TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

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    thats a great idea! im about to start my first costume and i think im going to try your method. it looks fantastic. wish me luck.

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    awesome idea!!! I'm thinking about trying this for my first set. I'm looking to do a budget fett for conventions and such and overtime upgrading piece by piece until I'm happy with it for 501st approval. This would be an excellent starting point!

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    wow thanks for this post. I'm new to the whole building your own armor idea so this really helps me get off the ground for my suit

    Dragon-con 2010 here I come!

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    Definitely have to try this when I get mine up and running. Thanks for sharing!

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    I was in Meijer today, and I found a stack of three to five of the original garbage cans used, so either these have been around there a long time, or they're just hard to find.

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    Nice Thread!!

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    How do you get the templates to fit out on a printable sheet? I think they're going to be a bit too large.

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    Been surfing the topics around here for awhile till I came upon this and had to register. Brilliant idea.

    This is going to be my winter project as well as customizing my Jango helm. I was going to try sintra but I think I'll give this a go first. Time to make a list and gather materials.

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    I'll be starting my own trashcan armor today. Going to Kmart to look for the right size and material trashcans.

    What was used to initially cut out the rough shapes before scoring them with a knife to get them in proper shape?

    Could a dremel be used as well? To smooth out rough edges? Are regular scissors not strong enough to cut through the trashcan material? And what is a good way to heat the plastic to mold it to shape (as for the back plate over the shoulders? Hot water?

    Thanks!!!

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    dude thats brilliant!

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    Stevexe said: View Post

    What was used to initially cut out the rough shapes before scoring them with a knife to get them in proper shape?

    Could a dremel be used as well? To smooth out rough edges? Are regular scissors not strong enough to cut through the trashcan material? And what is a good way to heat the plastic to mold it to shape (as for the back plate over the shoulders? Hot water?

    Thanks!!!
    I used a pair of tin snips to cut out the basic shapes and then all you should have to do is 'score' the actual armor plate edges with an exacto knife and then they will 'snap' off leaving a clean edge.

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    This is my "trashcan armor" that I made in one day for this simple halloween costume. What i was looking to make wasn't 501st quality, just something that looked and felt good, and was sturday enough to party with!
    I cut out the armor templates and traced the shapes to the trashcan. Then I used an exacto-knife to cut the shapes out and sandpaper to smooth the edges.
    I spray painted all of the plates yellow first, then after they had dried, green on top but scraped some of the green away while it was still wet. (the weathering i did is not screen acurate at all).
    The emblem on the right chest and the left shoulder were found online and i printed them out, then glued them on with a combination of white elmer's glue and water, then brushed the glue over them to seal them on the armor better.
    The helmet was bought online

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    Very impressive! Making me want to try this out myself to see what results I can get

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    WOW , i'm going to walmart tomorrow and getting me some cans and supplies.

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    really awesome armor every one but i do have a question couldnt you add (superglue) like 1-2 additional layers to each part or the armor and the bondo the side to get rid of the seams to have thicker looking armor?

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    Makes me want to go trash can hunting right now ...simply awesome.

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    I live behind a Wal-Mart, I'm thinking I'm gonna grab a can or two and a pair of snips tonight.

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    How durable is armor made out of a trash can? I'm making metal armor for air-soft, but this looks like it would be almost better if I made some for my buddies.

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    i have to say this is with out a doubt the most trashiest idea anyone has ever had and i love it LMAO

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    has any one experminted with trying this with other arourments such as the jet pack or the back side of the bobba?

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    did any one find any bins that can be used for making armor that are available in the uk ?

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    Stevexe, your suit doesn't look bad at all! Great job on the trashcan armor!

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    dang thats smart!!!! if i wanted to make the plates thicker, would it be good to use cardboard? man i cant get over how awesome that turned out.

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    You sit are a genius. Lol I seriously thought that it was gonna be hard to start making a Fett armor...but here is the pinnacle of woah... great work.
    ~Xaayer the Grey Knight

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    Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

    I loved this idea since I first ran across the thread. All of the armor pics have looked great. I started mine a couple weeks ago, but it has been slow going. The project is easy and fun (if anyone is a little scared to try). I've just been busy. Hopefully I can get a few pics up soon.
    Great job you guys!!

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