Armour glove easiness

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Looch

Sr Member
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Hey,
I love making armour, from the sizing to cutting, I even like sanding Bondo! That being said, the thing I don't like is putting the suit on. It's always a drag having to get someone to help you in and out of it. So, I have been building my latest suit, the Mark 33, and when it got to the gloves, I remembered how much of a trial it was with the last suit. So, this is what I did-I opened all the knuckles and reattached them with very tiny rare-earth magnets. I also put them on the side and between the thumb and forefinger, with a thin strip of sheet metal. Then, I glued the fingers to a cloth glove. This way, I just pull on the fingers, and then wrap the palm/knuckle piece around my hand, and viola!
Also, the electronics have been a pain as well. I hide all of it under the handplate, but getting under to attach the battery is very awkward. So, I made a holder from an old ice cream bucket, glued it on with Gorilla glue, and so now I can snap the battery in and out when I need to, and the handplate simply magnetizes onto the battery itself. I hope this helps people who run into the same problems:)IMG_1955.JPGIMG_1956.JPGIMG_1957.JPGIMG_1958.JPG
 

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George

Master Member
Not only will it save you a lot of frustration putting them on,but you can also make them as small as possible to fit your hand as best as possible.Same for arms and legs; just use magnets to connect the halfs.Great method:thumbsup we need this for zentai suits as well :lol
 

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