UK Alternative to Plastdip

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by AsgardAssassin, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. AsgardAssassin

    AsgardAssassin Active Member

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    Hi guys

    Plastidip in the UK is £15 a can which is the equivalent of 20+ dollars. And it seems in the US it's really cheap!

    Is there a cheaper alternative or any proven methods used by UK members?

    I'm making a Thor costume out of foam and need something prior to painting the chest armour and gauntlets.

    Please help!
     
  2. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    pva glue thinned with water. its not as good, but it works
     
  3. AsgardAssassin

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    How does that respond to flexing? I shouldn't have too much flex but don't want to suffer from severe cracking of the paint.

    I understand some cracking is inevitable!
     
  4. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    elmers glue is basicly wood lime. its flexible, to a certain degree, it doesnt get hard like resin
     
  5. fingaz

    fingaz Active Member

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    you can get plastidip from plastidip.co.uk for £9 a can or 6 or more for £8.10 a can
     
  6. AsgardAssassin

    AsgardAssassin Active Member

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    I'll have a test of what you have suggested, thanks man!!
     
  7. AsgardAssassin

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    Yeah but there is VAT and postage to be added. Knocks on 15 quid a can after that!!
     

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