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  1. xorex's Avatar
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    Aug 11, 2017, 11:52 PM - My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #1

    Hi all,

    First let me say thank you to "Brian" who showed me this armor can be done and also for his good idea for the spine.

    So I decided to tackle foam, after ABS for my Sandtrooper, I thought it should be easy-ish.

    Boy was I wrong,
    -pattern
    -trace
    -cut
    -heat form
    -glue
    -and so on...

    So I have decided to show you guys what I have so far.

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    Chest and arms

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    Side view

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    Full front and back view.

    Here you can see the finished ab plate and part one of the legs.
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    Well here you have it.
    Here is what I used as patterns:
    Chest: modified Evil Ted's chest
    Arms: Evil Ted's arms and shoulders
    Legs: patterned off of my Sandtrooper legs
    details: all me

    Also, I have a question.
    I used silicone to hide the seems, and even after sealing it with plastidip, the seems still show. Also, on the forearms the silicon never actually dried (still feels sticky, and shows through the plastidip). A friend told me to try synthetic rubber, he uses it for the foam larp weapons he makes and it comes out seamless and even. I would like to have you take on that.

    That same friend showed me the series Cosplay Melee (nice show). Some costumers used thermal plastic to mold it with a heat gun. I was wondering if thermal plastic is an other name for warbla.

    I was wondering, would it be possible to actually cover the whole suit with thermal plastic/warbla as a sealer before painting?

    Quick question (gee, do I have lots of those today): where can I buy therma plastic/warbla in Canada, more precisely near Montreal or Ottawa?

    thanks all for help and feedback.
    Last edited by xorex; Aug 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
  2. gothic's Avatar
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    Aug 12, 2017, 3:22 PM - Re: My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #2

    don't know the character but armour looks great, evil ted uses quick seal to cover his seams be worth checking out his videos. this is an observation not a critique are you going to round/soften the edges on the shoulders/biceps and forearms to match the rib section, if its meant to be that way I apologise
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    Aug 12, 2017, 6:38 PM - Re: My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #3

    gothic said: View Post
    don't know the character but armour looks great, evil ted uses quick seal to cover his seams be worth checking out his videos. this is an observation not a critique are you going to round/soften the edges on the shoulders/biceps and forearms to match the rib section, if its meant to be that way I apologise
    Thanks Gothic.
    I will check out the videos. Yes the edges have been softened up. Those pics were taken as I was checking out the fitting, and then the worked continued.

    keep the advice comming
    thanks
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    Aug 13, 2017, 9:48 PM - Re: My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #4

    Damn, that looks awesome. I wish mine looked half as good as that. Definitely following this.
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    Aug 21, 2017, 2:31 PM - Re: My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #5

    Brien said: View Post
    Damn, that looks awesome. I wish mine looked half as good as that. Definitely following this.
    Hi Brien,

    thanks for the nice words. If you want I can send you some info on the different pieces and all.

    I should say thank you for sharing your WIP, it showed me it was possible.
    For the actual skull on the chest plate, I used your full front picture you had posted on your WIP. Printed it up to the right scale for me and then did a few tweeks and voila...
    and for the actual spine I used your idea of using the "puzzle" side of the foam mats.
    So, in a way there is a little bit of you in there

    thanks
    More pics will come later this week or early next week.
  6. JohnnyMarvel's Avatar
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    Aug 22, 2017, 1:52 AM - Re: My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #6

    Thermoplastic could refer to Worbla, Sintra, Wonderflex or something else. I've used Black Worbla which needs less priming than standard Worbla.
    Could definitely be used to cover the lot though will be a thicker layer than plasti-dip would be.

    Different Silicone products have vastly different drying times, and some won't dry without much contact with oxygen.
    Silicone really doesn't like paint. I prefer using wood filler to cover any gaps as it sands well and takes paint well.
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    Aug 22, 2017, 2:35 PM - Re: My Coalition Dead Boy WIP #7

    Hi JohnnyMarvel,

    I see what you mean. I have a question, wouldn't wood filler crack?

    A friend of mine used synthetic rubber to cover/fill any gaps, what is your take on that?

    thanks

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