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  1. jangoboba
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    Feb 8, 2004, 9:41 PM - wrist gaunlet help #1

    I need to know where I can buy a pair of wrist gaunlets for under $25.That or make some out of cardboard or wood.NO SINTRA!I know some of you are sintra crazy...
    HELP!
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    Feb 8, 2004, 10:00 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #2

    Unless someone on the board has an old pair lying around, I doubt you can build or buy them for under $25, without using plastic. And why not Sintra (or other plastic)? More durable than cardboard, and lighter than wood. Several members have built outstanding Sintra gauntlets for a fraction of the price of a kit.

    Welcome to the Forum!
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    Feb 8, 2004, 10:00 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #3

    I'm relatively new to the board here, but I think the $25 budget may be pushing it...

    However maybe there is a cardboard solution out there.

    I know BradleyFett has done kits in the past that are reasonable (Not quite $25, but far less than some that are in the $150-200 range...)

    Maybe someone on the board has an economical solution for you.

    -Good Luck
  4. jangoboba
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    Feb 8, 2004, 10:04 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #4

    ok guys i will push up the $25. Just give me something cheap.
    And I will consider sintra.
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    Feb 8, 2004, 10:08 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #5

    I have the first set of home-made gauntlets I ever made. I could let them go for $25 shipped within the U.S. PM me if you are interested.
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    Feb 8, 2004, 10:45 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #6

    I replied to your PM,with another offer.
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    Feb 9, 2004, 5:53 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #7

    actually i purchased a 4'X 8" sheet of 1/8" sintra for 30 bucks.i only used half of that for my entire costume.you can make your gauntlets for very cheap if you have the have the patience and manhours to do so.if you tackle our own scratchbuilt gauntlets be prepared..its a pain in the arse
  8. jangoboba
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    Feb 9, 2004, 7:11 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #8

    got any tips on sintra gauntlets? how do you shape them?
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    Feb 9, 2004, 7:41 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #9

    We are currently working on sintra gauntlets but haven't finished them yet. We basically are going to layer it up after making the basic cup shape around the arm. To shape the sintra, we are going to use a heat gun but others have used boiling water.
    This thread has some good tips on how to make wood and sintra gauntlets. http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=5827&forum=4

    Hope this helps.
    Good luck.

  10. jangoboba
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    Feb 9, 2004, 7:55 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #10

    thank you.
  11. jangoboba
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    Feb 9, 2004, 8:57 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #11

    rimshot,pm-ed you.
  12. jangoboba
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    Feb 9, 2004, 9:36 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #12

    guys I still need help! i am not buying rimshots ganuts.
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    Feb 9, 2004, 9:41 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #13

    Hey jangoboba,
    Sintra is great to work with and can be cut with a safety knife (a.k.a. box cutter) up to about 1/8" thickness. I have done some basic gauntlets which I am still perfecting.

    I scored some nice vacuformed gauntlets off the Cargo bay for $50 a while back because one was unfinished and one was damaged. You just have to keep an eye out.

    I also believe Phantom Viper has some templates for gauntlets you may ask him about.

    Please let me know if I can be of any further help.

    Jordan
  14. jangoboba
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    Feb 9, 2004, 9:56 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #14

    yeah. know anything about the knee pads?
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    Feb 9, 2004, 10:55 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #15

    I can email you my templates but my knee templates need a major overhaul.

    Sintra knees are decent but, like the cod piece, a vacuformed set will give you greater accuracy. I got my cod from batninja who is an awesome guy. You might try him to see if he makes knees and gauntlets as well.
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    Feb 9, 2004, 11:26 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #16

    Here are the templates that i have made so far
    <img src=http://200.72.163.179/cdref/tdh/Armor/gauntlettemplate.jpg>
    <img src=http://200.72.163.179/cdref/tdh/Armor/gauntlettemplate2.jpg>


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    Feb 10, 2004, 12:17 AM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #17

    I would use the sintra. &#36;25 bucks really does get you a lot of sintra. I remember a member on the board made gauntlets with plastic 5 gallon pails. They looked really good. Sorry....I can't remember exactly who that was that did them.
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    Feb 13, 2004, 3:49 PM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #18

    that was phantom viper I believe, he also made the bucket armor. I made my first set of armor from a bucket and it came out pretty well, even though I cut my finger with the xacto knife and bled all over the armor
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    Feb 16, 2004, 1:02 AM - Re: wrist gaunlet help #19

    Yup, that was me. never did finish them. I started working with sintra after that.


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