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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2011 03:28:31 PM »

I'll be looking out for the post-apocalyptic family pics. LOL Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2011 02:59:29 PM »

Amazing armor...and the model is not hard to look at either....lol

Indeed! His name is Eric and he's a very pretty man Cheesy

Why yes, yes he is lol.  Seriously tho I love the armor.
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2011 02:25:58 AM »

I've had a very similiar idea rattling in my brain for a while and you have just given me the gusto to (or at least attempt to) execute this myself. How did you get them so round? This is AMAZING, by the way. Definitely the cream of the crop
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2011 12:47:12 PM »

I've had a very similiar idea rattling in my brain for a while and you have just given me the gusto to (or at least attempt to) execute this myself. How did you get them so round? This is AMAZING, by the way. Definitely the cream of the crop

That's the tricky part Wink

There's many ways to go about it. I'll detail two of them for you. One requires less setup, but is a more difficult technique to execute. The other requires more setup, but is a far easier technique to execute.

For the first method, youll need:
-   a ball-peen hammer
-   Some sort of sturdy padding. The best is a 6x6 leather bag filled with lead shot, but you can get away with two layers of yoga pads or several layers of carpet padding etc.

For the second method, youll need:
-   A stump or a large chunk of heavy wood
-   Some scrap pieces of plywood
-   Some high durability 1/8 thick plastic (you can usually get awesome high-strength plastic barrels from your local car-wash for cheap or free)

With the plywood, plastic and stump, youll want to make one of these:


Its an Armoring Stump!!!
More pictures of my armor stump can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=260087104002998&set=a.256111591067216.73507.176049985740044&type=1&theater#!/media/set/?set=a.256111591067216.73507.176049985740044&type=1

Once youve built your hammering form, use the technique shown in this video to from your plates: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=260087104002998&set=a.256111591067216.73507.176049985740044&type=1&theater#!/video/video.php?v=247507378601363&oid=176049985740044&comments
(ignore the second half of the video as it shows a technique for rounding the edges)

This hammering technique is the same one that youll need if youre using the padding or leather bag method. The main difference is that using an armoring stump, the hammering form guides the metal into a curve for you, whereas with the bag method you have to carefully place and gauge the strength of your strikes to keep the curve uniform.

I built the sign armor before I had my armoring stump, so its definitely possible to make decent plates with the bag method. If you have the ability, however, I would highly recommend the stump method as it is way easier and faster!
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2011 07:42:44 PM »

Great idea!
I would love to see even more along this theme!
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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2011 09:00:00 PM »

I love the armor, but I have to ask...is that a real gun? Grin
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011 06:30:56 AM »

Great idea!
I would love to see even more along this theme!
Thank you! I'm in the process of completing post-apocalypse style armor for my entire family this week and we'll be doing a photo-shoot on Friday. After it's done, I'll share images on here.

I love the armor, but I have to ask...is that a real gun? Grin
Indeed it is. It's an old 20-gauge side-by-side shotgun. For safety reasons it was left unloaded for the shoot, of course Wink

The shotgun shells on the armor harness are also real, but have been completely disarmed (primers, powder and shot have all been removed).
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2011 08:55:13 AM »

EPIC.
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