Cylon armor in EVA foam

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Kilted Rennie, Jun 29, 2014.

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    Kilted Rennie New Member

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    I'm thinking about trying something like this message playback kit, USB5M 300 second (5 minutes) USB recording module, to give myself a voice.

    I could put the buttons into the laser rifle. Or maybe in the glove finger tips so I could trigger them by pressing each finger tip with my thumb or against the rifle.

    I wouldn't be very talkative with just four phrases, but it should sound pretty good with a simple amplifier.

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    Kilted Rennie New Member

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    I started looking for a source of two part polyurethane resin to coat the foam. Not cheap, but I think it will be worth it. You can sand and paint it. It gives the foam a more rigid surface. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to harden so it has time to flow a bit and smooth out the brush strokes. A couple of coats should help hide the seams.

    At least I won't have to pay shipping. I found a local provider that just happens to be near the eva foam supplier :D. Smooth Cast 65D is the same stuff used by xrobots.co.uk to coat his eva foam Iron Man armor.

    I think it will give the foam a hardened and smooth surface for painting.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you for the video.
    What a GREAT way to make armor!
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    Kilted Rennie New Member

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    I went to Maker Fare Detroit and Smooth On had a booth. The rep told me they have a product just like this that will go directly on eva foam. He said it has almost exactly the same profile as the 65D I was looking at. It's a bit more expensive but I think would be better in the long run. EPSILONĀ® EPS Foam Coating Epoxy
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    Sorry, nothing new to post. It's renaissance faire season so I'm busy faire-ing.