OK it has alot more uses than its name, like scales, plates, and as I said ARMOR. NOTE: This instructable will have alot of updates so check back every little while.
Step 1: Material list
Things you will need to make your "foil thing":
1. Foil (of course)
2. Shoe and foot
3.Rubber mallet (better alternative to a shoe)
4.Hand with good grip
5.Super strong assistant(preferably a monkey) Hey! where'd he go!!
Step 2: Getting it ready
First you need to crumple the aluminum into a compressed little ball. Notice how small I made a foot of foil into, about an inch and a half ball!
Step 3: Compression
In this part you compress the foil ball. A good method is putting the ball on a flat surface(tile or cement preferably) and slamming your foot on it really hard(but you need the shoe on). The better way after you squish it is to take the mallet and hitting it. My ball after it was squished by my shoe I used the mallet and it went from half an inch to 3 millimeters. This was not listed but you can use a vice too.
Step 4: Product
You can use this for armor and things like that. It really lessened a knuckle punches hit. I'm working on a vacuum former to make shells to go around the plates. I'm going to attempt to make paint ball armor out of it after a few tests. The rest is still to be updated, check back soon.......