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  1. setra's Avatar
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    Feb 17, 2009, 9:57 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #26

    this hasnt been mentioned in this thread (or i may have missed it...ive just finished a shift in work so im like death on legs)

    boiling is not only the easiest way...but also the safest

    when i first started working plastic armour i was using a mix of heat gun and blow torch...i was almost hospitalised...i got a serious chest infection and they havnt been right since....it would have been more serious but my lungs are used to punishment (smoker...guilty)

    if heating in oven id suggest openoing all windows and doors and wearing a mask

    if heating with blow torch or heat gun id suggest doing it outdoors away from doors or windows and wear a mask just to be safe

    and i will also mention that with sintra (i know ur going trash can...but just in case i thought id let you know) when it is boilt it gives of chemicals into the water....whateve you are using to boil em in (pot, pan etc..) will have residues of this left over after draining....DO NOT USE IT FOR ANYTHING BUT ARMOUR AFTERWARDS as these chemicals are quite nasty

    oh...and your armour looks sweet lol

    good job...cant wait to see em completed

    who noticed i use ... too much LOL
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    Feb 17, 2009, 11:39 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #27

    Your armor looks to be coming along nicely! Setra has given you some good tips as far as heating up plastic armor. We just had one of our Mercs mandos do a vid tutorial on using a torch to bend trash can armor easily, so you can always go that route as long as you stay safe.

    Feel free to check out our board on Mercs dedicated to female mando armor. There are some GREAT work in progress threads that will give you some good ideas on how to overcome some common issues you may run into with female armor. I only build them out of metal, so unfortunately I don't have much to add that will help with plastic armor.

    Mandalorian Mercs Female Armor discussion board.
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    Feb 17, 2009, 12:39 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #28

    make sure to post lots of pics on how you get the shape right, I got another pair of cans I can 'force into submission!' too

    then maybe the wife will submit too
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    Feb 17, 2009, 8:09 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #29

    Don't worry, I'm pic-happy!

    Progress! Yay!!!!!!!!

    I reshaped/shaped more (of) the armor. IM SOOOOOO HAPPY WITH IT!!! *composes slef* Ahem...Yes, here ya go:

    Hair dryer. Thats right.


    Belly and bells shaped

    Chest


    Everything



    Glamor shots

    lemme say it again...I'M SOOOO HAPPPY!!!!!!

    Yup. I did use a hair dryer. Worked PERFECTLY!

    So, the primer is coming off if I scratch it accidentally. Not so good...but the armor still looks nice, I must say.
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    Feb 17, 2009, 8:16 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #30

    I'm pic happy too, that's quite alright, it helps us be there along side you as you progress through our world. (just being wierd) Did you see my new paint job on my 2nd kit yet?
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    Feb 17, 2009, 8:21 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #31

    IT"S AMAZING!!!!!!! I love it! Sparkly and everything!
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    Feb 17, 2009, 9:02 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #32

    Looking good!!!
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    Feb 17, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #33

    I must say girl, your curves are kickin' I mean the beskar'gam.

    You used a hair dryer? wow
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    Feb 17, 2009, 10:21 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #34

    Thats good to know that worked, thanks for sharing! I'm about to start on my GF armor so that'll come in handy! Keep up the good work!
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    Feb 18, 2009, 4:58 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #35

    wow... seeing this i almost want to change to the regular mando look
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    Feb 18, 2009, 2:14 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #36

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    You used a hair dryer? wow
    lol...that's what I used on my first set of beskar...works pretty well if you're really patient...which I'm not so much...so I went and got a heat gun.
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    Feb 18, 2009, 9:18 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #37

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    I must say girl, your curves are kickin' I mean the beskar'gam.
    LOL!

    Anyways, A'den, the hair dryer worked fairly quickly actually. It's just the cooling and hold the armor in the proper position that took a while. I should know, my hands are sore.

    So, I was rummaging through some basement stuff looking for vest material and I came across tablecloth. You know, that leather-like stuff on the front and fleecey stuff on the back? It's seems stiff enough to make a vest but will probably be very hot(LoL, the temperature!). And its red If only it was black or dark blue! I could always change to color scheme but I like blue too much. Perhaps I will find something in a store.

    I also found a bunch of straps for like bags or whatever, some with hook, some buckles. I'm pretty sure they'll come in handy.

    And finally, I found some loose black fabric that was actually rather stretchy. Maybe it'll make a nice kama or little cape if layered. I'll post picks of all my finds later.
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    Feb 19, 2009, 4:26 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #38

    cool.... so you have a solor scheme then? may we see?
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    Feb 19, 2009, 8:29 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #39

    Sure! I'd be happy to show you some ideas...

    1st one is my sorta blue idea. I have another one I can scan/take a pic of and put it up later. 2nd is a purple variation. I like purple . I'll come up with a red one and a more sinister blue one later but I should go to bed.
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    Feb 19, 2009, 8:52 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #40

    I say go for the purple, Mine is black silver and purple with copper accents, my wifey (when I get started) will be Purple black and silver with ? accents.

    I cut the chest plates and belly plates for the 5 year old twins, one is purple/green color change (like the old mustang in 94) and the other is silver/green color change.

    I'll post them on my thread when there is some sun light to show the color change.
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    Feb 19, 2009, 9:09 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #41

    Ahhh.....Mustangs.

    I threw a Red Variation together quick with out the cape, with half kama, and extra pouches.
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    Feb 19, 2009, 11:32 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #42

    Oh THAT I LIKE!! You gotta get a red visor like mine if you do it, BLOOD RED.
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    Feb 20, 2009, 4:43 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #43

    yes!! thats awesome! love mix with the white and brown to. however, red is my favorite color so i like anything with red in it:P
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    Feb 20, 2009, 9:54 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #44

    That's looking really nice! And thanks for posting the information on how long to boil the plates, I was wondering about that. mmmm...boiled plates. Sounds yummy.
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    Feb 20, 2009, 12:22 PM - #45

    Oh yeah!!! I love the purple one, and the red one is awesome too!!!

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    Oh THAT I LIKE!! You gotta get a red visor like mine if you do it, BLOOD RED.
    Wait...are you saying there are other shades of red???
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    Feb 20, 2009, 1:01 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #46

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    Oh yeah!!! I love the purple one, and the red one is awesome too!!!



    Wait...are you saying there are other shades of red???
    Ha good one A'den
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    Feb 21, 2009, 12:00 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #47

    Purple. definitely! EVERYONE does red and black!
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    Feb 21, 2009, 8:07 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #48

    LoL I know! I love red but purple is just toooooo cool. Purple it is! Not quite a girly color and just barely behind manly. Perfect for me Purple Mando baby!!!!
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    Feb 21, 2009, 8:13 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #49

    You go girl!

    Hey, what is the colour of the cloth/cape?
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    Feb 21, 2009, 8:24 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #50

    The physical stuff in front of me that I talked about earlier? Black. It'd actually look sweet with purple. I'll go take pictures like I said I would...LoL....brb

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