Confessions of an amatuer armorerSubscribe
  1. Jodo Kast 2749's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    Oct 19, 2003, 3:11 PM - Confessions of an amatuer armorer #1

    I just sold my first set of armor on Ebay. It was the same 18 gauge basic sheet metal set that I have offered in the Cargo Hold. It went for a whopping $36 US. wheeee...

    This is more of an observation than a question but any insight or advice would be appreciated. I spent 4+ hours cutting, deburring and sanding the armor and went through about $10 CAN in cutting disks. The final product was truly something I could be proud of. However, if it was just $$$ that I was after, I could have bought a sheet of sintra and produced 4 sets for less money!?! with more boiling but less cutting work.

    So, I guess the question is... what motivates people to make armor? Surely not the money since I made about $8/hr on mine. Are there such things as armor purists?
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  3. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
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    Mar 2002
    Oct 19, 2003, 4:39 PM - Re: Confessions of an amatuer armorer #2

    Dude you should have put a starting price in. Otherwise you can really get screwed like you did.
  4. Tyler Durden's Avatar
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    Feb 2002
    Oct 19, 2003, 5:09 PM - Re: Confessions of an amatuer armorer #3

    Just throwing this out, but accuracy is something else to consider. The originals were not made of metal, and it could be a possible detraction point for some potential buyers.

    Not that the originals were made of sintra, but people might be more comfortable with a lighter set of armor.

  5. Rodann
    Oct 19, 2003, 6:24 PM - Re: Confessions of an amatuer armorer #4

    Well, if I want about $100 for something, I put a starting bid between $50-100, with a BIN of $150. I try not to let myself get screwed, after selling my Darth Maul for much less than I wanted.

    As far as accuracy, I prefer plastic. Jango's armor flexed in a couple scenes, and I was always under the impression "plastisteel" was the rule of thumb in SW- from Troopers to Vader.

    But metal IS more impressive.

  6. Jodo Kast 2749's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    Oct 21, 2003, 12:06 AM - Re: Confessions of an amatuer armorer #5

    Well, i take it all back. I made my first set of Sintra armor and it was freakin' eeeeesy!

    Now the only question is, 1/8" or 1/4" sintra...hmmm...
  7. Member Since
    May 2002
    Oct 21, 2003, 10:59 AM - Re: Confessions of an amatuer armorer #6

    Make your starting price the lowest your willing to take.
    Or the reserve.Say $50.00 Then if you want the buy it now.Say
    $75.00 or $100.00 I have found that people really like the buy it now option.Not to many people want to watch an auction
    till the end.Especially when they can use A buy it now.

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