Help with Ruffkin toys AVP Guants

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

4505marcel

Active Member
HI guy for those of you who have them how have you connected the 2 halfs ofyour Ruffkin toy AVP guantlets together?

Theres a lip about 25mm which should/could go inside the top half, but mine are so flared out theres no chance of them going in there without the lower section cracking, really wanted to hinge one side and magnet the other like my Boba Fett guants, but its to rough and uneven inside to do that.


Any pics of your guants would be top banana if you can

Ta Marcel
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

VaderDave

New Member
You can use a heat gun to soften the flared section and slowly bend it back to shape but you need to be real careful and go slowly. Keep the heat gun moving and not concentrated on just one area but try to get the whole flair softened.

You can also cut off the flair and use IS Velcro to connect the two halves.

Just a couple of options. Good luck.
 

biohunter76

New Member
I would not try to use a heat gun on Rufkin's gaunts. He uses a Bondo and fiberglass resin mix on the surface coat of his parts and it's very brittle. Even if you heat it up it will crack. While Dave's idea will work on most urethane resins, I wouldn't try it on that kind.
 

4505marcel

Active Member
All I can think of is to cut most of the lips off, so its left as sort of a guide, and then think of a way to join them.

Didnt really need the agro to be honest, I think heat would be out of the question too as alot of the top coat resin has cracked off and fell off, which is not great
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

VaderDave

New Member
I would not try to use a heat gun on Rufkin's gaunts. He uses a Bondo and fiberglass resin mix on the surface coat of his parts and it's very brittle. Even if you heat it up it will crack. While Dave's idea will work on most urethane resins, I wouldn't try it on that kind.
Thanx for the info, Casey. Didnt know about his combination. Yeah, I would just do the IS Velcro then.
 

punhulk

Active Member
ill post pics of mine for you mannana as its to late right now to do it haha


but when i received my ruffkin AVP gaunts years ago they just needed sanding to fit and than i industial velcroed them together

but ill post pics for ya to give ya some idea or help

and ya heatgun bad idea on ruffs stuff that bondo problably wont reshape problably just crack
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Top