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PostSubject: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:32 pm

1mm vs 1.5mm ABS.

Which is more accurate for ANH?

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:51 pm

AFAIK 1mm flexes a bit more like the ANH originals did.

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:58 pm

ObiHahn wrote:
AFAIK 1mm flexes a bit more like the ANH originals did.

So is that why people are choosing it due to the more accurate flexing?

Looking at the ruler 1mm vs 1.5mm seems like such a small difference!
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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:51 pm

0.5mm makes wuite a difference when it's the thickness of plastic we're talking about. 2mm suits are very rigid. 1mm material is very flexible and is indeed the same thickness as the original suits.
1.5mm I imagine is still quite flexibel whilst giving you a bit more strength. Maybe a good compromise if you want something quite flexible but a bit more durable for trooping.
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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:50 pm

I would go for the 1mm as even that .5 of a millimeter makes a difference to the flex and the way it acts.

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:22 pm

With the 1mm you really can get this clasic look without even trying.Plus if the suit is strapped as the originals their is no getting away from it,fantastic.

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:38 pm

stukatrooper wrote:
With the 1mm you really can get this clasic look without even trying.Plus if the suit is strapped as the originals their is no getting away from it,fantastic.

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:46 pm

LOL ,Michael hes just a regular guy on a 1970 diet,its the chest plate that is flexing from the neck to the fixings on the cod plate.The chest is bending so you can see right through the arm area.

This is a classic result of the 1mm material and the way they were strapped.You can also see the suit being raised above the shoulders .I bet also that the guy is having hes neck choked by the chest plate at the same time.

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:08 pm

What you on about Pete thats you in it Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:31 pm

That's what Graham is going to look like in his,....four stone dripping wet


Love that photo, as Pete said, the 1mm is totally mad and beautifully brilliant.

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:53 pm

Billhag wrote:
That's what Graham is going to look like in his,....four stone dripping wet

So what ya actually saying Billy Boy ..... is that i have a Screen Accurate Body?!! Lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:57 pm

Yer you have Gra , you skinny and gaffa tape on your sniper plate , you be so screen accurate Mr nine teeth
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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:19 pm

Were the original suits actually 1mm thick? Has anyone actually proved this? According to a certain trooper fan the helmets and suits were made from much thicker plastic. Does anyone know how thick the Si-Man styrene is?

We formed a 1mm HIPS suit and it is seriously lightweight and flimsy, obviously it would be more sturdy in ABS...


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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:54 pm

I don't know Joe, I find it hard to believe the lids are as thick as has been suggested recently. In pictures they look paper thin - and I'm sure Jez would have mentioned something about this having handled a few real helmets.

As for the armour it must be thin to act as it does, no?

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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:24 pm

Fair points, but Paul knows his stuff more than anyone. I would love to hold one in my hands one day and see for myself but I doubt it will happen. Crying or Very sad

I do know the guy who owns the stop that ship helmet in London, I will ask him and see what he says...
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PostSubject: Re: 1mm vs 1.5mm ABS   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:44 pm

That would be super cool Joe Smile

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