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 So, you guys know any cheap easy to work material?

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So, you guys know any cheap easy to work material?
« on: Apr 09, 2014, 08:13 PM »
I asked this because I'm actually planning on building my armour for real, I want it to look good, and I can't use sintra, since they don't sell material where I live with affordable price tags (believe me, whenI finally found it, it was so heavy on taxes that it wasn't worth it).
So, what do you recommend for me to use in my armour?

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Re: So, you guys know any cheap easy to work material?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 09, 2014, 08:15 PM »
It would also be nice to know any weathering effects. Thanks :)

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Re: So, you guys know any cheap easy to work material?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2014, 02:24 AM »
Some people have done it with plastic storage bins. Not the easiest to shape but doable. Same for plastic trashcans. There are a few out there made out of pvc. If you have the knack you can do sturdy armor out of 22gauge steel. Just make sure you fold the edges and add ribbing laminated to the interior to make sure it's rigid. Unfortunately it will dent fairly easily.

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Re: So, you guys know any cheap easy to work material?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2014, 02:37 AM »
It really depends on how much time and what tools are available to you. You can make sturdy armor out of cardboard by fiberglassing the inside of it. it will just take time, and be potentially expensive. If you have the right tools or friends who have some experience with metal you could go that rout, but it takes time and if you try and rush it you get a sub par product. Plastic is nice and light weight but you need a heatgun and even then it's difficult at times. Though i suspect that someone here on the mercs may be able to get you sintra in your area for a reasonable price.

 


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