Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

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    Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    About how long will making armor take? I would really like to have some completed by Celebration, but I am worried about the amount of time from now until then. I also have no skills with molding things what so ever, so I know I'd have to factor in mess ups. I know that I could always buy some, but I'm really short and a female, and majority of the sets for sale are for men. Thanks for the help

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    Re: Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    Hm, i was once in a hurry and made my metal-armor wearable within in month. Bur Seriously? that was nearly 2 years ago and i'm still not finish! XD
    Always repairing, upgrading, strengthen, modifying and extending. After 100hours of trooping in 'gam. Your at the point were repairments are the least problems and your kit is your second skin.

    I did once made a PVC foamboard armor (sintra-like). The cutting of the armor parts was done in 6hours, the molding with a heatgun was done in 2 hours, sanding another 8 hours. When you think of dry times for glue and paint you can estimate either 3 days when working fulltime or two weeks when you do 1 or 2 hours a day when working with Sintra

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    Re: Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    Ah, so Sintra would be best for a first run, as I have all summer to work on that, but for the real deal, it'll probably take more time and dedication. I see... Thanks I guess it'd be best to just get to work then

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    Re: Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    Look up trash can armor. Very easy to do. Also you can get a female mannequin, print a template, cut out, paint and your good to go.

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    Re: Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    All costumes take time, skill and money. Lack of one can be made up with by more of the others.

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    Re: Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    There are 3 Things from which you only have two

    Cheap, Good and Fast.

    Cheap & Good is not Fast
    Fast & Good is not Cheap
    Fast & Cheap ist not Good. XD

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    Re: Perhaps this will be a ridiculous question.

    iv been working on my armor since 2008 then again im slow =p

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