Foam Blocks

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Captain Needa, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Captain Needa

    Captain Needa New Member

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    Does anyone know of a store I can go to to by a block of foam large enough to use as a mold for an Imperial Guard helmet?
     
  2. corranhornjje

    corranhornjje Well-Known Member

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    I'd just buy a sheet of pink/blue foam from Lowes/HD and stack & glue it. Cheap and easy.
     
  3. armourerdoug

    armourerdoug New Member

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    where are you based?
    kewel converters in Bedfordshire sell plastazote among other foams, or try Pentonville rubber near the Angel, Islington, London

    hope that helps

    Doug
     
  4. Captain Needa

    Captain Needa New Member

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    About how much do those cost?
     
  5. armourerdoug

    armourerdoug New Member

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    About how much do those cost?


    No Idea, depends on type of foam,grade and amount I guess?

    Doug
     
  6. Lello999

    Lello999 Well-Known Member

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    What´s the best type to use? EPS, EPP, PU or PS Foam?

    Thanks a lot
    Domenik
     
  7. armourerdoug

    armourerdoug New Member

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    depends what you want to use it for there are hundreds of types of foams my fried. :confused
     
  8. WookieeGunner

    WookieeGunner Well-Known Member

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    By mold, do you mean a positive that you can mold? I.e. you want to sculpt a helmet out of foam. Or do you mean as an outer case for the helmet mold to keep it from warping?
     
  9. Captain Needa

    Captain Needa New Member

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    I mean I want to sculpt it to use as the mold.
     
  10. WookieeGunner

    WookieeGunner Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so your plan is to cut into the foam and create a negative? The negative is what you would put whatever you are making the helmet out of.

    On the other hand, if you sculpted what the final mask should look like, then that would be the positive. You would then have to use something like RTV silicone to create the mold.
     
  11. Lello999

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    Ok, I´d like to sculpt some kind of rocks, perhaps later on (after I got a little bit more experienced) some kind of statue.
    I heared PU should be quite good, but I´m not able to find it blocks only the aerosol cans.

    Any help would be great. Thanks a lot.

    Domenik
     
  12. Captain Needa

    Captain Needa New Member

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    The positive is what I should of said. Thanks for you help guys. This is my first time making armor.
     
  13. JDFett

    JDFett Active Member

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    what did you use for glue to glue the pink foam together?
     
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