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Unread 07-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Wonderflex - Quantity Estimates

I have a general question about Wonderflex and general quantity amounts needed. If I'm purchasing the Jumbo package: http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/store.php?p=WFLX1 how many sheets would it take to create a full set of knight armor? Again this is a estimate I understand different cosplay would require different amounts.

Stuff like Griffith's armor (Berserk), Berserker (Fate/Zero), Human Guardian (Guild Wars 2), Demon Souls, etc

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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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First off - it's cheaper from here - double check the shipping rates for the total cost:

http://www.dazian.com/cgi-bin/page.p...6 3&cat_id=39

I think for a full set of armor like you examples - you would need at least 3 sheets. My armor and sword here took just under 1 sheet.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2979246/

I suggest making patterns out of chipboard / posterboard then you can lay them out to see what you will need.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2978249/

Some areas need two layers of wonderflex for stiffness so keep that in mind.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and cheaper link super helpful! Did you use any tools to shape your armor or was it mostly trial and error with your hands?

It's just really hard to cover your entire body in cardboard just to get a estimate on amount needed. Obviously I have a rough cutout in place but nothing I could use to simulate actual armor. I'd rather use most of my time actually shaping the armor than making a cardboard replica. I'm going to get 4 sheets and if for some reason I need more I'll get more.

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Unread 07-25-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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You're welcome.

There was a method to my madness. I used the cardboard to cut pieces out of craft foam and then stitch / taped those together. After that I took strips of wonderflex and molded those over the forms. You get a much stronger piece if you work in overlapped pieces rather than trying to stretch one big one. I have a ton of pictures in my gallery. I used just a heat gun and some scissors. Afterwards I coated the pieces in bondo and sanded away.

My only recommendation is make one piece at a time so you get the hang of it. I was in a time crunch so I did all my pieces at once. I learned as I went so there were things I would've done differently.

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Unread 07-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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Wonderfle World

You might want to check out pricing on the full size 43 inch x 55 inch WONDERFLEX sheets via www.wonderflexworld.com And they give free sample swatches for both WONDERFLEX & FOSSHAPE.... just request via info@wonderflexworld.com



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Thanks for the reply and cheaper link super helpful! Did you use any tools to shape your armor or was it mostly trial and error with your hands?

It's just really hard to cover your entire body in cardboard just to get a estimate on amount needed. Obviously I have a rough cutout in place but nothing I could use to simulate actual armor. I'd rather use most of my time actually shaping the armor than making a cardboard replica. I'm going to get 4 sheets and if for some reason I need more I'll get more.

Thanks again
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Unread 07-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #6
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you my awant to consider PVC sheeting as well
its much cheaper and comes in a wide range of colors
it is harder to heat but will not melt in your car
i have several vids showing its uses
wonderflex i great for detail work if you get both materials

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