Eva foam armour started

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

  1. Shogun

    Shogun Blooded

    Angrychutney of course i can help with that simple question.... i used "silicone calking" ... you know the stuff we use to fill the joints on the walls and such :D (y)
     
  2. Shogun

    Shogun Blooded

    contact glue is cool too thought but NO hot glue .... that is a no go....
     
  3. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    You mean like silicone bathroom sealer that seals the joints around the bath/shower ?
     
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  4. Shogun

    Shogun Blooded

    indeed that is exactly what i used ...but the transparent finish one ......
     
  5. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    Great stuff, thanks Shogun I got some of that stuff left from when we decorated bathroom a few weeks ago ....
     
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  6. Tallon

    Tallon Blooded

    Hot glue I would recommend for anything other than wires, so I guess contact glue would be best, but in small amounts.
     
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  7. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    Just another quick update, after managing to clear some space in the garage I have started priming some pieces ready for painting.

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  8. Vebo1

    Vebo1 Blooded

    Nice , when you finish priming I got some pieces if you don’t mind. :D
     
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  9. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    Hi again folks dreads and bio this time .... So I got my lights in and stable (pic) and the dread hat in and happy. I've figured out that if I feed 3 short lengths of gardin wire in the end of the dread that attaches to the head I can manipulate the angle of the bend (pic) and it gived me a secure anchor point. Will painting and sealing give it a dangley motuon. Ive read guides and watched you tube vids but they are so many contradictions. All feed back is so helpdfull.

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  10. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    Oh and I finished up my shin armour ready for priming

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  11. Shogun

    Shogun Blooded

    Angrychutney you are getting very good Chutney..... keep it up man! :D
     
  12. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    Okay so my mesh bodysuit arrived today and couldn't help but try it on (apologies for the pic but I know it will better when my skin suit is on under it) and yeah we were wallpapering at the time


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  13. Shogun

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  14. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    THE PAINT UP

    I was really apprehensive about painting/weathering as I had never attempted anything like this before but this whole procedure is new to me and didn't want to have to redo parts again. I am glad to say that thanks to the forums here and plenty of YouTube guides I am more than happy with how its turning out. Again any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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  15. BuckeyeStalker

    BuckeyeStalker Unblooded

    That all looks awesome! Where did you get your mesh bodysuit if I may inquire? I've been looking.
     
  16. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    Found it ebay, just searched mesh bodysuit (its crotchless ment for females) think it come from China but it cost me less than £3 with postage.
     
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  17. BuckeyeStalker

    BuckeyeStalker Unblooded

    Thanks! That's where I've been looking as well.
     
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  18. Mille2ej

    Mille2ej Blooded

    Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished suit!
     
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  19. Tallon

    Tallon Blooded

    NOOOO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RAINBOW PREDATOR?????????

    Just kidding, all looks great :):):):):D:D:D:D:D
     
  20. Tallon

    Tallon Blooded

    Although, and this is just personal opinion, mb you could make the blades thinner and a little longer. I can see you're going for the AVP-style armour, so it may be an idea to look at the blades those armour types have. Looks great though!!
     
  21. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    The blades are made of 3ml foamboard and they are all glued into place at the moment. As I planning on wearing it to lfcc in July I needed them to be no hard but at the same time not soft that the loose their shape. It was a bit of a catch 22. If somebody bangs into them quite sternly they will just kinda crumple. Not trying to sound funny or unappreciative as all the feedback is really helpful. But I don't know how else to make them.
     
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  22. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    I could use 1ml craft foam strengthened with wooden coffee stirers (from a famous fast food company) I got left from my daughters homework project. But don't think it will stay rigid.
     
  23. BuckeyeStalker

    BuckeyeStalker Unblooded

    Try coating them with a layer of Drywall Spackling. I know it sounds weird, but I did that to mine to make them more rigid. Mine are just made out of EVA foam. It works.
     
  24. Angrychutney

    Angrychutney Unblooded

    So had a play this afternoon and got a good start on the gloves. Some gloves I borrowed *cough* from work and some red devils gloves and some liquid latex. I think there going to be just fine. Read on here a guy used citidal paint a and finished with lacquer. Any other suggestions or easier ways of painting would be awesome. Thanks again

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  25. BuckeyeStalker

    BuckeyeStalker Unblooded

    Citadel makes great paint, just expensive. I paint a lot of miniatures, but I use cheaper hobby paints. They work just as well.
     
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