Bodysuit

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ugossj4

New Member
Hi, hunters!
I have to ask you some advices to realize the body-muscle suit.
I already see the tutorial about to create a suit from mr.incredible one and i already realize one of these , but i don't like very much the anatomy of this kind of suit so i want to create from zero a new suit; I thinked to sculpt the various muscles with soft foam, but i need some help because can be diffuclt sculpt this material, because the dremel and the others tools that i usually use to sculpt the harder foamies are unnecessary, i can only use scissors or a cutter, but i need to runded the muscles so i would some advices from you about it and what method and items are more useful to do that.

somebodies tell me to use a flame to rounded the foam.

Thanks to all for the help!
 

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Effects Guy

New Member
You cannot use a flame or heat to melt the foam. It would release toxic gases. If you spend enough time with the scissors you can slowly round the forms out, but it will take many many hours, which translates into weeks and months on a full suit.

Not sure what your situation is, but there is always the option of doing it the real deal way the original suits were made, which is do you a core, sculpt the suit, make a negative two piece mold, all in fiberglass, and cast it in foam latex. You will need to build an oven, but that can be done at reasonable cost.
 

ptgreek

Active Member
Use a turkey carver, otherwise known as an electric knife ..it will cut you initial shapes out like butter ..to achieve the more rounded area of the muscle tone, use a rasp, ( like a cheese grater for wood and stone)
 

Effects Guy

New Member
I have tried the rasp thing, and I did not have good results with it. That said, those electric turkey knives are BAD ASS!!!! I wish I could find them in China. There are so many things that are manufactured here, but for export only so you can't buy them domestically.
 

ptgreek

Active Member
can you get them sent in? really on the rasp? you can use a mini rasp and really work in the detail ..the whole thing can be ulitimatley smoothed down my gluing a second body suit over the first ..slowly pressing the lycra into the muscle defenition
 

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Effects Guy

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Yeah, I could probably have some sent it. I would need to convert the power from 110 to 220. I got my airbrush compressor from LA, because the Iwata compressors from Japan are set up differently and I didn't like how they operated. I just do not do a whole bunch of foam fabricating here, so it so far did not seem worth it. Maybe down the road. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, could not get the rasp to work, just made a mess. But when you have like 10 assistants who do not might the soul crushing labor I guess a few pairs of scissors for a few hours was OK. Not that I exploit, because I do not. Having all of the people helps sometimes, especially when you need to punch a full head of hair. That stuff makes me cross eyed.
 

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