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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Concepts => Topic started by: noBiggie on Apr 11, 2018, 03:28 PM

Title: Quick Question about shin armor
Post by: noBiggie on Apr 11, 2018, 03:28 PM
I'm almost done cutting my armor out of sintra, but I'm not sure how to cut the shins out exactly.  I'm concerned that the sintra will break when I fold it around my shin. Should I use a different material?

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Title: Re: Quick Question about shin armor
Post by: Sep Ho'ban on Apr 11, 2018, 03:32 PM
If you're heating it properly, Sintra can do some pretty sharp and extreme bends.   That particular shin usually has another piece layered on the vertical middle strip after shaping of the shin, but that's up to you whether you want to do that bit or not.
Title: Re: Quick Question about shin armor
Post by: Havelock on Apr 11, 2018, 04:05 PM
Yep, for simple curves and bends, sintra does really well.  For complex bends and curves - like the recessed cheeks on a bucket - not so much.  For shins, perfectly fine.  Just heat it slowly and evenly, then form it around your shin and hold it in place for a couple of minutes until it cools.
Title: Re: Quick Question about shin armor
Post by: noBiggie on Apr 11, 2018, 10:02 PM
Yep, for simple curves and bends, sintra does really well.  For complex bends and curves - like the recessed cheeks on a bucket - not so much.  For shins, perfectly fine.  Just heat it slowly and evenly, then form it around your shin and hold it in place for a couple of minutes until it cools.

If you're heating it properly, Sintra can do some pretty sharp and extreme bends.   That particular shin usually has another piece layered on the vertical middle strip after shaping of the shin, but that's up to you whether you want to do that bit or not.

Oh okay! Thank you both!