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    Aug 16, 2009, 5:58 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #76

    No...
    I read a nazi joke a while ago...
    If that helps .
    Post after this one ...
    Y'know what?
    If I don't have the pics by 7 tonight (my time) I'll sue myself !
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    Aug 16, 2009, 6:00 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #77

    An alternate option is to warm up the lightwip ...
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    Aug 16, 2009, 6:15 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #78

    Looking forward to it ner vod........ the pictures not the whip.......... but if the light whip actually gets warmed up..... ILL BE iNTERESTED

    Joking cant wait to see the pictures
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    Aug 16, 2009, 6:31 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #79

    RIghto...
    I probably will have the pics in soon.
    That will be my cardboard armor...
    Going to home depot soonly, so I'm going to get some thin-ish plastic that I can cut with a knife or scissors.
    I will be needing help with the sculpting of plastic...So you boil it, then put it in cold water?
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    Aug 16, 2009, 6:48 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #80

    Deleted, as it was a waste of space.
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    Aug 16, 2009, 6:49 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #81

    Awww, fierfek...that didn't work...\
    If The next post doesn't work, warm the lightwip up.
    1 lash per non-existent link.
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    Aug 16, 2009, 7:07 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #82

    HERE WE IS:
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    Aug 16, 2009, 8:17 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #83

    That's my prototype armor, I got some acrylic plastic from home depot, and am going to be watching my dad slice it into armor.
    Will be using Acrylic paint to do cool stuff to it.
    Hope y'all liked my cardboard armor .
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    Aug 16, 2009, 8:45 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #84

    The prototype is nice, and good luck to your dad!
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    Aug 16, 2009, 8:57 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #85

    LoL I love the pink frilly thing there in the backround. I like the proto!
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    Aug 16, 2009, 9:32 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #86

    the pink frilly thing is my little sister's...

    Anyway, for all those wondering how to slice acrylic plastic into armor:

    Get a permanent marker. Have your design drawn a few times on paper to get the feel of it...
    I say this because no other marker will stick to plastic and stay there after being wiped.
    DO NOT do this unless you are sure you know what you're doing...
    (I used two colors, one to edit and the other for the design)
    Anyway, once you have the design all on there, take a roll of duct or masking tape, and tape EVERYTHING inside the lines you just drew.
    Then get a dad, an ultrafine saw (Preferably electric, as it can take hours or LOOONG minutes to saw through by hand, I think)
    Start sawing away, or get your dad to if you're too young.

    Health problems: You MUST have a mask, kinda like the ones nurses have while they're doing surgery in movies. (MOst plastic doesn't give off a gas when cut, it's just chips fly off, and you may inhale them and...well, who wants chunks of plastic in their lungs anyway?)
    Eye protection is unavoidable, unless you want to have bits of plastic sticking there .

    Hope this helped all ye acrylic-plastic users...
    (My dad hasn't cut it yet, that part is so far just theory and what the home depot guys told us)
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    Aug 16, 2009, 9:38 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #87

    I will be posting pics of my OFFICIAL (Drum roll) Mando armor!
    (As soon as it's done)

    Here's one to pass the time .

    The bucket is the voice changer I was telling you about earlier, and the plastic is the armor-in-the-making.
    Sorry I couldn't make it any bigger.
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    Aug 17, 2009, 12:33 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #88

    DELETED.
    (By me)
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    Aug 17, 2009, 1:08 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #89

    URGENT:
    Does using acrylic plastic in a metal pot poison the pot forever, temporarily, or at all?
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    Aug 17, 2009, 8:35 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #90

    What do you mean by "using"? Are you heating it in the pot for forming? Boiling it in water? There's not so much that can poison a metal pot, I don't think. I do know that there are some clays that can't be baked in the same oven you cook your meals in, but I think that has to do with material cooked out of the clays that winds up indelibly on the inner surface of your oven. I haven't heard of anything that might be heated up in a pot that could get into the metal to cause harm later.

