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13 Oct 2009 - 23:0821061
Body moulding
been thinking of making a body mould so i can work out how to fit armnaments and the like and was wondering how i would go about doing it. tis going to be mainly the arms and torso as sperate moulds, legs might consider doing later

anyway heres the idea

thinking of using mod rock / plaster cast to make the body castings then fill it with expanding foam

wondering if thats the best way to do it :/ if theres any other ideas im open to suggestion as i havent got the money to start this yet but figure its better than getting a male sew makers dummy


14 Oct 2009 - 13:0621100
Probably your best bet, assuming you (like most of us) have neither the time nor money for a proper full body cast, would be to make a duct tape dummy. There's assorted tutorials on the internet on how to make them, but the basic premise is that you put on old clothes, get a friend to wrap you in duct tape, and then have them (CAREFULLY!) cut you out of it. You then tape it back up where it was cut to get you out and stuff - with newspaper, expanding foam, whatever's handiest.

It's not perfect but for basic armour shapes it serves well.


14 Oct 2009 - 17:3521122
duct tape dummies for the win.

cheap, easy, clean and you can make them in any pose!


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14 Oct 2009 - 17:4921124
I really should make a duct tape dummy when my brothers about. It dose sound like a great idea. Especially for my full armour cosplay for next year.

Any good tutorials you recommend?


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20 Oct 2009 - 01:0421183
Quote Sephirayne:
I really should make a duct tape dummy when my brothers about. It dose sound like a great idea. Especially for my full armour cosplay for next year.

Any good tutorials you recommend?


http://www.beetlecatoriginals.com/tutorialdummy.html


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23 Oct 2009 - 08:5221352
I've got a cheap dummy for my sewing which i pad out to my size for stuff like that, curse the retailers for making dummys so small, the sheer amount of padding i have to use is daft, it's like a size 4 or summat, i wish. LOL. But ebasy for a cheap shop mannequin, it's sturdier than a duct tape dummy and lasts ages, but for spur of the moment cheap one off bits, the duct tape wins.


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