Foam Gauntlets

Mikey1

New Member
Hello. Just thought I'd show my latest efforts which are a pair of bracers that will form the aemour part of my wristblade and computer gauntlets. They are made of foam mat, I managed to get a number of cheap yoga mats from a local pound store. Using a paper template made to fit my forearm I cut the basic shapes and detailed them using foamies. I used cardboard to make the mounting area's for the blade housing and computer unit. Hot glue was used through out. I plan to coat them in latex to add strength to the foam and help the fix the detailing in place. Now for some pics. Please let me know what you think, suggestions are most welcome.
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bizenboat

New Member
I think they look outstanding bro! way to go, I did mine sort of the same way but the base was plastic, yours look fantastic though very clean build!
 

Elkman

New Member
Nicely done. If you paint them up -- and especially if you latex them -- nobody will ever know they're foam. They're probably nice and light weight, too, unlike something that's been cast in resin.
 

Mikey1

New Member
Thanks guys. They are very light and comfortable to wear. The foam is flexible enough that they just slip on and off easily, something that I hope latex won't affect too much. Never used it before so don't know how it dries. I'll keep keep ya'll posted as they progress. :)
 

strigoi

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If your going to Latex them make sure you put them on something to keep the shape or it will cause it to shrink/warp. But ya very clean looking guants.
 

Mikey1

New Member
Thanks for the tip, Strigoi. I was planning on making a pair of plaster casts of my hands to make skin/gloves. If i do them with the forearm then they could serve a double purpose. Could be interesting! :)
 

REYALS1

New Member
Wow... those look really great. Sounds like you had some cogs going up in your melon when you were thinking these beauties up.
 

thicky ricardo

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thats cool man really impressive for faomies,but if your gonna go throught the trouble of casting your hands you might as well cast the gaunts by painting in a certain resin (not sure what type i could find out later)on them then cast em in latex and they will be solid yet flexable just another option to think about,a bonus you could cast multiple gaunts sets and sell or give em away
 

MasterAnubis

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I think they look great too. :)

My only sugestion is to make sure that you have enough rooom for you skin's arms if your going to go that route. There would need to be room to fit the skin in the gauntet when your wearing it.
 

djgs

New Member
they look outstanding dude....and as other people are saying about the weight issue

i have resin gauntlets and they do weigh abit

great work
 

Yuchi

New Member
for some reason it looks like a starwars storm troopers bracer, maybe because the colour effect, anyways, it looks awesome and can't wait to see it finish
 
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