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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Second Son on Jun 11, 2021, 01:42 AM

Title: Build log / WIP - gauntlets
Post by: Second Son on Jun 11, 2021, 01:42 AM
edit- I didn't screw up making image links so here's some stuff leading up to the story as it is now:
 Armor concept  (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=203290.0)

Seeing if this works out - posting the current state of my gauntlets (I dove right in) and if this works out I'll post build pics.
First time posting images so here goes nothing.

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1200.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1239.JPG)


Step 1 (no photos) re-work templates in AutoCAD and hire out a laser cutting service cause I got no time for cutting metal by hand.
Step 2 Bend that metal
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_0988.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_0993.JPG)
Top boxes have tabs and main platform has slots so I could switch them around until I liked which ones were where
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1003.JPG)
Step 3: Added a vent panel because yes
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1011.JPG)
3A: doodle with some Zappers (they change a few times before finalizing)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/pic-5961.JPG)
3B HINGES
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1007.JPG)

Step...4? get nuts and paint the first top box cause I needed to change gears
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1033.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1040.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1043.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1047.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1049.JPG)
- DANGER STRIPES -
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1050.JPG)
4-ish mount the vent (painted black!) and final pew pew configuration and test fit again
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1052.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1060.JPG)

5.0 make and paint some hand plates with the extra bits I cut off my shin plates.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_0904.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1215.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1216.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1217.JPG)
(cat for scale)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1218.JPG)

Step 6:  remembered these things come in pairs so made the other one too, I guess.

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1074.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1076.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1084.JPG)
Buttons
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1088.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1094.JPG)

Step 7 do the paint, made sure to include more DANGER STRIPES
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1158.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1170.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1165.JPG)
Painted some buttons and riveted the plate on
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1185.JPG)

Step 8*  Straps
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1175.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1176.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1177.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1178.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53647/V2_Gauntlets/IMG_1179.JPG)

Step 9: permanently mounted the top boxes and decided I should start a WIP thread after the fact....
Title: Re: Build log / WIP - gauntlets
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jun 15, 2021, 01:07 PM
Incredible work, man!
Title: Re: Build log / WIP - gauntlets
Post by: Flo Brin on Jun 16, 2021, 01:52 AM
Eeeyyyy, I'd recognize those danger stripes anywhere! Fellow Yustapir clan foundling whose last name relates to what you do in a kitchen!  :)
Title: Re: Build log / WIP - gauntlets
Post by: Second Son on Jun 16, 2021, 12:21 PM
Eeeyyyy, I'd recognize those danger stripes anywhere! Fellow Yustapir clan foundling whose last name relates to what you do in a kitchen!  :)

That's Me!   Using iconic and recognizable features makes it easier to stand out.
Title: Re: Build log / WIP - gauntlets
Post by: Arco'thyel Wyshla on Jun 16, 2021, 05:21 PM
Aha, it's a mini Yustapir gathering! ;)

Loving your metal build!