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  1. SaberMaker's Avatar
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    Aug 26, 2009, 3:09 PM - Re: First Mando #51

    Oh! And TheSilentMando up there is one of my vod here in Chat-town. He's the one that said "we're making armor tonight!" and drug me to walmart. He HAD BETTER start a thread of his own soon, cause he's working on a metal set now.
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    Aug 26, 2009, 4:27 PM - Re: First Mando #52

    Awesome!!! Metal works really well for armour if you do it right! Glad to see you are still at this SM!!! I've noticed that quite a few of us (myself included) arent really getting anything done on our armour...

    Yes, I know I just showered the wrath of Adonian down on myself...but if that gets me working again.

    anyways, let's see some pics of the actual armour vod!


    A'den
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    Aug 26, 2009, 5:16 PM - Re: First Mando #53

    Though I'm not actually working, I'm still working ideas out in my head.

    Glad to see you back from the nuptuals SM.
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    Aug 26, 2009, 9:09 PM - Re: First Mando #54

    Lol im not working either. My sad cut outs of my guns and my unsanded helmet sit there, begging forme to finish them. Lol but there is just no time for me. Stupid advanced classes in school...
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    Aug 27, 2009, 12:33 AM - Re: First Mando #55

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    Awesome!!! Metal works really well for armour if you do it right! Glad to see you are still at this SM!!! I've noticed that quite a few of us (myself included) arent really getting anything done on our armour...

    Yes, I know I just showered the wrath of Adonian down on myself...but if that gets me working again.

    anyways, let's see some pics of the actual armour vod!


    A'den

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTTT crack

    Come on vod, I finally got my shebs movin on a few things, I gotta see some more of your work too. Come over and look at mine
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    Aug 27, 2009, 12:41 AM - Re: First Mando #56

    hehe. :P
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    Aug 30, 2009, 10:17 PM - Re: First Mando #57

    There is way too much non-work related talk going on here, men! Back to work already! *lashes whip*

    kidding. But seriously, I've chuckled through this entire thread since my last post-- nice, guys, very nice. : ).

    SaberMaker and SilentMando are currently working on their respective armour pieces on my newly-cleaned diningroom table. I had to laugh a bit to myself as, not ten minutes after I put a clean (and wedding-gifted) table cloth down, there was mando cut-out patterns and a yard stick spread out on it. Such is life : ). SM's cutouts are looking good, though, and fitting nicely!
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    Aug 30, 2009, 10:20 PM - Re: First Mando #58

    looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with from reading this thread. Also you're fiance seems pretty domineering LOL good pic
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    Aug 31, 2009, 12:34 AM - Re: First Mando #59

    Well, though pics will have to wait til tomorrow, as it's way passed my bed time and I have work at 7 tomorrow and then a full day of classes, I've gotten a lot done in the passed few days.

    I finished cutting out my custom made back plates a night or two ago and since TheSilentMando brought me the set of templates I printed out for him and his dremmel I've now got all of my armor base plates cut out except for my thigh plates. I'm really liking how the back plates turned out. I need to heat and form my two (front and back) collar pieces a bit, but they are generally the right shape.

    I'll post pics tomorrow after I get some of the edges cleaned up!
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    Aug 31, 2009, 12:53 AM - Re: First Mando #60

    how much is a heat gun? I was thinking of forming some of my other stuff, but dont wanna do the oven thing.
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    Aug 31, 2009, 10:51 AM - Re: First Mando #61

    $15-$20 bucks at harbour freight. get one!!!
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    Aug 31, 2009, 10:55 AM - Re: First Mando #62

    cool gotta get one, along with a few other tools.
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    Aug 31, 2009, 3:19 PM - Re: First Mando #63

    I've heard a lot of people say that boiling water works well too, but it's a bit difficult to put a collar in a pot so I was thinking about a heat gun as well, they are pretty handy on jobsites too.

    Of course if I could dig up a really old pre-regulation hair dryer like the one my dad has that'd be even better. Seriously, he has this hair dryer that was his sisters when she was in high school around 20 years ago and it gets so freaking hot it's as good as most heat guns I've seen.
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    Aug 31, 2009, 4:11 PM - Re: First Mando #64

    I had a dryer like that, it got so hot I could see the coils inside turn red

    I know I'm a guy, but hey I gotta look my best right
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    Sep 15, 2009, 1:24 AM - Re: First Mando #65

    So between 26 hrs of work a week, four classes (including English Thesis), work around the house, and having people over for dinner every week, I've not touched my Mando since I cut out those pieces with the rotozip/dremel thing. Such is life.

    I've decided that when I get around to making a helmet I want to replace the typical range finder with a simpler RF set up on one side, a light on the other, and a fin on the top.

    I'm debating about a hose in the back, or even an air tank on the helmet, but I think I may stick with the clean look of not having one. If clone and storm troopers don't need a hose why do I?

    I'm trying to decide where I would like to place fans as well. I'm thinking that two small and one big in the back would give good air flow.

    Thoughts?
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    Sep 15, 2009, 1:56 AM - Re: First Mando #66

    I can get it to ya for cheap, like $40-$50 for all of the chest armor
    wow, for that you can get about 10 sets or more chest armor from a 36"x42" square for 20 bucks.... or for 36 USD can get 89 feet by 4 feet of ABS or Sintra. someone is ripping you off man.

    as for no one finishing their armor. speak for yourself...
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    Sep 15, 2009, 2:00 AM - Re: First Mando #67

    BH: say what? Who did you quote?
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    Sep 15, 2009, 2:31 AM - Re: First Mando #68

    Quote bh-7603 said: View Post
    wow, for that you can get about 10 sets or more chest armor from a 36"x42" square for 20 bucks.... or for 36 USD can get 89 feet by 4 feet of ABS or Sintra. someone is ripping you off man.

    as for no one finishing their armor. speak for yourself...
    As we dont have a skeptic eyebrow smiley...*insert skeptical eyebrow here* 10 sets of chest armour from a 36"x42" piece of material...c'mon man, really?

    ...and I'm assuming the 89 feet was a typo...
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    Sep 15, 2009, 2:34 AM - Re: First Mando #69

    meant 8 feet by 4 feet.
    and yes. you can get a 6foot by 3 foot peice of steel for just over 20 bucks....

    my math might be bad, but i can personally get at least 4 sets from a 36x36
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    Sep 15, 2009, 2:41 AM - Re: First Mando #70

    dude, 4 sets from 9 sq. feet is a LOT less than "10 or more" from a 10.5 sq. foot piece of material...
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    Sep 15, 2009, 2:59 AM - Re: First Mando #71

    Symantic's

    as for the fans, you can get the tk fan set off the 'bay ready made or just get a couple of 40mm cpu fans for the cheeks, and maybe (i say maybe depending on your hair) one for the rear.
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    Sep 15, 2009, 3:03 AM - Re: First Mando #72

    well 1 set of chest armor takes up about 2sq feet of metal... so, 4 per sheet or 10 per slab? (8'x4')
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    Sep 15, 2009, 10:26 AM - Re: First Mando #73

    But who were you quoting about what? Sintra? I'm sorry, I'm not following you at all...
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    Oct 15, 2009, 9:54 PM - Re: First Mando #74

    Hey guys I just joined up over Mercs to see Aden's pics and was wondering if all of you who have an account over there too could post your name or a link so i can add you over there.
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    Oct 15, 2009, 11:56 PM - Re: First Mando #75

    A'den Kyramud

    same here, mercs, 501st, RL, RPF and everything else.