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Which thickness works best?


Hi guys,
I'm going to try and make the foam Arkham Origins cowl from Jf on the rpf. I'm planing on folding it and them using filler to cover in/smooth seams and add brow details etc. I am wondering what thickness looks best but is still has some durability? i have tried this once with the super thin stuff offered at jo-anns/ hobby lobby but it didn't hold form very well and felt super flimsy. any advise would be fantastic. thanks in advance

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Re: Which thickness works best?


It depends on the part of the suit your making. Thinner (4mmm) foam is better for helmets/cowls and thicker stuff (8mm) is better for leg armour.
Personally I use 5mm for almost everything

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Re: Which thickness works best?


Thanks
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I used 3mm to build that cowl. I just feel I can control that foam better during the build than the 5mm I tried first. When I finished it was a bit flimsy but I just added foam to the inside, sealed it and it was good to go.
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Quote:

Bigbat23 wrote:

I used 3mm to build that cowl. I just feel I can control that foam better during the build than the 5mm I tried first. When I finished it was a bit flimsy but I just added foam to the inside, sealed it and it was good to go.



Floyd it would be fantastic if you would create a tutorial for others to follow. You are after all the foam expert here :wink :up

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Quote:

Bigbat23 wrote:

I used 3mm to build that cowl. I just feel I can control that foam better during the build than the 5mm I tried first. When I finished it was a bit flimsy but I just added foam to the inside, sealed it and it was good to go.



Floyd it would be fantastic if you would create a tutorial for others to follow. You are after all the foam expert here :wink :up



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