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Need a body form but dont have the cash for one? Well this week Threadbanger Projects shows you how to make a replica of yourself using your old scraps, some packaging tape and an old christmas tree. You'll have to see it to believe it!
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Great video. May try it!
While this is a decent alternative to flexible duct tape, it makes me think of the heat generated by the body. Standing around for a couple of hours being wrapped in duct tape is tiring, hot, and stinky. (I aired out mine for a couple of weeks to air out before I sealed and stuffed it.) But it seems to me that standing around for 2-4 hours wrapped in a plastic garbage bag covered in thick paper tape would be even more uncomfortable, especially for those with back problems.
I used a left-over "presentation easle" for a stand, with the top part of the easel sticking out the neck h*** of the duct tape. The skinny legs of this style of easel fold up smaller so the mannequin isn't taking up precious floor space 24/7. When not in use I fold up the legs and keep the mannequin on top of some file cabinets. It's not the prettiest, but neither is a mannequin made from tape! The drawing of the stand mentioned in the video (http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3665/molded-papier-mch-form) looks pretty nice, and could me made to take apart for storage.
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