Well, I apologize for possibly anoying everyone with this, but I have gotten up to phase 2! After much thought, I decided to not get a PVC material of any kind. While at the CG Station today, I came across a brand of garbage bucket they use, by Rubbermade, caled "Brute." So today, I went out and bought a 32 gallon bucket. Apparently its the strongest one that home depot carries, and was somewhat expensive. Anyway, I should recieve a Dremel tool from a friend tomorrow.
This is where I will need opinions from experienced members.
My plan to how I am going to cut it seems pretty straightforward. I am first going to cut off the top part of it, where the handles, and lid would be snapped too, and then cut off the botton of it, so I will just have the smooth surfaced area left. Once both ends have been cut, I plan to make a complet vertical cut from top to bottom, so that I can flatten out the plastic. The reason is because I feel it would be easier to draw the templates, and then cut it as is. Plus, the curve of it makes it easier to form, at least when wearing it, it will form to my frame. And finnally, I will cut out a second set, so that I can stack both sets on top of each other to give it thickness and strength, and possibly bolt it together somehoe.
I havent figured how Im gonna attach it to a vest yet though. So are there any opinions, comments, or warnings? Thanks