Hey, everyone, I'm new to the boards, but I've been passionate about Fett since I first saw Empire... I've always wanted to make my own armor, but until now have not had the funds, nor the skills to do it. Nor the permission, as I was a young'un. Now that I'm 18, I really want to make my armor, but I've decided to do a custom job. My armor will be Black, Gunmetal Grey, and Silver when I'm done... Leather Jango-style armor vest... Most likely a stubby style pack.
I have one question though, as I'm going to try and build this all from the ground up... How would I go about the gauntlets?
My current plan is to buy a cheap pair of Soccer shin guards, some elastic sort of fabric, and some foam of some sort -- rigid foam. I plan to sew the fabric to the underside of the shin guards (the hard "fronts" being the top), so that it is enclosed and able to be slid on rather quickly. The top of the shin guards will be heavily modified with rigid foam, stuff that can be chopped and carved into the shapes of the gauntlets... And then I plan to coat the whole thing with PlastiDip. http://www.plastidip.com/consumer/index.html
Anyone think this will work...? :-\ I'm really curious as to see if it does... Cuz... well, how hard is styrene to form...? Should I just go that route...?
-Until later, I remain --