3D Gauntlets

boydell

New Hunter
*** UPDATE ***

Here is the Beta-1 version of the files:
https://app.box.com/s/hx1byb49t1ki3rxcxys4ku2s0tm69p4y

See the release notes at post #27

SuperTrooper/PrePro#1 Flamethrower by alexrep
https://app.box.com/s/7jfc0ozy3srysygz4r34m7ppg5yrel3b

Notes in post #29
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Thanks to everyone on the site for all the contributions. It has been a great help to my project.

I am messing with a bunch of different parts of the project at once, trying to 3D print what I can. But I can't find any files for the gauntlets, so I started making them. Making progress on the left one.

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I still needs a few greeblies, but I am getting close on the top piece of the left gauntlet.

However, there are measurements I don't have. I don't know what the measurements of the bottom piece should be, so I can adjust the top to match. Any info out there I can use?
 
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toolguy301

Guest
You are off to a good start.

As one that has modeled the gauntlets & had them 3D printed, you need to make them to fit you. There isn't much flexibility depending on how you design them. I designed mine with a built in hidden hinge & they are designed for my forearms & from what I have read MOW's gauntlets are some of the largest out there & my wrist & forearm openings are quite a bit larger than his. They fit my arms just right. Could say that I have Popeye arms. Scale from known features & study the reference photos & size them for you cause screen accurate sizes may not work for you. But keep the known areas in proportion to whatever you use for the diameters of your wrist & forearm areas. Also take into consideration that you will be wearing a long sleeve & need to account for that. The lower portion can be pretty complex due to it being conical shape.

I look forward to seeing your progress.
 

boydell

New Hunter
I hadn't thought much about that. I could probably use a cloth tape measure on my arm to figure out what size I am looking at. I will give that a shot. Thanks.

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GCNgamer128

Sr Hunter
Honestly surprised no one has printed gauntlets yet, even to make bucks or molding purposes. I'm interested to see in a physical build print of these.
 
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toolguy301

Guest
Honestly surprised no one has printed gauntlets yet, even to make bucks or molding purposes. I'm interested to see in a physical build print of these.
I had the gauntlets that I designed 3D printed but there were a few mods that were made to make them Jodo Kast specific, but I do have the base able to print as either ROTJ or ESB Boba Fett. These are designed to fit my arms & with the complexity of the design & print it would be difficult to modify which has made me reluctant to put them up for sale. Everything on them was 3D printed. With structured support & only 1 mm thick. These have held up well with over 25 troops. Even took a overhand swing from a kid at a Make A Wish event square on my right gauntlet & didn't even chip the paint. Light weight & strong.

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f34/jodo-kast-wip-51419-post654314/#post654314
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f34/jodo-kast-wip-51419-post665017/#post665017

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boydell

New Hunter
Honestly surprised no one has printed gauntlets yet, even to make bucks or molding purposes. I'm interested to see in a physical build print of these.
People have done it, but I was a little surprised there was not more of it. But then I realized the problem was a lack of available models. I will be sharing mine for free when done, and even make the source files available so they can be improved and updated. What I would really love to do is make it so they are only available here on this site. :)

I had the gauntlets that I designed 3D printed...
Toolguy, that is awesome. It's funny, I found some screenshots of your models out on the internets, and even used those pictures to help with my modeling.
 

boydell

New Hunter
I added a bottom to the left. Now the main thing I have to figure out is the hinge. But before I moved much further, I wanted to make sure it fit. So I made a quick copy of the pieces and cut out most of it:

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Printed a rough version at low res, and stuck it on my arm.

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Fits, even with the long sleeve. It is a little snug, so I may decide to bump it up just a touch. But I can continue with the modeling as-is, and scale everything up a little when printing if I want to.

Funny story, I wore the long sleeves to work today knowing my test would be finished printing so I could test it with sleeves to make sure it fit. But I ended up having to push a car in the 99 degree weather, in long sleeves. Just my luck.
 
This looks awesome!! 3d printed gaunts are a dream of mine! If these were ever a file, that would be a beautiful sight :,) will you keep the keypad size to the accuracy of the MQ-1? Or would that get scaled up too?
 

boydell

New Hunter
I don't think I would scale it up much so you would notice any difference in how the keyboard fit in there. But I kicked off a print of the MQ-1 keyboard tonight to see how it fits in the space right now. So we will see.

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djaidan

Jr Hunter
This is brilliant, ive been looking for 3d files for ages. I'll be wAtching this thread closely. And if you are looking for ideas there is a lock mechanism out there for generic gauntlets in thingiverse.Com. Think if you look for mandalorian gauntlets you'll find a hinge lock

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This is brilliant, ive been looking for 3d files for ages. I'll be wAtching this thread closely. And if you are looking for ideas there is a lock mechanism out there for generic gauntlets in thingiverse.Com. Think if you look for mandalorian gauntlets you'll find a hinge lock

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Yeah they're by April Storm, they're really helpful!! What a great design
 

Malkavian

Jr Hunter
Looks good, I 3D printed my greeblies, had a hard with the dental expander. Don't know the tolerance of your machine but print it nice and slow. Let me know how it turns out.
 

boydell

New Hunter
I decided to go ahead and print out the full left Gauntlet.

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The top shifted a bit, but not to bad. I think I can clean it up with some bondo putty. Sanding and painting, that is what is next.

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And I am almost done with the right

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tk675

Jr Hunter
that looks great. would love a copy of the 3D file. then again, I might do another impulse buy and get a 3D printer....nooo!!!!!
 

CT01125775

New Hunter
Yeah, seconding that. I'd love to get the files. I have a printer ready and these would be just the thing for a next project.


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