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    Aug 31, 2012, 2:11 PM - WET MOLDING LEATHER Method #1

    Hey All:

    I was doing some research on various ways to make arm band gauntlets when I ran across the method of
    WET MOLDING LEATHER

    Not sure how many of you already know about this craft style - though I did find THIS OLDER THREAD - but it occurred to me that it might be a cool alternative way to create some very cool costume parts - depending on what might be needed, of course.



    Here are a couple of videos I found on the subject . .
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    Leather Mask Making Intro - YouTube (first in a series of 4)

    Tiger Torre Art on HGTV - YouTube

    Making a leather mask - YouTube

    Leather Mask Tutorial - YouTube

    Leather Moulding --Part 1_Leather Manufacturing Techniques (Video) - YouTube




    Just thought I'd start a resource/info discussion on the topic - in case anyone might be interested in employing this method for a particular project.



    TOM
    Last edited by CaptainMarvel; Aug 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM.
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    Aug 31, 2012, 2:18 PM - Re: WET MOLDING LEATHER Method #2

    In addition to the arm-band gauntlets I'm preparing to make - possibly a set using this wet mold leather method - I can't help but also wonder if this method would work to create a replica DAREDEVIL full head mask . . .












    Whether you liked the movie or - as I know many do - hated the movie ...
    you've got to admit that the Daredevil outfit itself is pretty badass !!!

    So, what do you think?
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    Aug 31, 2012, 2:19 PM - Re: Wet Molding Leather #3

    It is very easy to do just got to make sure you get the leather damp but not soaking wet. It is my preferred method for making custom gun holsters.

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