JFcustom's FOAM files

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AsgardAssassin

Active Member
JF you da man!
Im very slow at this but I have built a full arm so far will take some photos to share with you!
Thank you for all the sharing you do to help us with our builds!
 

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itsaplane

Member
Re: Speed-building files'n'tricks : 4 days FOAM Iron Men.

Thanks so much for putting this together. I'm going to try to build the Mark VII costume in time for Dragoncon. But, since this is the first time I have build something like this, I have a few questions.

1. Why are there two different versions of the back? Which one do you think is easier to build?

2. Is the thigh the right thigh (or the left thigh)? Do I have to turn all the pattern pieces upside down to make the opposite one? Same question for the shin.

3. On the other hand, the upper forearm looks symetric. So, can I just build 2 of these? Or do I have to flip the pattern over? Which parts do I have to flip over?

4. What thickness of foam do you use? The same stuff you used here? (6.5 mm PE foam) Do you think it is ok to use 2 or 3 mm foam? Because, I am not sure if I can get the right foam easily here.

I used 2mm and 3mm foam, def not as stable so fabric back it for stability and to make it stiffer!
 

miroku000

New Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added Iron Man ULTIMATE v2.

Since I have "Letter" paper and not "A4", I believe that I can just go into the file->print paper and settings menu and change it to letter. Then, I can drag the parts around a little to save paper. I think this is the right way to do it.

But, if I just open the model and go to print it, it gives me a warning that the paper size of the model and the paper size of the printer don't match and asks if I want to resize it. I am guessing that this would be a "bad thing" and would make the parts the wrong size. Am I right about this?
 

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animefan

Sr Member
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Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

your the best man thanks for all these
 

electraflier

Well-Known Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Thanks! What an incredible gift to the RPF Iron Man /War Machine Fans and builders!:cool
You rock!
M
 

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7sinzz

Well-Known Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Thank you dude!!! You are AWESOME!!!!!!!
 

Han Polo

New Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Noooo! Speed Building foam edits released after I've completed all my WM parts but the Gatling! Just kidding, great work with this JF. I tried your soda bottle pivot trick, but I used cheap water bottles, and they crinkled and melted when I tried to glue them in :(. Now I'm using heavy duty snaps from the craft store. $.50 a snap, and they're much thinner than bottle tops. Plus if you over stress them, they release instead of tearing the foam. Love your arc tip too. Thanks again for this great thread.
 

JFcustom

Sr Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Thank you for your kind words :D

I had a doubt about the Extremis scaling, so I built the halmet as a check test.



It's very skiny, in fact it fits me as close as a sock. I must increase scale factor up to 11 or 12 and check again.
 

electraflier

Well-Known Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Wow! You are awesome. Those are some incredible seams and straight lines... master in the making there!
M
 

propnoob74

Well-Known Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Thank you for your kind words :D

I had a doubt about the Extremis scaling, so I built the halmet as a check test.



It's very skiny, in fact it fits me as close as a sock. I must increase scale factor up to 11 or 12 and check again.

Oh my freaking lord!!! You are a master, what kind of foam is that? Amazing! just Amazing...
 

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propnoob74

Well-Known Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Crap!!! I'm looking at my war machine stuff I already made in cardstock, then I look here, and wonder, why didn't I wait a couple of weeks until you finished your files? :facepalm :behave
 

mizuno hadouken

Well-Known Member
Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added War Machine.

Wow... so many files. Any chance you'll be modding Dancin Fools MkIII?
 

MorbidCharlie

Sr Member
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Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks : added Guyver and War Machine.

JFCustom, you've given me hope. I was about to call it quits last night on my whole project, but I'm going to give your methods a go. I'm working on the Mark III, so I'm anxiously waiting for your unfold. :D
 

mizuno hadouken

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