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    Jun 25, 2009, 2:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #326

    I outgrew my iron chest pieces, and this saved me a lot of money to make new ones, plus it's easy to put on a flack, looks way better, easier to make, and next I'm going to do my little brothers armor next! Great idea!
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    Jun 29, 2009, 5:14 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #327

    anyone know where to get those bins in the uk? i cant find oval bins! just round ones
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    Jul 4, 2009, 12:12 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #328

    I can't tell you how excited I was to see you're awesome discovery! I've been wanting to build a suit now for years but never had the time to seriously start until now. I bought the 2 trash cans and cut out the chest armor, and shoulder bells tonight.

    Many thanks for taking the time to post your find! It is much appreciated. Such a simple, but brilliant, idea.
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    Jul 4, 2009, 12:14 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #329

    Try the Container Store if you have one in your area. i just bought the exact ones recommended tonight there. Best of luck.
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    Jul 4, 2009, 12:38 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #330

    Quote nah'ima tifett said: View Post
    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
    Sorry, I'm new to the forum. I meant to post a reply to your question but I posted a new item all together. To answer your question, try The Container Store if you have one in your area. I bought both the 13 gallon and 8 gallon cans there tonight. I had trouble finding them anywhere else as well. Don't give up!
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    Jul 5, 2009, 3:40 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #331

    This is very clever, Ive spent too much time looking into expensive sintra... this post has just saved me a lot of time and $$$! From one Fett to another...THANK YOU!!!!
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    Jul 5, 2009, 3:47 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #332

    anyone know where to get these bins in the uk?
  8. Jul 5, 2009, 5:51 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #333

    This is great!! Thanks for a great idea !
  9. Jul 6, 2009, 1:22 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #334

    awessooome idea! I never thought I could make armour with such little money! thx for sharing

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    you want to clone me?
  10. Jul 6, 2009, 5:33 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #335

    Now that i look back at that post, I realize it sounded a lot like I was a suck up I'm not though- and it is an awesome idea
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    Jul 6, 2009, 11:00 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #336

    I've long thought about getting started on a mando project and this idea made me take the jump. Thanks for the great idea!

    I've completed the shoulder bells, collar, chest and stomach pieces using this method. I've also done a few mock ups for the cod piece and shins. For the shins, I used the corner pieces of a similar can. Seems to have come pretty close.

    Next I am going to attempt the knee pieces out of the bottom corners.
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    Jul 7, 2009, 4:34 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #337

    looks pretty nice!
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    Jul 18, 2009, 11:39 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #338

    I managed to make ALL armor (with exception to the gauntlets and jetpack) from trashcan plastic. I haven't yet painted it but I'm currently adding dents with patience, heat gun, and a dremel.

    For the back armor I used a different 13gal trashcan. There is a Jango thread that I used as a basic guide.

    The knee armor was cut from portions near the bottom and from either side of the smaller oval trashcan. The curved edge of the bottom is pretty close the the curve needed.

    I'll post pics as soon as I have something more impressive to look at. Thanks again to everyone!
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    Jul 20, 2009, 5:45 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #339

    I knew I should have bought those cans when I saw them! I thought they might work, but hadn't seen this. I picked up a white Sterilite 42qt/40L at Wal*mart. (we also have one in almost Boba green we bought a while ago) Looks like it could work if I put the patters on it up side down. The back and sides are flat, but the front is kinda semi-circle with slight corners on the curve. I also found a greyish silver 11qt mop bucket by Mainstays over by (wait for it) the mops! Seems like it might work for the shoulders. If I can figure out how to put pictures on here I'll show you. Thanks for such an awesome website everybody!!
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    Jul 20, 2009, 6:03 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #340

    Oh yeah, the big one was 7 bucks, the small one was 2.96. And I said put the patterns upside down because there is a bit of a taper with the corners, and looking at some pictures of Boba & Jango the wideness of the top of the can looks like it fits the belly where it should
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    Jul 20, 2009, 9:26 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #341

    I think I figured it out. Look at me, using technology! Any way, what does everyone think? Here are some rough cuts with a dremel & hobby knife for the curved areas. Sorry if some of these are bad, I used my phone.
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    Jul 20, 2009, 10:07 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #342

    Sorry, one more to show placement using the "corners"
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    Jul 28, 2009, 7:27 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #343

    We're in the process of making a small set for a five-year-old using this method. Thanks so much for sharing this brilliant idea!!
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    Jul 28, 2009, 7:29 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #344

    Quote Funkman said: View Post
    I think I figured it out. Look at me, using technology! Any way, what does everyone think? Here are some rough cuts with a dremel & hobby knife for the curved areas. Sorry if some of these are bad, I used my phone.
    looks awesome
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    Aug 1, 2009, 12:30 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #345

    Guys this is simply an awesome idea.....
    If cut accurately to the templates and using double the material to get added thickness, would this armour 501st clear? (obviously it needs painting and 'denting')

    Better go shopping soon to buy some trash cans...
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    Aug 6, 2009, 6:03 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #346

    Oh yeah I am so gonna try this. My hat's off to Fettfullofdollars for starting this thread. I'm currently in the process of building a Stormtrooper's MG-34/DLT-19 but that's almost finished. I've never tried to build armor so this looks like a great place to start!
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    Aug 6, 2009, 4:40 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #347

    As everyone else has said, this is a great idea!

    Since my previous hard-part costuming experience is zero, I'm going to give this a trial run so that I can start figuring out the shapes I'm going to need before I move on to expensive sintra or aluminum.

    I checked at the walmart here in town today and they had a khaki colored waste bin that wasn't quite oval shaped, but close. I'd really like a thicker look to the plastic, so I was thinking about getting a muck-out bucket from the tractor supply store and see if it would be possible to cut and shape it. Has anyone found a way to thicken up the look of the trashbin plastic?
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    Aug 6, 2009, 9:27 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #348

    Well, got started on this today. I found the 13 gallon trash can at Family Dollar of all places (for $7). They didn't have the 8 gallon so I got one a little smaller for the shoulder pads. They turned out better than I thought.

    Might have to go back tomorrow and get another 13 gallon one for the rest of the pieces. I got careless while cutting these out and cracked the bottom of the left chest plate, but I'll just fix it with some bondo or epoxy. Here's what I have so far...



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    Aug 12, 2009, 12:28 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #349

    That's a great idea! I'm doing my templates and collected my trash cans at Wal-Mart. What ingenuity!! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jez
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    Aug 16, 2009, 6:43 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #350

    Lifeburn, that's looking good buddy.....

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