Chest armor shaping tip

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    Chest armor shaping tip

    Hello to all the Fett's. I am brand new to these boards and have seen alot of people having problems with shaping there chest armor as Boba's has a curved appearance, and the flat look just doesnt look right.

    I stumbled on something by accident when I went bowling with my Dad and had an idea of heating my sintra armor and pressing it over the round part of the ball.

    I used to 12 pound bowling ball and heated the plastic just enough so i could roll it over and form it slowly as the ball is still to small to form it exactly around the shape of the ball, but it is a hard round surface to work with.

    I wish I had the means to post the results, but I think it came out ok.

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    RazaKuhn
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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    cal,

    Cool idea. I'm making aluminum armor so more than likely I think I might have to make some kind of press in order to shape it.

    Good luck



    -Matt

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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    Here is the super duper Sintra shaper tip... Do you, a parent or a friend own a bread maker? Get a big pot. Boil water. Cover bread maker with saran wrap and a towel. Dip sintra pieces into hot water until curling. Lay on maker and press. The curvature is great to shape specific pieces. Good luck!


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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    I use a large pickle jar for the shoulders.

    I use a large stock pot for the chest pieces. (Boba only)

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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    does sintra really work though? because somebody told me that it didn't look or bend right... where can i even buy sintra????


    "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe..."

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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    www.usplastics.com

    You can bend it, its really easy, however building up the cup appearance is difficult. Some use bondo to get a more dished shape, but eventually I steered away from the Sintra path.

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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    cal196 said:
    They got some good tubs to put kegs in also.

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    Re: Chest armor shaping tip

    I put my Sintra peices in the oven.. after about 5-10 in 50 degree Centigrade the edges of the sintra begin to flex upwards (why it does this i have no clue) but at this point its soft enough to bend but ard enough to give you some resistance. I then picked up the peices (with gloves) and placed it on my chest and i bent the edges a bit..
    Works really well... oh.. and i use an electrical oven.. don't know how it would work with a gas oven..
    Here is a pic of my armor

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