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Re: Tutorials? sorry, I know this question might get a bit old...


Body armor is handled in exactly the same way. You just use a bodycast or base to sculpt your armor on, and the entire thing is in a much larger scale.

If you're not including shoulders on your armor (and A LOT of people cut them off armor that has them for flexibility reasons anyway), then it allows you to do an open-faced mold, with no divider wall needed.

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Wow. Thanks again.

Um..... In regards to the dividing wall... Not 100% sure on how that's done or what it is supposed to look like. Do you have any pictures?

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Here's a good page that goes into some cool detail with pictures added for you.

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The only thing about that site is they don't really go into the key thing, but after you read and see what happens to their mold, you'll probably get the idea and understand why keys are useful. I also noticed that they listed a really short drying time for their plaster molds... I really don't think they're allowing enough time for the molds to dry before working with them [sign in to see URL] hey, whatever floats your boat. When you've done it once or twice you'll figure out which things work better for you.

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K. I THINK I get it. Only one way to find out, though. :)

So... What about a blet tutorail... Like an '89 or a Returns belt?

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Most people use urethane on belts, and make an open faced silicone mold with a fiberglass or plaster jacket to keep the silicone in place while the urethane dries.

I hope one of them chimes in with some good urethane tips, becasue I haven't done much work with that stuff.

If you'll read through the archives sections, there have been quite a number of threads dealing with these topics. You can find the archive section at the bottom of our main page, and it is seperated into different catagories to help you search for what you want to know about. If you have questions about something you read in the archives, then post back here, or start a new thread here, since the archives are for reference only, and are not for posting in.

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I hope one of them chimes in with some good urethane tips, becasue I haven't done much work with that stuff.


Tim,
You have something you want to tell me? Maybe some loose urethane pieces hanging 'round your cave? hmmm...???

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I would love to see how the pros make belts, its the one part of the suit im not sure about so info would be great. BTW GREAT run down on the latex process Tim :up

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Cool stuff!

I remember one of you guys giving me(or us) a list of about 3 or 4 good places to get resources for cowlmaking, one of which was smooth-on. I looked back through several pages of threads but couldn't find it. What were those 2 or 3 other places?

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Loose urethane pieces? I've got a few, but none made by me :wink The only times I've done any work with that stuff is helping out (being gopher) a few guys that I know that did some minor urethane and resin pieces for different applications than prop making. The way they do things is pretty much the same process our members use for belts, emblems, and most open face mold pieces, just our members do it on a much larger scale.

BTW, I was thinking about belt molds and it seems that doing a box mold (a box around the silicone to hold it in place while the urethane cures) is a decent method without making a jacket. Again, I've not done much work with that material, so it may not be a good way afterall... it's just me thinking outloud, but that's how I've seen some smaller parts done.

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O.K. Still kinda confused. Again, regarding the wall. I just don't seem to get where it's supposed to go. If anyone has a couple pics of a Batman sculpt with a wall at different angles, could you post them here?

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