You know the more I look at this the more I like the low tech approach. Inexpensive, light and a doddle to maintain. I think you may even be able to make the blades pop out with out having to touch the switch on the top of the gauntlets. Little bit of fishing wire fed through inside the glove and a ring to fit over the thumb, make a fist and pop line pulls the switch and out pops the blades. I may have a got at this myself. I have some sheet styrene from a few other armour projects lying around....Hmmm I love it, it's totally the K.I.S.S. principle that I use when filming Kudos mate.
Great stuff. Yep can't agree more. Electronic whizz bangs and animatronics are all well and good....Until they go wrong just before you're doing a close up, then have to spend the next few hours wondering which wire came loose Look forward to the updates, you've done a splendid job with the gauntlets, if you didn't know you'd think they were part of the original design.
I can understand the frustration of seeing an old thread bumped up to the top of this list, as it may take away from other threads that are newer. But I don't believe there are any rules that speak about posting reply's in old threads, so obviously some new members may not know that it is frustrating and seems to be frown upon. I would imagine that a rule stating that if the thread is ____ years old and you have a question pertaining to the thread/item build to directly contact the member through a "pm".
EDIT: Predatorhex and BerserkerPred, try and send them a pm about the questions, the thread is pretty old and you might get a better response too. Good Luck.