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"Help!" for: Foam

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by Carpathia, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Alueren


    I use a box cutter to cut my foam out
  2. SPRTN5377

    SPRTN5377 New Member

    Help! I got started on my reach torso and was wondering how to glue the pieces together accurately, what i mean is how to cut it angled perfectly, ive tried using my xacto knife but it makes very jagged cuts
  3. NaasadTal


    A dremel works pretty well to even out cuts & do angles. You can also use a belt sander.
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  4. SPRTN5377

    SPRTN5377 New Member

    Awesome! Ill give that a go thank you
  5. PiercingThread7


    If your blade is making jagged cuts, swap out the blade for a new one every time you notice the blade start to dull. If you're like me, you could also buy a sharpening stone to save money on buying hundreds of blades. sharper blades also make the angles easier to cut evenly.
  6. Gordon freeman

    Gordon freeman New Member

    I don't know how to make anything from foam, I need to know how to make the outfit, how to make a template, what foam to use, how to size it. How to get it to stay together, and how to cut it. I'd very much appreciate any help I can get
  7. NaasadTal


    You're gonna need to do LOTS of research Gordan...this site has a TON of helpful threads for beginners like yourself. you'll usually find them stickied at the top of a certain board (like the New Recruits board). Do yourself a favor & put in some time looking thru those threads & then once you've done that, go thru them again, then if you still have questions, we are here to help & guide you to building your own set of armor.

    Good luck bud!
  8. mandoman247


    A Dremel tool is a lifesaver when it comes to foam work. I also like to use #11 surgical blades.
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  9. Spartan X

    Spartan X New Member

    Where can I find Pepakura files that were already converted to be used with foam please?
  10. Turborider

    Turborider New Member

    Hello Spartan X. You can find some pepakura foam files in the file archive. Reach has many foam templates.

    My question: iam currently working on a foam armor... its my first armor project... and with the torso i have some scaling issues. you see the front seems to have the correct width, but its far to deep. i have lots of space arround the torso. i thought it would help to tighten up if i cut a V at the marked lines... would this be the right way to solve the problem or will it break the chestpiece?

  11. Spartan X

    Spartan X New Member

    Thanks for your answer ! Sorry, but I don't know the answer to your problem :(
  12. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    It actually doesn't look that bad. Maybe it's the camera angle. But, there is supposed to be quite a bit of room there for your arms to move all around, plus the chest need to be nice and puffy. :)
    Hopefully you can get a second opinion, but I think it looks pretty good. You could also get a motorcycle chest piece to help fill it out under there. Nice work though! You should introduce yourself.. http://www.405th.com/showthread.php?t=11765 :)
  13. Corweena

    Corweena Jr Member

    Spartan X, if you want Halo 4/5 Chief files in foam.....RainbowDash's thread has everything you need
  14. Spartan X

    Spartan X New Member

    Re: "Help!" for: Foam

    Thanks :D
  15. Spartan X

    Spartan X New Member

    I'm having a hard time finding the thread. Can you post a link please ?
  16. Corweena

    Corweena Jr Member

    If you search "Rainbow Dash" the thread is one of the first couple results.

  17. Spartan X

    Spartan X New Member

  18. fiona 951

    fiona 951 New Member

    Hey all,
    I want to apologise in advance because I need some advice scaling my chest piece. I'm making it out of foam and using the Reach torso female foam pep from the archives but my problem is that I just cannot work out the scaling for the life of me! I'm a larger lady anyway and my chest is well... big... and i'm not really sure how to get around it so to speak. Haha I'm not really sure where I should be measuring to and from and i'm concerned that if I make the scale width larger to accommodate around my chest then it will automatically be too long or deep. Arrrghhh! So confusing... Any help would be mega appreciated! Thanks in advance. =)
  19. Termhn


    Well, considering that the designs were made based on very athletic builds, people who aren't athletically built aren't going to be able to get a perfect fit with an unmodified piece of armor. That said, generally everything scales relatively similarly, and so the main concern is just that the smallest point/biggest difference will work. If that's your chest, then you don't have much of a choice but to scale it so that it fits your chest, unless you want to bring it into a dedicated 3d modeling program and adjust the proportions of the armor itself. In pep designer you can always use the "measure distance" tool to find the straight line distance between two points in 3d space and then compare that to where those points will fall on your body.
  20. fiona 951

    fiona 951 New Member

    Hadn't thought of using the measure distance tool! Thank you!

    Yea, I think I'm just going to have to print it to fit me at my biggest point and then mod around that and hope it doesn't look too stupid. Just going to be trial and error I think. But the measure distance tool will definitely help! Thank you for taking the time to reply =)
  21. Ashuraa

    Ashuraa Judicial Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    there is another tool that is becoming available. It is currently in an open beta stage of development. It lets you scale pepa files in just one direction if needed, unlike Pepakura. Its name is Armorsmith. http://onekura.com/blog/armorsmith/ It might help with your scaling issues fiona 951
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  22. mikejusten

    mikejusten New Member

    Re: "Help!" for: Foam

    what I have found that works well is spray on "flex seal" I spray it on and brush it out with a cheap paint brush to get a good finish. You can paint over it well too

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    good call I use both

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    I use a knife sharpener to keep the edge on my blade
  23. mikejusten

    mikejusten New Member

    That is how they are supposed to look all mine fit like that
  24. Aya

    Aya New Member

    can someone help me ,pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease
    i'm completely new here and a bit lost
    i've been dying to make (kat)'s cosplay from foam (hopefully)
    it would be my first Halo build
    or a build of that size for that matter
    and almost all the files on kat ,foam or pepakura are not available anymore
    and i can't seem to find her full cosplay at all
    i know it's a bit stupid , but please if anyone have complete files for her ,i'd greatly appreciate it

    i've found two youtube channels that helped me a bit with my foam building
    which made me try few things and they worked but not full builds for me yet
    Evil Ted Smith

    i hope they help
    and please someone help me

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