Mad Max's MM2 Road Warrior gloves - A Replica Warrior Guide

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Mad Max's MM2 Road Warrior gloves - A Replica Warrior Guide

Postby Max Replica » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:12 pm

So here are the replica gloves I made.
Max's gloves in the second movie are really beat up and torn. They are NOT the same gloves he had in the first movie.
On Karol's advice I used a pair of Rothco police search gloves. They can be found pretty readily online. They are very thin, good quality leather and a dead ringer for Max's gloves in the second movie. My only criticism of the Rothco gloves is that the elastic at the bottom is a bit too close to the glove and once you cut it off you're left with very little room. I think it would be great if there were about another inch or even half inch before the elastic.

Anyway, I got together all of the best screenshots I could find and tried to replicate Max's gloves down to every last little cut. And I think I got pretty darn close. One detail you may notice is the piece of leather cord holding part of the right glove together. This string will vary depending on which screenshot you look at. Later in the movie, when Max is given the shotgun shells, the loose ends from this cord are cut very close to the knot. This is the version I went with. Earlier in the movie, when he uses his binoculars to look down at the compound, you'll see that the ends of cord hanging out of the knot are much longer.

These gloves would normally be dirtier when I wear them but I took these pictures after wearing them at the Anaheim Comic Con all day and some of the dirt had come off.

I did do just a touch of sandpaper weathering to the gloves, but not much. The fullers earth sticks to them pretty well and makes them look weathered enough (even if it is mostly rubbed off in these shots). And much of the weathered quality comes from all of the cutting.

The palm side:
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The back side:
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You'll notice that Max has a hole on every one of his knuckles. This is a little known detail. The holes on the knuckles of his right hand are smaller than the ones on the left, and are harder to catch a glimpse of during the movie, but I can confirm that they are there. One of the behind-the-scenes promo photos shows them well.
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Re: My Mad Max MM2 Road Warrior gloves

Postby Max Replica » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:14 pm

CONTINUED
The right hand:
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Re: My Mad Max MM2 Road Warrior gloves

Postby Max Replica » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:16 pm

CONTINUED
The left hand:
(Both gloves are the exact same color, the lighting is just different shot to shot)
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You'll see that the Rothco search gloves are not lined. They are very comfortable to wear as well.
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Re: My Mad Max MM2 Road Warrior gloves

Postby HUMVEE Driver » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:23 pm

Wow... you certainly are hard core about accuracy. I'm almost embarassed to wear my outfit now. Nah, on second thought I can still flaunt my original belt pouch in front of ya!

Seriously, I envison you someday offering screen accurate replicas of every costume piece Max has. Well done.

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Re: My Mad Max MM2 Road Warrior gloves

Postby Max Replica » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:52 am

Thanks Humvee. And no matter what, you'll always be better looking than me. So there's that.
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Re: My Mad Max MM2 Road Warrior gloves

Postby tk4013 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:13 pm

Your a tough act to follow jwrites, thanks for posting these pics helps alot!
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Re: My Mad Max MM2 Road Warrior gloves

Postby HUMVEE Driver » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Better looking...? I can't remember the last time I was accused of being better looking than anyone! If you say so, buddy! :lol:

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