foam or pep armor (which is best?)

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by scorpion, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. scorpion

    scorpion Active Member

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    hi guys i am working over my mark 3 armor but really takes me lot of time with the pep files i was wondering to start my armor in foam is much easy
    but.....the foam armor is so accurate like the pep system?

    here is my thread i have the helmet almost ready but took me lot of time using this way i'll be 20 years working:lol:lol:lol

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/ironman-mark-iii-costume-w-i-p-130691/
     
  2. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    it depends: foam is for fun. going to cons etc. it CAN be as detailed as pep, and the other way around pep can be really rough and not detailed at all, depending on the work

    but for a detailed foam build, it takes a lot of work too.

    advantanges of pep: Easier Details, hard, probably more screen accurate
    Disadvantages: Heavy, lots of work

    Advantages of foam: very light, cheap, faster to build
    Disadvantages: not as durable, soft, prone to damages, less detail (depending on your work)
     
  3. Shades

    Shades Well-Known Member

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    If you use lots of layers and different thickness of foam, you can get the same detail. The issue is rounded shapes for me.
     

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