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    Dec 1, 2009, 7:59 PM - Batman gauntlets #1

    I have been making a pair of batman begins inspired gauntlets for a friend's fan film. I hammered them out of 18 ga mild steel, blades will be ground from 3/16" steel. Just one question, how are the originals kept shut? I was thinking of using something like the 'turning pins' shown on this site- http://www.eskimo.com/~cwn/arm_15thC.html but I have no idea where to get them.

    Progress so far-
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/...0c667686_b.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/...7056da3c_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/...a66cba10_b.jpg
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    Dec 1, 2009, 8:28 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #2

    velcro. hope this help
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    Dec 2, 2009, 2:04 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #3

    Anakinos said: View Post
    velcro. hope this help
    Wow...nicely done!
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    Dec 2, 2009, 3:35 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #4

    I'd like to see more of this project.
    Rock on!
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    Dec 2, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #5

    werent the film ones latex or resin at best?
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    Dec 2, 2009, 1:55 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #6

    For that type of pin you might try getting a stud rivet (aka collar button). Something like the one on this page:

    http://www.hardwareelf.com/elfapp/js...neous_page.jsp

    then for the other side by a hinge and drill out a keyhole slot where the large part will go over the button and then when you release pressure the neck of the button slides into the slot.
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    Dec 2, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #7

    If you want to know about the real guants here it is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5-cC...eature=related
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    Dec 2, 2009, 9:59 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #8

    very cool, you could possibly use a magentic closure...a friend is using magnets on his boba fett gauntlets and they work quite well.
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    Dec 3, 2009, 12:32 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #9

    Thanks for all the replies. I never would have guessed velcro. Since I'm making this from steel I'm hoping to find a latch that is equally sturdy.
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    Dec 12, 2009, 11:47 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #11

    I would try earth magnet set up..
    Last edited by Amish Trooper; Dec 12, 2009 at 11:47 AM. Reason: spelling
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    Dec 12, 2009, 7:09 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #12

    Wow, those look like they're going to be heavy. Really cool though, and I'm interested in seeing what you end up doing to close the latch.

    Do you intend on lining the inside with anything? If so, industrial velcro (as mentioned previously) can be incorporated into the lining and look nice.
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    Dec 13, 2009, 1:41 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #13

    When I make mine, I use velcro.
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    Dec 18, 2009, 1:28 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #14

    Finished! Mostly... Just have to clean up the welds and paint them.
    I used a strip of spring steel with a pin riveted on it for the latch. Press down on the pin, close the gauntlets and the pin snaps up into the hole on the other side, locking them closed. Seems to work quite well, I usually have to use a pen to push the pin down far enough to take them off.

    Gauntlets open - http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2753/...3da7001e_b.jpg
    Latch open/closed - http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2658/...478cfa67_b.jpg
    Looking inside the wrist - http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/...3c656fc4_b.jpg
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    Dec 20, 2009, 10:37 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #15

    Those look freakin' dangerous. I love 'em!
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    Jan 7, 2010, 2:53 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #16

    Completely finished!
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2737/...a8de5b8a_b.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2699/...ba22c090_b.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2525/...47ef6e0f_b.jpg

    -3/16" thick steel blades
    -18 ga steel body
    -Brass hinges
    -Roofing nail rivets
    -Strip of spring steel and 1/4" steel pin for latch
    -Epoxy fillets at base of blades
    -Flat black rustoleum paint.
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    Jan 7, 2010, 3:13 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #17

    those are really nice... are you going to tool in any design? you could use paint to add detail, or even airbrush some details..
    but great job
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    Sep 18, 2010, 4:31 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #18

    Are you making any more of these?
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    Sep 18, 2010, 1:53 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #19

    If I do it will be in a couple years. I'm currently about 2000 mi from my shop.
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    Sep 18, 2010, 7:43 PM - Re: Batman gauntlets #20

    Inferno said: View Post
    When I make mine, I use velcro.
    WOW... Drooolll
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    Jan 4, 2013, 6:59 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #21

    I would love a pair of these! Will you be selling pairs at any point? A bunch of us at my school in the uk are making a fan film and we've made the script. Our suits going to combine elements from Nolans batman trilogy and from the arkham franchise. If you do plan to sell, could you please pm me a price?
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    Jan 4, 2013, 7:39 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #22

    dude the tread is over 3 years old. if you need some info, pm him yourself, dont rely on someone pming you!
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    Jan 5, 2013, 1:06 AM - Re: Batman gauntlets #23

    Thanks for the bump.
    Sorry, it could be a few years before I have a chance to make any more of these. If you are interested in making a pair yourself, I have uploaded the pattern I used for the body of the gauntlet here, and the pattern for the blades here.

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