Help with Winter Soldier foam arm pattern?

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by erickste, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. erickste

    erickste New Member

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    Hey guys, I recently just started working on my very first craft foam armor piece, that being the Winter Soldier's bionic arm. I've never done this before so I'm not very good with pattern making and I could use some advice. Here's my progress so far:
    I just have the top segments taped on just to keep them in place for progress before I actually glue. So far so good, right?
    But then I ran into a bit of an issue with a larger segment I had that met with the more curvy part of the shoulder. It's hard to tell in the picture but the piece definitely will not curve and seems larger than it should even though I traced out the pattern to fit with the other pieces. I've had to tweak the shapes due to me changing the shape and size of the arm itself, but I just can't seem to figure out why all of a sudden this piece tends to warp and not lay flat.

    What is the best way to go about redesigning this segment so it fits? I thought of just etching the segments in on the base layer, but didn't think it would look good since I built the shoulder and arm separately and would look kinda sloppy since there's obviously visible seams. Any tips would be appreciated! I would love to finish this and learn more about foam crafting! :)

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