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  1. Fettism's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2005
    Mar 23, 2005, 8:41 AM - Found hose connectors #1

    Look what I found . As far as I can tell ( again I'm no expert ) from the pics on the other thread this set up is pretty close . With some primer and aluminum paint and some fine misting with black or rust for weathering they should look close . These are 1'4" . I have a 1/4" threaded rod to run through the center which the hose will be slipped onto .I'll thread the back end into the gaunt and secure with a lock nut . A question for the pros .......... what does the second fitting ( the lower one on the right gaunt just under the seam where the 2 halves meet ) go into . On the pics I've seen it looks like a tube or dowel ??? I have a Ruffkins set up and 2 other sets of gauntlets and niether have this tube . What is it and what do i use to make it ? I would like to attach these connectors soon .

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  3. superjedi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2003
    Jun 17, 2005, 5:17 PM - Re: Found hose connectors #2

    Any opinions lately on whether the above set up is good or not?
    I'm getting ready to do a set of ROTJ gauntlets, and I'm looking to get some accurate looking hardware to finish them off.
  4. DarthBish's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2002
    Jun 17, 2005, 6:41 PM - Re: Found hose connectors #3

    they look SENSATIONAL dude, certainly way cool enough to use for gauntlets.

    Just coz they're not resin casts from someone else doesn't mean they're not right........
    To paraphrase O-WK....."Use the connectors, Luuuuuu-uuke"
  5. RBF's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2005
    Jun 18, 2005, 5:50 PM - Re: Found hose connectors #4

    I agree, they look real nice!

    I just grabbed a pvc pipe for the barrel, as indeed it misses from the kit. But a pvc pipe is way to big actually, but when painted right it doesn't really show.

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