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Unread 01-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Marik Ishtar - Arm and Neck Cuffs

Hey all,

I'm working on a Marik Ishtar cosplay. I've decided to 3D print the earrings and Millennium Rod, but the arm and neck cuffs (seen above) are just too simple in design to justify the expense that comes with 3D printing. I was wondering how you would suggest making them?

Adding further difficulty to the task is the fact that I have very little (read: none whatsoever) skill with my hands, hence why I turned to 3D printing in the first place. I'd prefer to make them out of a rigid material, such as plastic or foam, rather than fabric (fabric is always really obvious, and I want it to look as authentic as possible).

Can anyone give me pointers/direction? Does anyone know where they can be purchased for a price that isn't too unreasonable? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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I detail a lot of my plastic work on my blog. Personally I buy all of my plastic from www.sdplastics.com, but their website is cumbersome to navigate (I just go to their showroom here in San Diego). With some googling I'm sure you can find some local to you.

Plastic forming is super simple, just cut it out with a knife or saw of your choice then heat it to shape with a heat gun ($8 at Harbor Freight). I detail a lot of this stuff on my blog. Good luck to you!


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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:44 AM   #3
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you can buy thermo formable plastic in hobby stores (sure the ppl will help)
youll pay a bit more
but its not like you need a 8'x4 sheet
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:03 AM   #4
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Hmmm.... all right, thanks for the assistance. I'll do my best!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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Sorry to butt into the thread but StabbityBlkMage, do you have any armor tutorials? Specifically plastic forming ones?
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