TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

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    I did use boiling water--it seemed to work better on smaller parts, but even larger parts gained some flexibility. I don't think a hair dryer would get hot enough, but it's worth a shot, I suppose...at least until you find your heat gun.

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    I love it... it looks great and its easy on the wallet. How did you attach it to the vest though?

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    yea...my heat gun....NO CLUE WHERE IT IS! Arg, can't find any of my dad's tools after we moved. It sucks. =( Boiling should be fine for me...and I've heard of blow dryers working, never tried it though. xD

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    can someone pm me and tell me the best way to make a back plate. also where do i find the cheer leader vest for the armor. Again brilliant idea. this is def. the way i am going

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    Good idea man!!!!!!!!!

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    orionx42 said: View Post
    I love it... it looks great and its easy on the wallet. How did you attach it to the vest though?

    I've read that some people have used good pieces of Velcro, and other than that, I'm not sure how else to attach this type of plastic to a vest or flight suit. There might be more answers to that in a vest thread...
    I'm going to first try Velcro myself.

    I'll pm ya, Maddmudder

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    Thanks for the idea, I'll try to make mine later.

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    this is awesome!
    btw you can do this for a bucket too! just use the WOF template
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=28838
    thanks for the massive money saving idea!

  9. #284

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    I didn't have the patience nor expertise yet to try a from-scratch helmet, but I've seen pics of others doing that, and they're turning out pretty nice!

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    Frerr Shj'Edoc said: View Post
    My armor!!! no bells yet though, currentley cutting them out please note: i did NOT have the patterns at the time i cut it out. i still think it looks decent though BTW GREAT idea!!!!! its inexpensive and easy to do! probobly took me 5-6 hours total. still needs some minor shaping, and painting. It might turn out as custom, i might do boba.

    that looks like a great starting point frerr

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    Aside from the helmet, the shoulder parts are the first armor pieces I'm working on. I agree that they are a good starting point--smaller, easier to work with, and nice to test out your paint ideas.

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    Is there a similar 'trash can' avaliable in the UK?

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    very creative

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    oops, sorry, wrong place
    Last edited by boba is killer; Dec 11, 2008 at 4:01 PM.

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    My wife from now on has to put the trash only on a bag!! The trash cans are mine!!!

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    rubenbender said: View Post
    My wife from now on has to put the trash only on a bag!! The trash cans are mine!!!
    LOL

    Hey, you can save time on weathering, anyway!

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    got my chest, and belly, no shoulder bells or collar yet, I painted it with krylon plactic fusion paint, sticks good.

    Since my color scheme is Black Silver and Purple, I think a Purple pleather vest is in order, but how to make a vest? I'm not a seamstress 8)
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    Once I get my cardboard guantlets in bondo I'm going to get started on these! Just a few questions.

    Has anyone tried glassing and putting bondo on them for more thickness? And has anyone been 501st approved with these. With those two questions I'm ready to get started! This is an awesome idea and I'm all for it!

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    I'll have to give this a try.Would like to make a cheap half mannequin disply and this will help keep the cost down. Thanks for posting.

    Dave

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    Nice job mate.

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    Well done sir!

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    In deed, this turned out awesome.

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    Nice work, Adonian

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    here is how mine came out....i think i am gonna redo the paint job though.


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    I think that looks pretty nice!

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