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I forgot how amazing your foam builds are. Can you remind me where you source the foam you use?



Thank you Bill! I get all my foam from Hobby Lobby. I've just about given up on the thicker grey floor mats, it's just to hard to find decent once without a bunch of holes and gashes in them.


Update time. I've been working on the mesh suit which proved to be a bit of a challenge. But I got it done.
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This thing is uncomfortable. Not very much "give" in the mesh. I found a more accurate mesh after the fact but twice the tokens. If I ever decide to upgrade this suit, I will get the other spacer mesh. But this will do for Halloween.

I also added the carbon fiber vinyl to the triceps.
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Totally happy with how it looks. I will be getting back to work on the cape as soon as I finish this post. More to come.

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So after like 5 tries I finally got my pecs to my satisfaction. The templates I was using were kinda all over the place so I cut them up and modded the crap out of them and this is what I came up with.
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My cape is done also. I'll get pics up later.
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Are you making the cape yourself?

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Are you making the cape yourself?



Yup! Sewing is actually one of my specialties.
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That's awesome. Do you hand sew it or use a machine? I ask because I'm thinking of doing a cape myself.

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That's awesome. Do you hand sew it or use a machine? I ask because I'm thinking of doing a cape myself.



With a machine. I watched my grandma and my mom sew when I was growing up then took a class in highschool so I can pretty much sew in my sleep. Lol. It's not as hard as some would believe. A cape would be a good starter project because you're basically sewing straight lines.

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As promised here are a couple shots of my cape.
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Gorgeous!

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Gorgeous!



Thanks brother. :up

Update:

I gathered up the courage to mount the ab and rib armor plates to the mesh suit. I thought it would be a bit more difficult but it pretty much went off without a hitch. I think it looks pretty darn good.
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I also got the leg armor templates all done. I had to freehand these.
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More to come.
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Update: Got all the leg armor plates mounted on the mesh suit. A pain let me tell you.
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So happy I'm almost done with this suit. I also ordered my all black spandex suit for the base. Should be here this week.

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