New gauntlet closing method?


Xombie

New Hunter
So, this is my right Ruffkin gauntlet, after 3 months of epoxy and sanding. I would have progress pictures, but until last night, I thought the entire project was a lost cause. One of the last things was to decide how to keep the shells closed, so I decided to use styrene, epoxy and magnets. It fits together perfectly, and when it is primed, you can't even see the seam. A word of warning, however, do not use 6 magnets. It closes very forcefully and unexpectedly.

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drokkul

Active Hunter
Xombie said:
shiny ecto-plasm interior does not begin to describe this project

:)

That is a very clean closure seam. And the "magnet shelf" strips look really well worked. Are you using Neodymium (sp?) magnets?
 

Xombie

New Hunter
Here's an interior shot of the "shelf." I'll get a better picture tomorrow in the daylight. It's actually smooth on the inside, but the reflection from the flash makes the epoxy look really uneven.

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bigkidbiggertoys

Well-Known Hunter
I used the same method on my Jango gauntlets & in three years have never had a problem with keeping them closed. The best part is that they are super easy to get into but require a bit of coaxing to get out of.
 
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