Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

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    Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    Hey guys, I have a question for ya... I know some buckets as well as armor pieces are made of different materials. Like I know BM helmets are made of fiberglass. If I had a fiberglass helmet with armor made of different material, would it look weird? Would you even be able to tell? Does it affect the quality or the "unity" of the armor? Do any of you guys have armor and helmet pieces that are made of different material or even painted differently? I plan on starting my Fett in august and was going to slowly piece it together starting with the helmet and wanted to know what u guys had to say about it. Thanks!!!

    El1te

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    I don' think its a problem, in fact a lot of people do it, maybe even most. I have vac formed, sintra, and fiberglass pieces.

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    Thats kind of relieving heh... is there any benefit to having any specific type? Do you have pics of your Fett? Thanks!

    El1te

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    The screen used suit actually had a fiberglass helmet and vac-formed armor pieces.

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    Oh wow! That's interesting! i didn't even know that. I was actually thinking of going with a fiberglass helmet and whatever kind of armor i could find as long as its accurate

    El1te

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    Once you paint your pieces, I don't think it really matters what material they're made from.
    My upper body armor is FG from Bobamaker, and my cod and knees are older FP vac-formed pieces. You can't see that they're different materials.

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    my suit is a resin helmet with metal body armor. vac formed knees. one fiberglass gauntlet and one resin. so yeah, total mishmash

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    Ok thats comforting to know heh. I always wondered if the materials had an effect on how it looked. Phew heh... that could save me some money then

    El1te

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    Like everyone else said... Once it's under paint you'll never be able to tell. I have metal, styrene, resin, fiberglass, and sintra all in mine somewhere. Actually there is even some wood in mine.

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    Re: Question about bucket and armor material mixing and matching

    daaang thats pretty sweet. Cool!!! I start my epic journey to the glorious gear of Fett! Its just gonna take a while cuz im a college student >< ggrrr

    El1te

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