3D Gauntlets

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Costume' started by boydell, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. boydell

    boydell New Member

    *** UPDATE ***

    Here is the Beta-1 version of the files:

    See the release notes at post #27

    SuperTrooper/PrePro#1 Flamethrower by alexrep

    Notes in post #29

    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.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 1.51.45 PM.png

    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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  2. toolguy301

    toolguy301 Active Member

    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.
  3. boydell

    boydell New Member

    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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  4. GCNgamer128

    GCNgamer128 Sr Member

    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.
  5. toolguy301

    toolguy301 Active Member

    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.


    Jodo_Kast_LH_Gauntlet_Comparison_Inside_zps440b5afe.jpg Jodo_Kast_RH_Gauntlet_Comparison_Outside_zps007547f8.jpg
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  6. boydell

    boydell New Member

    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. :)

    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.
  7. boydell

    boydell New Member

    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:

    Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 1.13.22 PM.png

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


    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.
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  8. BobasDent1138

    BobasDent1138 Member

    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?
  9. boydell

    boydell New Member

    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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  10. djaidan

    djaidan Jr Member

    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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  11. BobasDent1138

    BobasDent1138 Member

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

    Malkavian Jr Member

    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.
  13. boydell

    boydell New Member

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


    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.


    And I am almost done with the right

    Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 5.09.45 PM.png
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  14. TheZeroEffect

    TheZeroEffect Member

    very cool, coming along very nicely
  15. BobasDent1138

    BobasDent1138 Member

    Give me give me give me!!!! Awesome job!!!
  16. RedBeard

    RedBeard Jr Member

    Hell yes, I'm excited for this

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  17. Skypig

    Skypig Member

    Following this. Looks great.

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  18. tk675

    tk675 Jr Member

    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!!!!!
  19. CT01125775

    CT01125775 New Member

    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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  20. RedBeard

    RedBeard Jr Member

    How's your progress coming on the ESB version?

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  21. Darth Voorhees

    Darth Voorhees Well-Known Member

    I think for size compatibility i would just adjust the bottom half of the shells. Although mine are hand fabricated, i plan to eventually make 3 size bottoms for different arm sizes to fit a wider range of folks. You could probably do the same fairly easily and be able to offer them

    But yea they are lookin good so far! I need to get a 3D printer to make masters with. Im not a huge fan of 3D printed stuff unless its the super detail versions from shpeways which end up being a little costly, but to make base forms it would be a great help!
  22. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    That's awesome man keep up the good work

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  23. boydell

    boydell New Member

    I have not yet done any custom parts for either ESB or rotj. But I did paint them up as is, I will post some pictures.
    That is a really interesting idea. I may not do it myself, but I will be making these open source, so people can create variation like that.

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  24. boydell

    boydell New Member

    So, I printed up the second set, and painted everything. There are some big pieces missing still, and I have no hinges, but I needed to get basic gauntlets done for Salt Lake Comic Con.

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  25. ToEleven

    ToEleven Member

    Ooooh sweet! Now I'm inspired to try this!

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