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Started by elkad, Jul 13, 2017, 05:00 pm

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Aug 08, 2017, 04:28 pm #15 Last Edit: Aug 08, 2017, 04:30 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: elkad on Aug 08, 2017, 01:18 pm
I must of missed the selection box in buying the suit. I bought a small size suit.

I can ether send this suit back & select a larger one, or I can get my money back & go with my second option of buying a painters suit & color it silver.

(Coloring the painters suit, will spray paint work OK or do I specifically have to use a fabric paint? I don't care for flaking paint off the suit.)

Elkad, personally, I would try to exchange the suit for the proper size. If you went with "Plan B", fabric paint would not flake off like spray paint would - with spray paint not being flexible, and fabric paint being made for flexibility - but the fabric paint would flake in spots of heavy flexing, like the joints. It could also develop cracks in it, like you see on some of those T-shirts with designs painted on them.

"Plan B" would work, but not as well as exchanging the silver suit for one in the correct size. Also, when you combine the cost of the painters' suit and all of the fabric paint you'd need to cover the entire suit, it would probably be more than the cost of the silver suit you have. (Most places have easy exchanges, so I would try that route first.)

"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"


Quote from: elkad on Aug 08, 2017, 01:41 pm
Revenge Cyber Suit (49).JPG

This is the look of a man who has lost a bet.

Love what you did to simulate Transistors / Resisters / etc. Way cool.  ;)
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.


My luck sucks, the largest size thy have is XXL & it wont fit. I can't send this one back because it ripped along the zipper line. The best I can do now is get some extra silver stretchy fabric & try to modify the size to fit, or cut it around the middle & sew on a stretchy belt to hide the cut & add more fabric. I found a video on how to make a spandex bodysuit. Hopefully it will help me out with my problems.



Sep 20, 2017, 04:23 am #18 Last Edit: Sep 20, 2017, 04:23 am by galacticprobe
Wow. Bad luck with your suit, elkad. :( That video looks interesting, though! I didn't watch the whole thing - only about 10 minutes of it, but it looks like it could be of help to lots of people. (I know my son and The Evil One will get some use out of it; they've made body suits - rough around the edges - but they got the character across.) I've Bookmarked that video link for future reference. I can't wait to see how well your suit turns out.

As for your damaged suit, keep it around. You may find it useful for something you lease expect it to be useful for.

P. S. I also see in this video that guy swings both ways: DC and Marvel. You don't find many like him; it's usually one or the other. :)
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"