Primer problem

A warning for boring and geeky cosplayramble!

All orders I have so far made of paint, foam rubber sheet and other things have gone relatively well. But it seems that I have to give up the idea of using polystyrene to armor parts. The place I ordered from is the only one I found that has such a thin plastic that I need, but my order does not go through and gets interrupted for some reason. Frustrated and disappointed, I try to find other solutions. Thinking of resin, which are two components to mix which then turns into a kind of liquid plastic that you apply, and makes the surface it is applied to durable and very smooth. The problem is that it is not completely safe to work with, toxic crap in other words. Most of all I want to be able to work in my little hobby here at home and not have to own a workshop for it.

After a long time searching on various forums and other things, I found an alternative that feels promising, liquid rubber! The product I thought  I'd try out is
PlastiDip . E.g. it is used on the underside of carpets so that you don't slip on them. I'll use it on craft foam that I have here at home, so it does not crack, but is very flexible. It will probably work great as a primer too, and I can easily cover all parts of it before they bent into the shape they should have! I really hope this will work out, because then I have a durable material without having to cut out all the parts twice, which is the method I was going to use from the beginning. I have already made the parts for the gloves, and I think I'll keep them.
 
Next weekend it's off to Bollnäs in Hälsingland to greet the family. Obviously I'll take the opportunity to visit the Röda korset and Erikshjälpen there. Very well stocked second hand stores that you always find something at! Above all, they have a lot of fabrics. I hope I can find fabric to Asheis shirt and pants, and maybe Quinas coat. Since my mother is a talented seamstress, she of course owns a lot of clothing patterns that I'll rummage through too.
these are the fabrics I need for ashei. the cuffs with fur that can be glimpsed in the armor for the calves will consist of a butchered fur hat that I bought second hand.
 
and this is what I need for Quina. The rest of the fabrics I've already purchased. You can see them in this entry.
 
Thought a lot today about how to get to the particular color of Asheis armor. I would like to try to mix green metallic paint with silver paint and see how the surface is, then maybe go over lightly with silver spray where needed. This thing is of course well into the future, but it's never wrong to plan :)
  It's so fun to think about the fact that my ashei-cosplay is the one I'll compare all of my future costumes with since it is my very first. I'll take advantage of this experience, because you only make your first cosplay once!
 
 
 

Postat av: Linnea Karlsson

Jag kanske kan ge lite ljus över de material du funderar på då jag jobbat med de flesta nu nämner :)

Resin tycker jagi nte du ska använda, då det är skört som attan och dessutom hyfsat dyrt om du ska göra en hel rustning. Resin används oftast till att göra smycken och stenar, eftersom det blir nästan helt genomsnikligt. Men det är flytande, så då behöver du göra negativa molds till rustningen och gjuta den.

Det jag skulle använda till rustningen är antatligen Worbla. Det är thermoplast, du värmer alltså upp den och formar den till önskad form, och sen håller den formen perfekt när det stelnar. Kan ytbehandlas och måals på hur lätt som helst. Annars är Wonderflex ett alternativ, som är som Worbla fast billigare.

Jag gjorde rustningsdelar en gång med decorgummi som jag täckte med båtepoxy; resultatet blev slitstarkt och hårt och shiny :)

Men som sagt, Worbla är din bästis när du gör rustningar! Finns både Finest Art som är tunna skivor och Deco Art som är tjockare!

Svar: Tack fina Linnea för matnyttig info<3
Resin skulle jag isåfall bara använt som ett lager över min craft foam för att göra den mer sturdy men om den blir skör som du säger kanske det inte är så superduper, men som nämnt så tänkte jag testa PlastiDip. Kul med lite experiment!
Självklart skulle förmodligen Worbla och Wonderflex ge helt amazing resultat! Varför jag valt craft foam som grund är mer för att det är billigt och då vågar jag testa lite mer (är ju trots allt både nybörjare och fattig student) men jag vill verkligen testa de fina W-miraklen när jag fått lite mer kött på benen:)
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