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    May 9, 2005, 4:48 PM - Delete This Thread. "Thanks! :) " #1

    I have seen so many variations on back armour that my head is spining.

    I have printed out 2 and they both are Very Different.

    This one is from tk560's reference page.
    http://www.tk560.com/fett/fett-templ...s/Image13.html

    and then thers stevens (aka. bmwdw2)'s diagrams. Help me before I run out of printer paper! LOL
    Last edited by raptorarts; May 14, 2005 at 2:23 AM.
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    May 9, 2005, 5:50 PM - Re: Fett Back Armour? Which is right? #2

    Alot of these patterns are great for eye-balling armor for size, but since some of the pieces are semi-spherically curved, it's hard to get a paper pattern to conform to curved plastic (for instance, try laying a piece of paper flat on a basketball).

    Some people on the board have had great results with Sintra plastic, heating and curving the plastic to the desired shape. When I tried it, I didn't have such luck. Some have even perfected pulling the heated plastic down over molds, thereby getting the slight spherical curve.

    The original armor pieces were vacuformed plastic, so that's what I use.

    The back armor is probably the worst offender of the curved pieces, as it curved around the back, as well as over the shoulders. Personally, I think it's impossible to get the correct curvature without going the vacuforming route (although some have come very close!).

    The best picture I can think of for Boba's back armor is from the black-and-white picture in the Star Wars Chronicles, where all the armor is laid out. I don't have the link handy, but you see the bottom opening for the jet pack attachment.
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    May 16, 2005, 12:17 AM - Delete this thread. Thanks for the help :) #3

    Thanks for the help

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