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 Scatchbuild Test

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Re: Scatchbuild Test
« Reply #30 on: Apr 01, 2014, 03:51 AM »
My heat gun on low, held a few inches away, and kept moving does just fine with the 1mm sintra I work with for this. I only hit the edges of the box for a few seconds to soften the outer skin of the sintra that I hadn't cut all the way through. The panels I wanted to leave rigid, and just soften the outer skin in that area enough that folding the edges wouldn't stress it.

Most of the work I've been doing on these lately has been sorting out the hardware on the left gauntlet. I hope to have pics soon.

--Jonah

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Re: Scatchbuild Test
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2014, 01:55 PM »
Now that the weather's improved in my neck of the woods, painting is happening. A tease -- lower clamshell halves, right side box and connector, primed for final cleanup:



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Re: Scatchbuild Test
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2014, 03:08 PM »
They look great ;)

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Re: Scatchbuild Test
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2014, 08:17 AM »
Those look amazing!

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Re: Scatchbuild Test
« Reply #34 on: Oct 29, 2014, 09:06 PM »
As I mentioned over in my Body Armor build thread, I have a question regarding these. I used the WizardOfFlight templates to fabricate the clamshells and so forth, and I've discovered with the left gauntlet (waiting for glue to cure on the upper-right clamshell before I can test fit) that when my bare arm is resting in the gauntlet aligned properly, the elbow end barely fits around my forearm and, indeed, digs into it a bit. This will only be an even tighter fit with pressure suit and flight suit bulking things up.

From photoscaling, they seem to be pretty much dead-on to the original costume pieces, so I know I haven't inadvertently shrunk them. Has anyone else run into this? I can fudge the joins wider with the piano hinges I'm using for closures, but I can't "shim" too much without the overall look of the gauntlets being off. I'll have pics up tonight showing what I'm talking about...

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