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    Foam Armour Scaling and Construction

    Hi There, I was initially doing my project with 120gsm Card but I was finding that it was distorting during the resin stage, I was also not totally sure it was the right scale, but it was a good learning experience for building in 3D! I got all the way to fiber glassing several sections...
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    My first project advice

    I could do with some tips from more experienced modelers. I needed to thicken my armour components without adding any substantial weight. To that end I modified an industrial expanding foam gun to fire a very thin spray so that I could apply a layer thin enough that when it expanded it...
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    My first project advice

    That program looks epic! I'm manually adjusting the scale to each bit, some have an original scale or 26.27, or 24.9, or 28.. not helpful, the info says that the entire suit was made to fit someone 5"6 tall, so I'm using a scaling formula for each bit. I've attached a pic of all my parts...
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    My first project advice

    Update. I've been working my way down the suit. Currently got: Helmet Chest plate Back Left bicep Left forearm Left hand (too small) Right thigh (too big) I'm not sure what's the issue with fitting, I'm 72 inches tall, I scaled it to 74 to allow for me being able to get inside it, some bits...
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    My first project advice

    Oh my god... at some point between writing my last post and this one I had a reality check.. Bicep is your upper arm NOT Leg haha. I'm glad I wasn't happy with the last scale as else I would have been making a HULK suit... I'm still not sure if it's the right size or not as honestly, ive...
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    My first project advice

    Well, the leg piece is done, I was right, it's too small, its about 5cm too narrow. The thing is tho.. if I scale that body part up, the helmet is massive and the suit will looks like one of those hood ornament bobble heads! I set the scale for someone who is 74inches tall...Yet the leg was...
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    My first project advice

    I'm building a bit of upper leg just now from thin card to see how it fits, tho I only decreased it by a little I don't think I can fit in it lol good job I like cutting out
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    My first project advice

    I've completed the back and just had a horrifying thought while checking measurements... I think it's too big... The files I have are based on so someone who is 68 inches tall, I read that your meant to add 4-6 inches on to your height to allow fitting inside. I'm 72 inches tall, so I set the...
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    My first project advice

    New query: As I'm folding the multitude of components into shape I'm realising that their will be a lot of negative space within the shell of the items, especially where exterior details are substantial. has anyone experimented with expandable foam or silicon filler to fill in the cavities...
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    My first project advice

    Bondo is £9 for the product and £31 for the shipping, that's harsh!
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    My first project advice

    It was amazon I was looking on for supplies, bondo is the recommended body filler but the postage to get it here is 3 times the cost of the product, and customs have a nasty habit of stopping things arriving from the states and slapping on another tax.. it's so annoying when you find something...
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    My first project advice

    Hey, Thanks for all the replies! I wasn't sure if I'd even get an answer:D I'm actually doing an iron man armour, as it was what the pack I bought contained, I was having issues finding free ones... and I was highly sceptical of it it would work so didn't want to be too front heavy on cash...
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    My first project advice

    Hi there, Just before Christmas I decided to take up pepakura crafting as a hobby and thought, in for a penny, in for a pound, so chose to start off with a helmet, as everywhere says they can be the hardest parts. I chose 250gsm card, I tried 150 as that was the max my printer could take but...
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    Building my first project

    Building my first project
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