Hi, folks! I bought my GF mostly as a tool to aid in my cosplay commission workflow (I despise trying to cut circles in EVA just that much). I craft most of my armor using EVA or thermoplastics and was amazed at some of the small engraving work I saw folks at my local makerspace accomplish with the GF. I had a few client’s at this year’s DragonCon including a very happy client who rocked M’Baku from BP! I used a combination of craft foam, Amazon EVA tiles and some 3d printed pieces (the pylons). Word to the wise, the Harbor Freight tiles now sometimes say they are neoprene. Since, I don’t trust their quality control (I’m seeing a lot of thickness variance and pockmarks, too) I’m sticking with Amazon, foamies and TNT Cosplay for foam.
I patterned both the cuts and engraving in Illustrator then hot-knifed the edge detail and shaped all pieces with a heat gun. The rest is a combination of fabric, raffia table cloths and a lot of vinyl.