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  1. Andromalius's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2006, 7:42 PM - My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #1

    Well i was gonna wait till i was 100% done with the gauntlets but... that's no fun . besides i can bump the thread with progress pics.
    Here's what I've done so far, please say everything and anything that comes to mind, good or bad. Any input is good input .

    Here's the Ruffkin kit i got from Ripcode ( ) right out of the box



    First was the detail parts of the left gaunt (keypad, rocket... dental expander needs paint)







    Next is the flamethrower with buttons for test fit



    Flamethrower painted (need to add nozzle hardware)



    Left gaunt trimmed and ready for the hinge



    Lower half painted (indents have since been weathered)



    Hinge and magnets attached to lower half



    two halves joined via the hinge and magnet closure added to both sides



    LED/ switch installed



    nearly finished gaunt with LED off, then on





    All that's left on the left gaunt is to finish and attach the flamethrower, attach the rocket (via bolts), and paint and attach the dental expander.

    So lemme get all the comments and input you guys can deal out.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 7:55 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #2

    Man nice work, how long has it taken you to get this far?
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    Sep 20, 2006, 8:00 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #3

    i got the kit on 9/11, but waited 2 or 3 days to start it, so i'd say about a week or so.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 8:10 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #4

    Well at any rate it still looks great. I love the hinges and the magnets.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 8:11 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #5

    Did you use an airbrush?
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    Sep 20, 2006, 8:13 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #6

    no just some old fashioned spray paint... i needa get an air brush some day...
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    Sep 20, 2006, 8:26 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #7

    Sweet paint job then man, could have fooled me. Just invest in a cheapo one from eBay.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 9:17 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #8

    ^I have both, and there is little difference imo, 'cept for the wider selection of paints the airbrush has.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 10:14 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #9

    Quote Andromalius said: View Post
    please say everything and anything that comes to mind, good or bad. Any input is good input .
    The guy you bought these from is a great guy...

    Seriously though... they are coming along nice. I'm glad to see you enjoying them.

    Can't wait to see the finished product!
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    Sep 20, 2006, 10:51 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #10

    Off to a great start. Can't wait to see how it all comes out.
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    Sep 20, 2006, 10:52 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #11

    I love the weathering on the keypad

    I also like the magnet idea
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    Sep 21, 2006, 6:30 AM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #12

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I love the weathering on the keypad
    Yep, that weathering looks great! Everything else looks like it's coming along nicely. Can't wait to see more progress!
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    Sep 21, 2006, 8:41 AM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #13

    thanks guys for all the positive feedback
    glad you all like it so far

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    Sep 21, 2006, 8:49 AM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #14

    Is the magnet system a good sytem for the gauntlets??
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    Sep 21, 2006, 8:57 AM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #15

    they worked great for me... makes the gauntlets feel nice and secure, but that's just my opinion
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    Sep 21, 2006, 7:03 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #16

    Those look great! good work!
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    Sep 21, 2006, 7:07 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #17

    I think when I get my MOW gauntlets I am gonna go with magnets to keep them closed.
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    Sep 21, 2006, 7:38 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #18

    here's todays update...

    i attached the keypad to the gaunt





    painted and attached the dental expander





    cleaned up the resin nozzle a bit (in the process of priming and painting)



    here are the coaxial connectors suggested by TK409 (site), i plan on mounting them to the resin nozzle after i paint the nozzle black to "hide" it and let the connectors be the focus/ only part shown.



    thanks for all the feedback...
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    Sep 21, 2006, 8:57 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #19

    Those gauntlest look great! Good job so far..
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    Sep 23, 2006, 3:38 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #20

    Update... more pics

    here's the inside of the gaunt showing the nuts and bolts i used to attach the rocket



    and here are some pics of the rocket on the gauntlet







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    Sep 23, 2006, 8:55 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #21

    wow!

    looks amazing!!

    color me impressed.
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    Sep 23, 2006, 11:53 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #22

    I LOVE GOOOLLLD!!!! (Austin powers)
    Lookin shweet!
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    Sep 24, 2006, 3:24 PM - Re: My Gaunts (Insane amount of pics) #23

    Finished the left gaunt

    Here are some pics







    And here are the pieces of the right gaunt, trimmed and ready for an initial coat of primer.



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