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  1. Lizard's Avatar
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    May 18, 2007, 5:09 PM - Armor #1

    How do I make my chest armor, shoulders, and knees. I realloy want to begin on my armor.

    -Lizard
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    May 18, 2007, 6:39 PM - Re: Armor #2

    First step: what do you want to make it out of (what material?) I would definitely take a look at some of the threads in this section because multiple people have made their own armor. Check out how they did it.
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    May 18, 2007, 8:07 PM - Re: Armor #3

    I was going to make out of aluminum.
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    May 18, 2007, 8:27 PM - Re: Armor #4

    Start here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7825
    Use the search button and put in templet or blueprint.
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    May 18, 2007, 8:28 PM - Re: Armor #5

    Advice not aluminum. Been down that side it is a lot of work and ends up badly. search engine it will help a lot.
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    May 18, 2007, 8:32 PM - Re: Armor #6

    the what should i make it out of??
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    May 18, 2007, 8:42 PM - Re: Armor #7

    sintra? fiberglass? if u dig out old thread in "armor" section, u'll find lotsa information...
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    May 19, 2007, 2:39 AM - Re: Armor #8

    One very inexpensive and easy way to make it is to buy a couple of oval, household trashcans from someplace such as Walmart. that's what I have done for my low budget boba.

    Do a search for "Trashcan Armor" and you will find a great thread about doing it this way.

    Also, search for "armor template" and you will find WizardOfFlight's templates .. they're an invaluable resource!
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    May 20, 2007, 11:40 PM - Re: Armor #9

    Lizard there is a string on this forum that sells an inexpensive set of already made chest armor and knees made from sintra for about $40.00. Good starting point, plus you could get a lot of expertise practicing painting, layering ,shaping, dent placement, dremel skills and everything else about costuming by saving and purchasing same. You might consider developing the detailing skills, prior to the manufacturing skills first.
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    May 22, 2007, 2:15 PM - Re: Armor #10

    Well since you have no money Lizard, I'd suggest cardboard or trashcans or anything that is light and will hold paint. Whatever materials you can get for FREE
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    May 22, 2007, 2:45 PM - Re: Armor #11

    How can I make then dents on my armor??
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    May 22, 2007, 2:52 PM - Re: Armor #12

    depends on what you make it out of. if plastic, use a lighter, heat on the back side of the plastic. then with a sharpie or some other oblject with the right size and shape push the plastic in. Just don't touch the plastic with the lighter. you want to soften it, not melt it.
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    May 22, 2007, 2:54 PM - Re: Armor #13

    If it's made of plastic, just heat it with hot water or a heat gun and use the back of a screwdriver to make the dents.
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    May 22, 2007, 3:18 PM - Re: Armor #14

    A lighter will give one point for damage it's better to go the lighter route the heat gun and hot water is better for forming the general shape of the armor
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    May 23, 2007, 7:11 AM - Re: Armor #15

    I heated up my Sintra and used the back of a Steak Knife! lol Sounds funny, but it worked.
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    May 23, 2007, 7:34 AM - Re: Armor #16

    Yup. Go play with lighters and steak knives, kid.

    Good idea!





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    May 27, 2007, 6:21 PM - Re: Armor #17

    i make mando armor out of aluminum all the time and it always turns out great
    Last edited by Star Wars Chick; Jun 26, 2007 at 9:39 AM. Reason: language
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    May 27, 2007, 6:22 PM - Re: Armor #18

    edited for language.
    Last edited by Star Wars Chick; Jun 26, 2007 at 9:39 AM.
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    May 29, 2007, 8:14 AM - Re: Armor #19

    Quote +Mandalore+ said: View Post
    *** means what the -F-
    Ahhh...thanks for letting us know you have a foul mouth. What are you, 12 yrs old?
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    May 29, 2007, 12:12 PM - Re: Armor #20

    Quote +Mandalore+ said: View Post
    *** means what the -F-
    Check the COC please, that stuff doesn't work here.

    http://moviepropsites.com/about/community-guidelines/

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  21. HMPOTC33 is offline HMPOTC33
    Jun 3, 2007, 12:19 AM - Re: Armor #21

    Mandalore+ is Lizard now talking to himself, trying to promote his aluminum armor sale. If not let us see this great aluminum armor Mandalore+
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    Jun 3, 2007, 1:32 AM - Re: Armor #22

    Quote HMPOTC33 said: View Post
    Mandalore+ is Lizard now talking to himself, trying to promote his aluminum armor sale. If not let us see this great aluminum armor Mandalore+
    Clearly we're on the same page here.
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    Jun 3, 2007, 11:24 AM - Re: Armor #23

    Quote HMPOTC33 said: View Post
    Mandalore+ is Lizard now talking to himself, trying to promote his aluminum armor sale.
    I hope a mod can look into this ... they can tell what somebody has created a sockpuppet account. I'm not saying for sure that Lizard and +Mandalore+ are the same person (I can't prove it), but given the content of the posts and when and where they're posted makes it look suspicious.
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    Jun 3, 2007, 7:01 PM - Re: Armor #24

    Quote +Mandalore+ said: View Post
    *** i make mando armor out of aluminum all the time and it always turns out great
    you also talk to yourself online on a messege board.

    No you dont make armor, prove it if you do, and if it is so great.
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    Jun 20, 2007, 7:15 PM - Re: Armor #25

    I asked for more info from +mandalore+ about a month ago now. So far no pics just an excuse.
    I think some puppetry is afoot......