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Offline Poke

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« on: December 16, 2009, 01:39:00 AM »
Well, I'm making pauldrons for my guardsman costume and I thought I'd keep a step-by-step record for posterity's sake.  Considering we're a 40k costuming forum, I thought this was the right place to do it.  WIP photos will be posted as they come up.

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Mold
Paper Mache
Paint
Elastics

So, today I got my clay mold done in my school's art room and it should be fired within a week or two, so real work starts then.  Until I get going, let's have a general armor-making thread!

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 01:43:00 AM »
Ooh, good luck with this! I look forward to seeing the process here. When you ger around to painting it, I recommend the hammered plastic spray paints for texture- they look much more real than flat colors or metallics.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 09:52:00 PM »
Do they come in olive drab?  That would make me happy.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 10:04:00 PM »
They might. I know they come in gunmetal grey, but a layer of the hammered paint and then a light dusting of a matte olive drab would probably preserve the texture, give the right color, and look a little beaten up.

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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 05:13:00 PM »
I'll consider that...
I also know how to use putty for pitting after I have a paper mache base and before painting.  I may make a couple and play around with them to see what I like.  I also plan on going full out with scars.  Stage make-up is FUN! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 08:18:00 AM »
Wonderflex is good for armour, you put a layer of it around a mold just as you would with paper mache, but it's sheets of plastic which you heat until they become pliable, lay them on the mold, and they cool and harden, leaving you with plastic armour. (:

That was a very cut-down version of how it works, I suggest you look it up though...

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 03:48:00 PM »
Except for my glorious lack of any real molding tools, I'd have done this in a heart beat.  My dad says flame is not something I should be laying with.  I'm not even supposed to use the stove by myself, that's how bad I am with fire.

I don't mean to light my food on fire...TT_TT

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 07:15:00 AM »
Quote from: Poke date=1261169280
Except for my glorious lack of any real molding tools, I'd have done this in a heart beat.  My dad says flame is not something I should be laying with.  I'm not even supposed to use the stove by myself, that's how bad I am with fire.

I don't mean to light my food on fire...TT_TT
It's ok, I have let the tea kettle boil dry... twice. So I have, in fact, burned water.

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 05:12:00 PM »
Well I'd heat it but boiling water in a pan, and holding it over the water, as opposed to holding it directly over the flame.

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