Starting my first Mando today

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    put it in the oven 350 degrees set the timer 2 minutes - 2 minutes and 30 seconds. more evenly dispersed heat.

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    true, that will give you even heat. But put it on a couple of pieces of wood, so it wont melt to the metal rack in the oven

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    wear gloves. and dont set it directly on the cookie sheet. block it up just a bit. otherwise it might stick.

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    true, that will give you even heat. But put it on a couple of pieces of wood, so it wont melt to the metal rack in the oven
    lol but that oven rack will give it some nice battle damage.

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    i dont really want to use an oven though

    I dont really know why i just would rather use the heatgun i guess. Mostly because i can stay outside

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    im not sure what im going to do now

    should i do it on the picnic table or my body? hmmmmmm

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    up to you ner vod, i would suggest the table.

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    alright one last thing

    Could you tell me exactly what to do and what ill need thanks

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    anyone? please?

    if not i will have to wing it and see if it turns out alright

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    i guess ill just form it to my body...... *shutters* HOPE THIS DOESNT HURT

    Oh well, burn report tonight

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    he he yeah u kinda have to form it to urself to get it shaped correctly... just use the heatgun and heat it until it feels softer when u try to bend it... then, hold it to yourself and allow it to start cooling, then dunk it in cold water... that's all there is to it. That is of course if using a heat gun.

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    lol but that oven rack will give it some nice battle damage.
    "dude, nice grill marks..."

    Lev'ika, what Kal says is the best way to do it. Cept be careful with the dunking in the water; make sure the water is room temp or it can crystalise the plastic and make it really brittle and might cause it to shatter.


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    hmm... yeah hadn't thought about that... it depends mostly on the type of plastic and how much u let it air cool while forming. I'd say A'd'ika's proally right... forget COLD water, use room temp, it's probably safer that way

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    ...it depends mostly on the type of plastic and how much u let it air cool while forming.
    That's the key; what type of plastic. I've done it with PVC foam board (sintra) and polystyrine. Other than that, I have no idea, but I'd ASSUME all plastics will do it at some temperature or another. Better to be safe I think...

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    thanks guys! i was doing totally wrong all day and the shoulder bells are really stubborn! Ill form it to myself tomorrow

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    I know these are terrible pics but here are some pics after a bit of sanding (not very much i might add)








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    $30.00 get a mouse sander, it'll speed things up a ton vod

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    Ok What do you think? does it look good or bad?

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    because personally i dont like it

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    its a great start, dont give up on it, just get a sander, and start sanding and layering, it'll take time, but itll be fine when you finish it. remember any mistakes can become battle damage.

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    Youve got a point there!

    Ill get a mouse sander

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    its a great start, dont give up on it, just get a sander, and start sanding and layering, it'll take time, but itll be fine when you finish it. remember any mistakes can become battle damage.
    very very true. these helmets are supposed to be messed up a little bit. scratches and all that.

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    yup.. i never really liked Jangos, he looked like he NEVER saw any REAL action.

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    i'm sanding mine down toa smoth top surface butthe deep grooves and pock marks i'm going to leave as fragment damage

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    then boba took it and showed it some action!! He gave that thing a full workout!

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