Hello there. For some time, I've been considering making my first Mandalorian armor. I'm determined to use metal as the material and do the most of work myself (I don't think I can handle the helmet given that I've never worked on prop-making, but chest armor etc. seems within my range, though not without some serious toiling). I've already done some research on TDH but before I start building, I'd like to ask more experienced forum members about two important technical issues:
1. What kind of metal would you recommend for a beginner? I've seen that lots of people work on aluminium but some choose other materials [tips about the thickness will be appreciated too].
2. I found a nice youtube tutorial for dishing the plates (linked here: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/a...m-armor-33562/ - I think it helps a lot!) so I know in short what tools are needed for this task. Still, I'm not sure what to use best to 'simply' cut those plates out. One of the most obvious solutions may be the angle grinder, but it isn't the best choice for precise work, is it? (I base my assumption on this thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/s...l-armor-24057/ - a plate in the 7th post seems a little rough...) Are there any alternative tools? If not, how did you deal with those jagged, burnt edges?
Thank you in advance