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  1. AFettFullofDollars's Avatar
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    Mar 15, 2005, 7:51 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #26

    You can cut and trim it just like ABS plastic. I've found it rather easy to cut.
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    Mar 15, 2005, 8:32 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #27

    WOW!!!!!!!
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    Mar 15, 2005, 8:38 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #28

    Whoa.. haven't seen one of those in a while!
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    Mar 15, 2005, 8:38 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #29

    Is this armor flexible enough to go snow skiing in?
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    Mar 15, 2005, 8:41 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #30

    That is awesome. Talk about having and idea and making it come true. GREAT!
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    Mar 15, 2005, 9:34 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #31

    Hey slave1pilot! Watch it there buster...he would not want to go bustin' up a perfectly cut trash can...now would he! Also Mr. Fett Full of Dollars...nice color!

    ;p
  7. Mar 16, 2005, 3:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #32

    Man.........I can't believe I got sintra armor....I shudda got me trashcan...excellent posting and Idea...CUDOS!!!
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    Mar 16, 2005, 8:35 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #33

    I stopped at the local WalMart to pick up one of these, and they didn't have it. Grrr. They had the smaller one. I'll have to check another WalMart that's nearby.
    Last edited by xaoslord; Mar 16, 2005 at 9:07 PM.
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    Mar 16, 2005, 8:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #34

    Hey Trash Can Fett...want to be an official member of the White Commando Team? You are invited.

    Great work I must say!

    John
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    Mar 16, 2005, 9:18 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #35

    There goes John recruiting for the White Commando Posse team again.

    AFettFullofDollars- That was a bloody brilliant idea, and it looks great! Wish I would've thought of that before I bought my first set of armor.

    -Ceno (As-of-yet unwhite member and second in command of Team Whitey)
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    Mar 17, 2005, 12:31 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #36

    this is a great idea for those of us who don't have much money, I was thinking also about coating mine in fiberglass to give it alittle extra weight and some extra protection. Any ideas?
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    Mar 19, 2005, 3:08 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #37

    coat it in fiberglass to give it a little extra weight.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 9:55 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #38

    What an intensely resourceful idea. That armor looks great.

    My only concern would be getting paint to bond well to that type of plastic. I guess it doesn't need any paint if you go with the white mando thing.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 11:32 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #39

    Quote judz dwedd said:
    What an intensely resourceful idea. That armor looks great.

    My only concern would be getting paint to bond well to that type of plastic. I guess it doesn't need any paint if you go with the white mando thing.

    Thanks for all the kind words, and Judz, that was a concern of mine too, but the plastic that these trashcans are made from isn't that 'slick, shiny' kind. It has a matte finish to it. I took some really fine grain sand paper and went over it once, and the paint adhered beautifully. Unfortunately I ruined my prototype set while experimenting with some vest attachment techniques.
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    Mar 20, 2005, 12:38 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #40

    Well you just saved me a good 30 bucks on Sintra! But how do you plan on denting it?
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    Mar 20, 2005, 12:45 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #41

    Id say use a heat gun, besides that a flamethrower would work
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    Mar 20, 2005, 4:41 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #42

    Very, very innovative. I think we know what the next fad is in the fett world.
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    Mar 20, 2005, 8:16 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #43

    Quote SMGesus said:
    Well you just saved me a good 30 bucks on Sintra! But how do you plan on denting it?
    On my last set I dremelled out the dents and it looked fine.
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    Mar 20, 2005, 9:34 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #44

    I concur Judz...fully. Yay! Go Team Whitey!

    Quote judz dwedd said:
    What an intensely resourceful idea. That armor looks great.

    My only concern would be getting paint to bond well to that type of plastic. I guess it doesn't need any paint if you go with the white mando thing.
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    Mar 20, 2005, 6:09 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #45

    yeah I saw this idea and it was like BRILLANT!!! I gotta tell you Fist that is the most brillant idea i have ever seen.


    I will be starting on mine this friday coming up
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    Mar 20, 2005, 9:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #46

    Thats the most trashy armor I've seen very good Idea.
  22. Mar 21, 2005, 7:54 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #47

    I am definately doing this, the cheep-ness of sintra (compaired with aluminium) and the durability of aluminium!
    I'll buy my cans next time I'm at the store!

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    Mar 23, 2005, 12:07 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #48

    OK. See what you started?
    Now I just need to find some templates I like (and can figure out how to print properly.) After a couple calls to some local sign makers, I was able to find a place willing to sell me some sintra for the other armor parts. (I finally started telling them it was for an art project. Then the guy became really helpful telling me how easy it was to shape when you use a heat gun.) I have a week of vacation next week, so I should have some progress pics.
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    Mar 25, 2005, 10:15 AM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #49

    ABSOLUTLY BRILLIANT!

    I think this might be the answer two my size problem. I've been having a really hard time finding armor that fits a fat guy like myself. Now...all I have to do is find a trash can that's round and wide enough.

    I think, my friend you may be responcible for a new technique that will help hundreds if not thousands of fat people achieve their Mandalorian Armor Dreams.

    We should call this the Dollar Technique.



    Now, I just have to find templates my size.
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    Mar 26, 2005, 3:35 PM - Re: TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* #50

    Wow !!.. Ingenius idea !!! ... The A-Team would be impressed with that one

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