Spandex is bad for heat.. (that's why ballarina's(sp?) have such large open sections on their leotards). We're fully enclosed in our armor and can't cool down. Heat stroke is possible, though it's a much larger risk if you use diving gear. Take your helmet off often.hognoshal said:if you want a cheap base, search ebay for a spandex suit, theyre like 5 bucks from china. and sypher im sure you could do the same and just cut it into the peices you need. on another note, rose i also dream about making my armor, if im lucky enough for those thoughts to allow me to get to sleep in the first place id say its probably a common problem amongst our community
and theres ANOTHER reason why im probably not gonna use hot glue lol. Im trying to think of a flexable plastic that isnt too heavy and I can make (again, ive never worked with any of this stuff before i.e. resin, fiberglass, dremels, etc) fairly easily.Florida folks.. don't use hot glue on this, or ya' gonna' be sorry.
I think using Plasti-Dip throughout the 'soft' pieces of the armor would really tie it all together, pushing the feeling that the suit is one piece as a whole, and not one suit worn under another.thorssoli said:The next step was to mask off all of the areas that needed to be black. I did the black details in Plasti-Dip rubber paint (the spray version of the rubber stuff you use on the handles of pliers and such) because I wanted it to have a different texture when you touched it. So the neck details, the cheek inserts, the temple areas, and the recess under the brim are all essentially painted with a thin layer of black rubber.
Ahh, yes. Snappy things. Not to be a butt, but one of the office ladies uses terms like this. If she needs pliers, she asks for pinchy things, and screwdrivers are stabby-slash-turny things.BlacRoseImmortal said:What i was thinking with the misection piece would be have it split along the zipper line on the undersuit and use ....uh....snappy-things