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TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

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    Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

    Hey guys, thought I'd chime in here. This can idea is PURE GENIUS!

    Also, if you want to paint it, and are worried about the paint holding, there is a paint brand called PLASTI-COAT. You can find it in most paint stores (Home or auto). I used it on softball helmets. YOU KNOW what a beating they can take. We used the plasti-coat primer then normal paint. It holds up great. Those helmets went 3 years before they needed touch ups. Shoot me a PM if you want more info.

    Hope I could help...

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    Cool im going to get my trash cans tommorow.But how can you trase the armor out? I think it would be kind of hard. well on my clock its 39 more minutes till tommorow so.bye

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    i started on my armor today lol i tell you that stuff is hard to cut

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    One way to get the template onto the can would be to use a spray adhesive and spray the can, then stick the armor printout on it

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    All i can say so far this project hurts lol

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    What are you using to cut it with? I use these and it cuts easily.
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    a hair dryer and hobby knife and my wife is being cheap but i like it so far i just got my shoulder armor, and back armor left to cut out, and my mid armor i guess lol

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    OUCH! No wonder you're hurting.

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    at least now i know what it looks like LOL so i can get one then lol i tell you thou today i stabbed my thumb

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    Ahh you got the seeker seal of approval!

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    yeah im going to sneak to walmart and get one lol

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    I made my first set of armor out of a bucket just like this. Great job

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    yeah i got my chest and now my shoulder armor finished, all i have left is the back armor, and well the piece i call don't shoot me there please LOL

    Im not doing BF but im using the design for my character I do that is a mando bh


    So far the entire armor is black, problem is coming up with a idea for the flak jacket

    Im wanting to find since i have role playing wise my character is from the same clan jango is a decal to put on the armor any ideas where to find these?

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    VERY good idea. I was trying to figure out how I could make some armor myself, and I think this will be the way for me. (Originally, I was thinking pvc pipe, depending on how heat moldable it is) but I think I'll abandon that idea and go this way. I'm hoping to have a Fett costume ready for May 19th. I just got a DP '96 off of ebay (almost had a 95, lost the auction in the last 20 seconds by $1.00). I'll post pictures of my progress when I start. (maybe next week, 'cause it is my spring break)

    Oh, have any of you made the rest of the armor this way (back, leg, etc)?

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    I will be doing the back in a few weeks since im kinda going without the knee armor and going with like knee pads that im going to modify

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    Something that I think was overlooked was the lid of the trashcan. The lid on the 20 gallon one seams big enough, and curved right to be the cod piece. (well, depending on your size. I think it'll work for me)

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    Here's the start of mine, thanks to the great idea posted here, as well as templates I got from here too. I had to shrink them down a bit, but it will be ok, I think
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    AFettFullofDollars - You got this stuff painted yet? I'm curious to see how it came out

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    Brillaint I am impressed worthy of a Mandalorian.

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    I must say, I wish I had this before I started, I think I may do it to improve on mine, I swear, I dont see how people do some of this stuff with sintra.

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    Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

    Well the trash cans are about as thick as 1/8" Sintra. It's pretty easy (Sintra) to score a couple of times and then break off the unwanted pieces. It is also very easy to work with using boiling water. I'm using the trash can for my son's chest, collar, shoulder, and abs. But making the back plate, cod, butt, gauntlets, shin guards and parts of his jet pack out of 1/8" sintra. It's working out great! Will show pics when done.

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    well thats the thing, I tried boiling, but I could never get it to bend more than a little with alot of force applied. I started wearinga mask and using strait up oven burner and that works, but it takes alot of timing and skill to do well. Im going to go buy some garbage cans tomorrow I think....

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    Were you using 1/8" or 1/4"? I had no problems with the 1/8" sintra. If it bent wrong I just let it soak in the pan until it was flexible and went from there. If you have probs bending 1/4", make two pieces of 1/8", glue them together and then bend them at once. I did that for my son's cod piece and that was three pices glued with cyanoacrylite glue.

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    just to make sure Im not insane I went and got a ruler and checked, no, I do have 1/8th, I swear, a rolling boil didnt do me any good no matter how long I left the peices in, and its been two purchases of sintra that have been like that so I know it wasnt just a bad batch. Mabee god hates me, oh well, Ill find my way around it, now I just have to work on redoing my lower jango armor, as when I first did it, I used poor templates (cod peice front as the thigh guards doh!) Although, I must say, one project came out right with sintra, and that was my roman legionairre armor, full suit of it, but that =/= fett armor.

    hmmm, any idea if this trash can can be adjusted using a little bit of heatgun goodness?

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    Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS*

    Go back to where you bought theSintra and make sure that is what it is. It should be the PVC based product not styrene. Kydex and Komatex is also the name brand. I used a shallow pan and not a pot for mine. Have you tried that? If all else fails, try a heat gun froma hobby store.

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