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Author Topic: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)  (Read 22116 times)

ConDar Ward

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My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« on: Oct 07, 2011, 09:42 AM »
Here is my Super Easy Gaunt base layout .

First 2 Toilet bowl Brushes  $5.99 Each ( the Cheap ones at Target or Wally World)
& 1 Continuous Hinge from the Hardware store . $7.88


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Divide in Half - Mark a line - Then Saw in Half the long way .


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Measure how long you want it - Mark and Cut to proper length /Width .
Some people have smaller forearms so cut either end to match size of your Arm .
Remember there will also be padding &/ or Clothing to wrap around as Well .


I used a more "Cannon length"  (long on top)
 (You need to be able to move your Wrist down so keep this in mind when Measuring)

Center your Hinge so that the Holes match up well . You may need to waste a little hinge
but it's worth it . I try to cut at a Seam or fold it's much easier .  Hold hinge in place with a clamp & mark holes .

To attach the Hinge I use pop rivets w/ a Rivet washer in the inside .


By condarward at 2011-10-07



OPTIONAL :
I also put the ends of the Tubes back in as " caps"  to give it a thicker look - then - measured for a Wrist cutout .
If you " butt " it up against the Hinge , it gives you a lip to help close the Gaunt later on in the Build .


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Now I have used several way to build up the Gaunt from here .
You can use W.O.F. Patterns and attach them in Card stock form to the Base then Fiber Glass them ?
You can Find " Boxes " then Epoxy wood blocks inside the Screw together . (What I do )
Then it's just a Matter of adding Greeblies & your own Touch .


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Hore to Come .....  8)




« Last Edit: Oct 07, 2011, 09:45 AM by ConDar Ward »

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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2011, 12:29 PM »
amazing!!!!!!!!! this are the stuff and ideas like to learn!!!!
a really good one!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 07, 2011, 12:50 PM »
Very nice mate, Who's a busy wee bee then LOL

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 07, 2011, 01:16 PM »
wow i think i know what im going to do for my gauntlets, but i think i spray painted material like that before, is it best to sand first then paint?

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 07, 2011, 01:18 PM »
It's always best to roughen surfaces slightly prior to painting, gives something for the paint to adhere to better.

And nice gaunt idea, will be watching this with interest.
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2011, 01:23 PM »
Very nice mate, Who's a busy wee bee then LOL

Me .....   ;D

I got lots of good Greeblies today .......  ;) ...... for many projects ........  :D
wow i think i know what im going to do for my gauntlets, but i think i spray painted material like that before, is it best to sand first then paint?

Yes you are right about that ...... Sand real good .

I plan to wrap the Bottom half in Aluminum & the top gets mostly covered by " Greeblie Things " anyway so now worries there .

Also if you paint the inside silver or White when the paint does chip off you don't see clear through , Not to mention padding .
It's always best to roughen surfaces slightly prior to painting, gives something for the paint to adhere to better.

And nice gaunt idea, will be watching this with interest.

Thanks ...... This will be my 3rd set like this ....... It's an easy platform to start from .

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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #6 on: Oct 07, 2011, 01:35 PM »
Nice. Why do I never think of stuff like this???
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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #7 on: Oct 07, 2011, 01:38 PM »
Nice. Why do I never think of stuff like this???
Yeah! Talk about vision... If I knew I could do this my first gaunt's wouldn't have sucked. :P

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« Reply #8 on: Oct 07, 2011, 01:41 PM »
Nice. Why do I never think of stuff like this???

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Thanks , Things just jump out at me and Say " Make me into a Set of Gaunts "  So I do  .... ;D

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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 07, 2011, 02:25 PM »
I do that all the time though! I'll show something to my wife, and say, "This would look good on my beskar...", and she usually says something like, "Where could you possibly use an entire Mini Cooper?". Then I respond with, "No dear, not the whole thing, just this tiny piece of the radiator!"

We were out the other day and I told her I needed tubes. She thought it was something for my armor, when really I just needed to roll some more cigs...
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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 07, 2011, 03:00 PM »
great thhread

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« Reply #11 on: Oct 07, 2011, 03:20 PM »
I am so following this one as well..... 

You sir are a master at scratch building. If we ever do meet at a big event/con I am going to pick your brain for hours.
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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #12 on: Oct 07, 2011, 04:40 PM »

I am so following this one as well..... 

You sir are a master at scratch building. If we ever do meet at a big event/con I am going to pick your brain for hours.

great thhread



Thanks Vod ......  8)


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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #13 on: Oct 07, 2011, 08:05 PM »
I have been looking for something to do gauntlet wise, this might just be the direction I head in.

Looks like a good base to build from.

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Re: My Quick & Easy Gaunt Bases. (W.I.P.)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 08, 2011, 06:55 AM »
Nice work, ner'vod! Interested to see where this goes.

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