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18 Mar 2013 - 09:1699209
Sculpting foam. HELP! (please)
Hello!

Working on a couple of pieces at the minute where i need armour of some description.

Currently with my Karin (DNA2) cosplay I need a chest plate. I have taken a mould of my chest in modroc. I plan to fill the mould with plaster, remove it, and use that as a base to form the foam structure onto.

I have had recommendations of EVA foam and worbla. But I have just found this...

http://www.specialistcrafts.co.uk/productdetail.asp?productcatalogue=M355B&CatID=

Now. The reason i'm tempted by this (if you guys think it would work) is because I work in a school and could order this cheaply.

Would it be worth a shot? Or should I just go for the EVA?

Any help gratefully recieved! xxx


19 Mar 2013 - 05:3399302
The fact that it's heat mouldable foam looks good to me. Sounds like it's worth a go - especially if you can get it cheaper


19 Mar 2013 - 08:2099306
It does everything you'd want the others to do so I'd say go for it 2bh, I'm no expert but I've looked into things like Worbla quite a bit and I'd use this sculpting foam for armour, in fact I'll be keeping this stuff in mind when I need to make armour later in the year!
Maybe you could let us know how it goes?


19 Mar 2013 - 08:3399307
great! i'll order some as soon as i can. i'll only be able to order again in april but i'll order some. should be able to get it for free aparently which is great!

i only wish it came in bigger sheets, 25x25cm means i'd have to possibly join a couple of sheets to do the breast plate i'm working on but hey, if its free i can experiment without too much worry!

will keep you posted x


19 Mar 2013 - 08:3999309
Quote loramarsden:
great! i'll order some as soon as i can. i'll only be able to order again in april but i'll order some. should be able to get it for free aparently which is great!

i only wish it came in bigger sheets, 25x25cm means i'd have to possibly join a couple of sheets to do the breast plate i'm working on but hey, if its free i can experiment without too much worry!

will keep you posted x


Yeh I noticed the sheet sizes but that's a minor thing I'm sure it should stick together and work out!! *fingers crossed*


19 Mar 2013 - 08:4599311
cheers thanks x


19 Mar 2013 - 17:4499348
To be honest, it just looks like a particular grade of EVA foam to me.

Just be careful when you take it away from the heat to mould. The mouldable time window is pretty short, you'll need to handle it while it's at its hottest. You might find it easier to handle if you have a hot air gun and just heat it bit by bit while pulling it over the mould.


20 Mar 2013 - 08:1399389
Quote Pez:
To be honest, it just looks like a particular grade of EVA foam to me.

Just be careful when you take it away from the heat to mould. The mouldable time window is pretty short, you'll need to handle it while it's at its hottest. You might find it easier to handle if you have a hot air gun and just heat it bit by bit while pulling it over the mould.


i do have a hot air gun so i'll definately try that method, thanks alot for your help x


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