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Registered: 11-2004
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Be careful not to poke holes through your cape. :wink
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Registered: 01-2005
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:lol

I tried plasti-dip on a scrap of sintra I had laying around, and it sticks to the sintra just fine. Now I'm not sure what would be best between the duplicolor or the plasti-dip... hmm... :huh I'm still deciding... any opinions? I'm not familiar with duplicolor.

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Registered: 09-2004
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I've been thinking of trying the sintra gauntlets thing, how hard was it? It sounds pretty easy in the tutorial. Where did you get the sintra from? The places I've found it sell it in a lot larger sheets than I want.

Kewl looking gauntlets and I like the longer fins. Makes them look pretty intimidating and it's nice to see something different.
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They are very cool!
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Well, I'm not sure if my technique was the same as the one Tengu used, but - it worked for me. Here's what I did.

I took several measurements of my arm - wrist circumference, circumference of the forearm just forward of the elbow, length from wristbone to outer elbow, and length from wristbone to inner elbow. I drew up my design based on those measurements.

Every time the sintra is boiled, it has a tendency to remember its original sheet shape and return to it, so a third pair of hands comes in very handy.

So, I drilled small holes at regular intervals along the edges, boiled it, and curled the piece enough that I could loop a cable tie through each pair of holes and tighten it. I put it back in the water to boil. Any irregularities worked themselves out in the water. I boiled it enough times to get each pair of holes exactly lined up and the cable ties tightened to hold the edges together in the water. The ties held the edges together, so I only had to worry about shaping it overall after I pulled it out of the water.

That's about as hard as it got. You just have to play around with the stuff a few times to get a feel for how it behaves. I must have boiled my first bracer 20 - 30 times to get it right. 10-15 times for the second, since I had a better feel for the stuff.

It's rock hard when its finished(I'm guessing slight irregularities in the stuff once its boiled, give it a lot of rigidity, so it blocks a blow nicely, yet it's flexible enough to allow you to squeeze your hand in and have a friction fit. I'm glad I learned about this stuff.

It might be a smart thing to take measurements for each arm, in case one arm happens to be slightly more muscular than the other... as was my case. :ohoh The bracer I made for my right arm was slightly loose on my left... :lol

I got my sintra from a sign-making supply shop that sells several different kinds of plastic. It came in a 4'x8' sheet(that was the only way they sold it, and I had to have them cut it in half so i could fit it in my car. :p I payed $30 for it. $30 for 4'x8' is not bad, that should be enough to provide for several costumes, or at least 3 or 4 pairs each of spats and gauntlets.

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Nice work bro!
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That completely rocks! And I am not going to do a bad joke about why one arm might be larger than the other.

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That looks great! The super long fins is badass :toocool
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Registered: 02-2004
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That really is cool.
Neat to see this material.

Great job and thanks for sharing the info!
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Kudos on the huge fins, they look dangerous and functional. :up

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