Uncle, I think you may have found it or something close to what Grimppy uses. Reading further into your link it appears this one customer uses this material for building quick RC airplane wings and claims it is quite durable. I'll try a visit to my Lowes to see whats up. Good work on the find. :thumbsupI believe this is it:
Pactiv 1/4" x 4' x 50' Insulated Sheathing
Shop Pactiv 1/4" x 4' x 50' Insulated Sheathing at Lowes.com
Okay, i know this stuff called cellfoam. the whole material is based on little bubbles you can stretch this material to. It bends realy good, cust really good and you can paint is really good with rubberpaint. This material looks plastic to. If you press you finger on this one it will comming out slowly. I think this material is so flex you simply can make gauntlets from it!!!. Good choise i think to test to make the helmet! If i look to my material it has 3 kind of products inside. look hairy when i sanding parst if there is some kind of textile in it. When i brake it you see little bubbles to but i think this material had some high compression. I really hope i can help you with this mate. Tell me...what do you use when you start to assamble wooden floor in you room beside a roll of foam? think harder materialSo using closed cell fine extruded polystyrene foam, I found this...
Amazon.com: Cellfoam 88, 5mm 11.5"x11.5" (3): Toys & Games
Called cellfoam.. but it looks like standard pink insulation foam.. not flexible. Does anyone have experience with this or know where to buy in bulk?
Grimmpy- You said your stuff will flex.. if you flex it to far does it crease and fold or snap in two?
Thanks Shades for your review. Kinda thought that would be the case.
GrimppyDinky, is this the same with what your using? If so, how do you get over the possibility of the suit cracking when worn and how do you intend to paint it? From the pictures of your progress shows promise but the issues surrounding the material is seems questionable to us.
A good one thereOne tip Grimmpy, why not sand the foam first, flat. Like say with a d.a. sander to make the foam smooth, then assemble. That way you wouldn't be trying to sand in three dimensions. It'll already be done.
That's a very clever idea. I'm going to have to get some of this foam to play with.
That is some mighty fine foam work! I've rarely seen something so beautiful!
Thanks guysGREAT work!!!! Looking amazing... LOVE the detailed pics, shows how nice your work is. Keep up the good work
Thank mate :thumbsupDamn this is some awesome and clean work !
Mine just look ridiculous compared to yours :lol
I'm going to redo my helmet, I wanted to do something similar to rotate the back piece as you did.
I still have to draw the pattern though.
Awesome job man !