Almost ready for painting- I just need to fix the upper left spike up more due to going too nuts with it when sanding. And now, I'll say what I used for filling in the dings and and reshaping the spike. Instead of your typical bondo or fiberglass or paper mache.I used....
drywall/paint spackle! X3 ...it smells gross, but it works amazingly well and sands real easy. A few more coats for toughening the shield up and a touch more on the spike needing fixing (then sanding, a grand total of ten minutes with this stuff), and it's ready for priming and painting.
-----I found out after that the stuff really doesn't toughen up the shield. It basically just made for a very smooth prop that I could still score with a hard tap of my finger. Bondo next time. Oi.
princemercury1 posted on 09-19-2009 at 08:19 PM:
I'm inspire to try this out. ^_^
SoundShinobiYuki posted on 05-07-2009 at 03:15 PM:
Just drywalling/painting spackle- the body's made out of pink insulaton foam, and painted with some basic primer before putting the spackle on. I'd never use actual drywall in a prop, it'd be way too heavy and hard to work with. My mom's a painter/contractor, so she brought the spackle out for me to use when I said I needed to smooth the body out.
NekoMimiChan posted on 05-07-2009 at 03:12 PM:
drywall and spackle? awesome! looks great, I need to try some of that stuff!
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