If you want to mold and cast them in resin, go ahead. I just did 2 real ones like that on my own gauntlet. Metal doesn't chip like resin can. LOL
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...t-costume.html) you can see the hex portion of the flare nut is longer than the one here, the same problem I had with my "found part". I trimmed the base with a cut-off wheel and wrapped the hex portion with tape, made a small cylinder to keep the center clear, and filled the space with JB Weld to extend them. I think they turned out looking closer to the original:
When I was putting these together, I thought the actual sizes are mismatched (they don't really screw together), and you may want to get a larger coupler to match the original.
Very true sir! I'm always just horribly paranoid something bad will happen to my originals. Hence the copies of everything!