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    Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

    wow

    very cool i made mine out of rubber made containers and did a custom for my wife out of coloured containers from the buck store

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    Would doing multiple layers of the trash can armor be a good idea? Like, making it thicker and stiffer? Or perhaps using scraps around the edges of the armor, to give the illusion of thickness?

    What do you guys think?

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    Fettsgerald said: View Post
    Would doing multiple layers of the trash can armor be a good idea? Like, making it thicker and stiffer? Or perhaps using scraps around the edges of the armor, to give the illusion of thickness?

    What do you guys think?
    I thought it was a good idea but I guess the glue I used warps the sintra. I dont remember what I used and why it did that but be careful what you use. I finally just got sick of it and got thick plastic. heres my old and then my new.
    old

    new


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    keegan said: View Post
    anyone have any ideas for do it yourself gauntlets without vaccum forming?




    In a real pinch you could try using larger plastic cups from Wal-Mart or something. A quick and dirty gauntlet rocket can be made from a toilet paper holder with a dollar-store child's top on the front and pencil holder or a toothbrush travel container can be the flame box.

    I did this for a buddy's son one year but I didn't get any pics, sorry. If all you want is something really basic for Halloween and don't plan to need it for approval or anything, most people won't even notice.

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    AWESOME, hey did you use any thing for tracing??
    Last edited by BloodyGrunt333; Oct 1, 2008 at 5:03 PM.

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    I just got back from walmart and realized the trash can I bought doesn't really curve and it dawned on me that this wasn't the right trash can. (epic failure)

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    For tracing onto the trash can you could use graphite paper and trace WOF's templates onto the can or the cheap version (coloring the back of the printed template with a #2 pencil) and just tape it on and trace... That is what I did and it worked excellently

    I do have one question for everyone that has done this sofar... How did you remove the slight texture the trash can has? would primer take care of that or very fine sand paper (1000-2000 grit)?

    Thanks,
    Tony

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    Cool idea, I live like 2 blocks from Wal*Mart so I'm gonna get me a couple o' cans start a cuttin'. I may even try to make some of the Clone Wars Jedi collar/shoulder armor.

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    that is a really cool idea and it does look really great

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    Just got my 2 cans today, hopefully I'll get my tin snips over the weekend and get a cuttin'.

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    Just wanna echo the sentiments of everyone else here and say thanks for the ingenuity. Granted I make the mistake of buying the wrong 8 gal can and cut too much from the first 13 gal that I had to get a second, but that was my mistake. But it still is an impressively easy idea, and looks fairly decent too.

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    Trash can armor...nice. How does it compare to sintra armor? (in terms of cost and durability) A set of sintra cost $40 or so plus the money to buy a heat gun if you don't already have one.

    If someone can PM me with a reply.

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    i gota say trash can armor is really awsome,i have a thread were you can see mine ,post it later,but i find the can plastic is pretty sturdy and its only like $15 for the big can its a genius way to make your pwn custom mando

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    As soon as I saw this thread I ran to Wal Mart to pick up some cans so I could make a set of Boba armor for my little one. We are having so much fun and it is working so well that I have even begun work on a custom Mando for myself. How's that for mother/child bonding!
    Last edited by nola; Nov 4, 2008 at 6:53 AM. Reason: to correct a typo. :P

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    Uahˇˇˇ That´s was awesomeˇˇˇˇˇ I was thinking in make my jango fett armor, using FDM, but your idea is much better.

    Congratulations a good job, I´m going to go to Wal-Mart to by my own trashˇˇˇ

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    Absolutely stupendous idea - very well done.

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    For tracing I just printed out the MOW templates and taped them with scotch tape to the trash can. The just cut on the lines with the razor cutter. So much easier than trying to draw or trace the parts on the can.

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    I really want to know how this compares to sintra. I know it is cheaper but...
    1) Is it as strong?
    2) Can i work it with heat?
    3) Does sanding then painting get a good look?

    If someone has made this armor and could just tell me how it stands up, because I made some cardboard armor and I want to make a good set of armor, but I am still on a limited budget.

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    I made it. It heats up not quite as smoothly as sintra but it does work. I was able to shape my back plate pretty well. It's plastic, ya know...garbage cans..it won't stop bullets but it's **** strong. It won't break. It's actually preferable to my sintra armor as I find it more durable.

    It paints well with layering and you can sand it just as smooth although it will take a bit longer and more work to get the surface there. Above all, it's cheap, very available and easy. If you make a mistake go buy another 5 dollar trashcan and make another whole set.

    Here are some pics of my Jango set I made for Halloween



    Hope this helps.
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    Last edited by Rupidupe; Nov 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM.

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    Nice pics, Rupidupe! (and I'll add nice pose for the first one!)

    I tried to form my chestplates, but will likely have to go with another design as there is only so much bending the trash can plastic can do, but I formed my shoulder parts fairly easily with a heat gun.

    This plastic is indeed sturdy!

    Nola: my daughter now wants a set too!

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    Trash can armor ROCKS! I'm gonna have to try this method too. Everyone I've seen whose gone this route has done a great job.

    Its the best thing to come out of a trash can since Oscar the Grouch!!

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    Hey mate,

    You don't have to heat and bend the chest armor..if you place the printouts correctly on the can at the correct angle the natural curve of the oval shaped can is almost perfect for rib placement.

    I didn't shape my chest armor, abs, or shoulder bells at all. It's all about the placement of the printouts on the can. Only the back plate needed to be shaped...see my thread about jango trashcan backplate to see how I did it.


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    Rupidupe, can you put a link to your back plate, I looked in your profile, but cant find your post. THX.

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    hey guys, after i finish my armor (pics coming sometime.... its a resin version), I'm going to make a set for my girlfriend. So I thought I'd try the trash can method...has anyone tried it with female armor? I don't need umm... a "big" version, but at least the armor design. Are there patterns available?

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