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  1. grindking's Avatar
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    Jan 21, 2009, 3:04 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #301

    thanks man!! opinions are always greatly appreciated. just don't know... i kinda feel i over did some of the weathering. oh well when i get it all finished i will know for sure on that lol.
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    Jan 22, 2009, 12:45 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #302

    how did you get the dents in the armor?
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    Jan 23, 2009, 12:33 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #303

    awesome idea. i'm so sad i just bought sintra jango armor =(
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    Jan 28, 2009, 2:10 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #304

    i think that looks great and im definitely gonna try to build the body armor from the sterilite material! i might also experiment and see if i can do the same with a helmet!
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    Jan 30, 2009, 11:31 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #305

    Good idea, good looking armor!
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    Feb 17, 2009, 9:56 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #306

    as it's been said numerously already, great idea.
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    Feb 20, 2009, 10:45 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #307

    This is an absolutely amazing idea, And it's a huge help to my wallet in getting everything started!!! Thanks to everyone who thought of this and helped each other out!
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    Mar 1, 2009, 9:37 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #308

    A similar idea for the ladies is to buy a half-form, hollow, hanging, display mannequin. I bought a split-leg, upper-thigh to mid-neck mannequin on ebay for $6.50 + $13.80 shipping. I'm making my chest/ab/groin armor from the mannequin and I plan to use a trash can for back/legs/butt. I'm making a custom mando with a slightly different design. Hopefully I can throw some pics up soon.
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    Mar 3, 2009, 12:03 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #309

    Has anyone tried this with two layers to make it look thicker? Just cut out two sets and glue them together?
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    Mar 3, 2009, 9:52 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #310

    yup works out nicely, ive done it before
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    Apr 10, 2009, 9:24 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #311

    attention walmart shoppers:
    these are being replaced with a new wave of trash cans (and nothing oval shaped) - 2 of my local ones only had a few left in their clearance isles. I don't know if there's any other stores that sell them aside from wallyworld, but might want to get'em while they're hot.
    and if anyone wants to start comming up with a new alternative, I'd love to hear it...
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    Apr 11, 2009, 12:19 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #312

    I feel somewhat redundant saying this as everyone else has already said it for me twice, but, it is true - brilliant. Very well done.
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    Apr 15, 2009, 5:02 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #313

    Wow amazing idea,might have to give it a try soon since I will be starting on a scratchbuilt helmet.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 12:30 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #314

    Truly inspired work. I would never have thought of using a trash can.
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    May 1, 2009, 5:18 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #315

    Drago is right! The oval type trash cans seem to have been discontinued.Picked up last large one at local wallymart for 3 bucks with no lid and no smaller one to be found.But we have new stuff comin in soon I will keep an eye out for something similar or something that has close contours.
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    May 8, 2009, 7:56 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #316

    Here's mine
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    May 19, 2009, 2:32 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #317

    Does anyone know if these trash cans have been discontinued? My local Walmart had them before but now I am having a hell of a time finding them again.
  18. May 19, 2009, 9:31 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #318

    Target/Home Depot./Lowe's all of these places carry plastic bins. Whether they're for Laundry, Garbage, or storage.
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    May 22, 2009, 5:36 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #319

    I've been working on some armour for my four year old son over the last week or two but I wanted to wait until I had something to show before I made my first post, so here is the overhead view:



    ..and angled view (shows the layered effect better, I think):



    So I just want to say thanks to the OP for coming up with this excellent idea and inspiring me to get off my *** and actually have a go, and also WoF for the templates and Apollo for his weathering tutorial. Next task - make the vest from the material shown in the picture and then tackle the backplate and cod..
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    Jun 4, 2009, 7:38 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #320

    I am going to be Boba for halloween this year, and I was going to drop like 200 for this armor. You have saved me loads of money with this post. You are amazing!!!
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    Jun 5, 2009, 2:51 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #321

    I just recently discovered this site and group while I was looking for a good way to make some armor for myself and a friend. I was going to use fiberglass because I have used it in the past but when I saw this trash can method I had to give it a shot!



    This is the first armor I have ever made. I wasn't able to find the exact same trash cans but I got one that was pretty close. I used the boil method to shape the parts to better fit my body. I used a lighter to clean up any of those plastic spurs you get from snapping it out. I used krylon spray paints, aluminum for the undercoat and ultra flat brown for the top. Its not supposed to be like Boba's armor just some thing for me to goof off in. This forum is so helpful with having the plans for the armor and great ideas like this, thanks for putting it out there for everyone to use!!

    OrionPax9
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    Jun 7, 2009, 4:02 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #322

    Alright, no luck at Wal Mart or Target. Anybody find any alternatives for people putting together budget Fett suits?
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    Jun 9, 2009, 7:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #323

    I found a light brown or tan trash can that was semi-round kinda rectangular at walmart, but I was able to cut out all of my pieces from it and after boiling it fit just fine.
  24. Jun 14, 2009, 6:02 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #324

    hi all, i'm really new to the whole armor making process, however i happen to be pretty crafty...since these trash cans are no longer in stock anywhere i have looked, is there an acceptable substitute for them? also...has anyone been accepted into the 501st with this type of armor???
    i read this entire thread and it really has driven me to FINALLY create my Fett costume...hell, ive been watching s/w, esb, etc since i was bout 6 and im 26 now, and have always loved boba fett...
    one other question i have is, would it be easy to create feminine armor from a trash can???
    thanks for any insight you can provide me with
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    Jun 18, 2009, 10:19 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #325

    wow, that's so simple.

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