I seem to be a bit of a pickle. I've made a giant (wearable) armour suit, however it is currently made from a thick paper (Hurray PepaKura) that will simply not endure the wear and tear of taking it somewhere, nor what the weather may bring.
I'm looking for something of a spray-able plastic or rubber that will leave a sturdy and hard layer on the outside of my armour, while at the same time hopefully waterproofing it. In the worst possible case, i'll settle for Poly-urethane foam on the in/outside, but i'm actively trying to avoid the cruel fate of having to sand down my armour for weeks after having applied the foam. I have used Acrylic Gesso in many many layers in the past to make masks sturdy, but i believe it would require too much of it to finish and would make it far too heavy in the end.
I think that fibreglass in a resin may be an option, since i have some on the shelve, but it would leave me with a very rough surface, not to mention it's quite tricky to work with. Unless someone can name a spray-on fibreglass.
If you have any suggestions for what i could use, i would love to hear about it.
- Sprayed or brushed in a thick layer, lets say 5 mm to a cm.
- It has to make it more durable or hard. Enough to last through 3 days of hug tackles, shoulder pats and whatever the weather may bring. Flexible thick rubber as an outer layer seems ok too.