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Thibra!!! I got my new thermoplastic, Thibra, from ard
and I have to say I love this stuff SO much. It does everything I wanted to do with Worbla, but much easier, and with a smoother result. I will still use Worbla at times, but this is definitely going to be my new standby!
This was a test I did using a small sample armor piece, I wanted to test it on something really curvy since that's where Worbla always gave me the most trouble!
~I cut a big enough piece to cover the foam and wrap around the edges, and warmed it (not too hot!) with the heat gun. This stuff is a little sticky when heated a lot, so I recommend just warming it.
~I laid it right over the foam, and it instantly began hugging the curves all by itself. I had to gently work out one or two folds in it, but it didn't fight me at all!
~I trimmed around the edge all of the access, heated the edges from the under side, and wrapped them around the armor.
After warming the top just a little again so it was a little more malleable, I used my fingers & the tips of scissors (clay tools also help a ton) to work it around each foam shape and into all of the edges.
~Let cool! It's super light weight! It has a little more flex to it than Worbla which you may or may not want depending on the project, but I love this.
I'm honestly not sure if I even had it right-side up. I am going to experiment, the side I used was a little tacky, I'll try it both ways. Either way, It worked out REALLY well.