ROTJ gaunt help

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    ROTJ gaunt help

    I need some help, the gauntlets I recently bought, they have been trimmed. That being said, I have to put the piano hinges on, does anyone got advice? Help? Progress?

    What is the best way to attach them as well?

    They are Ruffkins, I am pretty sure.

    I bought them from someone on the board.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    You can use rivits... and the ones I am talking about are installed the way a snap is installed, not with a rivit gun. Also you can gule in a shim of styrine to it. Basicly just cut a square of styrine that will over lap the henge but also spread about .25 inches outside the hinge area and appy some plastic weild or use some pro weld (can be found at a hobby shop) that will permanitly bond the plastic to plastic.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Save yourself a ton of headache, use velcro on both sides. Thats what I did with my Ruffkins.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    I cant, that is the problem, they have been trimmed. They have been trimmed to where one side doesnt overlap the other. I cant use velcro as much as I would like to.


    What I mean is, the top no longer overlaps the bottom (if they ever did) and I cant use velcro, that was my original idea, but it looks as if I need to use piano hinges.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Here's a link to a set of mine I put hinges on for Darthmiller
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ghlight=hinges

    Scroll down the page and you can get a good look at them. I cut out a channel for the center part of the hinge to fit in on one side(I think its the lower shell) and used Welders glue to glue them on. I prefer that look over rivets as it's cleaner and helps hide the hinged look some.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    I dont know what mine are now....They are ROTJ, but they are not you'r Ruffkin....they dont have the 4 squares on the right one.

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    Why can't you just glue a piece of styrene on the inside of your lower gaunt to stick up inside the top ?

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    zombierepellent said: View Post
    Why can't you just glue a piece of styrene on the inside of your lower gaunt to stick up inside the top ?
    I have thought of that too, I dont know how that would work, and if it would work too well, I was thinking just cut a piece of styrene for each side, and use some plastic weld. I have never used the stuff, by my friend here said it works wonders.

    The only reason I dont jump the gun to do that is I dont know who well that would hold, nor would I know if it would look OK.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    if done right I don't see why it wouldn't look good. I think if you add 2 pieces of styrene, one to build the other clearance, it should make it so the bottom half wont have to flex and run the possibility of cracking your paint over time. Plastic well should hold fine, when it comes to styrene even plain old super glue holds extremely well. just not the gel kind.

    This is knda what I'm talking about.


    Just put the opposite part of the velcro in the gauntlet top and you should be set.
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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help


    Back of the rocket not sanded, the rocket itself was not sanded before painting (not by me)

    Repaint the rocket?

    Resin pieces and flamethrower piece

    Left gaunt

    Right gaunt




    Not trimmed very well in some areas, but trimmed to where I think I cant use velcro unless I do the styrene on the bottom half

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Please excuse the quality of the pics

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    Nice Mustang in the background!

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    mandalore697 said: View Post
    Nice Mustang in the background!
    That is my neighbors, and they take pis poor care of it.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    anyone?

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    If you heat them up you could make them line up better, in all honesty they look too small for you.

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    If you heat them up you could make them line up better, in all honesty they look too small for you.
    HAHAHAhAh
    that is funny because they are smaller than my other gauntlets, and my older ones I had to trim, and they didn't fit me well.


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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Major suck dude.

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    zombierepellent said: View Post
    Major suck dude.
    uhm...ok....what are you talking about?


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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    here's how i hinged my ruffkin gauntlets...



    i just cut the hinges to the length i wanted and glued them in with Goop.

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    Save yourself a ton of headache, use velcro on both sides. Thats what I did with my Ruffkins.
    i found that the constant flexing of the plastic was making my paint chip off faster than the rest of the things.

    the hinges reduced the stress on the connection, and minimized chips. but then again, i did a bad bad job painting my first gauntlets!

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Actually that looks more like an older set of MB Gauntlets. That rocket is dead on to his resin rocket and the dimples on the back of the right gauntlet are in the exact same spots as the set that I used to have. His gauntlets were a little on the small size.
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    Re: ROTJ gaunt help

    Cylrul Pbz said: View Post
    uhm...ok....what are you talking about?

    The fact that they didn't fit you well.

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    zombierepellent said: View Post
    The fact that they didn't fit you well.
    These new ones fit me fine.

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    here's how i hinged my ruffkin gauntlets...

    i just cut the hinges to the length i wanted and glued them in with Goop.
    That's how I just recently put mine together. Liberal amounts of Crafters Goop .. then apply clamps until it cures. It seems pretty solid that way.

    Then I used Velcro on the opposing side. I strip on the inside of the gauntlets, one on the outside so that they overlap. BUT, since you said they're trimmed down so that they won't overlap that would be a problem. Unless you do extend them with a strip of styrene or sintra of course..

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