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2nd set of trash can armor

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    WIP few new sets of armor:my SNOW Mando and my kids.

    Okay, I got most of the work done on my first set of hard parts for first set of armor, just need soft parts to attach to, but lost job 2 days a go, and been hunting, but I took today to relax because I know I'll find a new job next week (even if I have to cut grass )

    So here's a few pics of the hard part of my first and second armor.

    I am thinking of snow cammo for the silver colored armor, with black or urban cammo BDU pants and black leather vest, or just go all together.

    Let me know what you think.

    Oh yeah, those are shoulder bells in the pic's of black armor, not thigh armor
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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    Awesome. That's some nice trashcan armor, I'm trying to convince a buddy of mine to make some, and people like you can be inspirational! LOL

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    Nice job!

    I gotta redo mine to ROTJ, and appear to have a slate of work ahead of me to sand and smooth my Rubbermaid stuff...

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    for $13 it ain't bad, and I think I paid $7 for the small can which I used for the shoulder bells.

    Just gotta make two back plates, and some shin armor and gauntlets............. the wife just went out to the movies with her sisters, so I got a little time to play right now, hopefully I'll have updates in the AM.

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    Sorry bout your job, man. Hope you can find one soon.

    Armor looks good! and if you had thighs that small I'd be worried. The color scheme sounds cool, can't wait to see it's amazing whiteness!

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    Ordeyn said: View Post
    and if you had thighs that small I'd be worried. The color scheme sounds cool, can't wait to see it's amazing whiteness!
    thigh joke, honestly made me feel better, thx.

    I got the shoulder bells for the 'silver/white' done, tomorrow I hope to have the back armor done, i just gotta print the template again, i lost my templates.

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    thigh joke, honestly made me feel better, thx.
    S'what I'm here for, vod.

    Keep it up!

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    what is that pistol? That is a nice snub

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    it's one of those nerf things, I pulled the cocking mechanism back, cut it off then shot it so it would go inside and not be sticking out.

    I just finished cutting out my 9 year old's armor and painted it copper, I'll post a pic in a little while.

    edit added pics:

    I cut this kit out in like 2 1/2 hours (wife told me, I thought I was out side for like an hour)

    next is to make 2 of the 3'6" for my twin boys.

    the 2 cans made 2 large and 1 4' 6" and I still have room to cut out other stuff.
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    My oldest wants a red themed set of armor, so I decided to go with the copper base and will go to the store to get a nice metallic blood red and black so his armor will kick shebs

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    ooooooo this is going to turn out nice , i nearly did that same color scheme copper undercoat with a red top coat but i decided black and white was more my thing lmao keep up the good work Vod!!! and dont threaten me with the lazer whip lmao jpjp

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    he he, just warmin it up lolz

    anyway, I think I might make one with EL wire's braided together, whacha think?

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    O.O that'd would be sweet!!! and quite inovative i dont think thats been done before my friend,DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!

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    ^Ditto, that would be way cool!

    Can't wait to see your oldest's armor. It's going to look amazing!

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    well, i painted the silver set glossy white, BUT get this, I put a nice coat of color-change paint over the white before i put on 2 layers of clear, it looks soooo cool, I'm not sure if Snow Mando or a ghost of a fallen Mando, so everything will be white, even the soft parts. i'll post a pic in a few minutes.
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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    OOOOOOOOOO that looks neat wered you buy color changing paint?

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    I forgot, i think i got it from autozone, it's alcohol based (like hair spray) it's ment to be temporary, but i put onto the white after it flashed for a few minutes. then I had a portable space heater blowing on it as I sprayed the color tint so it wouldn't make the white crack and run, then after 5 minutes under the heater, I hit it with clear 2 times, I hope to wet sand then another couple of layers of clear for smoooooothnes.

    Ok I just looked at the can, it's from Black Magic (car care) it's called color tint multi color.
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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    kool, i wanna see more pics mike you got this thing bout doing things ive never seen or heard of before brother lmao laser whips, color change armor lmao
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BROTHER!!!!! and then joins us on the merc-side lmao

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    obviously i'm bored, right now I'm watching a lecture on the spinal cord, so I just go into the garage and paint it up then come back to the lecture I still gotta get off my shebs and look for a job.

    As for the laser whip, I think I can use a pvc pipe (like the saber spear I made) and get myself several EL wires about 48" long and braid them together.

    As for more pictures of the armor, I hope to have some sun shine to show the color change effect, but the good thing is the white is still perfectly unchanged.

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    kick shebs brother, learning to sever a spinal chord are we lmao

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    lol... nah, I'm a nurse by trade, but only an lvn/lpn need to get my bachelors so I can make a little more $ since my mortgage is like $3400, but my take home WAS like $2400, it's good that my parents are helping with the difference that the wife can't make up.

    So as for the lecture i'm watchin' its on dvd so I can take CLEP Excelsior and Dante's tests to test out of college classes w/o actually goin' back to college.

    Tomorrow is job hunt day again. I'll be optimistic (for a change)
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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    sweet!! hope it goes well for you my vod

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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    here's the best i can do to show the color shift.

    remember that each of the dark spots on the armor is actually reflective and changes color, but is at random angles, the real life effect is really cool.
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    Re: 2nd set of trash can armor

    vod that is awsome!!!!! i cannot wait to see your kits completed,im going to pm boomer i need to borrow a laser whip muahahahahaha

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    oh great now boomer is gonna be all over me too huh
    He makes a nice drill instructor.

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