Dremeled details

Dremeled details - Mass Effect - Liara T'Soni
I...I don't know. I think I did okay, but they could be better. *frowns* I'll see what I can salvage. If anyone has any tips for smoothing/straightening some of them out, be my guest.

Also just realize Liara's ab piece doesn't have a line all the way down - it stops at the little cross point (which I haven't dremeled in yet). Baaaallllllls.

Comments: 4


Total Legend posted on 05-21-2012 at 05:09 PM:

It may be possible to use epoxy to fill in some of the bad lines and re-sand it down smoother and then dremel it (to eliminate some of the little bits that like to hang out). I've done that before but again I am using styrene. I am not sure how foam would work with that technique.

One of the main reasons why I stopped using foam was how the edges turned out. I found that electrical tape helped me a bit with this as well (plus it takes well to painting), but I never put the effort to salvage the foam version of my N7 armor with this, so I couldn't say if it would work all the way, but it wouldn't hurt to give it a try on a test piece to see if the results are good for you.

 
Mekarah replied on 05-21-2012 at 05:33 PM:

Thank you, I was thinking that myself. I'll do some testing It has to be shellac'd and painted anyway so lots of stuff can hopefully be hidden away (like all of the burns - whoops)

For the edges I've actually had decent success with sanding + heatgun blast. The heatgun melts down all of the little fuzzies. Maybe I should try that with these dremel lines...

Total Legend posted on 05-21-2012 at 02:17 PM:

I'm making my N7 armor out of styrene, as such I cut up all pieces as individual pieces, and then attach them with a small strip between the gaps. With that I was able to get straight sharp lines without having to dremel it.

This might also work for the material you're using as well (I gave up on foam).

 
Mekarah replied on 05-21-2012 at 05:03 PM:

Ah...yeah I can see where that might be easier for the lines for sure. Might have to consider it for some parts, though at this point, apart from the dremeling, working with it in larger pieces is going well. Thanks for the tip!

I'm hoping I can just spend some time with them, sand them down a bit - a LOT of the inconsistency is actually little leftover bits that, if smoothed, wouldn't look so wonky (I think the heatforming messed up the foam consistency a bit). Just...the one part right at the bottom of the breastplate that's really bad. I might be able to work with it though. Forming that breastplate was a nightmare.

Ohhellowalloftextsorry

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