I used trash can armor on my first Fett for Halloween with my hasbro helm- I couldnt find the oval shaped can so I used the round one instead, and i must say it formed quite nicely to my torso. I used a smaller rectangular can for the back plate (sorry no pic of the small can)- but got everything else (chest plates, shoulder bells and cod piece) from the larger can. Im currently in the middle of upgrading everything with fiberglass armor and all new helm and suit all together. I must say my paint job wasnt absolutely accurate on the trash can but it was good practice for the upgrade armor. Here are some pics of the trashcan and my fiberglass (not weathered yet) armor.
I'm definitely going to be doing this in the next few days for my wife's and my custom mando. After many years of trooping with the 501st, I love the opportunity to go outside of my comfort zone. Just how good these look, and especially for being home made out of existing parts gives me positive thoughts about doing a budget build. I personally like building my armor, it gives me more of a connection to the finished product being something I made.
I'll be sure to show progress pics when I get them cut out and painted up. Thanks for all of the information and great job everyone who's posted.
Hi guys, I'm new to this board. Over the holidays, my 10 year old son and I decided we were going to make our own Mando armor. No particular reason, we just thought it'd be a cool father-son project for us to do over the winter. I googled making Boba Fett armor and found this board, and this thread. Definitely looks like the right route for us to take for our first set- looks good and won't cost us a fortune. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the exact trash can that the original poster used, but I've been searching high and low for trash cans with the "right curves" so we don't have to do much heating/molding/bending with the armor. If anyone has had any success with a different trash can having the "right curves", would you mind sharing the style, where you bought it, etc?
BTW-- we're in the suburbs of Philly and would love to find local people to get together with at Philly Comi-Con and wear our armor!