Help needed with removing latex muscles from a Macguyver style skin suit

Pastry

New Member
Hey everyone,

I've been following Macguyvers awesome skin suit huntorial and I just had a question - I've had a look around but haven't been able to find any advice on this, so I thought it might be okay to ask here. I'm making female pred skin, and having looked at a lot of figurines, I've decided I'm not happy with the muscles I've built up (I used a unitard so I did them myself). I'd like to just go back to a basic flat tummy to suit the style I'm going for, but I'm not sure if that will be possible or if I'd need to start again. I've built up the muscles using latex, those cotton things Macguyver suggested, with a little bit of expanding foam and plasticine thrown in. Any advice? Would an electric sander or dremel perhaps work? I don't have either to try, and lesser things like normal hand sanding, a knife etc, don't seem to work too well. I could probably hack back at it with a knife a bit choppily, but the problem of getting it smooth would still remain. So any advice, or links to a thread I've missed (sorry if that's the case, I looked!) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone.

Cheers,
Pastry
 

Roydraven

New Member
hey I know the macguyver tutorial and stuff pretty good stuff,I think the only way you can get those muscles off is hacking them off then try to put latex back on them
and try to smooth it out but you might rip the muscle suit underneath so I think you might have to start over unfortunately that's only if you rip the muscle suit underneath
hope that helps I'm doing my suit the mold way it's a hassle with molds and stuff but I like it that way cause I can put the armor on it check out my progress of it in my sig
 

Pastry

New Member
That's looking amazing! Nice work.

And thanks, I'll probably go with that plan, won't hurt to try and the unitard was pretty cheap so meh. Hacking time ^_^ I also read about a few things that will soften the latex, so maybe that'll help a bit.
 

Roydraven

New Member
That's looking amazing! Nice work.

And thanks, I'll probably go with that plan, won't hurt to try and the unitard was pretty cheap so meh. Hacking time ^_^ I also read about a few things that will soften the latex, so maybe that'll help a bit.
Thanks heaps yeah I mean it cant hurt to try also when I was fooling around with the latex I was getting it every where on my clothing and stuff and it is easy to peel off sometimes
so you might just be lucky and it will come off nice and easy good luck. :p
 

shockwave1

New Member
Hope it works out for you Pastry.

One thing I'm going to try is something my wife suggested. Build the muscles separate and then attach them to the suit - probably lay down some cling wrap on the table so they don't stick to anything else.

But here's different step: before attaching them to the suit, wrap the cotton in ladies pantyhose. That way they will be smoother and if they're not too big the transition will be minimal once you add more layers of latex to the whole skin. Haven't tried it myself yet, but sounds good in theory. :p
 

Pastry

New Member
Hope it works out for you Pastry.

One thing I'm going to try is something my wife suggested. Build the muscles separate and then attach them to the suit - probably lay down some cling wrap on the table so they don't stick to anything else.

But here's different step: before attaching them to the suit, wrap the cotton in ladies pantyhose. That way they will be smoother and if they're not too big the transition will be minimal once you add more layers of latex to the whole skin. Haven't tried it myself yet, but sounds good in theory. :p

Thanks, that's a really good idea. Would let you try different things, experiment etc, and get something you're happy with before permanently changing the suit. Good luck!
 

shockwave1

New Member
Yeah, hopefully it should come out alright. I'm going to start experimenting on old t-shirts before my unitard arrives, and see what happens.
 

captainkevin

New Member
Hey everyone,

I've been following Macguyvers awesome skin suit huntorial and I just had a question - I've had a look around but haven't been able to find any advice on this, so I thought it might be okay to ask here. I'm making female pred skin, and having looked at a lot of figurines, I've decided I'm not happy with the muscles I've built up (I used a unitard so I did them myself). I'd like to just go back to a basic flat tummy to suit the style I'm going for, but I'm not sure if that will be possible or if I'd need to start again. I've built up the muscles using latex, those cotton things Macguyver suggested, with a little bit of expanding foam and plasticine thrown in. Any advice? Would an electric sander or dremel perhaps work? I don't have either to try, and lesser things like normal hand sanding, a knife etc, don't seem to work too well. I could probably hack back at it with a knife a bit choppily, but the problem of getting it smooth would still remain. So any advice, or links to a thread I've missed (sorry if that's the case, I looked!) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone.

Cheers,
Pastry
do you mean the guyver? or macguyver from the 1980s tv show with richard dean anderson? .. cause i think he just had a flight jacket and a pocket knife.
 

Moviefreak

Master Member
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do you mean the guyver? or macguyver from the 1980s tv show with richard dean anderson? .. cause i think he just had a flight jacket and a pocket knife.
I think Macguyver is the person who’s tutorial they are following. Not making a Macguyver costume. :lol:
 

JediMichael

Master Member
And either way, that first post was from March 7th of 2010....so over 12 years ago.
The OP themselves haven't logged on in almost 10 years....so I would think by now, they either got it figured out....or gave up.

...of course, maybe in the Predator's world, you would get that one Predator who has an extraordinary knack for unconventional problem solving and an extensive bank of scientific knowledge that he believes can best be put to use saving lives.
 

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