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Hi All-

I'm looking for recommendations for nice durable armour - I love my SDS but it is starting to crack in places and I can only imagine that the cracks will get worse with continued trooping. What (in your own opinion) is top notch armour from a durability standpoint?

Thanks!

chris

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Armour that doesn't crack?

I may have something along those lines. Something I am working on right now. Something so flimsy like the screen suits that just doesn't want to crack no matter how much you bend or fold it ;)

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Armour that doesn't crack?

I may have something along those lines. Something I am working on right now. Something so flimsy like the screen suits that just doesn't want to crack no matter how much you bend or fold it ;)

I'm intrigued TM.

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Armour that doesn't crack?

I may have something along those lines. Something I am working on right now. Something so flimsy like the screen suits that just doesn't want to crack no matter how much you bend or fold it ;)

:blink:

Please do tell!

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In the next few weeks :)

I really haven't heard of any armour that hasn't cracked at some stage of it's life. This could change very soon though. I've got a suit here which is 1.5mm thick and it can be bent in two and doesn't crack. I think it would be more suited towards trooping because it feels semi rigid, while the 1mm I have waiting to be formed should be perfect to get that flimsy, on screen look :D

Just out of interest, why would it have to be thicker and less flexible?

These are just costumes and not meant to be bombproof, and I would have thought that a more flexible armour would be more comfortable to wear and lighter too. Plus, if your really going for a screen used look, thinner plastic is better than thicker ;)

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In the next few weeks :)

I really haven't heard of any armour that hasn't cracked at some stage of it's life. This could change very soon though. I've got a suit here which is 1.5mm thick and it can be bent in two and doesn't crack. I think it would be more suited towards trooping because it feels semi rigid, while the 1mm I have waiting to be formed should be perfect to get that flimsy, on screen look :D

Just out of interest, why would it have to be thicker and less flexible?

These are just costumes and not meant to be bombproof, and I would have thought that a more flexible armour would be more comfortable to wear and lighter too. Plus, if your really going for a screen used look, thinner plastic is better than thicker ;)

Are you getting sharp pulls with this stuff TM?

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Are you getting sharp pulls with this stuff TM?

So far the 1.5mm suit looks almost as sharp as the original ANH armour, which is all I am concerned with ;)

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So far the 1.5mm suit looks almost as sharp as the original ANH armour, which is all I am concerned with ;)

Sounds very intriguing!

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Does this mean we may be able to finally sit down? :blink:

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Sounds VERY interesting...

Anyway, TC1822 has made a clone armor out of hot glue (like from the hot glue guns for crafts). It is heavier than a regular HIPS or ABS, but it is super flexible. And I mean SUPER. And also has proven to be very durable too and easy to pack. Just check this out:

(Saul, si algun día ves esto, espero que no te importe que te haga propaganda)

Just don't leave it in your car on a hot day if you don't want it to melt.

Saludos...

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Hmmmmm. You have my attention. I guess this stuff is not out there for mas-distribution, eh?

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The Clone armour looks good, but too rubbery for my liking. I just want something that is flexible, thin and made of plastic, just like what was used back in good old 1976.

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Great stuff and research Paul!!

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Well, the plastic is readily available here in the UK, not sure about the rest of the world though.

The Clone armour looks good, but too rubbery for my liking. I just want something that is flexible, thin and made of plastic, just like what was used back in good old 1976.

Yep. I know what you mean. I just wanted to share it with everyone.

Saludos.

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I saw the pictures yesterday over at FISD, and i must say...

The new flex TM suit, are freaking beautiful.

Accurate, and flex at the same time, what do we need more.

A big!!! A+ from here TM :)

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TM do we foresee a new generation of long lasting durable armor in the years to come? ;)

This winning combination of screen accuracy and flexibility will be its endearing hallmark. :duim: I wonder if 1.5mm is the optimum thickness and is this plastic a type of Styrene with heavy rubber contents to give its extra-ordinary flexibility?

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wow!! glad to see an exellent news!! :duim:

one of the best armor and soon with the best plastic.

Deeply to see the continuation and the evolution of the project, it's really cool.

if there is a waiting list, i would like to be on it!!

thanks for your awesome work bro' :salute:

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Wow! That's awesome!

I personally would prefer the lighter of the two, as weight is always a concern of mine. Not that I'm ready to drop money on new armor or anything, just saying.

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very very cool indeed .. as a big guy,trooping in something a little lighter and more flexible would be excellent ,,most excellent .. great job . :salute:

cheers

d

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