Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

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    Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    Hey denters & Fettishists,

    After scratchbuilding my jetpack, I've continued on to the next hurdle, the gauntlets.

    Still using WoF's templates and many pics from reference and your wonderful projects, I'm building these babies with Forex and all means available

    Here my first progress report making the Rocket and progress on the right gauntlet (CLICK image for 100% version):

    Last edited by tk1450; Jul 2, 2012 at 3:32 PM. Reason: New photos of flamethrower unit

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB)

    I like this buildup... excellent missle!

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    clonecollector said: View Post
    I like this buildup... excellent missle!
    Thank you . I'm very happy with the way the missle turned out. If the rest goes in the same fashion, I'm on my way building some killer gauntlets ^_^


    did i just jinx it?

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Time for another update:

    Working really hard to get these gauntlets finished. Buildup of both gauntlets is almost finished. Left to do is the flamethrower unit.

    Thanks for looking, and curious for your comments as always

    Here my second progress report wrapping progress on the right gauntlet and nearly finished the left gauntlet (CLICK image for 100% version):


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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Wow, great looking Gaunts indeed...

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Those are coming out nice. I have to ask, what is Forex? I did a Google search and all I found is a trading company?

    Bonded Hawk

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Forex is the European Sintra! Foamed PVC. And the Gaunts look AWESOME tk1450.

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    Excellent job TK....

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    I'm familiar with Sintra, thanks.

    BH

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    I really like this. You've made something seemingly difficult look ridiculously easy. My guess is it would be somewhere in-between. Well done.
    I shall have to look in my local hobby store for an Australian version of Forex/Sintra.... I think in Australia, it might be called 'Bonza' (TIC)

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    These really look great! And they are ESB!... can't wait to see you do the flame unit.

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    @Bill, it's also called "PVC Foam", search for it.

    You're doing a really nice job tk1450!

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Nice, clean, amazing work! It's good to have craftsman like you here. Keep up the excellent work!

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the kind compliments! Your praise fuels my drive and motivation to go the extra mile

    Bill said: View Post
    I really like this. You've made something seemingly difficult look ridiculously easy.
    Thank you, Bill. I must admit having the right material to work with makes a big difference, but patience to measure and measure again really makes it more easy. I'm not rushing this project so I take my time and redo a part if I %$^# it up
    Good luck finding the foamed PVC. It took me a while and finally found a co here that delivers large sheets to the marketing/media industry. Apparently they make signs etc from this material too.



    clonecollector said: View Post
    These really look great! And they are ESB!... can't wait to see you do the flame unit.
    Thanks! The flame unit is up next.

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    Those are very sweet indeed. Excellent job mate.

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    you've inspired me to try to scratch build that rocket... i'll call the girlfriend and tell her i won't be around for awhile.

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    How did you get your PVC to curve? And what kind of adhesive did you use?

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    just the tutorial pics I need to complete my guants, very cool thanks

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED May 4th]

    FINALLY!

    After several attempts to make the flamethrower unit, I finally built one that's close enough for me

    Here my third progress report creating the flamethrower unit (CLICK image for 100% version):
    Thanks for looking


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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    Amazing! Looks great!

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    I am at awe

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    I want one of your flamethrowers Great job on this!!! Mine went missing on a recent troop so I am looking for something like this until someone has a set of ESB gauntlets for sale.

    Terrantula

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    exelnte trabajo XD

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    Hey Guys.. thank you for your compliments! / muchas gracias por sus cumplidos

    First layer of primer is on both gauntlets and the flamethrower.. I'll post pics asap

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    Re: Building the gauntlets (ESB) [UPDATED]

    Try sign shops for Sintra. I go to local sign shop and the owner gives all the scraps I want for little or nothing. I believe it is actually Styrene and/or ABS.

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