aluminum vs. sintra

  1. #1
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    aluminum vs. sintra

    hey guys. im going to start on my first set of armor fairly soon, and i was just wondering what the pro's and con's are for each material type for the armor. im looking at either aluminum sheet metal or sintra.
    thoughts, opinions?

    thanks

  2. #2
    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    From
    Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    Posts
    5,520

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    Go for sintra. Unless you know what to do with aluminum sheeting, you will probably not be able to work with it. It can cut you with jagged edges, it is also a lot harder to cut.

    Sintra is easy to cut and you can easily work with it. No ball and hammer involved here.

  3. #3

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    not to mention the complex curves in the armor... getting that out of metal takes a lot more skill than i have

  4. #4
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    ok thanks =). this helps alot. im probably gonna go pick up the materials next weekend. ill porbably be posting with more questions!

  5. #5
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    what thickness would be the best/easiest to work with? and does anyone know about how much i would need to buy?

  6. #6
    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    From
    Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    Posts
    5,520

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    2'x4' would be enough, but I'd recommend getting 4'x4' since this is your first go at it. Might need extra material.

    Go for 3mm or 1/8".

  7. #7
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    aight thanks dude. more questions/ progress posts to come

  8. #8
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra



    I decided on this as the main color scheme for my armor. what do you think? i also think i might just go with the trashcan for the material. thoughts?

  9. #9
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    grey= battle damage. on right shoulder pauldron i was thinking to just cut that section off, make it look blown off.

  10. #10
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    this is the colors
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails armor-jpg  

  11. #11
    Mooseman6913's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Posts
    47

    Re: aluminum vs. sintra

    all right so i have all the stencils/templates cut out of cardboard, which i then bent into the right shapes and curves. When i get the sintra, should i cut out the pieces and lay them over the cardboard to shape them? suggestions?

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Sintra
    By McIntosh Fett in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jul 28, 2009, 5:06 AM
  2. Sintra
    By McIntosh Fett in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jul 15, 2009, 9:40 AM
  3. Sintra Cod
    By Nyx Mandalore in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Mar 30, 2009, 6:27 AM
  4. where do you get sintra at?
    By qcmohawks in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Oct 6, 2006, 9:28 AM
  5. Help with Aluminum
    By Duh in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jan 1, 2004, 3:04 AM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •