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    Nov 25, 2015, 7:38 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #26

    Sanded and primed.



    As always advice and criticism is much appreciated.

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    Nov 26, 2015, 2:19 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #27

    looking good
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    Nov 29, 2015, 7:19 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #28

    Looking very nice! This gives me hope that it can be done! lol
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    Dec 3, 2015, 12:50 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #29

    How many coats of polyurethane do you use on the cardboard and what exactly do you use? Pics would be nice.

    I bought some minwax stuff. Maybe I put it on too thin. How many coats? Would resin work better?

    Lastly, how do you read the WoF template? I think I'll just cut everything out then try to mimic your steps. I can't figure out his gauntlet drawings at all.
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    Dec 3, 2015, 5:05 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #30

    Quote JSmails said: View Post
    How many coats of polyurethane do you use on the cardboard and what exactly do you use? Pics would be nice.

    I bought some minwax stuff. Maybe I put it on too thin. How many coats? Would resin work better?

    Lastly, how do you read the WoF template? I think I'll just cut everything out then try to mimic your steps. I can't figure out his gauntlet drawings at all.
    I can't seem to find the tub of poly I was using, but I don't know why yours would work any different. I had done multiple layers with mine to help smooth things out, at least 3 coats. As of yet, I have no resin experience, so I cannot say anything on this. As for the gauntlet shape, I looked at some other people's builds to help me too, but the main help was looking through the 'Gallery' part of the board where they've got all sorts of reference photos up. TBH I would just go for it, and if it ends up a disaster, just start again. The left gauntlet I made at the beginning turned out trash because of a poor choice in material (flimsy) and the right one has only come this far after another failure (which I didn't post). I might look at these two threads for further ideas as to how to go about making these: work in progress: WoF gauntlets bobamaker: Gauntlet Project
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    Dec 4, 2015, 6:25 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #31

    Okay, that bobamaker tutorial was awesome. It got me wondering, can you paint straight on to foam board?

    In that tutorial he never mentions sealing anything like you have to do with cardboard.

    I think I've been trying to build these things using the wrong medium.
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    Dec 9, 2015, 6:14 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #32

    Quote JSmails said: View Post
    Okay, that bobamaker tutorial was awesome. It got me wondering, can you paint straight on to foam board?

    In that tutorial he never mentions sealing anything like you have to do with cardboard.

    I think I've been trying to build these things using the wrong medium.
    I don't know tbh...I've been able to paint directly on sintra, but I haven't tried anything else...just test it on a bit of scrap is my advice
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    Dec 12, 2016, 6:59 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #33

    Well, so a year has passed. This project got forgotten due to all my spare efforts being put into the EP Fett helmet V2, sadly.

    However, at the request of another member (shoutout to TDH member Robb), I've been commissioned to finish these. The right gauntlet has been sanded and primed, and I've added some bits of sintra and styrene to beef it up for when I add on more bondo, and clear up some detail areas:
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    The left gauntlet I'm redoing from scratch. I'll post some progress on that later.

    The plan is to cast these both and offer fiberglass kits hopefully soon.
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    Dec 19, 2016, 2:04 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #34

    So I began remaking the left gauntlet. There were numerous issues with the first, some being structural and some being just related to not being accurate enough for my tastes.

    So I began with layering some foam board...

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    Here for the added platform I used some sintra on the top of the foam board and some styrene for the front angled bit.

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    And some more foam board, styrene, and a 3D printed keyboard.

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    More updates coming soon!!
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    Jan 5, 2017, 2:36 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #35

    Progress! (apologies for the weird photo orientation, I don't know what's going on there)
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    Jan 5, 2017, 9:47 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #36

    looks great so far
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    Jan 6, 2017, 2:54 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #37

    Quote 22ssplt said: View Post
    looks great so far
    Thank you! Progress will pick up in the coming week I should think
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    Jan 13, 2017, 9:04 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #38

    Gauntlet progress!

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    Jan 16, 2017, 1:16 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #39

    Progress....the sanding strikes back

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    Jan 19, 2017, 12:15 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #40

    Left gauntlet with the beginnings of the flamethrower, for ROTJ style. I may build the ESB version at some point, but as I've been commissioned to do a ROTJ pair I'm focusing on this first.

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    Feb 1, 2017, 9:34 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #41

    More progress photos!

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    Feb 13, 2017, 8:45 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #42

    Some further progress.


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    Feb 13, 2017, 8:56 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #43

    I managed to snag a Casio MQ-1 for this project! The trick to opening it up after unscrewing lies in this little plastic latch which basically just needs to be forced. No damage thankfully.

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    Here's the circuit-board used in the keyslots behind the helmet.

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    A comparison between the RafalFett 3D model of the keypad (from Shapeways) and the real deal.

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    Mold making commenced and I soon had casts of both the MQ-1's face and the battery cover, which I'll be using on the left gauntlet master.

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    Apr 26, 2017, 4:20 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #44

    Looking Really great! You got an mq1!? I Really could use a casting from that! Do you sell any?
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    Apr 27, 2017, 10:24 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #45

    Quote Kimozaki said: View Post
    Looking Really great! You got an mq1!? I Really could use a casting from that! Do you sell any?
    Sent you a PM!
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    4 Weeks Ago - May 26, 2017, 8:55 AM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #46

    Still working on this!!! Mostly just fine tuning of all the details. Here's the ROTJ flamethrower housing!

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    3 Weeks Ago - May 29, 2017, 10:43 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #47

    I'm going to start my own ROTJ gauntlet build but before I begin... any advice. I see you've played around with different build materials. From your experience and what you've learned is there a material that worked best for you.
    Sintra? Foam board? Cardboard?
    I would like to learn from any mistakes you have made, tho I'm sure I'll make plenty of my own. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 1, 2017, 7:59 PM - Re: Le1120's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build #48

    Quote zamirskid said: View Post
    I'm going to start my own ROTJ gauntlet build but before I begin... any advice. I see you've played around with different build materials. From your experience and what you've learned is there a material that worked best for you.
    Sintra? Foam board? Cardboard?
    I would like to learn from any mistakes you have made, tho I'm sure I'll make plenty of my own. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
    Hey! I would suggest using a non-porous material for the exterior, and for that I've found sheet styrene or sintra to work best. Foam board makes for an excellent light support interior material, and cardboard is very study. I've used a combination of all those with good results in different directions, so its really up to you!

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