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    1 Week Ago - Jan 8, 2017, 7:56 PM - Wizardofflight Armor Template Tutorial #1

    Hi everyone,

    Hers my build of armor using Wizardofflight's templates and 5mm and 2mm PVC foamboard, I will be adding tips and problems occurred during the build. I am also doing the jetpack as well.
    All my templates I got in one place "here" Boba Fett Costume Guide - Fettpedia - Boba Fett Fan Club on this forum they are "here" http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/a...mplates-23196/ just check if the size is right for you.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 8, 2017, 8:02 PM - Re: Wizardofflight Armor Template Tutorial #2

    First I cut the template patterns then using double sided tape stuck them to the plastic protected side for easy removal. After cutting out I sprayed a light mist of paint to show the edges better.


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    5 Days Ago - Jan 12, 2017, 8:05 PM - Re: Wizardofflight Armor Template Tutorial #3

    Get a good quality box cutter or hobby knife as comfort when cutting is essential. Metal rulers are good for keeping lines straight when cutting and a rotary tool with a sanding drum to do the round lines and edges,
    The Armor plates once cut need to be formed using heat gun and gloves. (unless you have no nerves or are a lava person) heres a link to "Mando Smith" youtube. tutorial https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIXn1YIQU1o2_-y7DoGR0A

    You need a dummy or a friend when doing the backplate and collar to get the bends right to sit on the shoulders.

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    For the dents heat up the area then use something to get a smooth round divot. I used a file handle for the big one and a stone grinding tool for the rotary tool for the little ones.
    Hobby files are good for fine detail around the chest display and jetpack vent.

    * TIP 1 when cutting out parts like belts or gauntlets cut the lengths beyond the templates to ensure the right size and give extra to work with nothing worse than being too small by a centimeter or 1/4 inch
    Last edited by Sintel; 5 Days Ago at 8:15 PM.
  5. 5 Hours Ago - Jan 18, 2017, 5:23 AM - Re: Wizardofflight Armor Template Tutorial #4

    No easy task, you have made a good job of that... How easy was it to manipulate the PVC ?

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