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Accidentally
02-09-2011, 01:06 PM
I'm going to make a completely realistic (if possible) watch.
http://blog.funimation.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/FMAdontforget.png
http://www.operationanime.com/dvds/screenshots/FMA_v2_02.jpg
and i was wondering if anybody would have any advice on how to make it. Is there somewhere I could buy a cheap silver watch to fix up?
If not, just ideas about what to make it out of- besides metal, that's my last resort (i'm happy that it's possible :toothy:)
As well as his automail-
http://media.photobucket.com/image/automail/Littleslugger666/automail.jpg
http://kairis.interfree.it/auto-mail.gif
which im considering some sort of molding material for like model magic

Aearon
02-09-2011, 03:21 PM
As far as the watch goes, eBay has a TON of options for blank / slightly designed stainless steel and silver pocket watches starting around $10 or so for Buy it Now options.

But, I'd recommend getting one 'from' FMA. It's cheaper and ya don't have to modify it. >.>

FMA Pocket Watch (http://cgi.ebay.com/FullMetal-Alchemist-Pocket-Watch-Deal-/180620461309?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0dd184fd)

FMA Watch #2 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Fullmetal-Alchemist-Edward-Elric-5cm-pocket-watch-gift-/120681770820?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1931af44)

FMA Watch #3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Full-Metal-Alchemist-POCKET-WATCH-Necklace-SET-/270685439783?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f061c0727)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ELEGANT-SILVER-QUARTZ-POCKET-WATCH-4-/140509927552?pt=UK_Jewellery_Watches_Pocket_Watche s_Accessories_ET&hash=item20b70b5880
http://cgi.ebay.com/27mm-ELEGANT-PLAIN-SILVER-POLISHED-FINSH-POCKET-WATCH-/190499881607?pt=UK_Jewellery_Watches_Pocket_Watche s_Accessories_ET&hash=item2c5aad8287
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mens-Ladies-Silver-Pocket-Watch-Stainless-Steel-Chain-/270691351217?pt=AU_Watches&hash=item3f06763ab1
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MEN-SILVER-CASE-STAINLESS-STEEL-VINTAGE-POCKETWATCH-/180615617579?pt=Pocket_Watches&hash=item2a0d879c2b
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Silver-Quartz-Mens-Pocket-Watch-Chain-Gift-Free-P-P-/250767443840?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3a62e78780


I'd say wonderflex or a papier-mâché / wonderflex combo for the auto-mail. I believe there are a few tutorials / guides floating around the forums for them. Try searching for it.

Aluminum Auto Mail Tutorial (http://www.talesofauli.com/automail.html)
Cardboard Auto Mail Tutorial (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1472816&highlight=Auto+mail#post1472816)
Tutorial List #3 with Wonderflex and other Armor Tutorials (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=200529)

verdatum
02-09-2011, 03:27 PM
Buying prefab FMA watch is probably gonna be the prettiest, easiest and often cheapest ways to go. It may help you to see some of the previous threads on this topic, e.g. http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=27877 even though most are a bit old,

Accidentally
02-09-2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks! That's really helpful!

Aearon
02-09-2011, 04:15 PM
No problem. =) I'm happy to help.

Accidentally
02-11-2011, 02:06 PM
AH! I really don't want to do automail out of cardboard! I can't afford anything like metal. is there anything i could sculpt it out of?

verdatum
02-11-2011, 03:14 PM
You probably wanna search the board a bit more on this, as it's a common question.

off the top of my head: wonderflex, foam-core, craft foam, fiberglass, reinforced paper mache, vacuformed thermoplastic, polyurethane resin. All have different positives and negatives.