Subscribe
  1. Nocturne's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    172
    Nov 3, 2005, 9:57 AM - Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #1

    Do you guys just glue your rocket onto the gaunt?
    My rocket is Resin (and painted) and my Gauntlets are Fibreglass.

    I'm concerned that glueing isn't gonna be strong enough.
    Would I be better off drilling the rocket pod and running some pins between gaunt and rocket as well as the glue?
  2. Become a member for 90 days and create 50 posts and you won't see these ads.Register now!
  3. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    5,042
    Nov 3, 2005, 10:08 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #2

    i drilled into the resin rocket and put 2 rivets in, one near each end. this is a sort of risky way to do it, since the rivet could, in theory, crack the rocket. i figured that i could always glue it back together if i needed to.
  4. Pavespawn's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2005
    Posts
    589
    Nov 3, 2005, 10:10 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #3

    What I did was drill out two holes in my rocket and JB Weld in some screws so they were pointing down. Then I drill two holes in my gaunt to match and bolted them together.
  5. Nocturne's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    172
    Nov 3, 2005, 10:12 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #4

    Which brings me to another question - JB Weld.
    Anyone know where I can get it in the UK - or does Araldite do as good a job?

    (I like the screw Idea! - I have a few nuts and bolts left from fixing my shoulder studs)
  6. Darth Mule's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    423
    Nov 4, 2005, 8:30 PM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #5

    Pretty much anything that hardens into a plastic-like substance will do the trick. an epoxy resin, or something even.
  7. Nocturne's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    172
    Nov 5, 2005, 3:41 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #6

    Cheers guys.
    I went with the nut/bolt idea (and araldite'd the nut into the rocket pod)
    It worked so well I did the same for my flame thrower.
  8. RBF's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    2,173
    Nov 5, 2005, 6:59 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #7

    just screwed through the gaunt right into the rocket, with some kit inbetween.. aint going anywhere...
  9. Pavespawn's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2005
    Posts
    589
    Nov 5, 2005, 7:08 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #8

    Here is the basic idea:




Similar Threads

  1. Any one have left Gaunlet Rocket blueprint?
    By SPY007 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Apr 29, 2010, 6:21 PM
  2. Left Gauntlet Rocket - Plumb Bob Questions
    By batninja in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Nov 3, 2007, 8:22 AM
  3. Left Gauntlet Rocket...Rubber?
    By postmortem01 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jan 7, 2006, 11:01 AM
  4. Left gauntlet rocket or laser?
    By phantom viper in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Apr 8, 2004, 11:49 AM
  5. Left Gaunt LED Diagram / Tutorial
    By Migrate from As You Wish in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Oct 18, 2002, 1:08 AM