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  1. DarthTaiter79's Avatar
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    Nov 19, 2008, 10:34 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #276

    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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    Nov 19, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #277

    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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    Nov 19, 2008, 8:19 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #278

    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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    Nov 22, 2008, 7:23 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #279

    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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    Nov 22, 2008, 8:49 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #280

    Good idea man!!!!!!!!!
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    Nov 24, 2008, 3:07 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #281

    Quote 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
  7. Nov 26, 2008, 12:38 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #282

    Thanks for the idea, I'll try to make mine later.
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    Dec 2, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #283

    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!
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    Dec 3, 2008, 9:14 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #284

    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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    Dec 3, 2008, 9:16 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #285

    Quote 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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    Dec 3, 2008, 9:26 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #286

    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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    Dec 5, 2008, 1:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #287

    Is there a similar 'trash can' avaliable in the UK?
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    Dec 6, 2008, 7:38 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #288

    very creative
  14. Dec 11, 2008, 1:11 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #289

    oops, sorry, wrong place
    Last edited by boba is killer; Dec 11, 2008 at 5:01 PM.
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    Dec 11, 2008, 2:05 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #290

    My wife from now on has to put the trash only on a bag!! The trash cans are mine!!!
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    Dec 12, 2008, 11:13 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #291

    Quote 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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    Dec 15, 2008, 1:06 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #292

    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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    Dec 26, 2008, 5:30 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #293

    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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    Dec 28, 2008, 12:43 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #294

    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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    Dec 31, 2008, 9:16 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #295

    Nice job mate.
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    Dec 31, 2008, 10:47 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #296

    Well done sir!
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    Jan 9, 2009, 11:52 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #297

    In deed, this turned out awesome.
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    Jan 12, 2009, 2:37 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #298

    Nice work, Adonian
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    Jan 16, 2009, 7:56 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #299

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

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    Jan 19, 2009, 12:45 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #300

    I think that looks pretty nice!

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