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 spartafett's First Build WIP

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #30 on: Jan 26, 2016, 02:25 AM »
Simple gaunts. Just get two pieces of PVC, heat one so it wraps around your wrist most of the way, then glue the second piece flat on top to complete it. Like this.



You just need a few pieces on the inside to make sure it has some support.

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #31 on: Jan 26, 2016, 09:19 PM »
vod, it's looking really great! you're moving right along! Only thing I see is the ab needs to come up just a little bit. As for the collar plate, maybe take off a bit on the edges-- perhaps round them so they don't dig so much? Back plate looks awesome! So do the gaunts!

One thing to remember about bondo, as soon as you mix that hardener in you gotta work fast. And it typically comes with hardener, so you shouldn't have to buy it separately.

Get this http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-32-fl-oz-Lightweight-Body-Filler-PN0262/202077782

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #32 on: Jan 27, 2016, 12:01 PM »
Great work on your kit so far!  Gauntlets won't be super hard to make since you want to go with a simple style, and I love the pattern you've made for them. 

If you want a simple one-piece-no-gluing-no-bondo design, here's a picture of what I did for mine.  They're basically each triangle shape that curves around my arm with the other two points overlapping each other at the back.  They stay on really well and because there's no glue or bondo on them they have a lot of flex, which is nice when sliding them on.


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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #33 on: Feb 24, 2016, 10:41 AM »
I had the same problem with my collar plate. After trimming the edges you have marked off, make sure you can move your arms forward. I'm in love with your kit so far- looks amazing vod :)

 


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