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  1. kal'ika's Avatar
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    Jun 13, 2009, 11:51 AM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #176

    can't see the pics for some reason, but knowing ur work I'm sure they look awesome ner vod. BTW... 5'11" ain't that short... I'm only 5'8" and still one of the tallest guys in my squadron.

    Kal
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    Jun 13, 2009, 12:12 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #177

    Quote kal'ika said: View Post
    can't see the pics for some reason, but knowing ur work I'm sure they look awesome ner vod. BTW... 5'11" ain't that short... I'm only 5'8" and still one of the tallest guys in my squadron.

    Kal
    Short and stockey makes for a mean line backer, and an even meaner Mando.

    I cant see my pics either, if I use IE8, try Mozilla FireFox, its free and very safe to use.
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    Jun 13, 2009, 2:23 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #178

    Wow, great lookin bucket there. Nice! Keep it up vod.
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    Jun 13, 2009, 3:32 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #179

    YEAH! GO FIREFOX!!!!

    Ahem, anyways, the bucket is awesome! And late happy b-day to your wife.
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    Jun 13, 2009, 9:49 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #180

    Oh no, I just had a fanboy moment:

    The laptop, not Helena, although she is a good evil actress.

    Uh Oh, here I go again....

    DONT CLICK!!!!!!!!!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9K2O...eature=related
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    Jun 15, 2009, 5:41 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #181

    yeah ner vod... belated happy birthday to your cyar'ika
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    Jun 15, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #182

    i'm thinking of using a similar colour to one of your sets, I'm looking forward to the final result.

    nice work.
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    Jun 17, 2009, 7:46 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #183

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    Oh no, I just had a fanboy moment:

    The laptop, not Helena, although she is a good evil actress.

    Uh Oh, here I go again....

    DONT CLICK!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvhpv...eature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9K2O...eature=related
    Oh man...
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    Jun 17, 2009, 10:05 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #184

    I'm resisting...DO...NOT...CLICK...LINK!!! AHHHH!!!
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    Jun 18, 2009, 6:23 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #185

    I didn't click the last one and there is no way I'm clicking this one.

    I love the picks though. The helmet looks great even without the fangs. Question: are you going to cut the vertical part of the visor the rest of the way out or leave things the way the are?
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    Jun 19, 2009, 2:47 AM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #186

    gonna cut it all the way down, but I was thinking of leaving a little bit of the bottom in the middle, but maybe make it with vertical slits or something.
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    Jun 19, 2009, 8:58 AM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #187

    Looks great ner'vod. The fangs on the helmet were an awesome idea! Keep it up.
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    Jun 19, 2009, 9:26 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #188

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    gonna cut it all the way down, but I was thinking of leaving a little bit of the bottom in the middle, but maybe make it with vertical slits or something.
    Slits would be cool, you thinking of making those slits look like teeth/fangs or just have the visor end then slits?

    Also I have a couple technical questions for the whole gang: Having never worn a Mando helmet before I've always wondered how much the vertical part of the T was for look and how much practical. I figure that it can't really help your field of vision much (right?) and thus had figured that it held sensor equipment of some sort? Second, leaving a bit of helmet at the bottom would have to help with the overall sturdiness of helmet is that a good idea to keep in mind for when i build my own? I'm wondering about how strong/durable a helemt can be. I figure it have a lot to do with how you make it out of what, but thought I'd ask you experienced peoples.

    Thanks, vode!
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    Jun 19, 2009, 10:26 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #189

    The lower part (the bottom of the T) is almost worthless unless you are walking around a bunch of small kids (then it somewhat useful) It must have something in it (sensors sound nice!!! along with 360 wrap around...) And leaving a bit at the bottom would probally help a little, depending on how much you left. As far as stregnth of a helmet, i have seen a few that you can stand on. so you can make em pretty tough, depending on what material you use and how well it is made.

    Hope this helps somewhat!

    A'den
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    Jun 20, 2009, 12:22 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #190

    If you want structural rigidity, you could leave an 1/8" along the bottom of the visor that connects the mandables, but be sure it's fiberglass, not bondo or it'll crack off.
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    Jun 21, 2009, 12:19 AM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #191

    or metal... a strip of 3mm would really help quite a bit i would assume!
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    Jun 21, 2009, 3:00 AM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #192

    Ah Yeah, a patient got a little frustrated tonight...
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    Jun 21, 2009, 12:25 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #193

    Sweet! Thanks for the help.

    That's crazy! what did he throw? Or wait, was it that woman again?
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    Jun 21, 2009, 2:16 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #194

    He threw a right hook

    It was at 10:40, we were finishing up our charting, and he was frustrated that he slept through the last smoke break, and snacks, we cant break the rules, because the structure is what keeps things in order, he escilated, ran to the glass and punched, he actually broke the chicken wire inside the glass.
    The good thing is he was really sorry he did it so we didn't have to take him down, I was just worried that he may have broken his hand, forget all the bleeding, I had to send him to our main hospital ER, I wont know if he broke it until I go back to work on Monday. I hope he didn't break it, he's a nice guy.
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    Jun 21, 2009, 2:28 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #195

    Thats crazy! Must of been one heck of a punch. Man, does the guy pitch in baseball or somthing? It seems that you must have one strong punch to even break the chicken wire! Hope the guys ok!
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    Jun 21, 2009, 6:19 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #196

    yup, well when the mind is a little distorted, they seem to be able to hit a LOT harder.

    Hey, I like your bucket, I hope you paint it like your avatar , it'll kick major shebs!
    The yellow parts can be 'add on' parts attached to the standard bucket, just like the bottom of your visor/mandibles.
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    Jun 22, 2009, 8:11 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #197

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_kay...eature=channel

    Oh no I had to do it again?!?!

    I am working on the bucket, I'll post a pic in a few. I've only just bondo'd the fangs on. I hope they stay put because I didn't use glass this time.
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    Jun 22, 2009, 11:50 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #198

    okay, i decided to put some fabric like a kama around the back of the bucket. I ordered some white pleather. When it gets here, I will definatley get to it.
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    Jun 23, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #199

    That's a pretty impressive punch even for a mentally challenged person. My understanding is that the average halfway-in-shape person literally has the strength to move so fast and hit so hard that they would destroy themselves if there wasn't a built in, subconscious "check valve" that keeps us from doing that. During times of duress the adrenal gland kicks in and the check valve is dialed back a bit allow us do things that are truly amazing. I think the reason that mentally handicapped/damaged people can hit so hard is that often the "check valve is faulty and/or they mistakenly think they are in duress.

    Correct?

    No fiber glass on the fangs?

    The "hood" on the back is an interesting idea; i can't wait to see it.
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    Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 PM - Re: 2nd set of trash can armor #200

    Yeah!!! I like the idea for the hood thing!!!

    I always wanted to do something like this on the back of a bucket...
    http://www.armourarchive.org/pattern...rhelm_gerhard/

    PICTURES!!!


    A'den

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