Metal Guantlets

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    Metal Guantlets

    Does any one make Metal Gauntlets?
    I'm Anxious to get a pair.
    Thanks,
    Indiana

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    Actually..

    You can do it yourself.

    If you "just" want Metal Gauntlets just grab yourself some metal (Alloy works well), a saw and a template based on a bigger cardboard cup.
    To Bend it you just need you hands, a Hammer, a rubber-hammer and a opposite "Anvil" Form. The grip of a Baseballbat works well, i've heard. ;-)

    Then take your time. The good thing on cold-dishing aluminum is-> you cant do it wrong cause you can always form it back (except when you ripp it appart or cut it -> but then you can still repair it with some bolts and a extraplate).


    But if you want a metal BOBA or JANGO Gaunt. Thats tricky because of the whole extras.
    We (Beskarschmiede) are currently working in evolving the Papercraft-Templates of the jango-gaunts into a Template for Metalcraft. But like i'd say its more tricky if you want to avoid the blowtorch.
    the TCW Deathwatch- gaunt for instance is easy to handcraft it with metal (without blowtorching).

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    Are you familiar with E.D.M sinkers? I have one at my machine shop and was curious as to if it was possible with that.

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    Theorethical -> jes. But it would be highly impractible because of the whole preperation. You better ask a Dude that explains you the machine better in english. Its way harder to translate complexe Technikal descriptions from german into english.

    My Tool of choice would be this.

    ye ol' Repoussé and chasing

    For Example. http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9733/knie2.jpg
    These where the first Parts i made with this method. within only one hour and without proper introduction , only instinct. XD

    right now i work on a set of TCW-Gaunts using this method. I guess i should documentate the working on it and take some fotos

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    That looks awesome. I'll keep that in mind, my goal is to get 1/4 thick armor all the way around, I've been milling alot of little things for the gauntlets, but the gauntlet itself is the tricky part.
    I wanna be prepared for "Nacht Der Untoten" lol
    Thanks for the advice though, greatly appreciated.
    Have you ever done any metal work for a Fett jet pack?

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    1/4 Inch?

    Well you better get rid of this idea. XD

    A full Jango-Plateset (L-Size) in 1/4 Inch (or 6.35) mm would weight about 19kgs (40lbs) if its Alluminum or 57Kgs (125lbs) if its steel -> only the Plates. No helmet, no gaunts, no softparts.
    I heard all the "I'am used to carry that much in the army" - "i am so fit, blabla" -> its bull****, trust me.
    Except you only intend to wear the armor for one or two hours.

    1. It's just a costume. if it looks good and clank its good enough. It wont look any better if its solid metal or hollow metal - or good painted plastic.
    2. It looks way better if you can actually MOVE in your costume. The heavier the armor, the sealings have to be stronger to keep the plates on the man -> the stronger the sealings, the tighter the suit.
    you wanna wear a armor or a coffin?

    also the grade of how strong you can form a metal plate depends on the thickness.
    i wear a 3mm (1/8 inch) full-plate normaly ( A link Even if its aluminum i cant form it in organic shapes with handwork hammering. Bending works by using good gribclamps and the bodyweight. The disadvantage of bending is. -> you can do it only in one direction, safely. Crosing the bend-line can cause some damage to the material.
    If you have acces to heavy-duty Coachbuilder machines... your free to try a rounder shaper XD

    A thin metal for instance has way more abillities on organic shaping btw. [url=http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227263_167180753342205_167179996675614_402276_4869 174_n.jpg]Link to a example pic[/img]


    But there is a easy way of "faking" metal to be thicker without using heavy gear ;-)

    just bend the edges. XD
    You want your plate 6mm thick? Then cut them out of 1mm thick metal with a bigger perimeter, cut in the edges and bend the outsides in a 90° angle. XD
    If you want you can put a backplate on each plate like This for instance


    its from a warhammer 40K Battle-Dispaly group called http://www.inquisitionstrupp23.de/

    This Armor has an outer shell of 1mm thick steel and a inner shell of 1mm thick steel. the 10mm between them are just hollow or filled with buildingfoam (depends on the version).



    Actually i have a metal "Arena" jetpack on my to-do list.
    But i will make it out of 0,5mm or 1mm thin aluminum. I dont see the point in making a heavy jetpack -> i just wear it for fun XD It gets heavy enough when i build in a fog-machine XD

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    If you make an aluminum jet pack, make 2, cause I would buy one! lol

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    if you simply want to throw cash at it and solve the issue, contact wickedbeard he makes boba/jango metal pieces.

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    Check out my old thread. You can make these yourself and have a little fun. I eventually repainted them and added a resin flame unit, rocket, etc.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/m...mplates-30405/

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    mandosoldier said: View Post
    if you simply want to throw cash at it and solve the issue, contact wickedbeard he makes boba/jango metal pieces.
    I have Wickedbeard's Gauntlets and Armor. Top notch stuff!! (I am a bit of a clutz sometimes, especially wearing a bucket on my head) so it is nice to have the metal pieces in case I bump into a wall or freezing chamber!

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    Do you have a link for him?

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    GL talking WB into making another set of Jango Fett metal Gauntlets. After he made my metal ones, he vowed never to do it again; they rock though! He has a FB page too.

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    Re: Metal Guantlets

    Hopefully one day He'll start making them again, they sound awesome.
    Do you have pictures of the metal gauntlets?
    Thanks,
    Indiana

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