Hi all, I have decided to try and make my armour. I used WOF templates and may I say they are super good. I was planning to make some armour using sintra or in the UK its called foamex (So heatshock told me :-p )
I was looking all day and I cant find any one over here that sells it. The only bits I seen had signs on them. I remember then that I have some heating oil plastic drums in the shed. So I cleaned them off and started cutting templates of the armour out.
I made sure that the templates fitted my frame and stuck them on my T-Shirt lol.
My first attempt at cutting the parts out was dreadful. I cut them straight out from the drum with a kitchen knife. Then I tried to clean the edges up with sand paper but it was hopeless.
The second attempt turned out better as I tried it a different way. I cut the ends off the drum and ended up with a ring of plastic and then cut it in the middle. I ended up with a flat sheet. From there I traced out the templates again and use a big pear of scissors to cut the plastic. The drum was only 2mm thick so it cut easy.
I will not use this as my finial armour but it gives me a heads up for when I get the sintra/foamex and try for a better set.
Any one from the UK know a good site for buying foamex? PM me pls