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    May 4, 2008, 12:56 PM - aluminum vs. sintra #1

    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
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    May 4, 2008, 4:32 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #2

    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.
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    May 4, 2008, 4:35 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #3

    not to mention the complex curves in the armor... getting that out of metal takes a lot more skill than i have
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    May 4, 2008, 6:23 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #4

    ok thanks =). this helps alot. im probably gonna go pick up the materials next weekend. ill porbably be posting with more questions!
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    May 4, 2008, 6:37 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #5

    what thickness would be the best/easiest to work with? and does anyone know about how much i would need to buy?
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    May 5, 2008, 4:34 AM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #6

    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".
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    May 5, 2008, 6:32 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #7

    aight thanks dude. more questions/ progress posts to come
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    May 5, 2008, 11:37 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #8



    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?
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    May 5, 2008, 11:37 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #9

    grey= battle damage. on right shoulder pauldron i was thinking to just cut that section off, make it look blown off.
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    May 5, 2008, 11:40 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #10

    this is the colors
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    May 7, 2008, 5:21 PM - Re: aluminum vs. sintra #11

    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?

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