What should I use as a cloak for this guy?
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What should I use as a cloak for this guy?

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The custom will be 5-6" . I do not want to use cloth for the cloak. It can be flexible or solid. Any ideas?



Posted by atgscl
on Saturday, December 19, 2009
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atgscl -
Monday, January 4, 2010
I was only asking cause I am trying to cast stuff rather then buying more figure just to rip them apart for a head and set of hands, then the rest of it just sits in a box. Or you go after a lot of the MOTU stuff on Ebay, it doesn't come with the armor(I think I have 6 Skeletors with no armor right now). I cast a 200X Beastman fur/armor, had to do it flat to mold it, and I thought I would be able to bend the resin after I demolded it(it usually really soft) but didn't work(too thick I guess). Hoping to find a "rubbery" stuff to make it with, keep the detail but I can bend it.
Sorry for hijacking the thread for my own question.

You didn't hijack the thread

This is very helpful to me! I plan to try this stuff too.
pock63 -
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I ushaly have a bowl of ice lying around when I make capes to cool it quickly.
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 24, 2009
That should definitely work for ya. I hear ya though, I started casting my heads and bodies recently too.
bobtheodd -
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Have you used this stuff before? Easy to work with? Flexible as hair and other "rubber" parts of figures these days?


Yep I've used it. Its a 1-1 ratio mix, so it's easy to use. If you've ever used any of the Smooth On products, or Alumilite then this should be no problem to use. It's a lot like Phoenix's hair IMO, closer to the hair on the old ML's.
I was only asking cause I am trying to cast stuff rather then buying more figure just to rip them apart for a head and set of hands, then the rest of it just sits in a box. Or you go after a lot of the MOTU stuff on Ebay, it doesn't come with the armor(I think I have 6 Skeletors with no armor right now). I cast a 200X Beastman fur/armor, had to do it flat to mold it, and I thought I would be able to bend the resin after I demolded it(it usually really soft) but didn't work(too thick I guess). Hoping to find a "rubbery" stuff to make it with, keep the detail but I can bend it.
Sorry for hijacking the thread for my own question.
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Have you used this stuff before? Easy to work with? Flexible as hair and other "rubber" parts of figures these days?


Yep I've used it. Its a 1-1 ratio mix, so it's easy to use. If you've ever used any of the Smooth On products, or Alumilite then this should be no problem to use. It's a lot like Phoenix's hair IMO, closer to the hair on the old ML's.
bobtheodd -
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Have you used this stuff before? Easy to work with? Flexible as hair and other "rubber" parts of figures these days?
Whiskeytango -
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
to expediate the process of getting the shape you want, you can heat it up, shape it, and then either dip it in water or put it on a faucet. It saves a lot of time.
pock63 -
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
You can also make capes from cleare table cloth rubber that you can buy at most craft stores. You can ad wrinkles and get it to stay in any position by heating it up with a hair-dryer and holding it in the position you want it to stay in while it cools.
Green Skin -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Smooth On sells a casting material called Smooth Cast 45D. This is a semi rigid that is similar to the material used for capes and hair. Its pretty flexible but holds its shape.

Always glad to help.
atgscl -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
thanks for all the suggestions green skin!

I think that the ligid rubber idea will work the best.

I wonder if I can buy resin that is flexible? hmmm...
Green Skin -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I agree. As far as making seems less visible there are a few tricks.
1-hide the seems within the folds of the cape.
2-Glue the seems together and use a little aves to smooth them. (you can sculpt on it, but it won't be flexible so keep that in mind)
3-use liquid rubber to fill the seems, like the stuff used in the dipable plastic that they sell at the hardwar store.
4- glue the seems together, sand it as fine as you can and then paint it with a few drops of liquid latex mixed with your paint,


OR you can just get a can of dipable plastic and poor it out onto something smooth. When it dries your left with a shhet of rubber that you can make a cape from. essentially the same thing as making one from foam but it looks more better IMO

hope that helps
cheers
atgscl -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
ehhh...foam shhets never look good as capes IMO. They just can't get wavy and flow the same way a cape should
Darththomas -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I'd agree with Bobtheodd on the foam sheets, cheaper and easier in my opinion.
bobtheodd -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Craft foam sheet? You can cut it to any shape, glue it, paint it. You can get a pack of 16 5.5" X 8.5" sheets for a $1 at the Dollar Tree store...or a hobby lobby.
Just an Idea.
atgscl -
Saturday, December 19, 2009
when I modify it, how would I make the seams less visible? I can't sculpt on it right?
Green Skin -
Saturday, December 19, 2009
A modified Dr Strange cloak could work.
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