Thanks guys. Hey Steve when i first read your comment I thought "what does he mean it looks like a foot". It doesn't look anything the feet I did. Yes I am slow on the uptake sometimes. It's not ready for paint yet. I spent the afternoon working on the seam where the housing rests on the forearm piece. I also need to get it wired up. I realized I can't use a simple toggle like I did on the other one as at some point I will be holding onto the spear in that hand. I guess I will look into the push buttons. The Priest gave me some insight on that. Oh hey Tony it is running off 2 - 9 volts that fit nicely in the forearm piece.
Looks sweet man, what type of metal do you use to make these type of pieces ? and how comfortable are those to wear ? just a thought yoou might want to add some padding to that metal if it is going to sit on your arm . but i am sure you have thought of that . keep it going man, i am starting on a custom gun and backpack this weekend .
So this is a little different. I was watching a Youtube vid of Steve Wang talking about suit building and he mentioned finger cups which really helped me with a problem I was having. Since I built the spear for my right hand and the guant is for my right hand (only because I already did the computer guant for the left hand) and if you saw my other gaunt I use a simple toggle between my two fingers to actuate it, I couldn't possibly hold the spear with the toggle in the way. I decided to mount the toggle on the tip of a thumb finger cup and have it hidden in the finger tip and thumbnail of the glove. I also was trying to decide if a person could cast resin in an alginate mold as I want to cast my hands in resin to sculpt my Pred hands on. I did plaster hands years ago and all of the fingers are broken off. I did some experimenting and after another Youtube vid found the answer. I did the thumb cast and then when you mix the resin just keep on mixing until you feel it start to get warm. When you pour it into the alginate at this stage it apparently doesn't have time to react to the moisture before it sets up. Here are the photos to help explain all of this.
Here's the giant gaunt toggle. You can see how it would have been in the way for gripping something.
Here is the resin cast from the alginate, you can see the cast was pretty flawless.
And here is the fiberglass finger (thumb) cup.
And the toggle as it will eventually get mounted on the tip.
Spent the afternoon doing some wiring. I thought I would get the whole thing done but I only got the lights done.
Believe it or not this is 4 hours of work. As I look at the photos it doesn't look like much. Everything takes so much
time. This will have a double switch just like the spear so when I turn it on the lights come on to indicate the blades
are powered up and ready to go.
Started bright and early today got the basic wiring done. I still have to splice in a quick disconnect as the wiring will be
incorporated into the glove and I don't want the glove permanently attached to the gaunt.
Just a couple of wiring shots to try to rationalize how long it takes to wire things.
You can see every joint is soldered and shrink wrapped.