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  1. OrtharRrith's Avatar
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    May 14, 2005, 10:55 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #101

    Quote FettTheHunter said:
    I'll say it again.. the rubbish bin idea is pure genius !!!
    The only problem is finding bins in the UK of the right material and size!
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    May 14, 2005, 11:11 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #102

    Quote OrtharRrith said:
    The only problem is finding bins in the UK of the right material and size!
    Indeed ... I've had a look around but could not find any bins of that type.
    If I see any I could let you know if you want

    Randy
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    May 15, 2005, 11:15 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #103

    Hey all, I've been working on my armor for about a day now, And I'm posting my photobucket link.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Nachturnus/

    The armor is a dark purple, and the bodysuit and vest will be black. Obviously, this is a custom mando.

    Im running off of the templates from whitenoise productions, but teh only problem is, I cant find a decent shin and foor armor template, anyone got a link or something?
    Last edited by Nachturnus; May 15, 2005 at 1:26 PM.
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    May 16, 2005, 5:15 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #104

    Been just browsing for quite a while and this thread prompted me to register.

    This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a while. You've convinced me its time to make a Fett.
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    May 31, 2005, 11:39 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #105

    u can do it with fiberglass too, but that looks cheaper.
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    May 31, 2005, 11:41 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #106

    u could also spray paint it a metallic green then put scratches in it.
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    Jun 2, 2005, 1:28 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #107

    cool
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    Jun 2, 2005, 3:20 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #108

    Figured it was about time I posted a picture of my costume, made from a trash can. This was as far as I was able to get before May 19th. I've stopped all work on it since then, but when I have time, I'm planning on picking up where I left off. Take a gander and tell me what you think.

    Helmet is a DP '96, repainted, visor added, mesh over the holes, and LEDs (non-working) added to the RF.

    Jumpsuit is custom made from pictures I found on TK-409's website, with the help of my amazing mother. I got the material (grey canvas mind you) from walmart for a $1 a yard, 3 yards total.

    Vest was made of canvas my mother had in her basement (she has a lot of material). Neck seal (needs to be redone) made from the same material.

    Ammo belt was made from a holster belt I bought for $1 from a local thrift store. The pouches were made out of fake leather I got for $.25 from the same thrift store (only enough material to make about 12 pouches; fortunately I only needed 8 ) and sewn by me. The side pouches were also sewn by me, custom pattern, and made from the same canvas the vest is made out of.

    Girth belt was made from nylon rope I found at the same thrift store mentioned above, $1 for 100yds. It is sewn on to an adjustable belt I also got from the thrift store, $1. The cod piece is attatched permanently to the belt. This worked out nice, and kept it in place.

    Cape was made from an old army shirt I got from the thrift store, $4.

    Blaster (WIP) is made from a toy telescope (barrel) and what I believe to be part of a crossbow, (handle) both purchased from the same thrift store. I hope to find some more pieces to finish it off.

    Everything purchased from the thrift store wasn't a one time stop. It involved WEEKS of scouring the store, every couple of days in hope of finding something I could use.

    Oh, and thanks again Mr. Walmart-trashcan-into-Boba-Fett-armor-Dude.





    Let me know what you think.
    Last edited by BrianTheSith; Jun 2, 2005 at 3:32 PM.
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    Jun 9, 2005, 6:41 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #109

    Looks good. I'm currently forging some from a 5 gallon paint bucket. FYI - If you want to, get the buckets from Lowes...they're slightly thicker and stronger. I have all the chest armor done...moving on to the back tonight.
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    Sep 15, 2005, 6:52 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #110

    Rubbermaid brand trash can armor for starwars biggest fan, my 4 yr old son! he walks and breathes sw!!!! He never leaves the house without his light saber. His most recent statement when he is upset with me is...."don't make me turn to the dark side dad!" he loves my jango helmet so i thought i would surprise him this yr with his very own Jango costume....

    much thanks for this awesome idea, i was fixing to do fg then came across this thread...WOW, quick and painless!

    now need to get the little guy his own :jet pack
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    Sep 15, 2005, 11:49 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #111

    Awesome! I wish i had the skill to do that, i do need a cod peice

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    Sep 15, 2005, 12:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #112

    What a fantastic idea.

    all looks fantastic, thanks for doing my vest for me too.

