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Maker of things.... And what to do


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When Is it acceptable to recast something? We all know who maker of things is on eBay. Well I received a set of his armor before I knew better. He won't allow returns and been struggling to even make this a display able suit. It is so thin and flimsy I have had cracks from on the face plate and the ab plate.

I just am really irritated at this guy. He is just flat out ripping off people. But I am pretty sure his armor is recasted from what I have read. So if you had the capability of making yourself castings from it would you do it? If you weren't selling it....

I just want to make something decent from it before I end up just throwing this pile of plastic away.

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I have been in your shoes!! I own a set of that armor. It IS recasted from TE2 armor. Although the molds are accurate the materials and the way they are prepared is another thing. His styrene is WAY TOO THIN to be used for anything but a display piece. His claims that of total accuracy down to the thickness of the materails are great....for display pieces. Although it looked great when it was done, I needed 7 repairs to my armor after my first troop. If you take your time with the plastic...handling it like glass, your new display can turn out nice. Just be thankful you didn't spend $700 or $800.

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Buy a new suit ... casting and mold material are very expensive. Plus you would need a large vacuum forming box. Be cheaper just to get a new suit. Sorry bud. :( Don't be afraid to ask us what you should get before you buy. Good luck!

 

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You'll be spending more money recasting makerofthings than you would buying a new kit from a reputable seller.

 

+1 :duim:

 

You will easily spend over a 1000 bucks in materials to make molds and plastic, plus rigging up a home made vac table etc....

 

The only thing I know to do for reinforcing the styrene TK parts, use Loctile plastic epoxy with layers canvas or Duck cloth. You can get the both the Loctile epoxy and the canvas/duck cloth. Lot of work.

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I already have a new set of armor on order. Getting it from tray. I think I may just put this back up on eBay and resell it for whatever I can get out of it.

 

Bummer...sorry you had to go through this ordeal.

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If you really want to use the armor you have now, you can always reinforce it with fiberglass. This would be a lot of work to do every piece but would be easier than recasting it. Not to mention cheaper.

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We should put MOT on the same known recaster/avoid list as PT and the rest of that ilk. We have a Where to Buy, we should have a Where to Avoid as well. Even TE could be on there too for taking money w/o delivering.

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We should put MOT on the same known recaster/avoid list as PT and the rest of that ilk. We have a Where to Buy, we should have a Where to Avoid as well. Even TE could be on there too for taking money w/o delivering.

 

I was working on that this yesterday when I had to stop because my Norton fraked up and shut down.....

 

I will post the list Where to Avoid the next day or two.

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i purchased this armor.. yeah it's really thin. I fixed the problem by spraying truck bedliner on the inside. it thickens up real nice. DO NOT USE FIBERGLASS. The heat from a hot glue gun is enough to make this stuff warp. Imagine what fiberglass would do.

 

it's wearable... but is now pretty beat up ( 3 years later ) i'm currently turning it into a Sandy. I bought a new armor set that is actually made from ABS

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