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Foamies & Plasti Dip


I am considering making a hybrid based on Begins and TDK. I will probably use foamies glued to an undersuit.

My question is, do I plasti dip the foamies before gluing them on or can I plasti dip over the undersuit :huh

Also if I heat up foamies, can I get a more rounded shape? (As an example, for the arms or groin area.) emoticon

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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


You will need to plastidip the foamies before you glue them on, because if you plastidip them on the suit you could harden your undersuit and then it will crack when you move- making a mess. I'm not sure about warming the foamies but I'm sure some more experienced bros will chime in soon.
Do you have any ideas drawn out on paper?

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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


I have made three or four foamies suits in the past. My experience shows that when you spray them, they curl up on there own. I just taped mine to a flat surface to keep them flat. Maybe you can do the same and just tape them to a round surface? once the spray dries completly, it should hold its shape for good.

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Foamies, or EVA foam CAN be heat formed. I would latex the pieces of Foamie before spraying on the Plastidip.
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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


If you're looking to use heat on foamies I'd recommend experimenting with them a little, I started playing around with that last night and they shrink I would say around 20% from their original size. So watch out for that.

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They only shrink if you heat them too much. You have to let them just start to get flexible, then pull them from the heat and mold.

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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


I highly recommend you latex the pieces first otherwise the plastidip wrinkles. I know this from 3 foamie [sign in to see URL] will do that when I re-do my begins suit, it will make the suit look pretty low quality if you don't do this step. Oh BTW Brin :mail

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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


Im making kinda the same thing, and what i did was i took the foam (which is actually from a camping sleeping mat, probably 1/4" thick), cut them to the shape i wanted, and went to the auto parts store i work at and sprayed them with about 4 coats of Duplicolor truck bed liner. Yes, truck bed liner. It leaves a nice durable and very flexable surface, a sort of satin black. It leaves a smooth and semi rubbery surface that i think looks great! i think its perfect for what im doing, and from the sounds of what youre doing, it would work great for you too.

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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


Wow!! thats answered all my questions :dancespot I dont have anything on paper yet, but I fly out on holiday on Monday and will take my sketch pad. I like the TDK suit I think :huh (not seen the film yet)but I think is beyond my capabilities and wallet and I like the Begins and the 89. So I'm going to play around with a few ideas. It will be total Hybrid with ideas stolen from various sources, with the emphasis on budget emoticon :raiseeybrow Its anew direction as I have gone the comic route. If I stick foamies to an undersuit is it easy to clean :huh

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Re: considering making a Hybrid Begins TDK


Well im not usre about that yet either. What im going to do is put a mesh bodysuit ( :whip haha) over the undersuit (a wetsuit in my case) to simulate the chainmail that bale has on his suit from tdk. then on top of that im attaching pieces of armor. sooo... it MIGHT be easy to clean! hahaha i wouldnt know.....



I HAVE NEVER BUILT A BATMAN SUIT BEFORE :batman ... this is my first one. haha

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