A cheaper alternative to sintra

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    A cheaper alternative to sintra

    belive it or not,, those FOR SALE signs that sell for 99 cents do work! They are the same as the normal sintra material but alittle thiner but can be glued into layers.... Trust me,, great for crotch, shoulders, and chest too!

    this stuff works....

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    Ripcode's Avatar
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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    Yeah.. we can always use cheap crotch armor..

    Personally... my crotch deserves only the best!

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    LOL,,true,, all of us needs the best... Maybe a golden cup?

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    Jeeze, man, your gonna trust your very future to a few layers, of for sale signs???????
    Ugh, I need to get one of those steel cups they used in "super troopers"

    -tubachris

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    I need some titanium. and some calcum powder.

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    Ripcode said:
    Personally... my crotch deserves only the best!
    That made my day.

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    Ripcode said:
    Yeah.. we can always use cheap crotch armor..

    Personally... my crotch deserves only the best!
    I betcha you own some Trash Can armour and a fiberglass cod plate, eh?


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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    Ripcode said:
    Yeah.. we can always use cheap crotch armor..

    Personally... my crotch deserves only the best!

    1/4" thick metal!!!!

    i *know* that people occassionally take hits to the cod, so there is NO way i'm cutting corners there

    that said, those no parking signs are an integral part of my stormtrooper outfit, and make guest appearances in just about everything i've ever made.

    they are a GREAT way to get some material on the cheap.

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    well, its just for fett armor,, it isnt like ur going to have kids test out the crotch peice or anythign rite? lol.. well, do what u guys feel like with that region but the rest works with forsale signs

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    TheCommercialGuy said:
    well, its just for fett armor,, it isnt like ur going to have kids test out the crotch peice or anythign rite?

    Wait, that isn't done?


    Seriously though, this is definately a good idea for those of us who cant afford/find Sintra.

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    well, i found out how to use this material becuz alot of ppl who made GHOST BUSTERS proton paks, do use this stuff and it ca be used in the vacuformed process... I used this material on my proton pak b4 and i figured that it shoudl work on boba fett armor,, and its great becuz u can make sholder parts under 2 minutes.

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    TheCommercialGuy said:
    well, its just for fett armor,, it isnt like ur going to have kids test out the crotch peice or anythign rite? lol.. well, do what u guys feel like with that region but the rest works with forsale signs
    hehe... i think most of us that have been out and about in costume around kids will say that yes, they *will* test out your armor

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    yeah,, thats why i always wear a cup under when i go out in my bat suit.. cuz kids think its ARMOR

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    TheCommercialGuy said:
    yeah,, thats why i always wear a cup under when i go out in my bat suit.. cuz kids think its ARMOR

    Ouch... thank god for being over 6'. Little legs cant reach that high

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    well, im 6'1,, and remember,, kids have fists too.. lol...keep that inmind

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    tubachris85x said:
    Jeeze, man, your gonna trust your very future to a few layers, of for sale signs???????
    Ugh, I need to get one of those steel cups they used in "super troopers"

    -tubachris
    lmao!! how do u feel mac?...
    GOOD ENOUGH TO ......... YOUR MOTHER!!!

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    Re: A cheaper alternative to sintra

    Using these with layering sometimes presents a molding/curving problem as the layers do not bent the same from top to bottom (physics right...). I recommend a flexible glue between them like goop... but spread it thin otherwise during the heating process the glue could boil out or pool making the plastic warped.

    Another method is to mold/curve the individual layers, one on a buck and then the rest layer on layer (still on the buck to reduce warping of the bottom piece due to heat transfer) then glue the curved peices together.

    Also some of the styrene used in the plastic may shrink if the heat is too high.

    And vacuuforming layered peices usually leads to problems if they are glued or not. With the glued peices the glue may or may not be flexible enough at the temperature you are using and can cause the plastic not to pull with the vacuum. If they are not glued, the air between the plastic can expand and form bubbles or warp the layers.

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