JFcustom's FOAM files

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  1. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►added Thor◄.

    Do you own a licence for Pepakura Designer ?
     
  2. fender90

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    I have a question.

    I need to adjust a model to my size, and I found lots of tutorials on how to change the scale.

    The matter is, I am not scaled as the model thinks!

    For example, when building a bicep, the original diameter is fine, but the lenght isn't. So I need to change the lenght but not the diameter, and Pepakura doesn't let me do it, since as soon as I change the lenght the diameter gets scaled accordingly.

    Is there any way to do it manually?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  4. Durkness

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    JFcustom - Do you have an update on your divided Guyver yet? I tried to free hand the legs today and they soooo did not turn out the way I wanted. Are you taking donations or anything for all the awesome work you are doing for everyone?
     
  5. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►added Thor◄.

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    At this point, all *.obj files are humanly scaled. I now manage to unfold them the best way I can to get quick and easy *.pdo.
    I can link the files here one after one as soon as they are ready, if you're in the hurry.

    Donations ?
    Donations, donations donations... It means I could sometimes buy a roll of tape, a box of A4 paper, or a foam mat, a pack of glue sticks, things like that, with the money of therpf members ?:) I guess I would be mighty embarrassed, but it's a concept I have to explore. One thing is sure : it would really please my wife.
     
  6. Durkness

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    lol... Harbor Freight starts it's black friday sale online today...

    And those images look really good...No rush, but I have a con in March I want to try to make with it so if you do post them when you are done with each, I will be hitting the print button.

    I give plasma for my foam, paint, dremel bits, and glue stick money.... that's how I keep out of our funds for this stuff....lol. I think it's awesome you post this stuff for everyone.
     
  7. JFcustom

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    [​IMG]
    guyver-01-foot.pdo


    12 more files to come...

    I suggest a very flexible foam.
     
  8. solarcat

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    Finally some Thor foam files! Thank you so much
     
  9. Durkness

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    When we get back from the families tomorrow night i'll start... Thanks! I'll post my progress for ya....darn you're awesome! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
     
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  11. Durkness

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Awesomeness............ We just got home....and now I'm printing your foot...lol. Thanks!!!
     
  12. Mig407

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    those new guyver files look nice! you do awesome work bro! i was curious as to what 3d program you use to get that humanly scaled?
     
  13. JFcustom

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    I use Blender, because it's free and widely used. I'm almost sure that Wings or Meshlab or anything even simpler can do exactly the same. It's not a heavy work.
    Cod added :


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    guyver-01-foot.pdo


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    guyver-02-shin.pdo


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    guyver-03-thigh.pdo



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    guyver-04-cod.pdo


    9 more files to come...
     
  14. animefan

    animefan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    great work jf
     
  15. Mig407

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Tempted to try the guyver build ;)
     
  16. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

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    guyver-05-abs.pdo


    8 more files left to come...
     
  17. Durkness

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    Just to show ya im using your work...thanks again for posting the guyver templates!
     
  18. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Oh yes, you rock ! (y)thumbsup
    Strange foam btw. It looks like... a cushioning tablecloth ?

    Oh and let me introduce my Iron Woman foam variation :

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    [​IMG]Pepper Potts Rescue Armor - foam edit JFcustom.rar


    Credits :
    Back and torso modeled by Eirth @405th
    Arms from a Halo mkVI modeled by Robogenesis @405th
    Helmet is IM comic version from EyeOfSauron
    All other parts provided by EyeOfSauron's Extremis suit.
    Also credits, because you're about to ask, to Blender (the software) that I used to make all these parts fit a woman.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
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  19. Durkness

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    lol... One of my friends pointed out at Toys-r-us that they carry 6mm play mats. They carry a basketball court one that's $14.99 and the surface is already painted. I'm hoping that I could just primer and paint.

    I just downloaded the rescue armor too.... My 7 year old daughter is a red head that is on day 3 of being good for a month to have me make her an Iron Man helmet. Hopefully I can build this helmet instead....I suck at helmets. And she wants a hole for her pony tail to come out of.
     
  20. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Well you can't say you'll be unemployed for the next few weeks...

