Will a hot knife work to cut the plastic?
Discussion on TRASH CAN ARMOR! *PICS* within the Boba Fett Armor forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; Will a hot knife work to cut the plastic?
I guess you could, but using a hobby knife to 'score' the plastic and then 'snapping' it off will go easier and leave you with a nice clean edge.
Depending on your trash can's thickness- a sturdy pair of kitchen scissors (what I used on mine) or something like garden shears works just fine.
I used trash can armor on my first Fett for Halloween with my hasbro helm- I couldnt find the oval shaped can so I used the round one instead, and i must say it formed quite nicely to my torso. I used a smaller rectangular can for the back plate (sorry no pic of the small can)- but got everything else (chest plates, shoulder bells and cod piece) from the larger can. Im currently in the middle of upgrading everything with fiberglass armor and all new helm and suit all together. I must say my paint job wasnt absolutely accurate on the trash can but it was good practice for the upgrade armor. Here are some pics of the trashcan and my fiberglass (not weathered yet) armor.
just to add compliments. great job, never would have though of it
So, this is what inspired my build. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone on the board!
wow that's genius man. Time to buy a trash can!
Well fella's heres my progress on the trash can armor. I have a thread going at the RPF, but few people seem to care! hah
I'm definitely going to be doing this in the next few days for my wife's and my custom mando. After many years of trooping with the 501st, I love the opportunity to go outside of my comfort zone. Just how good these look, and especially for being home made out of existing parts gives me positive thoughts about doing a budget build. I personally like building my armor, it gives me more of a connection to the finished product being something I made.
I'll be sure to show progress pics when I get them cut out and painted up. Thanks for all of the information and great job everyone who's posted.
Hi guys, I'm very excited about doing this project and hope to find strong info using scratch materials. Thanks!
Hi guys, I'm new to this board. Over the holidays, my 10 year old son and I decided we were going to make our own Mando armor. No particular reason, we just thought it'd be a cool father-son project for us to do over the winter. I googled making Boba Fett armor and found this board, and this thread. Definitely looks like the right route for us to take for our first set- looks good and won't cost us a fortune. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the exact trash can that the original poster used, but I've been searching high and low for trash cans with the "right curves" so we don't have to do much heating/molding/bending with the armor. If anyone has had any success with a different trash can having the "right curves", would you mind sharing the style, where you bought it, etc?
BTW-- we're in the suburbs of Philly and would love to find local people to get together with at Philly Comi-Con and wear our armor!
Here is some trashcan armour I made for my Nephew for a bit of fun.
wanted to type something here so any newbies like myself might stumble upon this because its amazing! Is there a garbage can technique for the back plate? WOF template?
I just realized that I have recommended 13 gallon can in my laundry room. Wonder if my landlord would miss it.......
thats really creative
Wow very nice!! Thank you so much for taking time to share this. There may be hope for people like me yet!
I was wondering if anybody had any work in progress pics of their backplate or cod/butt armor?