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Apprentice

Registered: 09-2004
Location: Seattle
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Re: gloves just venting


drakan6767,

Thanks, and yes they got WAY up there. Ridiculous. But as I said, the bidder never came through. :grumble


Hi shadowbat69!

First I bought a pair of motorcycle gloves and removed the thick lining and cut the bottom elastic sections off. They were then sewn to the gauntlets.

The gauntlets are made of black pleather from JoAnne Fabrics. It's lined on the inside with a fuzzy white material. I glued thin foam padding to the insides of the gauntlets which gives them a very solid look and feel.I used hem tape to do the bottom edges rather than sewing them. The bottom edges were hem taped over the foam. The wrists and sides were hand sewn.

The wrist armor is from a bottle of generic Woolite-type fabric soap. The bottle had a nice ribbed effect I liked. The ribbed bottle sections were painted with acrylic paints, then sprayed with Plastidip. The plastidip adheres to the acrylic paints wonderfully, but not to the bare polyethylene bottle plastic so well.

I folded a strip of pleather material in on itself and glued it with superglue to make the wrist covering, then glued that to the gloves, and the wrist armor to the pleather strips. The armor pieces were sliced at an angle so they lay flush against the curve of the wrists.

The fins were sculpted with Sculpey, then coated with black liquid Plastidip. I have no clue why I wanted to make them have a dull rubbery finish at the time. :doh Then I glued the fins to a sheet of modeling styrene plastic, and coated the entire assembly with several coats of Plastidip spray, pushed them through slits in the gauntlets and glued them in place.

The fins were incredible sturdy. I accidently wacked them against doorways and things while wearing them without damage.

My next pair will have pleather ribbed sections, rather than solid armor, more like the real Returns gloves. As I mentioned earlier, the fins are coming along very nicely. Smooth as silk and glossy. No paint or Plastidip.

Last edited by WuceBrayne, 10/26/2004, 5:42 pm


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Registered: 07-2004
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thats cool. i may try the sculpey fins just to see what i can do with them. i have a whole box of it i was using for some customizing figs. need to use the rest for something. plus i have a couple of extra pair of gloves, so....

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What I really like about Sculpey is the way it smoothes out to the touch. I get a glossy glasslike surface by running my finger over the fins several times.

Of course once it's baked you do need to polish it up a little

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