May 7, 2006, 2:25 PM - Aluminum Armor?
Is there anyone on here who knows anything about getting myself some aluminum Mando'ad armor? The main reason I want the aluminum is because my beskar'gam is gonna go through a lot. I'm gonna wear it to school, at home, and just about everywhere. I'm crazy, yes, I know, but that's my problem, not yours. And if someone would be willing to make it for me, I've got an idea for a custom design that I created. It's designed for a Mando'a who prefers manuverability over a big jet pack and a missile. As such, it's got more plates in the back and shaped differently than standard Mando'ad beskar'gam to allow for more manuverability. Any help here? Oh, one other thing. If someone is willing to make it for me, let me know so that I can actually get around to getting an actual job, instead of just volunteering at the local Christian coffee bar. Which I've got nothing wrong with. So if you can, let me know.
Last edited by Cronal Dominus; May 7, 2006 at 6:45 PM.
Reason: Misspelling in Title... oops...lol
May 11, 2006, 9:32 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Bud. Do you wear costumes? For one thing, the armor is very hot. I call it the Star Wars Calisthenics Program. If you want aluminum, not only will you bake, but you will most surely sweat yourself into an early grave. Go with Sintra PVC or something like that. It is lighter and easier to wear. I made my Boba costume from it. I also made my Black Ops Trooper with it. Check it out on my site.
May 11, 2006, 9:38 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Last edited by Ripcode; May 11, 2006 at 9:41 AM.
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May 11, 2006, 9:41 AM - Re: Aluminum Armor?
You may want to check with the High Clam Lord...
May 11, 2006, 3:08 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Go with Sintra PVC dude...it holds up really well. If you do sheet aluminum...you're just going to get scratches and dents all over the place. If you do poured aluminum...well...that's going to cost a bit.
Just get a set of Sintra PVC armor off eBay and use some rub n buff on it to make it nice and shiny like aluminum.
I helped at SDCC '08
May 11, 2006, 3:59 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Try $600 for a set of aluminum chest armour... yes... you might want to go with some Sintra, it works great, I love mine, I could never replace it.
May 11, 2006, 4:09 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
i have full aluminum armor for my fett. my total cost for the chest, abdomen, kidney, cod, collar back and shoulders was almost $1000, unpainted.
so it's possible, but it's quite an investment.
May 11, 2006, 10:22 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
So TK7602.... have you baked and/or sweated yourself into an early grave yet...
I helped at SDCC '08
May 11, 2006, 10:35 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Send a PM to wickedbeard. He did my metal armor.
I helped at SDCC '08
May 11, 2006, 11:01 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Hah! The Fett Spiderman... that's pretty funny.
May 12, 2006, 1:01 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
nah... i used to wear 30 pounds of steel maile all day long at faires (and in my wedding!) so a bit of aluminum armor isn't bad at all
May 12, 2006, 4:26 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Ya the big padded flak jacket doesnt really help, no matter what you make the armor from, this costume is mild when it comes to sweating, very mild.
May 12, 2006, 7:04 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Okay, thanks. I was wondering, because I've got a friend who's had to replace several pieces of his armor, because they've become cracked due to use. That's why I thought of aluminum, mainly. And the scratched and dented part is a good thing for me. Why the shabla would I want beskar'gam that looked like I never used it?
Also, I'm wondering how much it would cost for someone to make me the armor based on a custom design that I created for increased manuverability. It's got a lower ab plate, designed to more closely match where the torso bends when fighting (or just bending over), and the back plate is actually five plates that are designed to not hinder movement. If someone could, or knows someone who could make some for me out of the sintra PVC, please let me know.
Yes, I know that the Fetts had different armor, but I don't wanna be a Fett. I want to be my own Mando'ad that I thought up a while back. Thanks!
May 12, 2006, 11:09 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Cracked armor sounds more like fiberglas.
As for the PVC armor, I'll PM you a link to the place I got mine.
May 13, 2006, 10:53 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
PM has been sent.
everything you mentioned i can do, especially the articulation.I would be very interested in your ideas.
Custom is my middle name.hahahaha
May 13, 2006, 11:31 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
I have a set of aluminum armor for sale Chest Plates,Cod, Neck,Back,and Shoulders. Its painted and ready to go. Let me know if you are interested,I can send you pics.I just want to get what I paid for them.
May 13, 2006, 11:54 AM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Here are some pics enjoy if anyboby else interested let me know,We can discuss a price.
May 13, 2006, 12:08 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
My armor is not aluminum(need to correct that).I use galvanized sheet steel.Much stronger than the aluminum I used to work with.
May 13, 2006, 12:09 PM - Re: Anuminum Armor?
Can I ask where you aquired that armor?