Been working on my excellent Ruffkin gauntlet set. Nothing earth shattering as far as construction. I trimmed the pieces to their final shape, and made sure there were no sharp edges, especially on the inside.
One alteration I did make was to rebuild the boxy structure (whipcord launcher?) on the outside of the right gauntlet. The resin cast I received was a little rough, especially on the inner part, where the tube shows. I matched its size and used .020" sheet styrene to build another one, and inserted an aluminum tube running the entire length.
The gauntlets were assembled using super glue on the outer seams, and industrial strength velcro on the inner seams. The flame thrower unit on the left gaunt, and the reconstructed box on the right gaunt were reinforced using 2 screws apiece. Also the resin nozzles on the flame thrower were carefully cut off and replaced, using the coaxial connectors mentioned on TK-409's site. (They look really nice!) I added some foam strips on the inside to fit them to my arms using 3M spray adhesive. Stinky stuff! Use it outside.
Painting: I sprayed a couple of light coats of Krylon gray primer, and then lightly sanded with 320 grit sandpaper, just to make sure everything was really smooth. The base coat is Polly S Wisconsin Central Maroon, sprayed in several light coats until I was satisfied everything was even looking. After it was good and dry, I sealed the base coat with Krylon Satin Finish. Then after the sealant was dry, I went over the entire surface with steel wool, lightly "hazing" the surface. For the chipping and damage, I used Tamiya Chrome Silver, the same silver I used on my helmet. For the more indistinct looking damage, I took the wire wheel from my Dremel and held it in my hand, scraping lightly through the paint until the primer/bare plastic started to show through. Unless you're reeeeaaally looking close, it looks silver!
Pics below of the left gaunt. The right one is still in work. The only thing left to do is a black wash once I get the right gaunt all dinged up.