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12-30-2010, 10:01 AM
Hey, I'm trying to make a Tyrannical Beheader for my boyfriend for his 21st birthday. I've been looking everywhere for tutorials but can't seem to find much that will help. So far the only ones I've found that might work are wire mesh, expanding foam and then paper mache, or to make it from cardboard. Or, of course, carve it from wood.

If anyone has any better ideas that would be much appreciated!

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Thanks in advance for any replies :)

01-01-2011, 10:11 PM
I'd say expanding foam would be perfect for that. Check out Kamui's expanding foam tutorial on youtube.


It looks fairly flat/thin to me, so perhaps a cardboard base, expanding foam on that, and then paper mache? I've also used paperclay to cover over expanding foam.

01-01-2011, 10:26 PM
Since the blade has such a large flat area, it might be easier to stick two (or one might be enough) sheets of pink insulation foam together and carve down from that, then finish it the same way you would expanding foam.

01-05-2011, 02:52 AM
Any of those methods would work, it just comes down to your personal preference. As those two mentioned, carving from foam is probably the best way to do it. But if you are uncomfortable with carving or aren't good at it then you could always go with making a wire mesh or cardboard frame instead (but it might be harder to get some of those cool, intricate, shapes).
Whatever frame you make, you're going to be going over it after that with paper mache or paperclay, just something like that to give it some more strength.