My trash can armor

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    My trash can armor

    Hi all
    Well ive decided to start my trash can armor i'm going to do ROTJ Boba and i need paint colors for the torso here is my armor so far ps this is my first set of armor and i'm 12

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    Very nice work! The shoulder bells look especially good. What did you use for the ammo belt? It looks pretty cool.

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    Nevu440
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    Looks great. From the picture the armor looks kinda like it was gently hammer like it was metal. Was that just the trash can or an effect you added? Looks good so far, keep it up.

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    It is hammered

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    Southern hunter said: View Post
    Very nice work! The shoulder bells look especially good. What did you use for the ammo belt? It looks pretty cool.
    Thx the belt is from a cheap Boba costume and use my exato to cut the pockets out
    Last edited by Jango 425; May 6, 2009 at 6:49 PM.

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    Here is a picture final paint and I need help on how to weather

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    You may want to do the battle damage topically (paint the damage on top of the green and yellow main colors). Work with one plate of armor at a time. Get some tracing paper and a pencil. Measure your armor and bring up a good reference picture onto your monitor then trace the damage onto the tracing paper. Don't press too hard, or you'll ruin your computer screen if it is a flat screen. CRTs are more forgiving.

    Here is a thread on how to get very accurate results.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=27625

    I would do the yellow first then the silver. Let it dry between coats and then do a wash of black or mist black paint lightly over it. Do either technique in several light layers and add more layers if you need to.
    Experiment on a scrap piece before you dig into your armor.

    For making dents and holes, see this thread

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...t=making+dents

    Please, please be careful. It's a good idea to have a friend help you just in case you get hurt. Experiment on some scrap pieces first.
    Best wishes on this and post pix.

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    Mereel's Avatar
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    Your armor's looking really good so far. Can't wait to see how it looks when you weather it.

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    how do you cut so clean? my cuts through trash can look terrible!
    looks nice and proportioned, but you should shape it so it curves around your body. if you have a heating gun you can use that, or throw it in hot boiling water and let it get soft, then pull it out and curve it. but a warning, it will destroy your paintjob.

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    spawnfreak said: View Post
    how do you cut so clean? my cuts through trash can look terrible!
    looks nice and proportioned, but you should shape it so it curves around your body. if you have a heating gun you can use that, or throw it in hot boiling water and let it get soft, then pull it out and curve it. but a warning, it will destroy your paintjob.
    Thanks dog i relly appreciate it ill try the boiling water thing but i think im going to do a custom mandoi just felt like doing that w/ the helmets
    Last edited by Jango 425; May 22, 2009 at 4:52 PM.

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    Well sience its my post i guess i'll ask whats a PM? PLEASE DON'T MAKE FUN OF

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    I would have a update but im missing something my camera! But when i find it you'll be glad i did

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    A'den Kyramud's Avatar
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    Jango 425 said: View Post
    Well sience its my post i guess i'll ask whats a PM? PLEASE DON'T MAKE FUN OF
    A PM is a private message.

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    Use a heat gun and bent it a little bit to your body!

    Cheers Eric

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    BobaFett76 said: View Post
    Use a heat gun and bent it a little bit to your body!

    Cheers Eric
    i dont have a heat gun

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    spawnfreak said: View Post
    how do you cut so clean? my cuts through trash can look terrible!
    looks nice and proportioned, but you should shape it so it curves around your body. if you have a heating gun you can use that, or throw it in hot boiling water and let it get soft, then pull it out and curve it. but a warning, it will destroy your paintjob.
    well i used a utility knife and heated it w/ a hairdryer, now you may think i got that idea from Oryden but ive been using it sience before her post:jet pack well i'm off to church everyone!
    Last edited by Jango 425; May 31, 2009 at 9:08 AM.

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    How do i send a PM? please hurry

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    click on the persons name and click send a private message.

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    Commander Reaper CT-180-2's Avatar
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    nice use of a trash can dude. i used for sale signs for my armor

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    It's looking great. What part of the trash can did you use to make the neck plate?

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