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    Feb 12, 2017, 2:32 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3276

    Hey guys, been lurking for a while, amazed at what is being turned out, resistant from people on their first few attempts!

    I've followed the JF Custom Foam thread and bought the Heroes Workshop series, which I thought set me up for success ;-)

    First build was going to be Hiro from Big Hero 6 for my 7 year old, but took the advice in the JF thread and started on the Captain America Helmet (#TeamIronMan)

    No real issues printing, cutting and transferring the template (a bit of risk and error). Even cutting out the basic shape went relatively smoothly for my first go.

    Started with yoga mat foam (purple), but when it came to cutting the angles, to glue together the curves, it was too soft and I couldn't cut an angle (small wedges were hard too).

    I then moved on to some foam mats (pink photos) I bought via eBay (which turned out to be way too small) and even at that thickness/density, it's still hard to cut the angle. Even a more expensive knife and fresh blade didn't help much (and the Heroes Workshop video seems to be easy).

    Feeling a bit disheartened (and way behind schedule now), do I just need to find a more dense Foam (thickness of first two were 6mm and then 8mm and much stiffer) or is it just a skill I need to practise.

    From Australia so don't seen to have the choices done of you others guys have for foam.

    Would welcome any advice/tips.

    Thanks in advance






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    Feb 12, 2017, 2:40 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3277

    @Daviddriscoll maybe you use a lot of pressure? I know that the foam you are using isn't the best but if you cut gently and sharpen the blade every 5th cut, it should work. Ask in forums where Australians get their foam.
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    Feb 12, 2017, 2:52 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3278

    markseven said: View Post
    @Daviddriscoll Ask in forums where Australians get their foam.
    Thanks, will do. I thought the idea was using thin Foam for curves, thicker for chest Armour etc but will now start considering stiffness as well ;-)
    Daviddriscoll said: View Post
    Hey guys, been lurking for a while, amazed at what is being turned out, resistant from people on their first few attempts!

    I've followed the JF Custom Foam thread and bought the Heroes Workshop series, which I thought set me up for success ;-)

    First build was going to be Hiro from Big Hero 6 for my 7 year old, but took the advice in the JF thread and started on the Captain America Helmet (#TeamIronMan)

    No real issues printing, cutting and transferring the template (a bit of risk and error). Even cutting out the basic shape went relatively smoothly for my first go.

    Started with yoga mat foam (purple), but when it came to cutting the angles, to glue together the curves, it was too soft and I couldn't cut an angle (small wedges were hard too).

    I then moved on to some foam mats (pink photos) I bought via eBay (which turned out to be way too small) and even at that thickness/density, it's still hard to cut the angle. Even a more expensive knife and fresh blade didn't help much (and the Heroes Workshop video seems to be easy).

    Feeling a bit disheartened (and way behind schedule now), do I just need to find a more dense Foam (thickness of first two were 6mm and then 8mm and much stiffer) or is it just a skill I need to practise.

    From Australia so don't seen to have the choices done of you others guys have for foam.

    Would welcome any advice/tips.

    Thanks in advance

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    Feb 12, 2017, 11:23 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3279

    Hi David,

    thin (2mm) foam is usually used for detailing or delicate armor parts such as gloves.6-8mm is standard and 10mm for more solidity.
    I hope you find the type of foam you need
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    Feb 26, 2017, 12:47 PM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3280

    Hello I have been looking for a full size warhammer space marine pattern for foam. Do you by any chance have a copy and if so do you sell them or anything
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    Feb 26, 2017, 4:15 PM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3281

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    Mar 1, 2017, 4:01 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3282

    THX to jfcustoms.

    Just finished my Iron man suit

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    Mar 22, 2017, 10:21 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3283

    For those of you looking for a good foundation for a (foam) muscle suit:

    -5 life size (low poly) human body postures by Sasha Meyson
    http://www.papercraftsquare.com/5-li...-download.html

    -Several (low poly) Marvel figures by Rafa Cunha/Unfold Brazil (papercraftsquare.com)

    -For high resolution models: look for 'Deadpool no mask' or 'deadpool' model on thingiverse.com
    .obj and 3D files can be opened with Pepakura Designer

    I hope that helps
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    4 Weeks Ago  Mar 25, 2017, 10:26 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3284

    Daviddriscoll said: View Post
    Thanks, will do. I thought the idea was using thin Foam for curves, thicker for chest Armour etc but will now start considering stiffness as well ;-)



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    Heya Dave, for thin foam for details or for things like a Captain America/Deadpool/Batman Cowl you can order online A3 here https://www.lincraft.com.au/foam-sheet-pack-d3948a
    For full suits and foam that cuts well you can hit up any Reject Shop and buy floor foam https://www.rejectshop.com.au/All-Pr...-3m/p/30008927
    and for the best quality floor mats KMart and they have moved them to the sports section now but here they are http://www.kmart.com.au/product/soli...r-tiles/764887.


    For other things named differently like Sintra or Bondo or the best kind of glue etc just let me know and i've probably already foudn the Australian equivalent in Bunnings or somewhere
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 12, 2017, 6:25 PM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3285

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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 13, 2017, 1:35 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3286

    markseven said: View Post
    @Daviddriscoll maybe you use a lot of pressure? I know that the foam you are using isn't the best but if you cut gently and sharpen the blade every 5th cut, it should work. Ask in forums where Australians get their foam.
    In Australia;

    2mm foam - Spotlight, $2 shops
    7mm foam - Ray's Tent City
    10mm foam - Kmart
    12mm foam - Bunnings, Aldi (when they sell it)

    You can buy all sorts of EVA foam from Clark rubber but charge like a wounded bull so try the others first.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 13, 2017, 8:03 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3287

    Good to hear from you, @JFcustom !
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 13, 2017, 2:24 PM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3288

    thanks JF custom for the foam versions.

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    6 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 1:02 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3289

    This may be a stupid question....but is the Snow White armor designed for a guy or a girl?

    Just wondering since in the movie it is a girl's armor, but I'm a dude and this could be a good start for my first foam build (medieval armor).
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 6:54 AM - Re: JFcustom's FOAM files #3290

    MJM,with all the gender-bending nowadays I wouldn't be surprised if there was a male version available.I'm sure there's someone that can help you out.
    If all else fails,post a request with description and pictures in the "What pepakura files would you like -redux" thread,and maybe Laellee can help you with that.

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