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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Dec 1, 2007, 10:01 PM - My mandalorian armor Updated 5-16-08 #1

    See last posts for updates.
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    Dec 1, 2007, 10:08 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #2

    i think its made of Cardboard
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    Dec 1, 2007, 10:14 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #3

    Wow the paint made it look like cardboard. But yes it is and I already had a couple guys ask me if it was molded. I am making a desert mandalorian and the paint is tan, my camera phone is **** so you get the picture. Ill update this with better pictures showing what it looks like.
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    Dec 1, 2007, 11:35 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #4

    Sorry for the double post. This is sort of a bump.

    The first post has been updated with new pictures.
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    Dec 2, 2007, 12:25 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #5

    Uber edit
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    Dec 2, 2007, 12:29 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #6

    Quote The Clayster said: View Post
    So that isn't cardboard??

    It sure does look like it...

    Read the second sentence. "But yes it is..."


    I honestly dont care if its cardboard because I want to take a new path and be creative instead of buying a 400 dollar set of mandalorian armor. Does it look nice though? also forget about the piece on the right, it has not been smoothed out yet. But I was saying that the old pictures made the color look more like cardboard. It is also reinforced with fiberglass.
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    Dec 2, 2007, 12:36 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #7

    Haha, it always helps to read all the posts...

    I am not going to answer that question, because everyone has different opinions on what looks good.

    I understand the armor deal, but I am not sure if Chest Armor costs 400 bucks buddy!
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    Dec 2, 2007, 12:37 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #8

    Over-Exageration. lol It costs less but I would still have something reinforced.
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    Dec 2, 2007, 8:51 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #9

    Quote The Few the Proud 501st said: View Post
    Cardboard by the way if im right shipp that cookie over night i dont want it to rot
    What are you trying to say here? I'm confused.

    Phil
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    Dec 2, 2007, 5:03 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #10

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    Read the second sentence. "But yes it is..."


    I honestly dont care if its cardboard because I want to take a new path and be creative instead of buying a 400 dollar set of mandalorian armor. Does it look nice though? also forget about the piece on the right, it has not been smoothed out yet. But I was saying that the old pictures made the color look more like cardboard. It is also reinforced with fiberglass.
    No that looks good everytime i try to make cardboard armor it looks like (you know what) but hey i like it
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    Dec 3, 2007, 7:50 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #11

    Quote hellopike said: View Post
    What are you trying to say here? I'm confused.

    Phil
    Well before he said guess what this is made of and if you are correct then you get a cookie
  12. Dec 19, 2007, 12:33 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #12

    Cardboard? You've gotta be kidding me!
    Trust me, It won't work out the way you planned!
    I know because i tried it once because i didn't have
    a Sterilite trash can!
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    Dec 19, 2007, 9:06 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #13

    What a rude comment to give especially after all that hard work I have put into this. Maybe your armor looked like **** after it was done, it doesnt mean mine has to. I am not looking for movie replicas, I just want to make my own armor. Just dissapoints me about the fact that some people are so damn immature. And I havent seen any of your work so before you post some **** like that prove to me that you can do a better job. And btw do mandalorians buy their armor from mandos r us? HELL NO! They make their own armor.
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    Dec 19, 2007, 9:42 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #14

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    What a rude comment to give especially after all that hard work I have put into this. Maybe your armor looked like **** after it was done, it doesnt mean mine has to. I am not looking for movie replicas, I just want to make my own armor. Just dissapoints me about the fact that some people are so damn immature. And I havent seen any of your work so before you post some **** like that prove to me that you can do a better job. And btw do mandalorians buy their armor from mandos r us? HELL NO! They make their own armor.
    dude, don't worry about him. i think being resourceful is awesome! we got people making armor out of fiber glass, trash cans, and cardboard. whatever. all the matters is that you are happy with it and that it is fun for you. that's what this whole costuming thing should be about. this isn't a contest.
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    Dec 19, 2007, 9:54 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #15

    Thank you for the positive comment, I really appreciate it. I just want to be creative and not do what everyone else does.
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    Dec 19, 2007, 10:14 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #16

    Are you talking about my comment
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    Dec 19, 2007, 11:18 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #17

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    What a rude comment to give especially after all that hard work I have put into this. Maybe your armor looked like **** after it was done, it doesnt mean mine has to. I am not looking for movie replicas, I just want to make my own armor. Just dissapoints me about the fact that some people are so damn immature. And I havent seen any of your work so before you post some **** like that prove to me that you can do a better job. And btw do mandalorians buy their armor from mandos r us? HELL NO! They make their own armor.
    He wasn't being rude dude....
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    Dec 19, 2007, 11:34 PM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #18

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    What a rude comment to give especially after all that hard work I have put into this. Maybe your armor looked like **** after it was done, it doesnt mean mine has to. I am not looking for movie replicas, I just want to make my own armor. Just dissapoints me about the fact that some people are so damn immature. And I havent seen any of your work so before you post some **** like that prove to me that you can do a better job. And btw do mandalorians buy their armor from mandos r us? HELL NO! They make their own armor.
    Watch your mouth there buddy, you're the one leaving rude comments. Montatora Vioria was only pointing out that cardboard wasn't the best way to go. You can use cardboard if you want, but don't expect the best quality products. He wasn't telling you do go buy your armour, he gave you another option for armour making and you just overlooked that. You're the one who's acting immature. What I would recommend would be logging in under another account and literally looking at what you posted through the eyes of another.
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    Dec 20, 2007, 12:16 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #19

    Honestly I did jump the gun a little too fast and I didnt think before I posted. So on that note, I apologize, but the word censor is so sensitive. I wasnt cursing to hell and back. All I said was C-R-A-P and it censored it.

    And I thought his comment was rude the way he wrote it because if someone else replys in your thread with a comment like

    "Cardboard? You've gotta be kidding me!
    Trust me, It won't work out the way you planned!
    I know because i tried it once because i didn't have
    a Sterilite trash can!"

    Oh wait, actually it did work out the way I planned.

    But again, I apologize for jumping the gun too fast and posting an immature comment like mine.
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    Dec 20, 2007, 12:23 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #20

    Test, test... crap? **** **** **** ...
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    Dec 20, 2007, 12:24 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #21

    Ok, so it DOES filter c-rap.
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    Dec 20, 2007, 12:25 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #22

    yea, but Im not defending myself on that single note. Just the way the message was written. However it was immature on my part to really jump on him or her like that.
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    Dec 20, 2007, 7:54 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #23

    Dude calm down all he said was wow you were making it out of cardboard and all he said was sometimes it doesnt come out the way you planned he never said that yours sucked or anything like that so just calm down
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    Dec 20, 2007, 8:50 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #24

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    Dec 20, 2007, 10:02 AM - Re: My mandalorian armor progress #25

    Ok, everyone needs to take a deep breath and learn some temperance.

    Now that thats done...

    On the subject of cardboard armor. Yes it can be made to look good if you reinforce it with some bondo or resin.

    Check out this post. We've got a Mercs member who is making armor out of fiberglass reinforced poster-board...and from the pics it looks better then some of the fiber/plastic armor I've seen.

    Rienforced Poster-baord Armor

    There's nothing wrong with being creative and resourceful. If it comes out looking good then you've accomplished your mission. So far, you have an excellent base for some cheap resin armor (It may cost you $50 - $75 to coat everything) that will come out looking better then anything cardboard alone could offer. The only real negative to cardboard is the waviness of it's structure, and the potential for creasing.

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