Intro: Quick and Easy Cowboy & Aliens Gauntlet
Ok, This instructble is going to be quick and easy. I'm guessing that a good bit of you all have seen the preview
for the new movie Cowboys & Aliens if not here is a link to the trailer. Ok, now those who just watched the trailer and are getting over the initial shock of the actual idea of a Cowboy vs. Aliens movie welcome back. Now remember that awesome little wrist/gauntlet weapon our main character had?! Good cause this instructible is going to show you how to get your hands...wrist around one.
Step 1: I'm Thirsty Lets Take a Break.
Yep, just started this instructable and we are all ready taking a break.... hey, when you working a 8 class schedual and working on instructables you need a little time for yourself so go down to your local 7-11 and get yourself a Slurpee. Now that your at 7-11 and oh look they have a promo slurpee cup from the movie Cowboy and Aliens. Yeah, thats right, that's the one you have to buy its around 7 bucks + what ever your tax rate is ( .6% down here in SC )anyways, make sure its the cup with that looks like the gauntlet.
Steps to take:
pay for it
Tell the clerk have a Good One
Drink Slurpee (But not too fast or brain freeze or go ahead if your into that kinda of stuff)
Step 2: Its Not Empty Its....
Ok, now that the slurpie is gone lets start the project. First carfully remove the cup from around the gauntlet.
next slip it around your wrist and look what you got there your own movie prop with light up led for only 7 bucks.
*Edit-This should help for all those having trouble getting the cups out.* The cup is connected with a peg-hole system. The fold has to be far enough down to get all the pegs. Sliced off the bottom of the cup you could use a small saw or a dremel and you even have to cut close to the gauntlet. You are just making the cup easier to collapse by removing the base.
Then make your fold/crease at the end of the blue word slurpee, (opposite the lights so not to risk catching the wires) push in the top and squeeze a few times to get it started. Then take a long screwdriver and gently work it all thru the cup at that spot. Set it down on your work space and just gently push down/inward on the screwdriver to collapse/fold the plastic cup in on itself the entire length. Then grab the black piece with the vice grips or a pair of pliers and it will easily come out.
Step 3: Customising Your Weapon
Ok so you've removed the cup and put it on your wrist or tried to put it on your wrist.
If it was too big or you didn't like the way it felt around your wrist I would suggets looking into pipe insulators that you could form
and contour to the gauntlet for your wearing pleasure.
Now for are more muscular frineds I would suggest carfully cutting your gauntlent on both sides then add a hinge to one side and some type of locking mechanism to the other like some one did in the picture above.