1. Dread Pirate's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    Jun 21, 2007, 9:09 PM - wonderflex? #1

    has anyone used this?

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  3. superjedi's Avatar
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    Jun 21, 2007, 9:31 PM - Re: wonderflex? #2

    Hmm. . . never heard of it. Sounds like a pretty versatile material.
    Are you going to try some out?
  4. bigkidbiggertoys's Avatar
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    Jun 21, 2007, 10:47 PM - Re: wonderflex? #3

    I had surgery on my left hand to reattach the tendons in my thumb (don't ask) & the support cast that I had to wear afterwards was made from Wonderflex. It held up really well & I didn't notice any softening of the cast in the summer weather. If I could find a local supplier I would use this instead of Sintra.
  5. dung0beetle's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2007, 3:33 AM - Re: wonderflex? #4

    wonderflex is what some of the Japanese gundam cosplayers use to make their robot costumes. It seems to be able to take a lot of abuse, but they also use thick craft foam, which is very fragile when heat formed and doesn't retain its shape. It is easy to work with, but I wouldn't use it for everything. I have only used it for small things. Here's an example of craft foam and wonderflex.

    As I understand it, the helmets are a combination of the two.

    The guy in the middle was photoshopped in there...I couldn't resist.
  6. Dread Pirate's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2007, 7:24 PM - Re: wonderflex? #5

    I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it, and I think it will be.
    If I do use it, I'll post about it.
  7. mandalore697's Avatar
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    Jun 23, 2007, 5:28 AM - Re: wonderflex? #6

    A couple of my Uni friends used this when they were studying. It's used quiet extensively in the UK nursing industry. As BKBT says it can be used to make lightweight and cheap supports etc.

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