Dude, one word: AWESOME!
Dude, one word: AWESOME!
Due to family commitments with the birth of my great niece Millie Ann last tuesday progress has slowed a bit , but hey i'm back on it with cutting and shaping of the right gaunt .
amazing work! I'm highly impressed!
Thanks Strumfett, here's todays progression
Seriously, these are amazing! You're doing one hell of a job here
Thanks Dreamwalker , i try my best
A little more progress on right gaunt ........
Right gaunt has come to a halt as can't seem to get hold of any Alco MPE106d switches . Am able to get them here in the UK in bulk of 100 but only want 2 so if there's any OB1s out there can you help me ' your my only hope'
Wahey ! found some switches , they are Alco MPA106d switches but are exactly the same and $10 each so as soon as they arrive can complete right gaunt
Still waiting for the right gaunt switches so have reverted back to finish the left . Have now got the MQ1 and am about to dismantle for the key board but here is what i've done and what i used for the flamethrower gribblies .
Ok have been a bit pre occupied recently so have put a bit more effort in to near completion of gauntlets all bar painting
Great work bruv... gaunts need some nice darts!
Wow, I'm lovin' it! Your gauntlets look great!
Cheers dmount , well gaunts fininished bar painting ! Next ally bucket or ally jetpack Come on guys what do you think ?
Just noticed missed a small gribblie on right gaunt ! ahhhhhhg !!!!
The gauntlets look great, I mean really awesome!. I see your missing part, not a hard fix though How have you connected the parts together? have you used epoxy stick, or soldered/weld seams?
Cheers fettwho, nearly all of the above . I used bonding sealer for the main and aruldite steel epoxy for more fiddly bits followed by finishing with alu filler . My nephew has just given me a mig welder so if i do another set i shall weld the majority . The sealer was the best non weld option as i found the epoxy showed signs of cracking under stress . Can i say Wizards templates are excellent if you're looking to make you own
I was wondering about epoxy, great stuff if its thick enough, but brittle when thin.. Yeah I love WOF templates, and maybe one day I may use them for a second or third set of gauntlets, as the results I have seen from them have been great. i.e like yours.
The part your missing I made from a craft knife handle ( the round aluminum ones ). I crushed and filed the ends and drilled the center. also filed each side to even it up, and it really looks the part.
Photo added to show, sorry not very close shot, will dig them out and take better photo if needed. ( unless you manage to source one )
Its an old Rufkin set that I have modified.... I really should start a thread for them...
that takes some balls to go the ally, geat job!
Cheers RobaFett , believe you me these balls are a aching !
Wow! Truly amazing work on those gauntlets! They look fantastic!
Cheers Hobbit , started on my next ally piece but gonna keep you guessing and post pics when it's done (all stages)
Last pics of the gaunts before paint with last gribblie attached ( Tip worked a treat fettwho )