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  1. So, unfortunately I started out with a set of fiberglass eBay armor. Man, do I regret that. I had to do a lot of work just to get it wearable. Now I plan to upgrade each piece to better armor. Sorry I didn't take more photos along the way.  This is the armor after the coat of red paint, but before the final weathering. In between working on the armor I made a pauldron, a pouch (made out of foam), a sandtrooper style backpack, and the flamethrower. And finally, here is the finished armor. I know the Incinerator troopers don't wear backpacks, but I'm not applying to the 501st, and I like sandtroopers...so there.  
  2. I gotta give props to all of the people that have built this weapon before me as it made it so much easier. So starting out, I used a G36 airsoft gun as the base, 3" pvc for the barrel, 1/2" pvc for the fuel dispenser, and a Monster energy drink can for the fuel canister. I modeled and 3d printed all of the detail pieces like the tip of the flamethrower, the box right behind the tip, and some small pieces that were added to the body of the gun. The overall length is shorter than other builds I have seen, mine comes in right at 36 inches.
  3. I know this is a super old thread, but does anyone know what the red tube in the middle is? I'm trying to find one.
  4. Thank you! I just followed the templates that I found here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16758-shoulder-pauldron-templates/?tab=comments#comment-202330 I used vinyl for the main red and black parts, black cotton for the underside, then I sandwiched a 1/4 inch (6mm) piece of foam between the top and bottom and sewed everything together. The neck straps are actual leather.
  5. Nevermind. I just bit the bullet and went ahead and sewed it. Turns out, the sewing machine did most of the work keeping the wrinkles out.
  6. I am making my own pauldron and need some advise on this last part. How do I go about sewing the trim without the corners bunching up? I thought about cutting darts in the corners but that wouldn't look very clean in my opinion, so I am hoping there is another way. Thanks
  7. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll go pick up a trash can. And yeah I've noticed that you'd pretty much have to be the size of a small woman for those pieces to fit right.
  8. I guess this is the right place to post this. I'm a decent size guy, 5'10 about 230 lbs. My problem is that the front and back of the ab pieces will not join together and I need to know if there is a remedy for this (other that losing weight)?
  9. Thanks! I'm actually going for a sandtrooper (TD I think) but you can't have a good sandtrooper unless you first have a good TK to convert.
  10. Yeah I was at ShevaCon in my mando kit. That place is really fun to be so small.
  11. Hello, my name is Matt. I'm a member of the Mandalorian Mercs (custom mandalorians, for those who don't know) and have been costuming for about half a year now. I just recently bought a FX kit and MR helmet from a fellow Merc so I thought I would sign up here and start meeting everyone.
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