Drawn out...

Drawn out... - Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories - Vexen
I unfortunately didn't take a usable photo of the cut-out portion I'm showing here, but this is the shield drawn out from the pattern and ready to be cut out.

Comments: 7

Rainstar148 posted on 07-08-2009 at 11:01 PM:

Ahh, ok. Yeah, now that I think about it, 2 inches wouldn't really allow you for much 3d-ing. :/ I've always wanted to try using foam, to see if I could make another (cheaper -_-) keyblade with it, but I've never gotten around to actually going out and buying some foam (plus, I don't even know if we have the proper tools and stuff here to carve it and stuff D You say that you're not good at carving, but you clearly are The shield looks fantastic!

SoundShinobiYuki replied on 07-08-2009 at 11:10 PM:

I wish. My Mom did most of the cutting, I just sanded *innocentgrin*. And you don't need much for carving something like a keyblade, at least a less elaborate one; an exacto knife, a couple grades of sandpaper, and a sharp pencil for the basics. I wouldn't say the stuff is all too cheap though, but compared to wood, for the amount you get per sheet, I guess it would pay off. I think my sheet (2 inches thick, and I cut it in half to get the four I needed) cost a little over 20 bucks. You could definitely make a keyblade and a few with that much, because one sheet was somewhere between eight to ten feet long and two and a half feet wide.

Rainstar148 posted on 07-08-2009 at 10:18 PM:

Whoa, that's awesome. How thick is the foam? :O And why would it be a bad idea to use it? (sorry, noobness kicking in lol)

SoundShinobiYuki replied on 07-08-2009 at 10:27 PM:

The foam's two sheets of the 2-inch thick variety...so I had at least four inches of it to work with so I could get a good 3D shield. And using it's not a bad idea at all; it's the construction standard for a lot of props. The only thing I made a bad idea in using was the stuff that was supposed to strengthen it up (after shaping it, before painting it) so it didn't score and ding and scratch, because it didn't work like I'd hoped. Actually, there's a whole tutorial on how to use the stuff on the Props&Accesories forum. It can answer a lotta questions.

SoundShinobiYuki replied on 07-08-2009 at 10:30 PM:

and lol, I just now realized what you meant by a bad idea to work with. Some people don't like working with foam, because they're bad with or afraid of using power tools/saws or horrible at carving, and the like. I'm not much good at carving either, but I took it really slow and careful.

sub0scientist posted on 04-06-2009 at 07:34 PM:

Man, good luck with the foam. O_O I was originally considering using the dread pink stuff, until I realised that it would be (for me) a REALLY BAD IDEA.

Can't wait to see what you get done this weekend! X3

SoundShinobiYuki replied on 04-06-2009 at 08:27 PM:

Thanks! I wouldn't have picked foam either, but my Mom's a contractor so she's a major help with my n00bness on sharp things and large props. I just hope the weather'll be good; we've been having a spell of nasty weather (no snow any more, but raining like crazy) and I don't wanna have to work on this in mom's creepy cellar, lol.

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