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    Metal gauntlets

    After looking at several threads about Wickedbeard's awesome metal gauntlets, I decided to tackle that same project by myself with the aid of WOF's templates (thank you so much for all of these wonderful templates!!!).

    So without anymore stalling, here comes the pics!

    Note : The black lines will be wiped clean. The gauntlets will be repainted as they are meant to become ROTJ (I might try a ESB set afterwards) and some pictures show the gauntlets ''assembled'' with scotch-tape.


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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Looks great bro. Keep us posted with your progress. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    I had some time to work on my right gauntlet but unfortunately, it is not quite finished yet.
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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Wow, that's really looking great! Nice work.

    What adhesive/technique are you using to attach the parts?

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    I am using some Weld-bond and/or Goop to glue the parts together... I had to make certain changes to WOF's amazing templates in order to make the gauntlets with metal sheet but it is still pretty straightforward.

    BTW, I still have to put some putty to make the lines a little less square and paint the whole things.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    great what you´ve done so far!

    I am impressed! Keep it up and show us more pics if available. ;-)

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Should have some more pics very soon... the right gauntlet should be complete sometime next week... I'll take some nicer pics then...

    Then, I'll start making the left one. But I still need to find a good dental expander.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Looking good. I love my Wickedbeard Gauntlets, the best feature of my costume!

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    Lookin great! Can't wait to see more

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    Those are looking great bud.Awesome !!

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    I can only hope mine will come out half as nice as yours wickedbeard!!

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    Just keep at it bro, you are doing great so far.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    I didn't have a lot of time recently since my last post so I didn't progress as much as I would have liked ... lots of work.

    Now, I am stuck and I would like some advice. How do you guys make the 2 halves attach together? I have a piano hinge on one side but how do you make the gauntlet close and stay closed? I was thinking velcro but I would like your input.

    BTW, as soon as the ''closing'' thingy is done I'll post some more pics before starting the paint job on that gauntlet.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    They are well on their way! I'd love to see them finished.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Those are coming out great!

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    I should be at the primer part this weekend... I'm currently working on making the 2 halves attach to each other. Then, small amount of primer to see the imperfections... then some putty, then some sanding, then repeat until satisfactory. I'll post some pics then. Maybe I'll even have some time to get started on the left gauntlet next week!

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    That is awesome dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Sorry for the bad pic but it's the only one I have and I forgot to take some more WIP pics. I should have some more decent pics of the finished right gauntlet soon as I have started to make the paintjob (wine red, black). I still need to install the 4 darts and the connectors on the outside part but I am slowly getting there...
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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Paint is done on the right gauntlet. Waiting on my 4 metal darts and need to make the 2 ''thingies'' on the outside part of the gauntlet and install the 2 switches but I am slowly getting there... unfortunately, I have cut my right thumb pretty bad so I have not made as much progress as I would have wanted.

    I'll post a picture in a few minutes...

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    Here are the pics!!

    Hopefully I should be completely done very soon and start working on the left gauntlet...
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    Dude, you are doing a great job on those!!!I am quite impressed.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    If YOU are impressed by what I have done, then I have done great!! lol

    Seriously, I never thought they would come out this nice but it is really a great deal of work to get done... I have some new respect for you Jeff... it's really not easy to make gauntlets out of metal and your customers are all in awe at your work.

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    Well thanks bro.I appreciate it.But do not sell yourself short.with time and patience you would be surprised what you can accomplish.And you are already proving what you can do.Keep it up.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    You know what, I am surprised at what I have accomplished and indeed it took time and patience... but you inspired me to make these with the great work you have done and the help you gave me and that was a big part of my ''success''. I might just tackle some metal armor eventually...hehehe. Seriously, you just can't replicate the ''feeling'' of metal.

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    Re: Metal gauntlets

    My right gauntlet is now officially completely done. I will now dedicate some more time to my left gauntlet. All my parts are now in and my metal is pretty much all cut now so on with the assembly!! I'll post some pics of the finished right gaunt and progress on the left gaunt this week.

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