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Tutorial: TP Gauntlet

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By LinkyLex   |   
Published: September 15, 2011
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I haven't seen one of these around so I decided to make one myself when I made my gauntlet.

Templates can be modified and the same techniques applied to create multiple styles of gauntlets.
Please not the last image is not the finished piece. The glue is still drying, giving it that patchy appearance. The finished gauntlet will be as shown in the preview image.

Any questions? Just ask!
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bear48Professional
nice job

thank you 

this was helpful 
itsFlexx's avatar
What type of foam is this?
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Chasing--FeathersHobbyist Digital Artist
What type of foam is it? is A4 just the size? would a normal craft foam work?
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bear48Professional
thank you 

this is good 
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TemisNightowlHobbyist Digital Artist
nice tutorial. maybe i would do some of gauntlet with this tutorial. sounds clearly :D
CCLaym's avatar
What is the length and what is the width of yours at each end? This is the best tutorial I've seen! Thanks!
OmgCatsFtw's avatar
My glue says the fumes and the glue itself may catch fire. Does that mean I can't shape the foam? or will it be okay if i do it anyway because its dried up?
ShadowAelita's avatar
What kind of glue did you use?

:D Thanks!
faedemere's avatar
I just wanted to let you know that I used your tutorial to make my son's Halloween costume this year! Thank you so much for the amazing step by step instructions! I'll post a link to the blog post I'm writing with pictures of the process and final results once it is finished.
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
Hi! That's amazing! I'm so glad it was of some use to you. Please do link me when it's ready, I'd love to see ^w^
Thanks again for checking out my work.
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Jraye000Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the template?
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
I hand made one so it isn't online.
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Matryoshka-MikuHobbyist Photographer
Where did you get the template? o wo Nice tutorial by the way!~
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
I made the template myself :)
& thanks!
Petrie27's avatar
It's looking a little splotchy. If I were you, I would have colored it solidly and added weathering between the details to make them stand out.

Good job though, the structure and designs are just right.
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I had to use acrylic paints and some rather worn out brushes so it was pretty tricky to get it on evenly, I use spray paints now :3

As for weathering, it's definately something I'll do next time, but being the first thing I made I wasn't confident enough to give it a try.

I'm planning to re-make this soon so I'll take what you said into consideration :)
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xAngelxofxdeathxStudent General Artist
Great tutorial! thanks for posting this, been looking for tutorials on the gauntlets :)
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it's useful ^.^
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samiinctionStudent Artisan Crafter
how do you mold it on your arm...?^^;
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
Do you mean shaping it or actually attaching it to your arm?

If you mean shaping, I heated it up and held it in place around my arm until it cooled and kept the shape.

If you mean how do you attach it to your arm, I used velcro straps and stapled them to the middle layer and had them running out of the layers and around the arm.
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samiinctionStudent Artisan Crafter
shaping ^^; what did you use to heat it up?
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LinkyLexHobbyist General Artist
The oven xD just turned one of the burners on and held it over it until it was hot and soft enough to work with.

You've gotta be really careful though, as you can burn your hands pretty easily this way, I kept just passing it over the flame to avoid holding it there and burning my hands.

I've heard you can also use a hairdyer though as they get quite hot if you hold it on one spot long enough, not tried this method myself though, so you'd have to experiment with it first
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samiinctionStudent Artisan Crafter
yeah i might experiment with the hairdryer because we have an electric oven ^^;
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