    Having said all that, the ultra-safest way to do things is not to use something you're going to use for food for anything else, but I know that money and parental supervision/permission is critical here.

    I'm interested to see how your acrylic turns out. What thickness did you get? And why acrylic?
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    Aug 17, 2009, 8:57 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #91

    Boiling it in water to give it shape and let it press against my body easier.
    lol, because acrylic was the thinnest and cheapest there...we needed thin because our saws weren't all that great. I think it's about an eighth of an inch, perhaps...not really sure.
    Thanks, ioelus...you've saved us from telling my mom something....bad.
    The world may have ended as we know it.
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    Aug 17, 2009, 9:00 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #92

    Just thought of something...
    I bought a ninja costume at goodwill for halloween two years ago.
    Coincidentally, I'm using it for my jumpsuit.
    It's made out of acrylic plastic , I'm using acrylic plastic for armor (Hard, for some reason) and acrylic paint .
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    Aug 18, 2009, 11:51 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #93

    Here are some pics of my armor-in-the-making...left includes the shoulder bells, codpiece, thigh guards, and knee armor.
    Right includes collar piece, chest plates.
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    Aug 19, 2009, 1:15 AM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #94

    i suggest using the Wizard of Flight templates. they come in lots of sizes
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    Aug 19, 2009, 11:52 AM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #95

    Right, where can I find them?
    And how do you USE templates, anyways? Whenever I see something someone calls templates, all I see is a bunch of seemingly random lines.
    Oh yes, and my two-piece arrived yesterday...
    I can't believe I spent 40 bucks on it, though I realized that it would be easy to modify.
    (Any price over 30 dollars for this helmet is a HUGE rip-off)
    Fault: It's very bendy, and thin. (Which makes it bendy)
    Fault: The visor is also quite bendy, and see through.
    Fault: IT's unbelievably huge on the inside, and I had a very hard time modding it to fit my melon.
    Good: The extra space gives ya lots of room to put electronics and such in!
    Good: When you're done modding, you get this good feeling like you've accomplished something great!
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    Aug 19, 2009, 12:01 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #96

    All you need to do is print the templates out and you can use them to cut out armor. Im not sure were the templates are here but i know that there or some at
    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/ind...al;sa=page;p=1 on the mercs site i dont know what size is good for you though
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    Aug 20, 2009, 8:03 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #97

    ALMOST DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Chest plates, thigh plates, shoulder bells, collar armor, helmet (All painted).
    Cod piece my mom said looked a little...innapropriate, so I stuck it on my back and called it a backplate .
    Knee armor was plain corny, so I trashed one and made the other a back plate too.
    Mercs rules say two pieces of armor below the belt, right? So I can still join (As a member that never goes to stuff)?
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    Aug 20, 2009, 11:11 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #98

    Unless you want someone hitting you in the spot that really hurts you should try for a cod peace. But its your decision. Mando's have a nack of wearing that protection so nothing hurts when they are kicked or shot. Would like to see some progress photos though vod. It can give us that insight of what we are really looking at.
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    Aug 25, 2009, 9:38 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #99

    I'll have pics hopefully before the 2nd of september...
    Warm up the lightwip, boys!
    (and girls, if they're feeling a bit vengeful)
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    Aug 25, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress. #100

    Also, sorry, but it's been a while:
    Finished, then trashed thigh plates.
    New thighs and shins in the making.
    Cod piece in-the-works.
    Gauntlets...Still have no material for them.
    Can you join the mercs if you have wraps on your arms instead of armor?
    Cape: Found.
    Chest plates: STILL done.
    Helmet: Second layer of black delivered on back, a little touch up...may add some more designs in later.
    May be adding little gadgets in my buy'ce ...
    Shoulder bells waiting to be cut out and formed...
    Weapon (nerf maverick) is still in need of painting.
    Is weathering required to join the mercs?
    I think that's it for tonight...

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