Well, I've been contemplating various ways to make some of the smaller parts of armor myself without going out and buying a bunch of stuff. Then I came up with something. I could use DvD cases, cut them, and heat them so i can add a curve. The reason that would make such great sense, is because my brother works at Blockbuster. He is always bringing home boxes upon boxes of DvDs from work that they are getting rid of. None of the movies are any good, so I find various uses for them. My computer for example consists of a piece of glass on top of stacks of DvDs. So, I guess that's what I shall do for some of the smaller parts for my custom mando.