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Gauntlet Build
« on: May 16, 2016, 07:43 AM »
So I have finally ventured into the realm of making gauntlets from scratch. Had to work it out on paper a bit before I got to cutting my sintra and gluing it all together. I have managed to collect a big assortment of greebs since I have started on this journey of kit making last summer (wowzers! almost 1 year).

I wanted to do something as bit out of the norm and make slip on gaunts. Not that I don't like the idea of piano hinge, would rather not worry about 3mm sintra getting beaten up in the process.

Made paper templates and then drew out the basic cuff design.



Now to bring the heat! Put on my flight suit and gloves to ensure a good fit. Snug but not too tight so I can't fit my hand through. Remember ad'ika clamps are your best friend, especially when working alone!



Next step was to plan out where the heck everything was going to be mounted. Being blessed with a ton of aircraft parts and misc automotive switches/buttons from a recent trip to the hardware store, I laid everything out to get a rough idea of the overall look. Since I wanted the switched to be functional still, I needed to drill holes and internally mount the bits. Planning out where things fit before cutting/drilling is very important! Once that was good, and I had settled on a plan of action, the dremel came out to play-yyaaaayyyyyy! Made sure to trim everything on the cuffs too.



An afternoon of patient work, cutting, drilling, and sanding I was able to get the main assembly completed on these lovely little delivery systems of mayhem. The bottom has been fitted with a flat piece of sintra to make adhesion easier to the gaunt. I will still need to block out the sides to join everything completely before I can finish up with more sanding and the bondo.





To confirm I was going for a quick burst flame thrower on the left side, along with a blaster weapon and smaller stun weapon for those annoying "must be kept alive" bounties. The right side has 5 small missiles loaded with killy goodness ready to deploy at the touch of a button!

More pics to come. Please feel free to chime in with C&C as always! Oya!

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 03:05 PM »
Sweet build.

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 08:40 AM »
Thanks vod! They are taking a pretty sweet shape IMHO.  ;D

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 04:43 PM »
cool design.  8) following this :) think this is going to be interesting

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 09:59 AM »
cool design.  8) following this :) think this is going to be interesting

Thanks vod. I was inspired so the build has been fast and fun as heck! More updates to come shortly.

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 10:14 AM »
I know what you mean :D so fun when you have the exact idea for a piece in your had. and just in the blink of an eye you made it ^^ 

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 08:49 AM »
I know what you mean :D so fun when you have the exact idea for a piece in your had. and just in the blink of an eye you made it ^^

Agreed 100% on that! These have materialized out of thin air as it were. Having everything on-hand to make these come alive has been a blessing.

With that said, more updates!

Managed to mount up the weapons platforms and block out the sides. Everything is ready for bondo now. Heat formed all the large side panels to give them a more low profile look. the Weapons mounts are bulky enough.













Also for those of you with a keen eye, these are my new gloves. The old ones weren't cutting it anymore. They looked out of place, and didn't have the cool factor these do!

Hopefully I will be able to get these into paint by the weekend! Oya!

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 11:21 PM »
Very, very, very nice!

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 11:48 PM »
looking really good  8) nice gloves  ;D

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #9 on: Jul 08, 2016, 09:04 PM »
Awesome stuff. Rookie question here considering I never worked with Sintra. What can I use to heat it properly? Will a hair dryer work?

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #10 on: Jul 08, 2016, 09:33 PM »
 hair dryers work but take a lot longer, you can pick up a heat gun at harbor freight for $15 and shape much quicker. You can also place the plates in the oven and heat them, pull them out, and shape them.

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #11 on: Jul 08, 2016, 11:09 PM »
Awesome stuff. Rookie question here considering I never worked with Sintra. What can I use to heat it properly? Will a hair dryer work?

After my third circuit fry from a Harbor Freight heat gun, I picked up one (Wagner) from Lowe's today for $22.  Fingers cross that it last longer than the previous three.  :)

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #12 on: Jul 11, 2016, 08:01 AM »
Yes the right tools for the right job make life so much easier!

 I picked up a Wagner heat gun on sale ($38) at Home Depot when I started this crazy train. It has proven to be a wonderful investment. I didn't mind spending a touch more for a solid tool I know I will get loads of use from.

Nothing wrong with the other methods mentioned. Keep in mind heating any PVC/Sintra will emit chlorine gases that aren't too good for your health, or those who also share your home kids, spouse, pets. If you do go this route (not my 100% favorite) have as many windows open as possible and still wear a half mask with proper filters/pre-filters. Gloves are also a huge help. Who knew hot plastic can give you a wicked burn? lol

Happy building all!

Oya!

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Re: Gauntlet Build
« Reply #13 on: Jul 25, 2016, 09:52 AM »
I likes, I likes!! Very nice work...

I see I'm not the only one hoarding plastic doo-dads... I've got piles of assorted ABS cases, boxes, enclosures, drive bays, etc...

Ya never know what you may need, right?! ;-)

Looking good vod. Lookin' real good!!

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