Complete beginner questions

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    Complete beginner questions

    Hi everyone, my dad and I have been planning on making mandalorian armor for quite some time, and we just have some general questions on how to start so we don't mess things up early on and end up wasting money. Our main question is what material is best for the actual armor plating that is attached to the flightsuit. From what I've read, it seems mostly people use something callled Sintra, which I only have a basic understanding of. I'd just like something that is durable and high-quality rather than the thinner armor plates I've seen on some costumes. (Also what would be the best way to attach the pices to the flightsuit..?) Another thing is how to make the shape of the helmet... from what I've been able to find people seem to make molds from already made helmets, but where would you get something like that to actually make the mold? We'd really appreciate it if anyone could give a beginner some advice, thanks.

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    Re: Complete beginner questions

    Welcome!

    Many of the answers you seek are scattered throughout TDH, but they also depend upon your end-goal. It sounds like you are interested in building a Fett from scratch, which you can certainly do. There are templates for the helmet, for example, but you can also purchase one from someone who has taken the time and effort to create a mold and then makes and sells helmets. The same can pretty much be said for nearly every single piece of this costume. I would recommend doing some searches within the forum.

    I believe Sintra is a brand-name of what can basically be described as flat PVC. Someone please correct me if I am mistaken.

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    Re: Complete beginner questions

    Jeah Sintra is just a brandname aswell as Bondo. In Customing You can safe alot of money searching for cheaper Brandnames and no-name products instead of using the "common" expensive Brands.

    if you want it durable -> Metal

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