Ah, that explains why the cuff did look a bit long. Good thinking with just painting the hose, I personally would have wiped it with some sandpaper, heh. Can't wait to see the finished product, and I dearly wish I did have some extra money laying around to purchase some of the stuff you make!
It will all come together and make sense after its done.
Not many people have money to blow on costume items, especially now days!
Thanks for your input! I appreciate it when people point out, could be, flaws. Sometimes i bypass them....