On a rainy day, I decided to start work on my armor. Doing it in foam, as I won't have time to do an entire suit before Halloween in cardstock and fiberglass.
I'm having a devil of a time. Two main issues I'm hoping for some tips on.
1) 45 degree angles. I bought the xacto 45 degree cutter, but the thing is garbage. It has difficulty starting a cut ( brand new ) and even if I manage to keep it held at the correct angle, I cannot get the cuts right. If it's just a straight cut, I can use a straight edge, and the cut is perfect. But Rarely is anything a straight line in pepakura. I can follow curves, but it seems as though I always lose stock off the leading edge. I either cut to deep into the face, or not enough. Causing HUGE gaps that I need to squeeze together when gluing, which warps the piece. It's absolute rubbish.
2) I start making the chest piece, and I found that there were TOO many lines in the pepakura file. Looking at Mr.Bibous work on Dancin' Fools peps ( the ones I'm using ) Located herehttp://www.therpf.com/f24/dancinfool...33/index3.html it looks as though to make a great looking suite, you must combine pieces so as to remove extra lines.
I did that. And well...what a horrible mess. Are there any good guides on making foam armor out of pepakura that I may have missed? I'm watched Stealth's, Xrobots, you name it...I watched it all. And I just can't get any of it.