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Fins for comic gloves....


Hey everyone, was just wondering what different ways some of the guys that have done comic style gloves (not movie variants) have attached their fins to the gloves. Do you like to use resin fins, or do you prefer the same materials as the glove, and why?

~Tim :batfly

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Re: Fins for comic gloves....


I have a glove (yes, one glove) made out of fake leather, and there is a seam (sp?) running down the outside, so I just sewed the fins into that, so they stick out of it. Looks pretty good. I'll try to get a pic of what I have.

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I like a firm urethane fin, it makes it easier in case little ones are around.

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I use urethane fins. I split the seam on the gloves and restitched them leaving hole for the fins to stick out. Even with my limited sewing experience it wasn't to hard.

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I made a fin pattern, sewed it up, and then sewed it into the glove. The whole glove is hand made, but I've been too lazy to make the other glove, so I'm probably just going to buy a pair of leather gloves, and sew the gauntlets on.

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BYW, that's an awesome gauntlet. I'd make a pair if I knew how. Where did you get the material from?

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I've got harder urethane returns fins on my returns gloves from JV
they arent the fins that came with them, they are the movie fins

they are hard enough and thin enough that they could really poke somebody good

the best idea would be to use a heavy resin that still flexes, maybe BJB or even better would be the stuff Janty used on his gloves when he did a his set, they are burmans flexible urethane, hold the form perfectly but flex to keep little ones running by from loosing an eye

but my gloves werent made for little people, none of my stuff is unless you count the little boy inside the bat~

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Thanks for all the tips guys, anyone else want to chime in that've done fins that are comic style as well?

~Tim :batfly

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troilluss, I got the material at a place called Johanne's. I don't know if it's a chain, but if you happen to live in Southern California, it's in the Del Amo mall. I don't recall how much it cost.

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I think if you want it to look Comic Style, you run off some urethane fins, like Jay mentioned earlier and then use this urethane paint that makes it look like leather. This will then match the gloves very well and the fins will stay sharp and straight like the Comic books look. I mount my fins onto a lexan plate, like the movie fins, with chicago fasteners imbeaded into the urethane. I then punch holes into my gloves, 2 per fin, in a perfect line, place the lexan plate into the glove and screw the fins on so they are in an almost perfect mesh with the leather. With the leather looking fins, it would be very comic book-esque, especially if you did the gloves and fins in blue.

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