I then coated the entire thing in resin and sanded it smooth, using a little spot putty wherever needed. I cut the gauntlets in half lengthwise and used small hinges on one side, and velcro on the other to make it much easier to get on and off.
Once all of the shaping was done, I primered them with automotive primer, finish sanded, and put on a coat of chrome paint for the "metal" basecoat. I masked off the battle damage, scrapes, and gouges using the same carwax method as the helmet. I then gave it a coat of red paint, and used some black "overspray" for scorching and dirtying. After everything is dry, I took a plastic scraper and a rag and scraped off the dry car wax, leaving the bare metal look in the damaged areas.
I'll take more pics of the finished gauntlets and add them later !