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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    In the case of foam, resin can't bond to it I've found. The slightest distortion and it shatters. If it was used with cloth it would prob hold! Will plasti dip cover rough patches on foam? I've just built the shins but had to dremel a seam that wouldnt stay put, I've given 1 coat but would say...
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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    Should plasti dip be used on top on pva as a primer then?
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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    This is the latest attempt. The scale was spot on but I'm just not happy with the seams. I realised if I put a rubber sander on my multitool and whack it on max it can sand the foam away almost polishing it. Unfortunately there was a layer of PVA glue on it already trying to fix the seams... so...
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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    If i read this earlier i would have taken a pic lol. Its currently soaked in its final layer of glue. Shoudl be dry by morning thi ready for sanding. I lined up the connecting parts, heat formed the curves and used masking tape on the inside to pin them while the layers of glue dried. It has the...
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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    The "Rustoleum Leak Seal" actually only works out about 50p cheaper in the UK haha By out performs do you mean it actually does a better job? Ive just finished assembling the foam chest component and to my amazement they actually line up with the back!, Ive pinned them in place with Masking...
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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    I tried hot glue but It didnt seem to bond well enough to the foam as seams just fell off. The decoupage seems to work very well so far, because its so thin it doesnt obscure the tiny details and indents, but when combined with the PVA it gives a harder surface. Aditional layers on the inside...
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    Strengthening EVA Foam and making it seamless

    Hey there, Ive been working my way thought a lot of different techniques regarding building a costume, alas this has mainly been rebuilding the same parts with different methods, materials and designs, since im never totally happy with them so far, and thought maybe my standard is too high for...
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    Foam Armour Scaling and Construction

    I need as good a finish as possible. So the more exact I can make the base the better! I've been building it since last November and done 5 helmets, 3 backs, 2 chests a full left arm and a full left leg lol. So I'm hoping this variant will be the one!
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    Exploring a 3D pepakura model.

    Hence the getting used to it part! I should have chosen my first project to be simpler lol
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    Foam Armour Scaling and Construction

    Update: I have completed a Helmet, Back and Chestplate. Unfortunately my own perfectionism is my enemy as the seams are upsetting my sense of perfection! My model is designed for foam but as some very thin parts are removed, I cant join components electronically so I cut them all out and...
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    Exploring a 3D pepakura model.

    I somehow never tried the middle mouse button before in Pepakura.. it alters the central perspective by dragging it... takes a little time to get it right but you can move very close to the surface to see curves
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    Exploring a 3D pepakura model.

    Hi there, Im sure I cant be the only one wanting this but maybe im not using the right words. Im trying to make a Mark 50 Ironman suit but the details in it are quite small for large sections of the suit. Ive been trying to find a way to explore the 3D model more on my computer, Pepakura seems...
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    How to detail armour

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    How to detail armour

    I just tried the cut and heat technique.. bear in mind it was a free hand miniature copy of some of the details! For a first attempt I think it looks amazing in comparison to my failed attempt!
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    How to detail armour

    That method of cutting part way and heating looks amazing! I'll have to try that on some test foam. I've currently got 45* foam at 5mm, while the thickness is good for the armour I fear its density is going to cause issues. A 100* roll of 5mm is about double the price, would it make a...
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