WWWIP 2019-2020: Kyle's Week 9 Progress

WWWIP 2019-2020: Kyle's Week 9 Progress

Hello fellow crafters and welcome to our final week of Winter Weekly! It’s been a good run, and I hope all of you have accomplished your goals. We decided to slow down our pace a bit and refine the armor pieces some more before finishing the sealing process. So let's take a closer look!

To minimize any potential sanding mistakes, I switched from the dremel to medium grit sandpaper. While not practical for bulk sanding, it allows much better finishing work because you can chip away any imperfections in your edges without accidentally burrowing too deep. I used Kwik Seal to fill in any dips or wounds in the armor, and I found that the fine-grit sandpaper works on it once it fully dries.

As I sanded the initial layer smooth, I found that some areas needed additional layers of Kwik Seal to really give a nice even finish.

After some patience and elbow grease, the foam armor pieces are much smoother and clean around the edges and seams. It should be ready for another try with our HVLP paint gun.

There’s still a bit of work to do after we’ve sealed and painted our armor, so we can’t show off the final costume just yet. But you can be certain that this project will see completion and get a proper photoshoot before too long!

Thank you all for following our work throughout this series. We wish you all the best in your own winter endeavors, and we will see you next time!

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