    One more :

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    guyver-06-chest.pdo

    I've left the making of the tubes to be freehanded. It's a nightmare to unfold.

    7 more files left to come...
     
  21. Trout

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    You have seriously got me tempted to start a foam build with your Guyver work. I have always liked the look of that suit, and I may have to get working on it after I finish some other projects, lol.

    Thank you for this incredible thread. You make it seem easy :)
     
  22. Durkness

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    For the tubes, and the round edges on the shins and thighs, I bought some of that foam wrap for copper pipes. I'm going to try to cut it into 4's so it will have rounded edges. Looks like it can be used to connect the chest too!

    and it looks like I'm not sleeping for a while....
     
  23. ikkakuro

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    wow great works man!
    do you want make the chest openable?
     
  24. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    [​IMG]
    guyver-07-shoulder.pdo


    6 more files left to come...
     
  25. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    [​IMG]
    guyver-08-arm.pdo


    5 more files left to come...
     
  26. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    [​IMG]
    guyver-11-neck.pdo


    3 more files left to come... instead of 4, I was wrong from the beginning.
     
  27. Durkness

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    Craziness - You are quick.
     
  28. sq10e

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Hey JF, big fan of your work. Just a thought, I saw that you had posted a foam format Rescue Armor elsewhere in a different thread, why not add it to your list here? Just to consolidate resources and make them potentially easier to find...
     
  29. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    I'll do, promised. This Rescue suit is on the previous page, btw. But let me first complete this Guyver release, I hate updating my thread title at every turn.

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    guyver-09-forearm.pdo


    2 more files left to come...
     
  30. sq10e

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    oops, sorry, didn't see that on previous page, just saw it on the Pepper Potts Rescue Armor Pep thread, already snagged it, thinking about doing it for my wife
     
  31. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

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    guyver-10-hand.pdo


    One more files left to come... the head. It might be a bit longer and more tricky, but fully workable as well.
     
  32. Durkness

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Do you sleep? That forearm spike looks interesting to make...

    Got both thighs done and the most of the cod...makes me look like I got buns of steel...well foam.

    I'm guessing you'll have a ton of Guyvers pop up after you finish this. Thanks!
     
  33. Lionyl

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    Hey JF
    Was just wondering if these could be made out of .50 eva? - The Kmart here in town is going out of business and I bought 12 mats (24x24x.50) for 20 bucks. I know some of the side pieces (mark 7 chest rib sections the stack) I am going to have to use some a smaller mm cause it will be to high. Also thinking about using it for most of the armor but I dont want it to look out of proportional. Thoughts?
    Thanks
     
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    Hey lionyl. I used .5 on my first build and it damaged very easily. I use .8 since. No need to fluctuate widths in different areas either. Stick to the same width throughout.
     
  35. JFcustom

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    0.5 inches makes something like 12mm... well I never had any feedback about any issue concerning a failed build with both my pdo files and some 12mm thick foam. The thing you must know is that of course the more thick is your material, the more narrow will be the 'habitable space' inside of your suit.
    Even for the abs I'm sure you can also use some 12mm foam. You may applie these process if needed :

    You can thin the foam on the gluing area,
    or plainly cut up your pieces of foam without caring about the dot-lined overlap you'll see on the pep files. Illustration :

    [​IMG]
     
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  36. animefan

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    Re: FOAM speed-building files'n'tricks ►Guyver files in progess◄

    wow your so fast, thanks
     
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  39. iMan

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    Re: FOAM speed-building ►added : Loki's helmet & Guyver suit & Iron Woman◄

    Nice Loki helmet. I will definitely be building this. Any tips for the build?

    Edit: Tips specific to the Loki helmet and not foam building tips since I know you have a whole thread on that lol.
     
  40. JFcustom

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    Yes, I got it :lol

    Some advice... well yes, at the horn gluing stage we have three loooong pieces to snap together. To be sure to obtain a well curved horn, you may want to face them up first and glue them point by point, this way :

    [​IMG]
     
  41. Durkness

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    Ha!!!! Awesome!!! Love the fact you did Loki's helmet. I've always been a fan of the prankster.
     
