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Worbla

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Moldable Thermoplastic Sheet
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Worbla Finest Art - the thermoplastic modelling material! Use hot air, water or steam (min.90 degrees C) to shape the plastic however you want. The material is heat-formable and solvent-free. 

Scraps can be conditioned and 100% re-blended, so there is almost no waste. These leftovers can be molded just like putty. It hardens very fast, is sandable and because of the extra glue on the shiny side, it is very easy to attach several layers. Therefore you can decide to work with more layers right from the beginning, or line thin parts later. Additional components can be attached very easily with no extra glue needed. 

Almost everything is possible with this versatile material for creative people! Detailed surfaces and masks, armor and ornaments, replicas of blades or gems plus even costume jewellery, figurines and all kinds of decorations. You can varnish Worbla's Finest Art with all kinds of effect spray-paints and acrylics. A plastic primer or other base coat is often useful to achieve a perfectly smooth finish. 

What is Worbla?

Worbla’s Finest Art (called Worbla for short) has been taking the costume and crafting world by storm. From Grant Imahara of Mythbusters to the floor of San Diego Comic Con, Worbla is being used to make almost everything you can imagine.

Why? Worbla is different from other thermoplastics. It’s thinner than Wonderflex and handles curves better than Sintra, and it’s non-toxic and doesn’t need special tools. You use hot air, water or steam to shape the plastic however you want. There’s no waste because your scraps can be conditioned and 100% re-blended. These leftovers can be molded to act just like putty, and many artists use Worbla like a form of clay. 

Worbla is hard when cool and can be sanded without damage. One side of Worbla is the ‘glue’ side that means when heated, it can be attached to other layers of Worbla or other surfaces without needing additional glue. You can choose to work with multiple layers of Worbla right from the start of a project, or line thin parts later as you decide your needs.

Almost everything is possible with Worbla! Check out our galleries for examples of detailed surfaces and masks, armor and ornaments, replicas of blades or gems, as well as costume jewellery, figurines and all kinds of decorations.

 

3 Sizes available: 19" x 29", 29" x 39", and 39" x 59"

Material is .040" Thick

Introduction to Worbla - Video is in German. Please be sure to turn the subtitles on to follow along in English!

 

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