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    Nov 4, 2010, 12:34 PM - Making the slots in the chest armor #1

    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 12:39 PM.
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    Nov 4, 2010, 12:40 PM - Re: Making the slots in the chest armor #2

    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
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    Nov 4, 2010, 2:28 PM - Re: Making the slots in the chest armor #3

    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.
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    Nov 4, 2010, 2:46 PM - Re: Making the slots in the chest armor #4

    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
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    Nov 4, 2010, 6:08 PM - Re: Making the slots in the chest armor #5

    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.
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    Nov 4, 2010, 6:17 PM - Re: Making the slots in the chest armor #6

    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.

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