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Unread 04-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone paper mache anymore?

I'm getting into a habit of paper macheing all of my stuff. Great for low-budget projects.


The Millennium Puzzle:
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(I hope to make all seven millennium items in the future.)

No-Face's Mask:
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...227064 _n.jpg

If you paper mache, I'd like to see some of your stuff.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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i have a few, but i dont have pictures..i finished a kitchen knife like prop, almost like the alice ones, then i did a persona 3 evoker gun but never finished sanding the gesso down. then i started an actually folding pock knife but never got around to actually finishing the mache lol but its my prefered method
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Unread 04-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Aww, I like this thread! Here are some of my papier mache things:

Zant helmet and armor
Zant's sword
Hime's crown
Masane Amaha's blades
Witchblade tentacles (shaped details)
Magatama brooch thingy
Majora's Mask (spikes)
Felicia's claws
Miku's hair thingies
Allen's mask
Allen's claw (and uniform button)
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Unread 04-12-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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Viveeh- Wow, your stuff is great!

I mostly use foam because my paper mache skills are seriously lacking. But now, after seeing everyones awesome things, I might give it a try again!
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Unread 04-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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I hear ya! I've only paper mache'd two things; one is decent, the other one is seriously lacking. ;A; I wore my millennium puzzle to SakuraCon and it started ripping at the handle (probably didnt help that I used pipe cleaners as a base) But I know that the more I practice, the better I'll get!
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Unread 04-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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Time Lord

Collar is papier mache, helmet is papier mache over a tin foil form, seals are carved mdf.

Cyberman

Helmet is papier mache over a voice changer helmet, chest unit is cardboard and papier mache.

Ice Lord

And I'm in the process of papier maching one of these.

Helmet and chest armour were papier mache, then coated in fibreglass.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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I've got a costume in my pics that was made on severely low budget, Chaos space marine. Cardboard covered with paper mache, this includes the Bolters, chest, shoulders, belt, vambraces, leggings, gauntlet, and boots. The entire project took alot longer than doing with foam and unfortunately I wasn't entirely happy with the result, but with enough effort it can be made to look great if you are decent with your paints!
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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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Does resin and fiberglass sheet count? I mean...it's like paper mache, but industrial style.
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All these make me so happy. I love that great looking pieces can be made for cheap.

So far, I have only paper mached horns for Black Gold Saw. I do intend to create many more however. My current project is a pair of small antlers.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #10
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My shield for Cassandra is cardboared covered in paper mache with the center detail made of craft foam. I also made my Doduo head completed out of paper mache which I just covered with fabric and added details.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #11
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I really don't use paper mache per se. I do pepakura. www.pepakuraindex.co.cc but it's still paper.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #12
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I don't have any pictures, but I paper mache'd the head of Sakura Kinomoto's clow staff. If you saw me at Otakon 2011 with a Syaoran Li, then you know how crappy it looked. XD
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Unread 05-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #13
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I often use papier-maché to strengthen insulation foam, as it's much lighter than many other methods.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 11:24 AM   #14
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I did a lot of paper mache for my Loki helmet.
I also made my Pyromancer mask out of paper mache on top of chicken wire.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #15
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speaking of paper mache....can you fiberglass over it? i have a sword im making and its cardboard and i wanted to sturdy it with paper mache then fiberglass over it..would that work?
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