Gauntlet hinges

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    Gauntlet hinges

    I have seen various builds and do not want to go the velcro route, but instead solid hinges. I have discovered with any prop type stuff if you go with real functionality, it lasts longer, is more solid and just looks better. I'm sure the hinges are custom made by cementing hardware from Lowe's or Home Depot and not molded on, but wanted to ask to see what everyone else has seen.

    I am just concerned alittle about the metal hinges being too heavy for the gauntlets.

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    Re: Gauntlet hinges

    here ya go brother...

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...570&lpage=none

    these hinges work perfect...just glue, 2 part epoxy, jb weld, etc, them inside the gauntlet, and you are set...they are not heavy, and do the gaunts up right...ManofWarStudios has some great pics of how he put his in...look him up in the armor section...good luck!

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    Re: Gauntlet hinges

    How about for Fett Pride's gaunts? Can you rig hinges on them? Anyone do this?

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    Timmer's Avatar
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    Re: Gauntlet hinges

    Yes, I did it. I have the thin, piano type type hinges ( I think they' re called ) on the inside of my forearm, and earth magnets holding the outside together. I followed FettDad's idea. ( Thanks Darrell ! ) You just need to trim some of the gauntlet off. I used the regular 2 part plastic epoxy to adhere the hinges and magnets.

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    Re: Gauntlet hinges

    SAme here I used piano hinges aswell with earth magnets works a treat mate

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    Re: Gauntlet hinges

    Just look around for a light weight hinge, Unless your gonna go into battle... you won't need a heavyweight hinge.

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    Re: Gauntlet hinges

    Cruzer posted a great tutorial of a gauntlet buildup HERE.

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