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    Jul 17, 2009, 9:45 AM - 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #1

    HI all, this is my 1st post after completing my 1st piece of armour. I made it from a scrap of aluminium that I "borrowed" from work. Just wondered what people think.
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    Jul 17, 2009, 10:19 AM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #2

    That looks pretty darn good. Is that you own template?
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    Jul 17, 2009, 10:27 AM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #3

    I wish I could say it was but I downloaded it from this web site. Someone else did all the hard work on templates.
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    Jul 20, 2009, 7:29 PM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #4

    Looks pretty cool! I'm working on trash can armor right now, but I used a metal For Sale sign on a light saber, looks like similar material. How thick is it?
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    Jul 21, 2009, 3:23 PM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #5

    Hi Funkhead,
    The aluminium on this shoulder piece is about 1.5mm thick, I grabbed a few offcuts from work and some pieces are thicker than others. The thin stuff is alot easyier to shape than bits just 1mm thicker.

    What I love about metal armour is that the battle damage can look so much more real.

    Webba
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    Jul 21, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #6

    Hi Funkhead, if you've got any useful tips on orking with metal I'd love to hear them?
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    Jul 21, 2009, 9:05 PM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #7

    Sorry, not much of an expert. I just used tin snips to cut it, then a small file to dull out the edges so I wouldn't cut myself. The sign I used was only about 1/2 mm thick. I had to be careful bending corners into it, or it would snap.
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    Jul 21, 2009, 9:15 PM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #8

    That would be a Wizard of Flight template......looks good though, nice job
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    Jul 22, 2009, 12:10 AM - Re: 1st attempt at a shoulder pad #9

    cheers dude, yes those templates are brilliant, i probably wouldn't have ever gotten started without them.

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