Chest Armor Thickness

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    Chest Armor Thickness

    What would be the ideal thickness for Boba Fett chest armor?
    I can get my hands on some 10-15mm material,I know its gonna be hard to cut and mabey a little hard to shape but Im thinking the thicknes may be ok.
    Any opinions?



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    Re: Chest Armor Thickness

    That is really thick. I have used 6mm and it is plenty thick to give a good look. Twice that thick may look weird. At 6mm you have to round the edges and give a return edge,........10- 15mm I would vote too thick

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    Re: Chest Armor Thickness

    Mullreel said: View Post
    That is really thick. I have used 6mm and it is plenty thick to give a good look. Twice that thick may look weird. At 6mm you have to round the edges and give a return edge,........10- 15mm I would vote too thick
    What do mean by return edge?
    I could be wrong on the thickness I am only guessing as I only thought of this material just a few minutes ago.I will have to wait untilI get
    to work in the morning to measure the actual thicknes.
    Last edited by TreppFett; Nov 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM. Reason: spelling errors,typing with out my glasses on

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    Re: Chest Armor Thickness

    The rounded portion of the edge. Without it the armor looks squared off and flat. If you take a look at Boba his armor is not sharp on the edges it rounds off.

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    Re: Chest Armor Thickness

    The material is 6.3 mm thick it will work perfectly thanks for your input Mullreel

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    Re: Chest Armor Thickness

    Here is some that I cut out of 6mm using WOF Jango templates



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    This was just after I had shaped them, and hit em witha coat of primer. If you look at the edges you can see what I am talking about as far as the rounded corner. I trimmed them with a knife and then sanded everything smooth.

    Hope it works well for you.

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