Cruzer gauntlet hinge tutorial---pic intense!

Heatshock

Hunter
nice tutorial man

heard that gauntlets were hinged and was just looking for how to secure em. glad to see that my initial hunch to use glue wasnt wrong. I would put hinges facing inside and would imagine sizing over ur jumpsuit would be best

but thats based on 1st principles rather than experience with fett cossies.

Nate
 

Cruzer

Well-Known Hunter
Are the sides of the gauntlets that do not have the hinges supposed to be flush or do they overlap allowing for velcro? I'm very confused with this step as I don't want to trim anything that I'm not supposed to. Please help.

Oh and what is the best method for sizing you gauntlets? Putting on over your flightsuit?

Stussy
Whose gauntlets are you using? My gauntlets are made only for a hinge/pin closure to mimic the original prop. Other gauntlets are made for a lip and velcro closure, and in most cases the lip can be trimmed off for a hinge/pin closure.
 

stussy

Jr Hunter
Whose gauntlets are you using? My gauntlets are made only for a hinge/pin closure to mimic the original prop. Other gauntlets are made for a lip and velcro closure, and in most cases the lip can be trimmed off for a hinge/pin closure.

I have Ruffkins gauntlets and would like to use hinges. I attempted this yesterday with J&B weld but when I looked at them today, there must have been some get into the pin and they won't open or close now.

I did manage to get the hinge off but need some advise on a technique that people use to glueing them on. Maybe J&B Weld isn't the right stuff to use?
 

Drexx Korso

Hunter
Thanks for the great tutorial. I understand the hinged side but how do you secure the other side?

The hinge is reversed and the "pin" is used to "latch" it when closed. Look at pic 36 to see it. See how the hinge is reversed? And the pin has a bent arm for grabbing?
 

syllander

Active Hunter
I got my gauntlet kit from him two weeks ago. Contact him and see, but I'd say yes....
i thought they seemed a bit pricey at first, then I got my kit and wow. I think I ripped HIM off. Outstanding quality and terrific kit, comes with all you need except the rocket and darts.....
 

Azrok

Active Hunter
^^^ Yes, great kit. I bought the gauntlets and thought I was just getting the gauntlet shells, but was all giggly in my little sarlacc tummy to find out on opening the package that it included hinges, dyed hoses, and other little parts too.
 

neg1877

New Hunter
Well thanks guys already sent a pm asking so we shall see lol. My old gaunts are from RKD and I liked them but need jango style for my jango build right lol.
 
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syllander

Active Hunter
And if you are going for complete screen accuracy, contact Dark Side for the aluminum parts, rocket, darts, whip cord bolt, and Kamino darts. You can see his thread in the cargo hold and view the items. Put these with the Cruz gaunts and you got perfection.
 
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neg1877

New Hunter
And if you are going for completes screen accuracy, contact Dark Side for the aluminum parts, rocket, darts, whip cord bolt, and Kamino darts. You can see his thread in the cargo hold and view the items. Put these with the Cruz gaunts and you got perfection.

Thanks
 

syllander

Active Hunter
Anyone that's built these....would you recommend hogging out the inside of the gauntlets to allow the switches to be installed? Or grinding down the switches and glue in place?
 

Cruzer

Well-Known Hunter
Anyone that's built these....would you recommend hogging out the inside of the gauntlets to allow the switches to be installed? Or grinding down the switches and glue in place?
Definitely carefully grind out the areas inside the gauntlets using various dremel bits.
 

MrSWman

Hunter
I absolutely was terrified at the thoughts of this at first! I followed this tutorial step by step and it was SOOO much easier than I expected! Big thanks to Cruzer for the time it took to break all of this down!
 

mmarley

Jr Hunter
cruzer hi I have a question when riding his gauntlets , in the passage of the union of the 2 pieces , he says "run under cold water to Maintain shape and aligment " not exactly to do .

I have to sand under water? I do not understand that step. thanks for everything!


if I align this side ,
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the other is misaligned
:(
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I do something wrong because I do not understand well that step. thanks!!
 
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