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Re: Licensed Glove mod progress pics. - Forearm armor - Fast, easy, and cheap!


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Awesome! Any chance in you making another pair of those and trading them?



Absolutely! I would certainly consider that!

Anyone interested, contact me at kwfruge@aol.com & we'll talk about it.

WOW! Someone already interested in my work!!!!
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Nicely done..

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Re: Licensed Glove mod progress pics. - Forearm armor - Fast, easy, and cheap!


Hey Kevin those look awsome the after shot dont even look like a licensed piece. Excellent work. Thats the same process I was using to do my 89 shin armour but Im going to cast them in latex so I only have to make the one. but I like the results you got for the arm gaurds and may try that for mine. great job keep it up

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Thanks for all the supportive comments folks! Now I know what many of you have felt when you've accomplished something and made your idea a reality. It's a great feeling! I'm really motivated now. This makes me want to try my hand at some other things.

Licensed pieces look out!



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Re: Licensed Glove mod progress pics. - Forearm armor - Fast, easy, and cheap!


OK... Here we go. The finished piece! Sheet metal & foam forearm guards, resin fins, & studs on the palms. I hope you can see what's going on here - the pictures aren't that great. Photographing things that are all black with a cell phone cam is pretty difficult.

Here is a before shot of the original licensed glove:

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First of all, I have to say that the guards I made that are pictured on the first page of this thread were small - they were done to the measurements taken from the licensed piece itself.

Thanks to our brother L.T. Chu ("the law man" emoticon emoticon emoticon) who sent me some templates, I now have guards made to the correct size (don't worry bro, I'm still gonna take care of you :up). They look MUCH better than the first ones! These were made exactly the same way, just larger.

Basically what I did was strip the glove of its color down to the bare grey latex with some acetone. Then, in order to add the resin fins, I had to cut a 3/4" wide strip out of the bottom of the gauntlet because the holes left by the rubber fins were not spaced the same aas the resin ones - it would've looked like crap!

Then, I took some pieces of scrap leather (thanks to Ed Farrel for those - I told you I'd find a use for them :up), and glued them about 1/3 around the gauntlet from the middle "seam" on the palm side to the edge of the raised armor piece on the top side.

Then I cut the holes for the resin fins & glued them in (all gluing was done with either DAP WW Contact cement or Super glue). Before gluing the leather piece down, I sprayed the glove with two fresh coats of Plasti-Dip.

Here is the sheet metal/foam armor piece & resin fins w/the leather "patch" on the freshly Plasti-ed glove:

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Another view to get a better shot of the armor:

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Then, I picked up some metal studs for the palm side. I didn't have a stud setter, so I just crimped them on with a pair of pliers - use something to protect the top so they don't get bent or scratched.

Now, I know they're not perfecly spaced & aligned, but I was limited by the locations of the existing faux studs cast in the latex, so I placed them directly on top of them.

Here is the pic:

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So there you have it. With some creativity, a little TLC, and some time, some of these licensed pieces can be made presentable. I'm really pleased with the way these turned out - they sould last me at least until I have the resource to pick up (or make) some really nice leather ones!

Now to finish the right hand glove & we're all done!

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Awesome Work!! :up :up

Good tutorial too!!

Keep up the good work Bro!!


Henry :cheers
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Thanks Henry! That means a lot coming from you bro! :up

The suit I'm putting together will be a hybrid and will utilize a few licensed pieces and some custom stuff. I wish I had a better digi cam, cuz these really do look much better in person. Sounds strange to hear someone say that about a licensed piece... :lol

The only trouble I'm having now is that the edges of the forearm armor aren't staying glued down that well. I may either try a stronger glue or change to attaching it down with velcro. Not sure yet...
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Very cool! I don't know how this thread got past me,but I like threads like this.
Nothing better than picking up simple items and turning them into something.

Try Gorilla Glue. ..Home Depot

John :flapbat

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Thanks for the tip Blackwood. I'll pass by there in a little while & see if I can pick some of that up!
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