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I latexed mine today. Just my two cents for what its worth.I read on here that the latex wont soak through. Well idk Iif I did to heavy of a coat but it totally seeped through... no more blue pining for me...... had yo latex both sides. Use decent paint roller and stuff. My rig was junk and made the process 10 times harder. All in all im pretty pleased. Ill post pics tomorrow
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I latexed mine today. Just my two cents for what its worth.I read on here that the latex wont soak through. Well idk Iif I did to heavy of a coat but it totally seeped through... no more blue pining for me...... had yo latex both sides. Use decent paint roller and stuff. My rig was junk and made the process 10 times harder. All in all im pretty pleased. Ill post pics tomorrow



Can't wait to see it. As for me, I'm going to have to wait. Mother nature is not cooperating with me today. Way too windy. :cussing
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So since I was not able to do my cape today I went ahead and did my son's boots since the Preparer I ordered came early today. Note: If you are going to use Meltonian Nu Life color spray, you NEED to use this first.
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Got all my stuff together.
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The New cape all played out. Almost a full circle.
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Ready for latex!
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Sweet! That looks beautiful. I hope it doesnt weigh 50lbs when you are done. emoticon

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This may be a dumb question...

What's the advantage of latexing a cloth cape vs. making a cape out of latex?


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This may be a dumb question...

What's the advantage of latexing a cloth cape vs. making a cape out of latex?



Not exactly sure on that one. I know it's more goes into making an all latex one.


Well I got the first layer done. A few minor issues, nothing major. The wind decided it was going to come out and play when I got started. But I pushed ahead.
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I wish I could say that I enjoyed this project. I didn't. Not sure how I feel about how it turned out. I wanted a more smooth texture. I got the 89 texture. Is that gonna look cool blue? :huh
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As you can tell from my facial expression, not completely happy.



I was just going to say.... :hug

You still have your original blue cape, right, in case this doesn't work out?


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Oh man. Your expression is so sad. Cheer up. Look at it this way. You learned a bunch from it right? I don't think it looks that bad. Is it only latexed? I mean are you putting some kind of paint or color on it it still? I think you shouldnt give up just yet. Follow through with the blue! emoticon

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I had that same feeling big bat. But I think it looks good haha. Paint that mofo dont give up.
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Thanks guys! I actually was just messing with this darn thing. Trimming it, removing pieces of the plastic drop cloth I used that stuck to the inside. I will see it through to the end and see what it looks like. I do have my blue pleather cape if it doesn't work out. I'm going to need more latex. I HAVE to do the inside cause it seeped through. It's already hot and heavy.
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I had that same feeling big bat. But I think it looks good haha. Paint that mofo dont give up.
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Hey guys!!! Yes I'm bringing this dead thread back to life! Time to upgrade my favorite suit. I've been at it for quite a bit now. Ready to share.

First up is the new muscle suit. This one the muscles fit my body better.

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Test fitting with new Eastbay compression gear and new blue trunks which I'm still not happy with. Also the new belt but we'll get to that in a minute.
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Now to the belt. Foam is great! It's just so easy to crease it. So while at work I was changing out the menu board and thought to myself these will be perfect for a layer over the foam. It was a success.
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Loving the upgrades man!

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Thanks Chris buddy!!!
Update. Test fitting today after mounting the chest emblem. I redid the closure of the cape too. I have also come to the realization that I'm gonna have to make my own trunks. The new pair will be made of pleather so I can paint them to match everything else. Besides that I'm loving the way things are looking.
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Floyd, that is simply perfect. Awesome job on that muscle suit. I need to do that some day. :up :up :up

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Thanks Ed! Sorry I haven't been around these parts lately but as October nears, it's time to kick into gear.


So I ended up making my own pleather trunks. Came out pretty good. But now everything sits right and they connect to the belt to keep it all in place.
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I've been working on my new cowl so look out for that.

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Real nice Floyd. I sooooo wish you were near me so I could put you to work here.

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Alright guys, ready to share my new cowl sculpt. Still not 100% satisfied, but I running short on time now. So it will have to do. I plan to get a life cast done by a local artist here near me. And some better clay but here goes!!

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So it was time to put this bad boy in some Ultracal 30!!!
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I wish I could say the first layer went smoothly, it didn't. I screwed the mix ratio up. Hopefully I didn't ruin it.
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Second layer went smooth.
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Hey all!!! Well I did quite a few things wrong with this mold. Fortunately I still got a usable mold. Some air bubbles to fill in but nothing major.
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Just some clean up and put them both together.

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Hey Floyd, You should probably resize your pics. They are like 3 screens wide on my PC. Makes it tough to see what you have going on here

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Great work on the suit and the cowl! I resized some photos to make it easier for the viewers.

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