metal plates...

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    metal plates...

    Su Cuy Gar, Vode! While I haven't posted anything recently due to schooling, I've been a member here for a couple years and have some experience working with sheet metal. I was wondering if anyone out there was interested in aluminum armor plates (chest, breastplate, belly, maybe shoulder bells). The material would be .050" thick aircraft grade aluminum (5056 h32 if you'd like to look up the specs). It's very lightweight, and easily primed and painted.

    As of yet, I haven't secured a supply of material or worked out the dimensions; I wanted to see if there was interest before I bought a bunch of aluminum I wouldn't otherwise use.

    I'll gauge the level of interest and let y'all know what the situation is.

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    Cod'ika's Avatar
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    Re: metal plates...

    how much might you be chargeing for said metal plates?

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    Given how much work goes into them, roughly $50US, depending on the cost of materials. I'll go check on that right now.

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    Okay, I just checked material costs...$50US for the set. If needed, I can work out prices for individual pieces as well.

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    Re: metal plates...

    At the risk of sounding stupid, is this for Mando/Fett armor?

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    Yes, it is.

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    may be interested pending my funds lmao

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    Re: metal plates...

    are ther any pics of the plates?

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    Not yet. I haven't worked out the templates. I didn't want to use somebody else's work without permission, as I'm sure you can understand.

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    lol gotcha there

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    Re: metal plates...

    still interested pending pics

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    Sounds interesting. Assuming it stays around that $50 price point I could be very interested. I really like the idea of using metal for the armor.

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    I'm definatley interested. It would be a great starting point for me.

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    "at $50US for the set, i think i would be very interested. im sure using .50 metal plates would look great."



    EDIT: GCNgamer128 is probably right. I guess I was a bit sleepy when I read the thread first, for I misread the ".050" as ".50" (see quote above). 5/100ths of an inch is pretty thin. Id probably prefer something much thicker to make sure the armor had the right "look" of thick armor.
    Last edited by Django; Feb 1, 2009 at 7:44 AM. Reason: misread original thread

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    Re: metal plates...

    .050 would probably be too thin if you want it to look like you have real armour.

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