting the bar really high for the rest of us dads here. You're killin' me man, I've got two boys!

    Great job!

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    holy hell!

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    holy moly! those are some nice gauntlets!

    if your son is reading this, i'd like to say that your son is one lucky guy!

    kinda reminds me of someone...

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    You got the SEEKER head!!!

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    The talent on this board never ceases to amaze me.. Great job on the gauntlets! Your kid will be a star at whatever convention he goes to!

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    Re: Make my gauntlets "kid sized"!

    Very nice. I hope you'll be able to cast these as my son (7) needs a set of gauntlets and what you did looks outstanding! Kudos!

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