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Wing_Goddess
06-07-2010, 08:54 PM
I just came back from an out of town 3-day convention. I took these pictures AFTER the con so trust me it didn't look this bad at the beginning of the convention. It just got very beaten up during/towards the end :P

It's mainly made from wood & cardboard. What I'm just having trouble (or my mind isn't feeling creative enough) is what to use for the pieces the arrows are pointing at in the pictures. I made this chainsaw last minute (3 days) and the day of the con I quickly made those silver pieces out of craft foam/card stock paper. As you can see... it may have lasted for the convention but it's already falling apart.

http://tinypic.com/r/jjbalt/6

http://tinypic.com/r/k0m5o5/6

http://tinypic.com/r/314w7kk/6

So my questions are...
1.)What else can I use for those parts?
2.) the blade 'chain/ teeth' are also made from craft foam. Someone suggested to use glue to harden it and well.. didn't work too well. What else could I use that works well with hardening craft foam?

Sorry for the long post x3

Mirkitsune
06-07-2010, 11:43 PM
First off, I hope that you're going to MTAC again next year. That would be lovely.

Second, to harden craft foam, I use a special resin--I don't remember what the brand name is, but you can buy resin at most craft stores.

I would use the craft foam to sculpt the handle parts as well, and also coat it with the resin. Make sure that they're very firmly attached to the main body of your chainsaw, though, and I'd also make them a bit bigger and sturdier, so that the weight of the chainsaw won't tear it up.

bustercleveland
06-08-2010, 06:59 AM
I agree w/ M- resin would work well. Might also sandwich a stiff piece of closed cell cardboard between two layers of craft foam and paint the seam. Looks great, though! Good work.

Wing_Goddess
06-08-2010, 10:25 AM
@Mirkitsune
Sadly I think it's a different MTAC than what you're talking about. The MTAC I go to is a 2-day convention in Toronto, Canada. I believe there is another MTAC in the states too? But thank you though :) <3

I never worked with resin before, but I will look for it after I find a craft shop. I'll try craft foam again after i locate some resin. I DID have trouble having it stay connected to the chainsaw. I used hot glue but I guess the paint I used didn't make it stick too well. I ended up using a hot-glued chopstick I found in my hotel room to secure both pieces. Fail lol :P

@Bustercleveland
The cardboard idea is great! I just glued the tiny edges of the paper and well... fail because of the lack of surface.

Thank you! I never want to work with wood EVER AGAIN! Maybe because I was doing everything in a rush, but I'm thankful to have all of my fingers still.