  42. Lionyl

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    Re: FOAM speed-building ►added : Loki's helmet & Guyver suit & Iron Woman◄

    Thanks for the replies - Just to clarify - sorry - new to all this peping and foam. I have a helmet pepp'd from sharks files and I think it turned out ok not perfect by any means. but back on point- When looking at your files the dotted lines will be where I would cut the foam and apply glue and overlap as shown by 12mm? I think just butting them up would not be that stong. May I ask what are you guys using to make say a angle in a piece. I have been practicing making 45 degree cuts and glueing them together but I still get a small valley between the two edges. Would it be easier to maybe fill the valley with a product and than sand to make it perfect?
    Thanks again -
     
  43. JFcustom

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    That's it, the dotted lines along the borders of the paper templates are here to delimitate
    - the real outter side of the suit (in grey)
    from
    - the strip that will recieve glue and will be overlapped (in blue) by another piece of foam.

    If you're using your 12mm foam, by thinning the blue area you can act like if you were working with some 6mm foam, or you can also completely remove this blue edge depending of the method you plan to assemble your foam pieces.

    I've been asked if I had used some 2, 3 or 5 mm when building Sharkhead's helmet, in fact it was some 7mm foam. The illusion was due to the fact that I used several ways to snap the pieces of foam together, depending of the rendering I expected at the surface. Low, medium, heigh, and progressive step :
    [​IMG]
    Gluing pieces side to side will probably be less strong, but will it be not strong enough ? I can't say. No dammage here so far.


    To fill the remaining gaps, and unexpected valleys, and overall every 'factory-dammages', I don't think any sandable product can go well. Because foam is flexible, and something you can sand is not. As a result your join will keep on breaking at every bending. I've successfully tryed a simple and common alternative : the silicone bathroom mastic-glue-gun.
    [​IMG]
    It sticks, it fills, it's slick and smooth, and it can be shaped. The only thing is you must paint it or primer it with any spray you want before it's dry, or nothing will further hold on to this stuff.
     
  44. Lionyl

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    Re: FOAM speed-building ►added : Loki's helmet & Guyver suit & Iron Woman◄

    ok -
    I started with the lower forearm traced it out onto the foam and cut all solid lines line out of just the top piece to start - My question is do I also cut on the dotted line(non edge) as well to make smaller pieces and glue together or do I cut triangles to make a seamless edge? I tried several different things but the result is the same-- looks like something that I wouldnt even admit I did -lol
    Sorry for all the noob questions - I think once I understand the what cut needs to go where it should go together pretty quick..
     
  45. JFcustom

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    Humm... In fact the whole purpose of having unfolded each part with the less amount of pieces as possible is precisely to avoid spliting and gluing back two consecutive pieces.:facepalm

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    On this part, every dotted line is here to show where to make a V cut on the inner side of the foam to obtain a seamless mountain, as shown on the 3D view. If we except that it's faster, and that it prevents from getting your 'small valley between the two edges' you don't even need to fill anymore with any product to make it perfect, well yes the result is roughly the same.:behave

    One simple thing also is you don't have to mix the dotted lines that represent a mountain or a valley, with the dotted lines that delimit a gluing area. But it might not be much harder on the picture above that on the one below :
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    In case of doubt, always refer to the 3D view of Pepakura viewer... :)

    You're right to ask these things before instead of after. And I can only compliment you for trying several building ways. I aim to explain how I do, not how you must do. :)
     
  46. Durkness

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    So.... the Guyver shoulder can double as a Spaceballs helmet.....
     
  47. JFcustom

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    :lol
    *, should've joined few better ref pics... :facepalm
     
  48. JFcustom

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    > WarHammer Spacemarine armor <

    Overview :

    Scaled for a 6' guy
    Overall size of the suit = 186 cm

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    Files :

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    spacemarine helmet.pdo


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    spacemarine boot.pdo


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    spacemarine shin.pdo


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    spacemarine thigh.pdo


    ...The remaining files are coming...



    Shapes and parts are so simple that it will probably be the quickest suit to build.
    But in return it will need A LOT of foam. A really very big lot.
     
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    Oh wow... that's intense....
     

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