I would of never thought of that... UGH this is craziness! I wish it was just there already
You wish what was where?
my project.. sorry sleep medication is taking affect lmao
Haa I see. Well I'll go ahead and tell you now that patience is a virtue with this stuff... It is time consuming but well worth it. Many people never finish a project, so try not to get frustrated just yet
The only reason i'm frustrated is because I can not find a template that I can use... I can't hardly deal with that pepakura... way to much and I tried one thing an it came out like crap... it's easier for me to get 2d projects and trace them... then go from there
I've done a search on casting here and haven't seen much in the ways of tutorials. To those of you who do this on a regular basis, do you all make glove molds or is there a better method? What are the most common casting materials used?
One of my search hits pointed to the Smooth-On YouTube channel, which I'll check out and I found this as well:
Tutorial: How to make a glove mold
Is this a good tutorial?
I'm going to assume that's with paper....
Hey all, I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to anywhere.
I'm building an Iron Man helmet with a Pep file from xrobotics, and I'm having trouble with Mountain and Valley folds. I have mountain folds down (easily, because they're the majority of the fold) but on some pieces it just doesn't make sense.
The pictures indicate which piece it is, and where I am stuck in the fold, and detailing my frustration. How should I go about doing this? The fold looks awkward and doesn't really give me room to tape it.
Hello All, I am a new member and I wanted to say hello, but at the same time I have a question that has been eating at me, even when I sleep. this is my first time doing pep and I want to make a pep helmet, and eventually make a mold for future use. Please tell me if I am going right direction:
get pep, resin with epoximite and fiber cloth, bondo, sculpt detail in bondo, sand, rebound-25, plasti-past, smooth-cast? Any help would be appreicated...just trying none hard chemicals.
Also, what is the best or easiest way to making parts: foam with pva and smooth-cast, or resin, fiberglass, bondo? Which is best for continuing to making molds?
Hello! We are trying to find unfolded pepakura files for Dead Space 2 Advanced Armor. Does anybody have said files & can we get a hold of some? That would be most appreciated since we've had no success in finding them online.
Last edited by Suican; Jun 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM.
You'll need to have a Google Drive account to access (don't worry, it's free)
Hi, new member here, lurking for awhile. First off i'd like to say that this is an amazing site. I have a question about scaling, can I use the same methods from tutorials i've read and apply it to a pep Optimus Prime head I plan on doing? I currently printed out the file using pep viewer but didn't scale it with designer yet...so far its obviously too small.
hi all!! i was wondering if anyone have a cyber subzero full pep armor i've search the net but nothing i have the helmet is unfolded but i think needs a better unfold
I hope this is the right place for this, if not please feel free to chastise me, haha...
I will be honest, i didnt read through all 42 pages of this thread, because i am using my phone and i am at work..
My question is this, has anyone had problens with the pep software not printing correctly?? I paid for the full version.. So i dont think its the actual software... Probably i am just doing something wrong.
Anyways enugh rambling, sometimes i try to rearrange parts layouts and rescale pieces, being 6'2" i have to make it all slightly bigger usually, when i print it out, the first couple if pages will be perfectly fine, then usually around page 10-14 it will start printing just the edge ID's, not the outline of the part... Sometimes i can close pepakura out, and reopen it and its fine, but last night. No matter what i did, it wouldnt work correctly... Have any of you had this issue before?? If this has been discussed, just say so and i will search from my desktop once i get home. Thank you all for your time!!
What I did to fix the situation was to print a section of the pages. When you click print, a little window with options pops up. In that window will be an option to print ALL or SELECTED PAGES. Click the SELECTED PAGES option and fill in the option box (EX: 1 to 5, 6 to 10, etc.). Then print. All should be good
Thanks for getting back to me and giving me something to start with. I plan on using "Epoximite" from smooth-on to resin the part and use with bondo because it looks really strong, but I see a lot of talk about smooth-cast 321. Am I going in the wrong direction?
If I need to enlarge and scale up my file, how do I print it properly if it doesn't fit entirely on the page?