my foam war machine

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by firebapx, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. firebapx

    firebapx Well-Known Member

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    hey guys this was my first ever attempt at a foam costume and as you can see it didnt go very well at all lol. but still its because of builds like this that you learn and move on.
    since making this one iv learned a few things one patients is the most valuable tool when making these suits. two because i cant get eva foam floor mats and im having to use camping mats they need to be reinforced on the inside three dont try to make a removable faceplate its its not reinforced to keep its shape and 4 foam dulls scissors quickly lol
    since taking these pics i have made a much better helmet i hate the one in these pics.

    i also didnt scale my templates when making it so as you can see its quite large on me. im not making an iron man suite out of this foam and every piece gets about 4 layers of paper machey on the inside of it it makes them really solid and they hold there shape amazingly well ill be starting a wip of my iron man soon.

    also any uk based builders give me a shout out not many of us on here lol
     
  2. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    you can get eva or rather plastazote in the uk, easy. in fact people from the us order plastazote from the uk
     
  3. firebapx

    firebapx Well-Known Member

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    iv looked around all my near by shops never found it im in northern ireland its not that common here
     
  4. EyeofSauron

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  5. theblueraja

    theblueraja New Member

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    I've had a few failed attempts at the Mark V, and have found it difficult to locate decent foam in the UK, but spotted the link above in a different thread a few days ago and ordered. I'm looking forward to getting down to business.
    I think you've done a pretty decent job given what you are working with.
    Good luck with the Iron Man. :)
     
  6. firebapx

    firebapx Well-Known Member

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    thanks man the camping matts i use are 6mm to and i can get a full roll of it for £2.50 lol im gonna have a go at doing it and paper macheying the inside so it holds it shape better worked really well on a helmet i made
     
  7. batbassi

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    Nice. I am working on a Dark Knight foam build. We will see how it goes. Anyone know a good way to smooth out edges? Does a dremel tool work well?
     
  8. firebapx

    firebapx Well-Known Member

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    i find its pretty hard to get the edges on foam to go smooth your best bet is just to try and cut it smooth. dremels are good for details on the top of the foam but if your try so sand down a whole side ill just look rough the foam doesn't seem to smooth out to well with sand paper or any type of sanding best bet would be a pair of scissors and try to cut it the way you want it thats just my experience with it though
     
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  9. batbassi

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    Thanks. I'll try that.
     
  10. Monster Dave

    Monster Dave Sr Member

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    I totally applaud your effort!

    No matter how you feel about how it turned out, you made a effort to do something that you'd never done before - and THAT is what counts.

    (y)thumbsup
     
  11. made007

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    This motivates me, im gonna start a warmachine suit too, great job
     
  12. TAZNITBR

    TAZNITBR Active Member

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    You got it bro, keep on trying to make a better job, you have the motivation, skills coming soon you will see it.
     
  13. zombie geek

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    dude i know you said this didnt go too well. but i really like this. i built my mark 6 from camping mats aswell. i like it cuz its really light.
    i know what you mean thoigh about not being able to make the faceplate removable.

    but any way i like this suit alot dude
     

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