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Back plate
« on: Jul 31, 2017, 11:25 PM »
Hey all, I'm currently struggling to mold my back plate. I have finished molding everything else but this seems to be the trickiest. I've chosen to have a single piece but it won't mold they way I'd like. Would multiple pieces be better/easier? or does anyone have some tips?
Cheers!

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Re: Back plate
« Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 2017, 11:02 AM »
Back plate is always a major pain and is nearly impossible to do alone.  Come out to an armor party, bring some sintra and a heavy shirt like a sweatshirt to help insulate you from the hot melty plastic a bit, and we can get you sorted out quick.

 Otherwise my best advice is to heat small areas and work one small area.   Get the whole thing a little closer, then go back and start over, get the whole thing a little closer, then go back, etc.  It's very slow work when you do it alone

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Re: Back plate
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2017, 01:07 AM »
What Zoph said. It seems to be a team effort to get a back plate molded somewhat easily ;)

Hopefully you'll be able to make it to Vancouver for an ap sometime soon!

Also, welcome!

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Re: Back plate
« Reply #3 on: Aug 02, 2017, 12:49 PM »
Ya I'm learning the hard way that doing it solo is pretty hard. I cut out a bit behind the shoulders and it seemed to be a lot easier to mold in stages without creasing everywhere. (I'd post photos but my computer is being real weird lately)

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Re: Back plate
« Reply #4 on: Aug 02, 2017, 09:56 PM »
One of the Ruu's I chat with is putting together a tutorial on it, I'll maybe give him a poke to see if he can get it sooner rather than later :P   

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