Myself, my two younger brothers, and two of my good friends have been talking about making our own custom, and fairly modified beskar'gam for months now but had (until last night) not done much more than collect parts and plan out design details. Last night my buddy Jonathan decided that it was now or never and so the two of us went to Wallyworld and bought some trash cans.
At first we mistakenly got four square 8 gal and 13 gal trash cans to make our plates out of. upon realizing our error we returned to the store only to discover that they only had two 8 gal trash cans in the oval shape. Not to be dissuaded we improvised. We bought two oval 8 gal and one square 13 gal.
Since Johnathan is taller and lankier than I (read less barrel chested and without as once of fat) he cut his chest plates out of the square 13 gal and I cut mine out of one of the two 8 gal.
We have yet to cut the collars (they'll be coming out of my 8 gal), bells (they'll be coming out of the second 8 gal), or anything else but I thought I might as well go ahead and post pics and ask for advice.
How do you make a cod for trash can armor or is it best to buy one from some one who molds them?
What grade sand paper do you guys sand with before paint with primer?
Any tips on type/size of trash can to use for leg and arm plates? (I have one I'm thinking will work for my legs but not sure about arms.)
Lastly this will be a slow WIP: my wedding is in a few weeks and after that classes start back, but I'm figuring this will be one of my main de-stress-ers from school.
Any tips on how to get my pics to upload, I can't get jack to work (either off this comp or from an image hosting site.)