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My First Armor

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    My First Armor

    This is made for my little brother and its made out of aluminum. I know the paint job isnt good but its my first time. Its a Mando. Its Black and White.



    So tell me whatcha think.(I know I kinda got crazy with they bloches.)

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    Re: My First Armor

    Lizard said: View Post
    (I know I kinda got crazy with they bloches.)
    I agree ... it kinda looks like it's been shot with a paintball gun. HOWEVER, since it is a custom Mandalorian, you are free to do whatever you want with it. But just take a look around to see how some other people did battle damage and weathering.

    Also, ya might wanna post something like this in the 'Dented Variants' section instead of the 'Boba Fett' section.

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    Re: My First Armor

    Looks like you got a few pretty sharp edges on there.

    If you insist on using aluminum (I think you would be happier in the long run with plastic) I would round down those edges a touch. Aluminum, believe it or not, is a nasty metal with which to get cut. Some studies I read about in a medical microbiology course stated that wounds caused by aluminum can be more prone to nasty biological infection than wounds caused by rusty iron, even accounting for tetanus bacillus.

    Plus, depending on what gauge you used, the aluminum can be easily bent and ruin the shape you worked hard to make in the first place.

    Call some local sign making shops and ask them if the have any Sintra scraps that they are throwing out. This can be easily formed using a heat gun or with some patience even a hairdryer. Then run it under some cold water and "voila"...it retains the shape.

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    Re: My First Armor

    mmmm good for first time.

    I make full custum mandalorian from machined aluminum
    and it actualy works very well,and does not lose its shape
    as for the sharp points an stuf i jis round it.
    pm me if you are interested in buying some
    note:helmet not included.
    its $40 for for full suit $20 for chest, shoulders and back
    $10 for knees, $8 for shins, and $8 for thighs

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    Re: My First Armor

    +Mandalore+ said: View Post
    I make full custum mandalorian from machined aluminum
    and it actualy works very well,and does not lose its shape
    as for the sharp points an stuf i jis round it.
    pm me if you are interested in buying some
    note:helmet not included.
    its $40 for for full suit $20 for chest, shoulders and back
    $10 for knees, $8 for shins, and $8 for thighs
    40$ for a full suit of aluminium armour? Forgive me for sounding sceptical but that seems ludacrously cheap. Got any pics, I would like to see what 40$ would get? Again, no offense intended, I'm just genuinely surprised.

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    Re: My First Armor

    Me too... I know a couple other people who want aluminum armor.

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    Not bad at all for a first atempt

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    Re: My First Armor

    I am getting the feeling Lizard has a new identity-Mandalore+. Still not using that spell checker and making incredible dumb offers to sell things that arent for real. If Mandalore + is for real, post ths $40.00 armor for all of us to see.

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    HMPOTC33 said: View Post
    I am getting the feeling Lizard has a new identity-Mandalore+. Still not using that spell checker and making incredible dumb offers to sell things that arent for real. If Mandalore + is for real, post ths $40.00 armor for all of us to see.
    If it looks like a duck...

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    Re: My First Armor

    +Mandalore+ said: View Post
    mmmm good for first time.

    I make full custum mandalorian from machined aluminum
    and it actualy works very well,and does not lose its shape
    as for the sharp points an stuf i jis round it.
    pm me if you are interested in buying some
    note:helmet not included.
    its $40 for for full suit $20 for chest, shoulders and back
    $10 for knees, $8 for shins, and $8 for thighs
    Dont make up another account and compliment yourself.

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    Re: My First Armor

    +Mandalore+ said: View Post
    mmmm good for first time.

    I make full custum mandalorian from machined aluminum
    and it actualy works very well,and does not lose its shape
    as for the sharp points an stuf i jis round it.
    pm me if you are interested in buying some
    note:helmet not included.
    its $40 for for full suit $20 for chest, shoulders and back
    $10 for knees, $8 for shins, and $8 for thighs
    I am interested in purchasing, do you sell?

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    Re: My First Armor

    yeah that sounds a bit fishy.It takes a lot of work and elbow grease to make a set of metal armor.My armor is fairly affordable, but I could never go that cheap for the amount of work I put into it.
    I too am starting to become a bit suspicious.

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    A full set of aluminum armor for only $40? The only way I see this as possible would be if it were made of thin aluminum flashing (maybe 1/32" thick) and cut with aviation snips. Either way, that's a lot of work for such a low price, and doesn't make much sense to me, either.

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    that armor as shown, if cut from sheet metal, would be deadly. all of those sharp corners? yikes!

    and as for $40 armor. let's see some pics of it

    i don't know that i could even get the aluminum sheets to make it out of for that price...

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    Re: My First Armor

    Lizard said: View Post
    This is made for my little brother and its made out of aluminum. I know the paint job isnt good but its my first time. Its a Mando. Its Black and White.



    So tell me whatcha think.(I know I kinda got crazy with they bloches.)

    that is trash can armor.

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    hahaha, another account to compliment himself...thats classic

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    Re: My First Armor

    I like how he used WOF templates, but the end result looks like he freehanded it with a pair of scissors.

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    Re: My First Armor

    you could do aluminum for about 40 bucks....

    if you steal the street signs and then get some tools... tools would be about 40 bucks. signs are free granted you dont get caught.

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    Re: My First Armor

    this thread's getting a little fishy ..hm????

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    Re: My First Armor

    younginfett said: View Post
    if you steal the street signs and then get some tools... tools would be about 40 bucks. signs are free granted you dont get caught.
    Dude, that is just wrong ... plain and simple.

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    Re: My First Armor

    LOLOL!!

    I didn't *steal* my street signs... They had been hit by a truck on the highway, and the road crew had left them there for several weeks, lying on the ground. I call it salvage... 8) I'd never take a street sign that's in use, but as the Norse say, it isn't stealing if it's not bolted down. (Litterally true in this case, since the signs were warped beyond repair and left on the ground for several weeks)

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    The Clayster said: View Post
    that is trash can armor.
    Don't be knocking my nine year old's trash can armor!!


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    Re: My First Armor

    That armor looks great! The armor at the top of the thread, however... is that armor even?

    Your 9 year old's trash can armor is awesome... especially if he helped make it himself! (Insert joke about kids doing better work than Lizard...)

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    Wow..

    That armor [I]definitely[I] looks like the same sort of texture as my trash can armor....not that it looks half that bad.

    It would have been a WHOLE lot better for you if you didn't lie about your armor and then make yourself look lame by making another account (which is SO obviously yourself) to try and make other people believe you.

    AND...I hope my armor ends up looking as good as yours Steelblitz

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    He is earning his costume this time. I make him do all the sanding, priming, and some base painting of colors. I can't really say I make him, he wants to do it. He really enjoyed the part of using toothpaste for masking of the paint chips. Usually he gets more on him than the armor though. Any time kids get to make a mess, they love it.

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