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    My First Armor!!

    Hey!!! I just started working on my fist set of armor! I'm making it out of steel!! needless to say its tough and will take a little while, especially since i have no experiance. I've got the belly plate so far and almost done with my first chest piece. Its gonna be a custom, but here's the scheme i think i'm gonna use, color scheme that is.
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    Re: My First Armor!!

    guess i better put up some pictures huh? Since nobody has commented. I guess i need to give a reason to huh?

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    I like the color scheme, the jumpsuit look like the ESB one. But as you said, we need progress pics

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    Metal huh? Better you than me. I look foward to seeing pics. I like the custom color scheme you picked for it.

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    Alright only the main chest pieces are done so far. I've got a lot more to do still, but i'm happy with the results i've gotten so far. Painting is gonna be the hard part
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    I think i'm gonna have steel splinters the rest of my life hahahah.

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    dude. did you slice up an ammo can?

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    That is awesome

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    Looks like he used an extra large m-16 ammo can. (5.56 giving it away)

    Excellent job on the cutting!

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    yeah, you guessed it!! 8) I'm gonna get the really big ones for leg armor. hows it look though? I think it'll look good for my custom and it seems to fit my chest well.

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    well one things for sure. you wont cAtch on fire!


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    Thats probably a good thing lol. Just finished a shoulder, when i finish the other i'll post another pic. Oh, and how do you make the pics smaller cause those first ones are huge.

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    resize them

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    Alright, Here is finished shoulder bells and chest diamond, which is not a diamond after all...And no, it's obviously not the same color scheme. Guess i better edit that too.
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    Dude, nice armor, and I still cannot get over that you reused ammo cans -- way to recycle ftw -- but srsly, shrink your pics!

    You and Jax are really inspiring me to finally take the plunge and begin work on my custom mando with metal armor... if only I had money to do that with...

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    I'll try lol, but the big pics give you a nice close up. Yeah Jax is awsome at this sort of thing, I really like the way he did his. If you want to use metal it's really not that hard and as for price, if you do what i did and get ahold of some ammo cans... I have spent no money so far hahahah. Just make sure you use a dremel as little as possible. The splinters are terrible. Yay big picture!!!
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    You're kidding me, right? Army ammo cans? Dang, I can't beleive I've never thought of that. Toughest stuff you'll ever find.

    I really like where this is going. If this is your first experience, then you've got a gift for it.

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    Thanks! Wow... That feels better than i thought it would. I love props form my fellow mando'ade! Yeah ammo cans are working great, the only thing i suggest, would be to add some sort of backing to make it thicker. It's 1/16 of an inch so, yeah. But i don't think you can tell.

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    That's some wicked custom armour you have there and Metal too. And the paint scheme rocks too.....Very nice

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    Dude! Are you really in Korea? I'm also debating wether or not to make gauntlets. Mabey i should just use fore arm wraps. Guess I'll have to see. I'll ask again when i can actually put the armor on.

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    Yeah I guess i should tellyou guys that i dind't paint all my scars. Most of them are accidental from where i was cutting. thats one of the reasons i didn't want to paint the whole thing lol. I knew i couldn't paint anything better than actual damage. And sice it's steel you can do that. You'll notice that there are a few indents in the sides and burn marks(most natably on the left shoulder) that weren't intentional, but i left them because, well they look awsome lol.

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    Oh another cool thing with steel like this is that you can use real rust! I've been working on my really old car(putting in new muffler) and got a good bit of rust residue, it rained and presto! Rust stain. Worked really well for blaster marks and cut on my chest.

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    Hey I haven't posted in awhile. Don't know if anyone really cares, but here you go. Ummm. I think I'm gonna change the color scheme. I don't know though. what do you guys think? Origonal or new?
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    Here's my leg armor. Got to put on straps and might repaint but so far so good. The right thigh plate is missing the middle so i can have a pocket therelike on boba's flight suit. The right shin gaurd comes up to the top of my knee. sorry about the size of the picture. I know how to change it, but the program isn't working right now.
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    Re: My First Armor!!

    Alright here's some more pics. My back armor. The green isn't the right shade, but I change it later. The vest is not the vest i'm gonna use. It's just for padding.
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