Gauntlets gauntlet darts

trooperkev

Active Hunter
thanks FP. By the way...those new gauntlets are great. i look forward to getting them finished. i will have before and after pics of the helmet and gauntlets soon. just need to know where to host pics or what not.

kevin
 

fettpride

Well-Known Hunter

trooperkev wrote:

thanks FP. By the way...those new gauntlets are great. i look forward to getting them finished. i will have before and after pics of the helmet and gauntlets soon. just need to know where to host pics or what not.

kevin
Shoot them my way, I'd be happy to host them. Otherwise, you can host them with Secol_fett's hosting site for TDH Members

:)cheers Secol_Fett)

http://200.72.163.179/cdref/tdh/
 

trooperkev

Active Hunter
thanks FP, hopefully the pics will show up. here are a couple of pics of my new jango glass gauntlets as well as my msh2 that i am converting to jango.

well for some reason my file is too big so i can upload it. will try again tonight.


Gauntlets


Chest armor (thanks arturo)I did mod them a little bit to fit my frame better. i took 2 pieces of abs and glues them and then heated them to contour it to my chest as well as add the slight angles seen.




kevin
 

fettpride

Well-Known Hunter
;)


Hey Kevin, I meant to ask .. what is that blue stuff? I've seen and used quite a few fillers, but I don't recognize that?

FP
 

SEEKER

Well-Known Hunter
wow - those gauntlets look awesome and sharp! hopefully one day I could upgrade mine ;)
 

trooperkev

Active Hunter
it is acryl-green. spot filling putty made 3M. it is what auto body shops use. the bondo putty starts to shrink and crack this stuff doesnt. it is pretty easy to use.

hey seeker drop me a line if you can. i need to ask you a question or two.

kevin
 

SEEKER

Well-Known Hunter

trooperkev wrote:


hey seeker drop me a line if you can. i need to ask you a question or two.

kevin
you should post the question here, maybe other people on this board could help as well.

turo
 

asok

Well-Known Hunter

trooperkev wrote:

it is acryl-green. spot filling putty made 3M. it is what auto body shops use. the bondo putty starts to shrink and crack this stuff doesnt. it is pretty easy to use.
Where can I get it?
 

trooperkev

Active Hunter
u can get it a NAPA stores or any auto body repair shop.

thanks turo, the question i have has already been talked about and posted before.... i was wondering what colors people have used to paint there armor and gauntlets with. I am also looking for a good pattern for my vest. i know turo had his mad by someone but i doubt she would send me the pattern. i would like to get something close to that. also what color and material have you used to make the vest out of.

once again i know this has been discussed before but i don't want to go through all these threads and past posts to find it.

kevin
 

Foxbatkllr

Well-Known Hunter
Most people use grey primer plus silver leaf rub n buff wax for the helmet, armor and gauntlets. No silver spray paint. Some people have used grey primer plus silver spray paint plus rub n buff. Obi-Sean Kenobi used this method with great results, however I used it on my first paint job with poor results. A few people have used just silver spray paint with no rub n buff. The majority of the best results that I have seen came with the grey primer plus rub n buff and nothing else method. I used that method on my second paint job with great success. As for the vest, most people use charcoal grey vinyl/pleather. Some use black, though that is inaccurate. I believe Turo took a black leather police jacket and had it made into a vest then weathered it so much that it became dark grey. He got great results with that method obviously. On my next vest I may buy some dark grey leather and have it made into a vest.
 

SEEKER

Well-Known Hunter

Foxbatkllr wrote:

Most people use grey primer plus silver leaf rub n buff wax for the helmet, armor and gauntlets. No silver spray paint. Some people have used grey primer plus silver spray paint plus rub n buff. Obi-Sean Kenobi used this method with great results, however I used it on my first paint job with poor results. A few people have used just silver spray paint with no rub n buff. The majority of the best results that I have seen came with the grey primer plus rub n buff and nothing else method. I used that method on my second paint job with great success. As for the vest, most people use charcoal grey vinyl/pleather. Some use black, though that is inaccurate. I believe Turo took a black leather police jacket and had it made into a vest then weathered it so much that it became dark grey. He got great results with that method obviously. On my next vest I may buy some dark grey leather and have it made into a vest.
BINGO!!
 

obi sean kenobi

Well-Known Hunter
thanks for the compliment foxbatklr!

i actually use rustoleum dark gray automobile primer, then rustoleum aluminum spray, then silver leaf rub n buff applied copiously by hand (then buff it out with a white cottom t-shirt until that baby is SHINY!!!!).
works like a charm for me, though you can tell by pictures that the all rub n buff method is equally impressive or moreso.
BKBT and RA make nice, accurate, reasonably priced vests by the way....
I used a t-shirt pattern for mine, got rid of the yoke and sleeves and modded the neck. I drew my own pattern for the cap sleeve. I sewed mine out of dark gray "marine/headliner" vinyl - it doesnt have the cotton backing and has a leather-like quality to it. the only problem is it doesnt allow your torso to "breathe" - so youre basically COVERED in sweat when you take it off.
good luck!
sean
 

trooperkev

Active Hunter
does anyone have a good pattern for the shoulder bells. i noticed that the jango shoulder bell and the boba are different in that jango has 8 angles and boba has 6.

kevin


by the way thanks for the advice guys/gals. it is helping out alot.
 

trooperkev

Active Hunter
just a quick update. things are coming along fine with the helmet and gauntlets. i should have some pics by weeks end. i had to wait as the filler putty i am using is not the quick drying stuff as bondo. it hasnt got a catalyst. this is professional grade auto body filler putty that is nice and smooth and consistant. best part is that there is no cracking and bonds quite nicely with the rest of the helmet.


kevin
 
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jangoboba

Guest
About the gaunt darts,take off the tips of ball-point pens.messy,but cheap.
 
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