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Tutorial: TP Gauntlet by LinkyLex Tutorial: TP Gauntlet by LinkyLex

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I haven't seen one of these around so I decided to make one myself when I made my gauntlet.

Templates can be modified and the same techniques applied to create multiple styles of gauntlets.
Please not the last image is not the finished piece. The glue is still drying, giving it that patchy appearance. The finished gauntlet will be as shown in the preview image.

Any questions? Just ask!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional
nice job

thank you 

this was helpful 
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itsFlexx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
What type of foam is this?
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Chasing--Feathers Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What type of foam is it? is A4 just the size? would a normal craft foam work?
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional
thank you 

this is good 
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TemisWhiteowl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice tutorial. maybe i would do some of gauntlet with this tutorial. sounds clearly :D
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CCLaym Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
What is the length and what is the width of yours at each end? This is the best tutorial I've seen! Thanks!
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OmgCatsFtw Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
My glue says the fumes and the glue itself may catch fire. Does that mean I can't shape the foam? or will it be okay if i do it anyway because its dried up?
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ShadowAelita Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
What kind of glue did you use?

:D Thanks!
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faedemere Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I just wanted to let you know that I used your tutorial to make my son's Halloween costume this year! Thank you so much for the amazing step by step instructions! I'll post a link to the blog post I'm writing with pictures of the process and final results once it is finished.
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! That's amazing! I'm so glad it was of some use to you. Please do link me when it's ready, I'd love to see ^w^
Thanks again for checking out my work.
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Jraye000 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the template?
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:iconlinkylex:
LinkyLex Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hand made one so it isn't online.
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Matryoshka-Miku Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Where did you get the template? o wo Nice tutorial by the way!~
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I made the template myself :)
& thanks!
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Petrie27 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
It's looking a little splotchy. If I were you, I would have colored it solidly and added weathering between the details to make them stand out.

Good job though, the structure and designs are just right.
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I had to use acrylic paints and some rather worn out brushes so it was pretty tricky to get it on evenly, I use spray paints now :3

As for weathering, it's definately something I'll do next time, but being the first thing I made I wasn't confident enough to give it a try.

I'm planning to re-make this soon so I'll take what you said into consideration :)
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Petrie27 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
:)
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xAngelxofxdeathx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Great tutorial! thanks for posting this, been looking for tutorials on the gauntlets :)
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it's useful ^.^
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samiinction Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you mold it on your arm...?^^;
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mean shaping it or actually attaching it to your arm?

If you mean shaping, I heated it up and held it in place around my arm until it cooled and kept the shape.

If you mean how do you attach it to your arm, I used velcro straps and stapled them to the middle layer and had them running out of the layers and around the arm.
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samiinction Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
shaping ^^; what did you use to heat it up?
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The oven xD just turned one of the burners on and held it over it until it was hot and soft enough to work with.

You've gotta be really careful though, as you can burn your hands pretty easily this way, I kept just passing it over the flame to avoid holding it there and burning my hands.

I've heard you can also use a hairdyer though as they get quite hot if you hold it on one spot long enough, not tried this method myself though, so you'd have to experiment with it first
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samiinction Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i might experiment with the hairdryer because we have an electric oven ^^;
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah sounds like it will work better for you :) just be careful not to hold it on one spot too long or you may burn the foam!
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samiinction Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah :D even if i didnt keep it in one spot, i would still somehow burn it :iconlinkannoyedplz:
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, it doesnt burn too easily, as long as you dont get distracted
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Posting this was a very good idea. I know the gauntlets are one of the areas most Link cosplayers have a lot of trouble figuring out. Several of the Links I've met have said it was where they hit their biggest road blocks, no matter what form of Link they were doing.
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tehe xD
I'm glad I'll be able to help people.
I searched forever for a tutorial before I gave up and gave it a shot by myself haha.

It's simple enough if you have lots of references to refer to ^.^
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, one of my very first Links, he had so much trouble figuring them out, and he was doing OoT Link XD
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, they're a tad more complicated than mine.
I've not yet made a game accurate OoT bracer set, I must do so one day!
I've only made ones like TP, the friend I made them for wanted them different D;
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh yeah, the rest of the costume in OoT is WAY easier than TP, but them gauntlets man!
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LinkyLex Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye yeah aha, I may have to ditch the foam for those
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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