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    Dec 4, 2005, 12:52 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #126

    ah-ha! thanks for the info. i just ordered a rubies jango helmet today (yuck), but its a start....but what about gauntlets? i am also looking for a flak vest to put the armor on and lastly i'd like to get holsters, any ideas?
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    Dec 17, 2005, 11:57 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #127

    I must say, this is a FANTASTIC idea with awesome aesthetic results! I have a question though. would it be better/easier if I cut the armour plates out with a dremel?
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    Dec 18, 2005, 6:29 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #128

    that's what I did for my cod and backplate...

    works well.
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    Dec 18, 2005, 10:48 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #129

    Quote R_boba_fett said:
    that's what I did for my cod and backplate...

    works well.
    Thanks! this gives me motivation to actually go out and buy a dremel :P
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    Dec 18, 2005, 11:51 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #130

    some more motivation then... as my dremmel (Ferm) was invaluable in the Fett process.

    make sure to wear safety glasses!!! the chunks of molten plastic will be flying around your head
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    Dec 18, 2005, 6:34 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #131

    Quote R_boba_fett said:
    some more motivation then... as my dremmel (Ferm) was invaluable in the Fett process.

    make sure to wear safety glasses!!! the chunks of molten plastic will be flying around your head

    ooh, I saw your codpiece on another thread! Awesome! I love your back plate, too! How did you make it out of just a trash can? Was there any reshaping involved?
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    Dec 22, 2005, 11:21 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #132

    Quote Excalibur said:
    Check out wizard of flights Blueprints thread. It has all sizes.
    Any chance on sending/posting/pm'ing a link to this? I couldn't find them. Would like to try this...

    Thanks
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    Dec 22, 2005, 4:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #133

    I'LL BE DAMNED!!!

    This is the kind of stuff that happens when you're not around that much as you used to. Man, KUDOS to all of the guys who were brave enough (still GENIUS) to come up with the idea of the Trash Can Armor. Never thought of that before.

    :thumbup

    My resolution, try to use snaps or armor. The magnets won't hold firmly, and you'll miss a couple of magnets in the process (believe me), and the second most reliable is VELCRO, but also has it's draws, specially in the outer corners. Otherwise...NICELY DONE, guys!

    Robert
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    Jan 3, 2006, 2:34 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #134

    I actually used a home depot bucket, only downside is making the back plate is hard to do. My first version was made out of sheet metal, that took a lil more work. This is a semi good picture of the sheet metal converted to custom mando works great on battledamaging!
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    Jan 3, 2006, 2:39 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #135

    Quote Dav'sa Arman said:
    ooh, I saw your codpiece on another thread! Awesome! I love your back plate, too! How did you make it out of just a trash can? Was there any reshaping involved?
    well I made 2 cuts and folded them together, then put 2 bolts through it and bondoed it together... looks ok
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    Jan 29, 2006, 1:18 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #136

    I want to make my first attempt at this perfect. Judging from the pictures I'll post, are the chest plates at a good angle or should I draw the template at a more diagonal angle to fit the curviture like the one on the first post?



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    Jan 29, 2006, 1:59 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #137

    that's exactly how i had mine, and they worked out fine

    -=QuinN!
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    Jan 29, 2006, 6:13 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #138

    Quote CombatBaby said:
    that's exactly how i had mine, and they worked out fine

    -=QuinN!
    Nice! Could I see pics?
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    Jan 29, 2006, 12:52 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #139

    Quote Dav'sa Arman said:
    Nice! Could I see pics?

    I can attempt to post some soon, but i didn't keep them straight plastic, i've been fiberglassing over them, and i'm not completely finished. But that looks like the same oval bucket i used and the same type of angles i set my templates on


    -=QuinN!
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    Apr 18, 2006, 8:57 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #140

    Can the plastic be heated up to be better formed to the body once it has been cut out, without warping or melting? This is an awesome idea...I cant wait to try this out.
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    Apr 19, 2006, 1:20 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #141

    In my experiences with trash can plastic, it doesn't heat evenly, gets sticky and melts.
    An alternate material that I've not heard of anyone using is 1/32nd inch thick pvc pipe.
    Best cut with power tools as it is a hard plastic, but can be heated in the oven or with a heat gun and is like rubber when heated. It can be stretched into shape and will keep that shape when it cools. It takes some work to get larger pieces smooth if not pulled over a form.
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    Apr 19, 2006, 2:43 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #142

    I built my jet pack out of trashcan plastic, haha. I want to modify it though..
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    Apr 19, 2006, 10:15 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #143

    Thanks for the advice sabiru...I think I will try both methods to see how each one works.

    Gamer...do you have pics of the jet pack you made from trash can plastic? I am interested to see how it turned out.
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    Apr 19, 2006, 1:43 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #144

    how much for finished Armor
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    Apr 19, 2006, 5:17 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #145

    Quote butzer said:
    Thanks for the advice sabiru...I think I will try both methods to see how each one works.

    Gamer...do you have pics of the jet pack you made from trash can plastic? I am interested to see how it turned out.
    Here is a pic of my "Trash Can Jet Pack!!"

    It does not yet have a rocket, I'm going to build those in 3D first so I can get a good size of dimension, then I will do the 'pi r^2' and cut them out in plastic, then it should be a perfect fit for the jet pack.

    It needs to be modified and needs a new paintjob, but the overall shape is good. The tanks at the bottom are not supposed to stick out like that, I need to shave them off, also it's cracking un peu on the sides where the plastic was glued, so I'll goop them up really well and fill in those holes.

    It also needs the side thrusters.
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    Apr 19, 2006, 5:18 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #146

    Quote jwm73191 said:
    how much for finished Armor
    This tread is not for selling armour, but I am not sure if you mean if you are inquiring about a purchase or asking how much funds it required to build the armour.

    Trash cans at Wal-Mart can cost $5-10. I was buying mine from K-Mart, I felt that they had a more basic selection for flatter plastics.
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    Apr 19, 2006, 6:43 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #147

    GCNgamer, that jet pack is awesome!!! Do you have any WIP pics or any kind of insight on how exactly you got it out of trashcans? I've already made my armor out of a trashcan, and I just can't imagine getting something that awesome out of it!
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    Apr 19, 2006, 8:38 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #148

    I don't really have any WIP shots... but I have these.



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    Apr 20, 2006, 6:44 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #149

    GNCgamer..... that jet pack looks amazing!! I'm always amazed on these boards by peoples resourcefullness...keep up the great work
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    Apr 20, 2006, 10:50 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #150

    I've been to 6 different Wal-Marts, two different Meijer's, and three different Targets and have only been able to find the smaller of the 2 trashcans shown in the original posts. Can anyone out there clue me in on where I might be able to find the larger trashcan?

    I have'nt tried a K-Mart yet because all the K-Marts in our area were closed down several years ago and the nearest one is about 50 miles or so away.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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