For Sale Interest Thread: Elstree Precision Co Ltd Continuation Left Gauntlet Laser Run


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boba87fett

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Hi everyone,

This thread will serve as an interest thread for the upcoming continuation run of Elstree Precision Co Ltd Left Gauntlet Lasers. Pertinent information can be found below.

Enjoy!

- Steven

Elstree Precision Co Ltd Continuation Left Gauntlet Laser

In 1978, Elstree Precision Co Ltd located in Borehamwood, UK was tasked with providing several metal components for the costume of a specialized Supertrooper character that later evolved into the bounty hunter character, Boba Fett.

In the fall of 2020, a continuation run of the original Supertrooper/Boba Fett left gauntlet laser production run was initiated by Elstree Precision Co Ltd for the first time in over 42 years.

The project team is composed of several noteworthy individuals with the first being the former owner of Elstree Precision Co Ltd and the maker of the original pieces, Dragomir Dundjerovic. Additionally, other Elstree engineers like Chris Cudby (who also worked on The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi) were utilized for their skill and experience. At the helm of the project was the current owner and Managing Director of Elstree Precision Co Ltd, John Haigh.

The team utilized vintage original drawings, vintage and contemporary photos in order to produce these screen accurate lasers.

Not only are the lasers visibly the most screen accurate pieces available, but the project has remained true to the manufacturing process and materials used. The laser body & tips are made from Aluminium, while the laser cones are made from a special Copper alloy that Dragomir has confirmed would have been used to produce the originals. They are machined using a combination of manual lathes and mills as they would have been in 1978. The hardware supplied will be steel 4BA bolts, which is true to the 1970’s era.

This initial continuation run of lasers will have a target shipping date of late December 2020. The laser will come in a collector presentation box with serial number engraving and a signed certificate of authenticity.

The cost is $350 shipped US - if you'd like insurance it can be added. If you have any interest in being added to the interest list, please contact me via private message or IG messenger. Thanks for looking!


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boba87fett

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Got some questions about why we are calling this a gauntlet "laser" vs gauntlet "rocket."

1. Original Supertrooper build documentation calls it a "laser." This is what Elstree Precision made for Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back.

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2. In RotJ, we can see laser blasts shooting from it:

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Hope that helps!
 

Marv

Hunter
So tempting, I don't have much in the way of Fett stuff but looking at that gauntlet looks like a nice display piece in its own right.
Who make the gauntlet and side pieces?
 

boba87fett

Active Hunter
Update: These will be shipping from the UK in January. The lasers are completed. Presentation cases are close to done. We don’t want to risk shipping them in the crazy Christmas rush. More to follow.

In the mean time check out the trailer for Star Wars Xtra
which will document the making of the Elstree Precision ears and gauntlet laser in the near future!
 
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