Making the slots in the chest armor

  1. #1
    Booky's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2010
    From
    Netherlands.
    Posts
    4

    Making the slots in the chest armor

    I've recently just started on my Boba Fett project, beginning with the armor plates, and wondered how to add the slots in the chest armor for the led display, before I begin on the paint job. I'm not quite sure how to do this properly, and I'm kind of scared I'll damage it. (I accidentally made a crack in my Stormtrooper helmet before while assembling it, thankfully that was underneath the ear-pieces and thus fixable.)
    Anyone have any methods and/or tips?
    The plates are just the plastic(sintra) kind, not resin.
    Last edited by Booky; Nov 4, 2010 at 11:39 AM.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    May 2010
    From
    Novi Sad,Serbia
    Posts
    168

    Re: Making the slots in the chest armor

    dude jusat cut them out with an knife of some kind just be very carefull while cutting,then sand thethe edges a bit to get the shape just right and thats it but be really carefull while cutting

  3. #3
    Lucksy31's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    From
    Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462
    Posts
    2,218

    Re: Making the slots in the chest armor

    do a search for TDH Member, SUPERJEDI. He is the master, and has done a tutorial on this. He actually assembles and painted my armor.

  4. #4
    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2010
    From
    USAF Utah
    Posts
    5,182

    Re: Making the slots in the chest armor

    Use a dremel tool a knife is kinda sketchy...use some painters tape where u want it mark the hole on the painters then cut the hole out with the dremel

  5. #5
    Booky's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2010
    From
    Netherlands.
    Posts
    4

    Re: Making the slots in the chest armor

    A dremel tool sounds good, seems more reliable then trying to do it with a box-cutter knife. Thanks for the idea, gonna see if I can get my hands on one of those.

    I'll look in the tutorials. I haven't worked much with 'hard-part' costumes at all, so I'm pretty new to this.

    Thanks guys.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Apr 2008
    From
    Sandy, UT
    Posts
    13

    Re: Making the slots in the chest armor

    I cut Sintra with an X-acto all the time. Don't try to cut through all in one slice. It takes me 5 or 6 slices to get through 3mm Sintra. Use a straight edge to keep your line straight and use a brand new blade. If you have a dremel, that's probably work better, I don't, so I use a knife.

Similar Threads

  1. new to making armor
    By injunjoe5190 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Sep 4, 2010, 1:23 AM
  2. CHEST SLOTS DISPLAY
    By stormshadow2100 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jun 23, 2009, 2:17 PM
  3. Advice wanted for chest display to BM chest armor
    By Flettch in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Aug 24, 2008, 1:33 PM
  4. Fett Chest Slots
    By Tim Allen in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Dec 18, 2003, 10:15 AM
  5. Help With Cutting LED Slots in Aluminum Armor!
    By sci fi collector in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jan 5, 2003, 6:16 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •