So, after finishing my helmet (which I did a month ago) I decided to proceed building the gauntlets (templates from WOF) RotJ style, to be consistent with the rest of my proposed outfit. I decided to do the left gauntlet first. Here is where I am so far:
The material is plastic styrene, normally used for modifying plastic models, but it worked well in this case despite being lightweight. My main concern is its long term durableness, but since I intend to cast this its not a real worry.
Here with some sanded down primer on it to see where the ugly spots are...I build the underside part using cardboard.
Here I am wearing it (does it seem to be the right size?) And here it is in its current state in all the glory of bondo. Hopefully I will get around to sanding it soon.
Any advise and/or constructive criticism is very much appreciated.