Armor pieces

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    Armor pieces

    I was wondering, i know that sintra is the popular thing to use as armor, but can you also use placemats?

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Pleas post anything about my idea

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Placemats? Like the ones infront of your doorstep? Or like on the dinner table? You may want to see the trash can armor thread. Let me try and find it for you.

    EDIT: Here's the thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ht=trash+armor

    Also, I see your new to TDH, welcome!

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Thanks for The thread! and i am new here. i'll check out the thread. and, oh yes, the placemats you put on the dinner table.

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    Re: Armor pieces

    I think the dinner table mats would not work because they would be too thin. But if you could pull it off and it looked right, it would rock because you would be really flexible. Goodluck on your quest, and don't be afraid to ask!

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Actually, i think placemats would work. and what about floor tiles? my mom came up with the idea (She's good at thinking idea's!)

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Expanded PVC is the best cheap way to go. for about $50 bucks I bought enought to do two sets of armor, the primer, cutting blades, sandpaper and rub-n-buff. The Expanded PVC was about $35 btw

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    Re: Armor pieces

    i don't know. i think 50 bucks is to much. I'm looking for ways to make it under 20 bucks. and note, i change my username to qman101 (????????)

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    Re: Armor pieces

    The lowest budget method I've heard of is using plastic buckets. If you go any lower in price than that we're talking about cardboard.

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Well the $50 was broken down this way.

    $15 - for cutting blade, primer, sand paper, and the Rub-n-buff (these will need for no matter what you use as a base for the armor. you may have to add or sub out item depending what you armor is made out of.)

    Each 2' x 2' sheet of expanded PVC was about $4.38 I bought 8 sheets (about $35). You only need 4.

    Unless you have all the detail supplies, they will cost about $15 leaving you $5 to find base armor material. The devil is always in the details and so is a alot of the cost if you are just starting out.

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Has anyone posted a Rub n Buff tutorial? I did a search but couldn't find anything.

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    you just rub then rub then rub then rub, then atfer your done you rub followed by a little rub, then finally rub

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    Re: Armor pieces

    cavie2002 said:
    you just rub then rub then rub then rub, then atfer your done you rub followed by a little rub, then finally rub
    wow thank you that was very in-depth and helpful how could i ever repay you omg

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Sean Solo said:
    Has anyone posted a Rub n Buff tutorial? I did a search but couldn't find anything.

    This was on the 2nd page of the Jango forum:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=9546

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    Re: Armor pieces

    Sean Solo said:
    Has anyone posted a Rub n Buff tutorial? I did a search but couldn't find anything.

    Seeker would be the source on that!

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    Re: Armor pieces

    lilburndiablo said:
    Seeker would be the source on that!
    Yeah he would,,,

    ??????? is your screen name? Creative

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