My sheet aluminum... gauntlets / armor.. PICS

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    My sheet aluminum... gauntlets / armor.. PICS

    Hi everyone I've been wanting to share some pics of my scratch built sheet metal armor.
    These armor pieces were made by multiple layers of sheet aluminum glued together. Everything was made mostly by hand and with the help of many reference pics of the real armor. I hope this link is working properly ..anyway on with the pics.....



    http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/met...bum?.dir=/c3c8



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    Re: My sheet aluminum... gauntlets / armor.. PICS

    Link works fine. Great job Metallboy. You've got a nice setup.

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    Dude! That's awesome!
    Those gauntlets are made of sheet metal???? Wow, I'm really impressed man. Never seen metal gauntlets before...expecially like that.

    Bartek

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    those are insane! nice work man!

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    That looks great! What kind of glue did you use?

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    ok you suck.... do u still have the templates? nice work dude!

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    THANKS all of you guys for your comments.. I used a glue called ''SEAL-ALL''to join the sheet aluminum together and to assemble everything as well. This glue works outstanding you can find it at almost any hardware store and Home Depot. As for templates well I dont really have any diffinative ones at all. I just simply made cardboard templates first ''as a test''. Sorry I never saved them they were to crappy. I can tell you this once I had the aluminum patterns cut out, I had to ''trim''curve and adjust to get it right. I guess its safe to say that some of the techniques used with the sintra can be used with sheet metal as well. Warning metal is tricky and a little hard to work with..

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    Sweet job! [img]images/smiles//Albino.gif[/img]

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    Yeah, that is some really awesome stuff you got there!!! terrific job!!!!
    Damian

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    WOW !

    Great Job Metalboy !!!!

    FP

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    That's too damn cool.

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    Thanks again you guys , let me remind you they are not thin or flimsy in fact they have a decent thickness and they are very solid and most of all light in weight.

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    VERY cool. I made sheet aluminum shoulders last year, from the stuff at Lowe's. They came out great.

    Looks good.


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    Good job Metallboy. Armor and gauntlets are coming along great.
    Do you work on cars? Scratch build gauntlets are nice!!

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    I have to agree with all the previous posts...this stuff looks great. Really top notch work! How long did it take you? What kind of tools did you use?

    The best thing I like about using metal is it makes weathering SOOO much easier.


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    Wow!!!!! Really, really nice - will you be making more chest armor?

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    Sorry for not replying back to some of you guys. Ok many members ask me what tools did I use to make these gauntlets.
    Well I use ,
    Tools: sheetmetal cutting scissors , a dremel with cutting discs and metal grinding bits,hand files,some steel putty ,and some round and square objects around the house for shaping the armor and most of all ''my bare hands and eyes'' thats all.
    As for me making chest pieces sure it can be done. My entire sheet metal armor is solid with decent curves and shape they are also firm and feather weight.

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    PM sent

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    Those are awesome! Great work, man!

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    Thank you, all of you guys for your comments..

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    I really love those gauntlets man! I only hope my vacced ones come out half as good!

    If we could only vaccum-form aluminum...


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    Re: My sheet aluminum... gauntlets / armor.. PICS

    hell yeah
    nice work
    my armor is made with a sheet of alloy of alum and sync
    but your armor looks fantastic
    the gauntlets are awesome .... man i need to make my gauntlets with metal

    thanks for share




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    Damn fine work man! I really the like the metal!

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