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  1. Nocturne's Avatar
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    Nov 3, 2005, 10:57 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?
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    Nov 3, 2005, 11:08 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.
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    Nov 3, 2005, 11:10 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.
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    Nov 3, 2005, 11:12 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)
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    Nov 4, 2005, 9:30 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.
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    Nov 5, 2005, 4:41 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.
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    Nov 5, 2005, 7:59 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...
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    Nov 5, 2005, 8:08 AM - Re: Fixing the Rocket pod to the Left Gaunt ... #8

    Here is the basic idea:




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