I'd like to ask one question first before you lose interest...
Is that long flat piece that seems to be the width of the flamethrower box ACTUALLY THE BOTTOM OF THE FLAMETHROWER BOX?
I have 12-1/2" forearms from years of jiu jitsu and drumming... Cruzer's Hinge/Pin method seemed to be the most secure
I'd rather paint 3 ROTJ Fett helmets than do another set of Gauntlets! (And I just started!)
Started with MOW gauntlets
OK- The boring details-stuff
They're Washed, Trimmed, Sanded, Dremeled, and Abraded.
Procured/Gathered some materials: Heat gun, JB Weld, Fiberglass Matting, Smooth cast 320, Hinges, Clamps, Some wood with craft foam taped to one side (To better contour to an odd surface area to secure)
Hardest part was pulling the rod out of the hinges.
I sanded the hinge rod down to make them a little less snug, then oiled them to make it easier to slip in/out.
JB WELD KWIK to hold the hinges on.
I affixed both hinges (One swings open/closed, and the other is a pin method (Don't be shy to ask for clarification on "pin method") But first look at CRUZER's tutorial for a more detailed description.
I heated the gauntlets in a huge pot of water just hot enough to handle (The resin is quite pliable after 2 minutes in the mini hot tub)
I mashed the gauntlets in my hands, and held them to the desired Girthiness while dunking them in a cool bucket of water.
They have just enough space so I can just squeeze my hand all the way through with out removing the pin. This should leave enough room for my jump suit. (ARKADY)
GAME SHARK TRICK
Lay down a small layer of hand cream on anything that may contact the JB weld! Moving Hinge points especially. And don't forget any part of a clamp that may touch the JB Weld... or wood strips you may use to secure the position (Like I did)
CRUZER spent more attention to detail with inlaying the hinges to be a little more presentable. I personally feel this detail would be a waste of time for what look I'm going for. If I had the patience, I'd follow his tutorial verbatim... But I'm less 50% of his patience.
Next will be a coat or two of smooth cast 320 and Fiberglass matting to reinforce these bad boys.
**Thanks CRUZER for the tutorial***