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Discussion in 'Predator Costumes' started by Angrychutney, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Angrychutney

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    Hiya folks, finished my thigh armour, and started shoulder pauldrons, any suggestions the best method to seal the foam prior to priming and painting, I've read plastidip ( but that's expensive in the UK) modge podge, wood glue etc.....

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  2. Shogun

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    Angrychutney good work mate!!!!! hop hop hop and we continue :D
     
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  3. Isubomo

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    Looking excellent Angrychutney ! I don't work with foam a lot, but the last time I did, I used something similar to Plastidip which I was able to purchase from my local car accessories dealer. Try your local and see what he can suggest. All the best!
     
  4. Vebo1

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    Heat + plasti dip all my armor is foam
     
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  5. Angrychutney

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    had a couple of hours spare so managed to finish up the shoulder pauldrons, really happy with how they look, did have to tweek it a little otherwise they would have been over my elbow.

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  6. Venandipredator

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    Nice work man!
     
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  7. Angrychutney

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    So a bit more to update, decided to have another go at my bio as I wasn't all that happy with how my first had turned out, I guess the old fable practice makes perfect is true, not saying the mk 2 bio is perfect but I think it looks better than the mk 1. Please feel free to comment as they help me a lot

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  8. Jmen

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    Shoulders are great, thats true!) but i suggest to take some other pdo file for bio mask. This file is not the best for making, he has wrong proportion and doesnt looks so good in finished version. In "The Armory" section of Predatorium you can choose a good one. Dont punish yourself with this file) Keep going. (y)
     
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  9. Angrychutney

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    Thanks JMEN, will have a look this weekend.
     
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  10. DiAmOnDaGgEr

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    Great stuff mate, if you are still looking for foam tips, take a look on YouTube at what Bill Doran does (Punished Props) and Evil Ted Smith, they are both foam Guru's.
     
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  11. Angrychutney

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    so managed to get a few hours spare so made a start on my wrist gauntlet/bomb, again had to tweek it to shorten the length, but it's coming together, still some more to do finishing and fine details etc. Using a android phone for the countdown timer,

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  13. Angrychutney

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    So after looking at my wrist Bomb/ computer and reaching the decision that it was too wide and too big I decided to try and tweak it a bit, 5 hours later and using some of the templates and google.

    Much much happier

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  14. Angrychutney

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    Ok so here is the templates for my AVP chest/torso armour , luckily I just purchased another 2 rolls of eva foam. Going to be FUN FOAM FEBUARY ( did you like why I did there) !!!!

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  15. Angrychutney

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    Ok so a weekend kid free so got some more done, happy how its coming together, feel its really started to take shape now. Hopefully my scorpion skeleton will be here soon. To be mounted on top of Wrist blades.
    Obviously some bits still need sealing and detailing etc. Can't wait to get painting ..... Any tips or comments greatly received .

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  16. Vebo1

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    Kid free weekend I am jealous .The project is coming together nicely. Keep the updates coming .
     
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  17. Angrychutney

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    For foamsmiths or anybody really ....

    After heatsealing and pva sealing with pic* would need to paint a base coat of grey primer before top coat bot sure as the pva I've used states its a sealer and primer combined (if you look at bottom of pot)

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  18. Angrychutney

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    After a nightmare with expanding foam decided to try another option, gotta say I feel much happier with this result. Toe dusters ready for sealing priming and painting

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  19. Angrychutney

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    Just finished assembling the shin armour as well really happy with how its shaping up. Really gathering momentum with this project now. Hopefully bio will arrive next week (temple guard bio)

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  20. Tallon

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    I assume you're going to spray this all?
     
  21. Angrychutney

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    Yes mate, wanna get it all assembled and primed hopefully by then the weather will have warmed up by then
     
  22. Angrychutney

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    Okay evening folks another update for ya all ..... Finished piecing together my plasma caster today and my bio mask arrived yesterday, woo hoo well happy with both of them.... And I decided to have another go at the back pack as it didn't look right to me ..... Here are the pics....

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  23. Tallon

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    The caster looks so cute without paint! Like a unicorn predator ^_^
     
  24. Shogun

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    Angrychutney wow your costume is getting pretty nicely done ! :D .... man you have a great talent....
     
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  25. Angrychutney

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    Quick question for anybody reading/following tgis thread. My led lights have arrived for my bio what is the best glue for fixing them ...

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    Hot glue
    Contact glue

    Sure ive read someware that certain glue melts the wires but can't remember where I read it.
     
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