latex shrinage?

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munson

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Hi all, I have a question pertaining to "latex shrinkage". I have my cod piece/belt pretty much sculpted up [pictured below]. It's 44" in width and about an 1.5" in width at the ends. Where the cod piece is, that part is 14" from top to the bottom part. If latex shrinks at a rate of 10-12% total, it would drop the overall width to about 38.5%. The end parts would drop to just over 1.25% and the cod piece itself would go from 14" to 12.25".

Am I right so far?

The thing that stumps me is that I'm going to be sculpting a rear piece for the belt. The rear piece would hold two daggers. Would I just sculpt the rear piece to fit over the belt? For example, would I make the end parts of the rear belt bigger that way when they shrink it would hug the actual belt. I'm sorry if I lose anyone, I just want to have any tips or ideas on how to accomplish attaching the rear belt to the cod piece/belt.



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munson

New Member
Through some searching, I found that latex usually does shrinks at a rate of 10%. So I can estimate that the belt will be about 38 to 39 " in length. Next I still have to think about how do I connect the back piece to the front piece without making it look "weird" and "out of place". I could make it that it just slips over the belt or attaches to it. Basically I guess I want to end up doing what Antcarb did with his Mr. Black belt. Any tips or advice? I want to lay down how I'm going to do this before i start sculpting the back part.


Thanks for looking.
 

munson

New Member
I guess I could just attach an adjustable T-lock belt to the inside of the cod piece/belt, that way the latex belt would be adjustable? Here a pick of the belt I would use:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Clothing/Me...Y_SEQ_103911480

I could then make the rear part [dual blade holders] so that they just hand on the cod piece/belt, that way it will cover where the t-lock adjustable belt is?

What do you guys think?
 

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