Shaping the armour

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    Zwilliamo's Avatar
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    Shaping the armour

    Sorry if this is a repeat, I'm new to TDH.

    I was was wondering if there was a simple method to achieve the proper curve to the armor plates? I am especially having problems with the back piece.

    I am using 1/8 inch sintra sheet.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    clonecollector's Avatar
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    Re: Shaping the armour

    There is a link here started by T_Bone9600... he wrapped his torso in duct tape to make a model. Then shaped his armor over that. Hope this helps!

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    Re: Shaping the armour

    Sintra is very tricky to work with, especially if its already been heated up and shaped, reshaping it is very hard because it has already melted and reached the melting temperature and cooled.

    The only way to get a good result is to heat it up and press it over a hard surface.

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    Re: Shaping the armour

    Use a heat gun so you can heat each section you need to shape individually. Should make it a lot easier.

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