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    Feb 2, 2007, 10:47 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #176

    Hey I can't really see any of the details in that pic... do you have a bigger one by an chance?

    It looks pretty good, kep us posted with the paint up.
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    Feb 2, 2007, 10:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #177

    Look at the size of that thing! (Sorry, I couldn't resist)

    Dang, Zombie! I've got tears running down my face from laughing at your post.
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    Feb 2, 2007, 11:12 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #178

    Great... I made AFFo$ cry.....
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    Feb 3, 2007, 1:30 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #179

    heh, great trash can armor guys! nice idea
    Last edited by Darasuum_Verd; Jan 6, 2008 at 4:01 PM.
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    Jun 7, 2007, 12:10 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #180

    man, i've got to say, this has to be the sweetest way to make some affordable armour. i've got most of my stuff done and ready to put on my flak vest.......as soon as i get that vest done that is. really easy to shape this stuff too, with a little heat. thanks a lot man
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    Sep 1, 2007, 7:53 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #181

    did anyone make the leg armor? i'm curious as to where to place the templates on the can to get the proper curvature.

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    Sep 2, 2007, 12:51 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #182

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...light=template

    There are the Jango armour templates.
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    Sep 2, 2007, 10:33 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #183

    i have the templates, just not sure where to put them to get the right curve
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    Sep 11, 2007, 8:33 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #184

    Heres a pic of my trash can armor (unpainted) and lame helmet not yet modified and my weapons
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    Sep 19, 2007, 8:37 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #185

    and now its painted and ive gotten started on the helm
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    Sep 19, 2007, 10:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #186

    As has been said many times here--GREAT IDEA!!! I have not been able to find Sintra, so this looks like a great possibility!
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    Sep 20, 2007, 11:03 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #187

    question is it possable to make the back piece of armor form a trash can?
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    Sep 21, 2007, 10:19 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #188

    Good question...

    Today, I did find the trash cans that are mentioned to use. Total would only come to about $13. NOT BAD at all to get started on armor!! I did not pick them up yet, but at least I know where to find them.
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    Sep 21, 2007, 11:40 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #189

    yeah i am close to buying some two cost me about 20 bux give or take but i owe people money for a car accident so i am gonna be poor for a while
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    Sep 26, 2007, 2:22 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #190

    psh cars, who needs em? lol
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    Sep 26, 2007, 3:20 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #191

    Thanks to everyone for all this information. I am making two little boys (age 4 and 6) a boba and jango. So now it will be less costly. This is a great site!!

    Jeanne/jdboushh
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    Sep 27, 2007, 8:03 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #192

    Quote lowki13 said: View Post
    question is it possable to make the back piece of armor form a trash can?
    it IS possible, but it requires quite a bit of thought ahead of time to get it lined up properly .. and you have to do it in 2 pieces and then attach them, otherwise it gets smaller on one side than the other due to the shape of the cans.

    you'll need almost an entire large trash can just for the backpiece.
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    Nov 6, 2007, 6:03 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #193

    My Mando-minded buddy and I have templates printed out, and two of the smaller trash cans to get started on this! He's really wanting to get going on this project, and I'm glad to have someone to kick me in the shebs to keep me going LOL Everyone has listed some great method ideas for painting and battle damage. As we're going out to get the large cans today, I made sure to come back here and see what to use for cutting, so I might try to find some tinsnips today too.

    I have used Krylon Fusion for plastics spraypaint before with good results (I also custom-painted a clone trooper blaster for my daughter's costume this year), so I might try that stuff out on some scrap pieces of the trash can plastic to see how well it sticks without sanding first. Cans of that paint run about $5-6 each. Depending on how many layers you might need and colors you want, I'd guess about 2 cans at the least maybe. They have an awesome hammered metallic silver color that works good as a starter coat, then a different color on top...lightly rough out a few spots with steel wool to let some silver show through--that's what I did for my daughter's blaster, and I'm hoping it will work for this too.

    I had thought a dremmel tool would be ideal for making dents and such, and I already have one
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    Nov 6, 2007, 2:51 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #194

    Really pimp way to make a armor! xD
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    Nov 7, 2007, 10:43 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #195

    We got our big cans yesterday...so soon we'll get started!!
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    Nov 11, 2007, 10:38 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #196

    What's one man's trashcan is another man's armor treasure.
    This is pure genius!
  22. Dec 13, 2007, 9:13 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #197

    That's so cool! I'll go try that right away!
  23. Jan 2, 2008, 10:41 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #198

    GENIUS! PURE GENIUS! YOU HAVE JUST MADE MY WALLET HAPPY!

    Thanks

    David
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    Jan 2, 2008, 11:03 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #199

    I may have missed it somewhere in this thread, but does anyone have any printable templates?
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    Jan 3, 2008, 12:18 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #200

    Do a search for wizardofflight armor templates, he's got the best templates in the world.

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