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  1. Philip Fett's Avatar
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    Apr 6, 2005, 9:32 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #76

    well, it may be because I have been trying to bend the sintra alot more than it is capable of doing from just boiling, you only do slight bending correct? because you see, I didnt know of the filler techniques until recently.
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    Apr 7, 2005, 5:28 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #77

    Infact, heres a pic of the new set from the can, I wouldnt reccomend it as jango armor as the slight texture it has is bad, unless you want to sand it with a very fine grain of paper. It isnt bad though.

    Here it is setting on my vest

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    Apr 8, 2005, 1:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #78

    Offhand, I dont reccomend this armor for any "professional" if I can call it that, makers. It is failry flexible and light, but tough. But you cant beat it for its cheapness of money and time for costumes for offspring, and paintball/airsoft armor. SOmeone should try Bondo-ing it to see if that gives it and more integrity.
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    Apr 8, 2005, 3:30 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #79

    i want some garbage armor that is sooo BRILLIANT!!!
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    Apr 8, 2005, 4:52 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #80

    just do it, I had mine made only a couple days after I read that
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    Apr 8, 2005, 5:48 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #81

    I've made gauntlets out of 1/8" sintra after boiling it in a pan. I wrapped them around a large 52 oz. cup and held it until it kept the form. You cna also tape it as suggested before.
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    Apr 8, 2005, 5:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #82

    I swear, how long did you boil it?
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    Apr 12, 2005, 7:48 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #83

    thats what you call "saving money"...i think i'll try that sometime too!!
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    Apr 12, 2005, 10:50 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #84

    To the dude with the idea of trash can turned to armor....I salute you!!
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    Apr 28, 2005, 1:22 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #85

    that is so cool
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    Apr 28, 2005, 1:40 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #86

    Here's my son's trashcan armor suit. The shoulder, collar, chest and abs are made from the smaller trash can. Although I made this out of the trash can, I would use 1/8" sintra if I were to do it again. It's easier to cut out and bend.
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    Apr 28, 2005, 3:02 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #87

    Nice armor your son's got there!

    Where do you all get the templates for the armor? I tried going a search here and found a lot of people mentioning templates is all. Can someone point me in the right direction? I want to pick up a trash can and try this out, but I dont think I stand a chance without any templates.

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx
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    Apr 28, 2005, 3:12 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #88

    Did you do a search under the "armor" section? Talk to Phantom Viper also.

    Geo
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    Apr 28, 2005, 8:41 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #89

    UPDATE 11-07-2007

    I used to have templates, but not anymore. Search for Wizard of Flight - Alan Sinclair - for the best templates on this site.

    David.
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    Apr 29, 2005, 8:30 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #90

    If your son made that armor he has better hands then me !!!!!!

    P.S. cool paintjob on it the bad part about it is that he cant hide well with how shiney it is YAY one cheer for multi color's
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    Apr 30, 2005, 6:21 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #91

    It's TITANIUM FETT!!!

    Seriously, nice job!
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    May 11, 2005, 7:00 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #92

    Just wanted to say thx for the great idea! Here's the finished product.

    Miggs
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    May 11, 2005, 7:17 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #93

    DUDE that is BAD ***... Oops.
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    May 11, 2005, 11:01 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #94

    I actually found that you can bend the stuff with heat slightly. But because the material is so flexible already, you have to heat it quite a bit and then freeze it immediately (with ice water) in the position you want it. Letting it cool does not work all that well.

    What I want to know is how Miggs got those dents in it. TELL ME!
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    May 12, 2005, 8:36 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #95

    Hey, well, this looks very awesome, cheap, and pretty good looking. A nice bundle rolled into a $20 package. Now, my question is,

    What are you using to afix the armor to the colar? glue? epoxy? duct tape?
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    May 12, 2005, 8:45 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #96

    Well, truth be tooold, I kinda cheated. The collar is made of aluminum, BUT the dent that's in the chest piece, I used a dremmel without any attachments (cause I didn't have much to choose from except the ones for cutting). I just kinda went back and forth until I got a nice little dent, be careful not to overdo it though! Sure it makes the plastic a little bit "weaker," but it's not like you're going to be taking real hits on the stuff. Hope it helps. Oh, I've also heard using a heat gun works as well. Just brainstorming right now -- couldn't you super heat one of those smaller hammers with the kinda rounded ball heads (not the normal hammers w/ the flat heads) and then press it against the plastic? (shrugs) Good luck on it either way.

    Miggs

    PS: I Velcro'd my collar to the vest, I'm not much for ripping armor off if I ever wanted to ugrade. (added a little double sided tape for extra security as well)
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    May 12, 2005, 9:32 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #97

    I'm hoping to use magnets to attach my armor.

    Thanks for the tips, Miggs.
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    May 13, 2005, 8:59 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #98

    -afettfulloffdollars- I would have done that first if I had seen this thread about six months ago.... it's smart, saves money, and seems easier than cutting dang sintra and bending it. (also transporting the HUGE sheet in my car) Great idea, keep coming up with some smart and effective ways to save!!!!! =)
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    May 13, 2005, 11:11 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #99


    Just to show you can do more than chest armor with this stuff.
    Had to notch the bottom and fold it over heating it so it would stick to itself so as to get a curve on it. A bit tricky to bend but can be patched up with bondo, however, bondo is reluctant to stick to this stuff so you have to sand it real good. I used superglue on the places that didn't stick and ran a line of superglue around the edges of all the bondo just in case, then sanded that smooth when it dried. The raised part I stuck on by heating both pieces, however, this makes it soft so it deformed a bit, glueing would have been better but I went the fast route.

    Bolts are keyboard keys hollowed out and fillied with hotglue. I stuck a bolt in it with the nut screwed on about 1/8th of an inch and sunk it into the hot glue. Works great.
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    May 14, 2005, 9:45 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #100

    I'll say it again.. the rubbish bin idea is pure genius !!!

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