Well, I went out today, bought some powertools, a sheet of steel and other assorted bits so I could start making my armor. Unfortunately it got a little late, and I wasn't able to start cutting, but I'll start right away in the morn.
I got a 24"x36" sheet of 16GA weldable steel for $40. I already used the Jango templates and printed out/traced the template onto the steel. For some odd reason, the percentages to set the print size to were a little off for me, so I experimented until it felt/looked right.
All I have drawn out are the chest plates and shoulder pads. Thats pretty much all I could fit on the steel. Maybe I can use the leftover for some custom greeblies later, who knows.
anyhow, I managed to snap one pic of the sheet with my phone before going inside to watch super troopers with my buddy, who is helping me on this project
I can't wait to get some more work done! More pics tomorrow, I promise
EDIT: didn't realize my friend erased the original picture from my phone, and drew all over the armor plates. *sigh* friends. whatcha gonna do?