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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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Which is stiffer, wonderflex or worbla?

I need to build four tall fins for a headdress I'm working on, and I'm wondering if Wonderflex or Worbla are the way to go. Which of the two is stiffer?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Wonderflex because it has a fabric matrix backing. But either if you layer will get stiffer. Worbla is much better at compounded curves.
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So for something stiff and angular (like many Skyscraper crowns), Wonderflex would be good, and for armor that needs lots of curved parts, worbla? I am thinking of ordering some of each from a cosplay website, and trying them both out.
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Is it going to be curved at all, or just straight? I have yet to touch Worbla so I can't speak to that, but there's a lot I won't do with Wonderflex (and honestly I'm really not enjoying the newer configuration of it). If it needs to stay flat or straight, I use sintra or styrene instead.

If you're shaping it at all, Wonderflex does hold its shape fine after heating, but it usually comes out fairly uneven thanks to being so thin and easily-heated. I always end up with fingerprint-pits marring my would-be smooth shapes, which is why I only use Wonderflex if it's going to be covered in something, like fabric, that will hide its flaws.
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