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    Feb 7, 2017, 7:35 PM - Gauntlet HELP #1

    Hey everyone, first want to thank everyone for all there help on my ROTJ Fett build . Now i have another question........ for the gauntlets what is the best way to hing them and lock them and how do you attach it to the gauntlet?
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    Feb 7, 2017, 11:18 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #2

    I think velcro is accurate, but not very secure. Hinge (like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BPB2OW) is common (I use one on each side, one of which I've pulled the center rod out and thinned it down a bit to allow that side to open, then slip the rod back to lock it in once the gauntlet's on). I used JB Weld epoxy to fix the hinges onto the gauntlets (works well on the resin side, I needed to also use Zap-a-Gap on the ABS side), but I've seen folks use counter-sunk screws/nuts as well. Also I've seen some rare earth magnet closures done, and those folks say they work well, and can just be glued on. Here's a pic of one of mine where you can see the hinges, the rod is below the gauntlet:
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    Feb 8, 2017, 5:55 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #3

    Thanks dv8r for the info and pic


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    Feb 8, 2017, 6:02 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #4

    I used JB Weld and elastic. They flex just enough to get my hand through. I had to add some padding on the bottom so they wouldn't rotate on me.




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    Feb 8, 2017, 7:25 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #5

    Velcro can be secure.... similarly to the elastic and not have some exposed hinge that shouldn't be there.
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    Feb 8, 2017, 11:34 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #6

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Velcro can be secure.... similarly to the elastic and not have some exposed hinge that shouldn't be there.
    It's true that a bit of the hinge does show from the outside (for the side that does not open, the other is concealed), but only 2-3mm, and painted it's difficult to see, but it is not accurate:
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    However, it will never open when jiggled while trooping (what I meant by "secure"), unless it actually breaks.
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    Feb 14, 2017, 6:36 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #7

    awesome guys you've given me something to think about

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    Feb 23, 2017, 5:24 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #8

    Quote Skypig said: View Post
    I used JB Weld and elastic. They flex just enough to get my hand through. I had to add some padding on the bottom so they wouldn't rotate on me.

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    OHHHH!!!! THIS IS INGENIUS! WILL BE USING THIS AS MY METHOD!!

    Thanks SkyPig,
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    3 Weeks Ago - May 5, 2017, 1:04 PM - Re: Gauntlet HELP #9

    This is an awesome idea. My 8yo son and I building a costume for him for Halloween and I've been searching for an idea for him to slip the gauntlets on and off easily without help from me. This is perfect.

    Quote Skypig said: View Post
    I used JB Weld and elastic. They flex just enough to get my hand through. I had to add some padding on the bottom so they wouldn't rotate on me.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...770a3bd40a.jpg


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