taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

Collect. Kitbash. Customize. Community. Showcasing the Best of Sixth Scale Modeling.

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    644

    taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    I know Hot Toys did this with at least one Stormtrooper body to keep pads in place- I need to tape some sleeve segments to a forearm to keep them in place underneath a jacket when the arm is bent. Regular packing tape is probably not going to hold well enough. I need something with a strong adhesive, but also thin. Any suggestions? I'd rather not glue these down.

  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    58

    Re: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    I bought 'glue dots' for scrap booking and I'm going to try those. They come in permanent, re-applyable, and super strength. They are a clear rubber type glue and acid free

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    2,023

    Re: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    I've used masking tape in the past with success. Sometimes I pad parts of my bodies with excess cloth or pieces cut from knit gloves (fingers, etc.) and I just tape it in place with masking tape and haven't had any problems with it coming loose.
    Sgt. Markoff: "Keep shooting, you scum! You'll get a chance yet to die with your boots on!"

  5. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Victorville, CA. Yeh, the middle of no where.
    Posts
    11,245

    Re: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    I use simple double siding tape. Looks like a Roll of Clear tape. But are coated with the glue on both sides. Good stuff to work with.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    2,023

    Re: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    I've also used Dritz Res-Q temporary hem tape. You can find it at Walmart in the sewing section. It's a double sided tape meant for fabric. I sometimes remove the over sized snaps from the front of a shirt so that it will lay better and I use the tape to keep the shirt closed. I've also used it to add pockets and patches to uniforms. It's a bit fiddly to work with but it works very well once you get it into place.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dritz-Res-Q-Tape/24592222
    Sgt. Markoff: "Keep shooting, you scum! You'll get a chance yet to die with your boots on!"

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    918

    Re: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    I've used medical micropore tape to hold the cuffs of trousers down while boots are put on - it's kind of like extra thin, extra soft masking tape!

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,804

    Re: taping clothes to limbs, what tape?

    electrical tape...it's just what i usually have on hand...

Similar Threads

  1. Civilians | general info on clothes for female figures...
    By CobraTrooper11 in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-10-2016, 01:24
  2. Washing clothes of Did figures?
    By Vive l´Empereur in forum Custom Tips & Techniques
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 08:41
  3. Curious about Soldier Story Baggy Clothes
    By izt_is in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-31-2012, 14:43
  4. Simple fix for loose Dragon ankle joints using teflon tape
    By Scimitar in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-01-2011, 01:18
  5. need help picking out clothes for a dollfie figure
    By old_gregg in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-11-2010, 23:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
taping clothes to limbs, what tape?
[X]