i don't see why not, as long as its fiberglassed or something to reinforce it so it wont deform or lose shape from pressure and heat. i too am trying to vacuum form pep, i think im going to try expanding foam on the inside to reinforce it, ill let you know how it turns outno-ordinary-masterchief said:ok, as most of you know, in vaccuforming, you need a mold for the hot plastic to take shape over.
one question: after resining, could you use the pepakura armor as a mold?
im just curious to whether it would work well or not.
any answer is appreciated.
that would be awsome. please do let me know. even though it says member, im officially still a n00b....TheCalciumKid said:i don't see why not, as long as its fiberglassed or something to reinforce it so it wont deform or lose shape from pressure and heat. i too am trying to vacuum form pep, i think im going to try expanding foam on the inside to reinforce it, ill let you know how it turns out
well i started vacuum forming some pieces today with expanding foam and it worked fine, i just used a foam that expanded less and used more to make it sturdier which worked well, hopefully ill get some pictures up tomorow to prove it.AoBfrost said:Expanding foam wont hold up to the plaster's weight. fiberglass and resin would, but still, your mold is as good as the quality of the peice, if you dont add detail to the peice, how will the final product have detail? Easier to add detail first, then make a mold just to let you know...
Hi Pour Plaster in the paper mold and make set 1/2 to 3/4 off the table. We running the oven at 350 for .060 ABSno-ordinary-masterchief said:thanks guys. i didnt want to make a piece of pep armor and have it collapse before my eyes trying to use it as a mold.
to aobfrost: i figured that would be the case. im thinking about making a mold based off the pepakura pieces and using that. something tells me that would work better in the end........
to barkode: i thought about making the chief helm by vaccuforming, but as aobfrost said, thats gonna cost ALOT of money so im thinking of alternatives for the helmet.....
again thanks for the input. as always, the help is much appreciated.