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    Armor

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

    -Lizard

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    I was going to make out of aluminum.

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    Re: Armor

    Start here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7825
    Use the search button and put in templet or blueprint.

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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    the what should i make it out of??

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    Re: Armor

    sintra? fiberglass? if u dig out old thread in "armor" section, u'll find lotsa information...

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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    How can I make then dents on my armor??

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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    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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    I heated up my Sintra and used the back of a Steak Knife! lol Sounds funny, but it worked.

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    Re: Armor

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

    Good idea!





    ~Brian

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    Re: Armor

    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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    edited for language.
    Last edited by Star Wars Chick; Jun 26, 2007 at 9:39 AM.

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    Re: Armor

    +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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    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Re: Armor

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

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/faq.p...ode_of_conduct

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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    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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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Armor

    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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    Re: Armor

    +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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    Re: Armor

    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......

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