Artakha's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build

Discussion in 'Prop Building Workshop' started by Artakha, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. PapaFett

    PapaFett Member

    I only suggested it because this isn't an extremely inticate mold. Your best bet would still be the silicone mold just because of the small recessed areas at the front (the whole for the led, etc.). But I make fiberglass molds when I cast parts for motorcycles such as seats or covers for a hot surface. It's good for making carbon fiber parts, which I doubt you'll make carbon fiber gauntlets but HEY! You never know right?;)
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  2. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    PapaFett I'll have to explore that technique.

    I've been working on these quite aggressively, I hope they'll be ready to mold real soon. I got machined parts for detail areas and so on so some awesome stuff should be be about to burst its cover!
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  3. germany

    germany New Member

    I think I've been trying to build these things using the wrong medium.
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  4. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Awesome stuff !! Looking forward to the next post !!
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  5. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Still trying to get the hang of the new software...not sure if there's an in-between option between the full-size image and thumbnail.

    Here ya go! Stuff isn't finished but it's getting close. I plan to offer these as either fully finished armor pieces or kits, but the material will be resin reinforced with fiberglass since I don't have a vacuforming table, as yet.

    Also, I have gotten a working flamethrower made to go inside the ROTJ housing for my personal costume. That will be unveiled at a later time, perhaps....







  6. RealMatix

    RealMatix Member

    Very clean work! Your fingers must hurt from sanding :D
  7. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    You bet...still not perfect either, LOL. :eek: Gonna get there soon (I hope) :D
  8. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Honestly man I just go with what I have and what will deal with the beating. Cardboard and a mixture of sintra and styrene seems to be working for me, but I tried just styrene once and it failed miserably structurally.
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  9. ThatRndmBounty

    ThatRndmBounty Active Member

    Very cool scratch build. I just got a mq-1 calculator also. I'll try not to break it...
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  10. robotzo

    robotzo Jr Member

    Oh my
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  11. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Hahahaha. For sure...although I never plan to bring this to conventions, even if they didn't explicitly say something about it. Mostly I'm making it for my personal satisfaction and the sheer coolness factor :D
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  12. Kdogg211187

    Kdogg211187 Jr Member

    Have you seen the trailer for "Science and Star Wars"? One of those little webisodes will be Boba Fett centered and deal with a wrist mounted flamethrower.
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  13. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    I will definitely have to check that out!! (y)
  14. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    So it's been awhile but I've been working on these on and off. Here's some updates....

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    Although I've stuck both halves together, I still plan to mold each half separately.

    We're getting quite close.
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  15. GeekdadX7

    GeekdadX7 Member

    You have a serious gift Artakha, beautiful sculpt/paintjob on your helmet, and these gauntlets are looking great too.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
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  16. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Thanks man! Means a lot
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
  17. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    Awesome. If I had the time, I would build one instead of getting a kit.
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  18. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Time is the name of the game
  19. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Coming along Very Nicely !! Looking forward to you next pics !!
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  20. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Getting real close this time!

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  21. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Looking Good !!! BTW, you're not going to be able to use that air filter in your air conditioning unit now !!!
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  22. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    True that! Not that I ever got the air filter for any other purpose than this
  23. Hames13

    Hames13 Jr Member

    Just found this! Awesome stuff!
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  24. GeekdadX7

    GeekdadX7 Member

    Dude, those are coming along great. :)
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