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    Mar 27, 2014, 5:49 AM - Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #1

    Hi,
    A new thread here for something a bit different from usual.
    Different because I usually build Iron Man.
    Different because this suit is for me, for once.
    And different because this time you'll have to purchase these foam files from Blackkaos, given he's the modeler of this Robocop. I'm only doing the unfold, and as a pledge of quality this "on-the-air" first build.

    The blue one is the one I keep, it's the "crash-test" build. I use it to improve my templates and spot the tricky stages. Then I correct and adjust the unfold consequently. The red one is done on the heels from these enhanced unfolds.

    Sure I guess the very first blow of questions, here is the answer :
    I bought this blue foam a couple of years ago, aiming this Robocop project. It's the same foam kind and brand I use for every other build, simply it's now not available in blue color anymore. Also its commercial name and its backside pattern have changed. Before, it was called TG-100 and had a stripped pattern, when now they are called Domyos Essential Fintess mats and show a tight diamond pattern on the backside. These rolls remain 6.5mm thick, polyethylen foam (PE), 2lbs/ft³, available here : Essential Fitness Mat DOMYOS - Exercise Mats Fitness, Dance, Martial arts -...
    Decathlon stores worldwide here : Decathlon Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ok first pics :







    I can only afford a very limited time slot to bring it at 100% complete, so, updates will come fast.
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    Mar 27, 2014, 5:55 AM - Re: Blackkaos Robocop FOAM build. Vintage version [●WIP] #2

    I haven't seen the new movie yet, but classic Robo is probably more fun anyway. Can't wait to see how this all turns out
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    Mar 27, 2014, 12:50 PM - Re: Robocop FOAM build. Vintage version [●WIP] #3

    Hint : you'll find some very long seams, and if it's quite easy to locate precisely where they start and where they end, it can appear tricky to face your pieces correctly around the middle of this seam. To prevent this, when cutting your foam pieces, spot with a sharpie the placement of the 3D edges that are supposed to match one eachother, so you can be sure you won't get any shifting or offset when gluing your seam.






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    Mar 27, 2014, 5:07 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build [●WIP] #4

    Looks awesome so far JFcustom. Will be following your build.
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    Mar 27, 2014, 10:19 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build [●WIP] #5

    Hey man
    Build looks great so far .. Following this thread as I want to see how the AB and cod section turn out

    Keep it up .. If you need any measurements I have a suit , let me know

    Alex
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    Mar 28, 2014, 11:57 AM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build [●WIP] #6

    following..
    impressed as always..
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    Mar 28, 2014, 6:54 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build [●WIP] #7

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    Mar 28, 2014, 8:17 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #8

    WOW, that's awesome!
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    Mar 28, 2014, 11:04 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #9

    Looking great so far man! Interested to see how the legs turn out, they look tricky.
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    Mar 29, 2014, 3:57 AM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #10

    it looks so sharp and precise....very cool
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    Mar 29, 2014, 3:48 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #11

    Bad ass. Excited to see this more if this build.


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    Mar 29, 2014, 4:46 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #12

    Where I can get that black torso thingy

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    Mar 29, 2014, 5:49 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #13

    it's beautiful... really, so clean and perfect shape.
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    Apr 1, 2014, 8:12 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #14

    Wow man! Amazing job on the seams and shapes! Looking great!
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    Apr 1, 2014, 8:17 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #15

    That just looks amazing JFCustom! Just WOW!


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    Apr 3, 2014, 6:26 AM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #16

    Wow that looks so awesome can not wait till its all done =D
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    Apr 5, 2014, 7:28 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #17

    You're like... the god of foam! This is looking incredible, I'll definitely keep an eye on this thread as I plan to be making my own Robocop costume over the summer so will need to gather handy tips and inspiration and such!
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    Apr 5, 2014, 7:56 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #18

    This looks AWESOME! AMAZINGLY clean for a foam build! I LOVE IT!!! I'll be watching for more updates! WELL DONE!!!
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    Apr 5, 2014, 8:34 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #19

    I WANT ONE!!!! Awesome work as always JF
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    Apr 5, 2014, 9:37 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #20

    Man this is a great build so far, Now i want to make one for WonderCon hahaha
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    Apr 6, 2014, 12:17 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #21

    There was never any need to ruin the Robocop look in the new film when his original one was so damned timeless...

    Good job so far
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    Apr 6, 2014, 1:37 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #22

    Excellent work! That is a good tip about lining up the seams too. Do you mind sharing what kind of glue you use?
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    Apr 6, 2014, 10:59 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build [●WIP] #24

    BORN1977 said: View Post
    Where I can get that black torso thingy
    Good question! Just ask google image for "tamtam 1968"

    CLOTHAR said: View Post
    Excellent work! That is a good tip about lining up the seams too. Do you mind sharing what kind of glue you use?
    Well it's hot glue "Rapid GEN-T", sets in 15-30 seconds.
    The one in the middle :

    BORN1977 said: View Post
    How do I search for that kind of foam...
    I suggest you could pick some clues from the first post.

    _____


    So, I had a sweet sunday today, enough time to unfold a bit further, and complete both blue and red arms. And also to start the blue helmet.





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    Apr 6, 2014, 11:02 PM - Re: Blackkaos'Robocop : JFcustom's FOAM build(s) [●WIP] #25

    F#ck that is great looking now

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