Making a belt
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Making a belt

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Looking to make a belt for a custom DCUC style Johnny Quick. I tried using a plastic garbage tie but it was too thick and didn't sit right. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Tried posting a pic of the figrue but the site won't allow me to do links. Still, anybody with more experience who can help me out, I'd be grateful.

Larry

Posted by packerbacker180
on Friday, January 21, 2011
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Incom -
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I mostly work in 3 3/4" scale and use Lego sails for making belts, straps and what not. Learned the trick from fellow Rebelscum member Blasterman (a.k.a. Obi-Shinobi at Hisstank).
:Y:atEL-Boa -
Sunday, July 31, 2011
another Idea which I'm currently in the process of putting together would be lanyard, with homemade pouches on it or glued on pouches, and have a magnet belt buckle on one end and a small metal wire schulpted or glued onto the tip of the other, The lanyard lasts longer than the rubber bands, especially if its not going to be glued in place the rubber band will eventually deteriorate ): its happened to me on some wips ><
Automatauntaun -
Saturday, July 16, 2011
This dose sound like a good idea. Maybe you could use foamy as a base and craft ribbon
Over top for textur?
Automatauntaun -
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Wow, that's pretty inventive.

I've found that rubber bands, while flexible/streachable are their own worst enemy. Because they can stretch, superglue can break/fragment around it.

I prefer to use strips of cape-plastic, cut into the same shape. If it's a piece that's attached to a figure, elastic bands work fine though.

-Blayne

Thanks man! I haven't check back here in a bit sorry for the delay.
Yes, as far as super glue if you apply it all over they becom very hard.
But if you look only applying it to the ends after measuring exactly how
Much you need it retains the elasticity in the right places. Mainly the very back between the
Pouches and at the front were the belts meet. But I wanted something that was easily removable.
And interchangeable. But seeing what you and Jin posted those are the next things I try! As I would like to see how they work. I have done one foamy belt as well.
Clif52 -
Friday, July 1, 2011
I've seen several posts about using foamies and coating them. What do you coat them with?
Thanks
Clif
packerbacker180 -
Friday, February 11, 2011
Word. All great ideas. You guys are a great help and inspiration to a fledgling customizer. I am humbled in your presence.
Goldenwolf -
Friday, February 11, 2011
Yo craft ribbion & krazy glue work great & it's cheap like $1.00 for a spool & it's duriable and can be easily painted just check out some of my customs on the other section of figure realm to see what I'm talking about.
But all suggestions are great this is what I have been using for a while.
Keep up the good work everyone your all awesome.
blaynescott -
Friday, February 4, 2011
That's great advice, Jin. Most Walmarts in Canada lack a fabric department for some reason. Zellers (Canadian Target) use to carry this sort of thing, but stopped in recent years.
Jin Saotome -
Friday, February 4, 2011
Head to Walmart or Jo Ann's fabrics and look for their clear couch-cover vinyl. It comes in different thicknesses and can be used for belts, capes, tunics, vests, etc. You can also find craft lace at Michaels which I use for belts and boot-knive type straps.
blaynescott -
Friday, February 4, 2011
Wow, that's pretty inventive.

I've found that rubber bands, while flexible/streachable are their own worst enemy. Because they can stretch, superglue can break/fragment around it.

I prefer to use strips of cape-plastic, cut into the same shape. If it's a piece that's attached to a figure, elastic bands work fine though.

-Blayne
jumbokaggra -
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I've made some decent floppy leather-look latex stuff before.
I made a straight solid strip with the belt detail I need. When it's hard, I put it face up in a small box and pour in whatever I'm using to mold it (one part mold is ok cause its gonna be flat inside anyway), when the mold is ready, I take out the original and pour in liquid latex and leave it under a hot bulb for a long time. When it's done I pull it out, wrap it round the waist, cut off the excess length, and stick the ends together.
PVA glue mixed with your acrylic paint will stop it flaking too.
Hope that helps.
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
rubber bands work awesome. made this for my punisher. not done yet but, it's awesome.


packerbacker180 -
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Rubberband worked supremely. Easiest, cheapest, and best looking solution for the figure. Thanks again, guys.
packerbacker180 -
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The rubberband is an intriguing idea, especially as an ex-mailman I have a trunk full of old rubberbands. Gonna go to the craft store and look for possibilities also. Thanks for the ideas.
Darththomas -
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I usually use foamy for belts nowadays but I have been known to use old t-shirts, leather and of course sculpt. You gotta have a few more posts before you can post links, it's to stop spammers and such.
pock63 -
Friday, January 21, 2011
Rubber bands work pretty well.
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