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10-02-2010, 10:10 PM
Ive seen images of other people putting together a version of the ganondorf armor, but my goal will be to build something that is durable, visually appealing, and able to withstand the rigors of a con. i can see how most of this would be put together, but my main question for now is in regards to the material i should use for the armor plates. I was considering a dense foam rubber, woven (where necessary) with tough thick thread. Does anyone out there have any suggestions? im in the absolute beginning stages here, and any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks!
these are the character designs I'm working from.
10-02-2010, 11:18 PM
I'm a personal fan of Styrene myself for any parts with sharp and hard edges. And Wonder Flex for everything that has curves. Just might be a bit pricey for a lot of Wonder Flex. Not sure about foam rubber; so if someone else can jump in with that, craft foam with the sealing mixture works alright. But I'm no expert on crafting armor, or anything for that matter. But, shrug; I do what I can.
10-10-2010, 01:51 PM
I used wonderflex for all of the Ganon armor. I noticed in many cases, leather and craft foam are just too floppy. Like HarpyLink said though, it's very expensive.
Also for the details, I have found that using the wonderflex as a base for the armor and then cutting out the craft foam for the details gives everything a really sharp edge. When I originally started working with armor, I used the wonderflex to build details, but in the end it just looked too flat, hence the change. :)