    cant wait to get it.
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    Sep 21, 2005, 3:28 PM - Sweet Sweet Trash #113

    I just purchased some chest armor but without the neck-back- and legs. So i was curious if for FOIOOO how he made the leggings and the back? Any templets i could get a hold of? Oh and also everyone always talks about vests, some make them some buy them, well i need one. So anyone have advice? Thanks.
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    Sep 22, 2005, 4:48 AM - Re: Sweet Sweet Trash #114

    Quote Katua Fett said:
    I just purchased some chest armor but without the neck-back- and legs. So i was curious if for FOIOOO how he made the leggings and the back? Any templets i could get a hold of? Oh and also everyone always talks about vests, some make them some buy them, well i need one. So anyone have advice? Thanks.
    i used the templates in the jango forum of course
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    Sep 23, 2005, 12:16 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #115

    I have the templates that Jodo Kast drew up. Just follow the link in my signature if you want them.
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    Sep 25, 2005, 8:39 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #116

    But of course, what the heck was i thinking. Thanks alot, both of you.
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    Oct 6, 2005, 11:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #117

    Longtime lurker here! I wasn't planning on posting my Fett development until all my softparts were complete (which is one piece away), but once I discovered this thread it got me super motivated to just try it out. I managed to get the exact 13 gal can, unfortunately no 8 gal so I just grabbed one of the smaller 4 gal bathroom types. So, using the Wizard of Flight's templates, the recommend tin snips and scoring method I went to work. The whole think took only a couple of Spagetti Westerns to complete. (BTW, expect your hands to be in the shape of claws when it's over)

    The most difficult part was transferring the templates as they were printed out on standard printer paper, it took many swipes with a thin sharpie and straight edge to get a light transfer through, I was able to then go back over with the sharpie.

    The cutting of the shapes with the snips is fairly easy but kills your hands as does the scoring on your fingers. I continued to use the metal straight edge to score at the outlines. Once you see just how perfect the plastic snaps off, you'll want to work quick. However, don't get impatient with this step, really score it down. If you rush you may accidently crack one of the piece. If I'd just slowed down a bit, my cod would have been perfect.

    If you place the templates right, you may not need to reshape anything. However, I just used the boiling water techinque and the stuff reforms nicely. I have to give major props to AFettFullofDollars for starting this whole deal and Wizards great templates. I'm a novice craftsman at best and everyone was majorly impressed with what they saw laying on the kitchen table.

    Here's my results (the cod is missing the center piece):

    Last edited by Rat_Fett; Oct 8, 2005 at 2:05 PM.
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    Oct 11, 2005, 7:16 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #118

    Wow, truly inspiring work people. Rat Fett, that turned out perfect good job bud. Ive wanted to take the plunge into this project for years now and I finally see the door opening. Ive also been a sculptor for about 14 years and I love when people take a creative approach like this and the end result is incredible.
    Once I get started Ill throw my pics into the fray. Thanks for the inspiration guys (and or girls)
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    Oct 12, 2005, 4:28 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #119

    Nevermind
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    Oct 14, 2005, 2:25 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #120

    i'm intrigued
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    Oct 16, 2005, 1:19 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #121

    Thank u sooooo much for sharing this idea.

    I have literally knocked down what i believe to be the hardest part of the costume IMO

    thanks to ur trash can idea.
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    Dec 1, 2005, 9:34 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #122

    This is a really cool idea!

    My question though, is how well does the paint stick to the trashcan plastic?
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    Dec 1, 2005, 2:47 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #123

    sand and prime and it'll stick perfectly
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    Dec 4, 2005, 10:19 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #124

    hey, this trash can armor looks AWESOME....i kno u have all heard that a thousand times, but really...that is innovative. now i have a question, i am about 5'8" 185 lbs. what size should the armor peices be for my vest? and what else can be made from these trash cans?
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    Dec 4, 2005, 11:08 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #125

    Quote Jango_Kast said:
    hey, this trash can armor looks AWESOME....i kno u have all heard that a thousand times, but really...that is innovative. now i have a question, i am about 5'8" 185 lbs. what size should the armor peices be for my vest? and what else can be made from these trash cans?
    Check out wizard of flights Blueprints thread. It has all sizes.
    cut them out on paper or cardboard first to test fit.
    Use your imagination. You can make anything out of trash cans. It's just a cheaper plastic than normally used sintra.

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