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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Bioshock Skyhook gun help!

Hello! Im trying to create this gun
From Bioshock Infinite! Now I know they have replicas and such for sale on Gamestop.ccom etcetc however I cannot afford it right this moment and I know for a good fact when the games out, those things are gonna fly away like birdies. Or Songbirds..whatever.

Point is, Im doing Elizabeth, the protagonists female companion for Anime Expo Day 1 and I NEED to start this now because I still have three other props/costumes to work on.
If its any help, Iv worked with Styrofoam (Not the craft store kind, the Home Dept/ Warehouse store kind with the plastic wrap over it so it'll come out shiny and what-not.)) And metal but just the basic. Normal stuff like painting and spray painting as well.

Thats mostly it..If you have ANY suggestions please comment or send me a PM if you rather do it that way.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Wow that's a pretty intricate gun! I'm pretty excited for the new Bioshock as well, so it's great to see people wanting to cos from it already!

My first inclination would be to make this from wood or pvc plastic. Cut out the silhouette then start building the basic shapes from apoxie sculpt, bondo and hard sanding.

If woodworking/plasticworking isn't your thing, you can try foam, but intricate shapes in foam is difficult for me personally. I have done some work with the white foam and reinforcing it with fiberglass, plaster tape and a whole bunch of other nonsense. I'll link my step by steps for all 3 methods.

Hope that helps!

Wood.
http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...-very-fun.html

Foam + fiberglass + bondo
http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...nime-2011.html

Foam + plaster tape + resin
http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...nime-expo.html

Leixia sword with detailing in apoxie sculpt, wood, styrene and puffy paint.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Wow that's a pretty intricate gun! I'm pretty excited for the new Bioshock as well, so it's great to see people wanting to cos from it already!

My first inclination would be to make this from wood or pvc plastic. Cut out the silhouette then start building the basic shapes from apoxie sculpt, bondo and hard sanding.

If woodworking/plasticworking isn't your thing, you can try foam, but intricate shapes in foam is difficult for me personally. I have done some work with the white foam and reinforcing it with fiberglass, plaster tape and a whole bunch of other nonsense. I'll link my step by steps for all 3 methods.

Hope that helps!

Wood.
http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...-very-fun.html

Foam + fiberglass + bondo
http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...nime-2011.html

Foam + plaster tape + resin
http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...nime-expo.html

Leixia sword with detailing in apoxie sculpt, wood, styrene and puffy paint.

Thank you! Iv tried to work with Bondo before for a test on how I was going to make my Celty Sturlosn ears and it was so-so. It felt rather heavy but was easy to make so I decide maybe not for this costume. Fiberglass was in the mix of ideas for that one but I never got to it. Wood could be it! Maybe with some of the more curved sections with plastic and/or foam. It very much depends..do you know where they have a silhouette version of this or a replica that I could print and carve out? Also how did the bondo work out for you? I heard using it makes the prop heavier the bigger it gets.

How ironic, I was just watching my brother play Soul Calibur!
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Unread 02-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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We're getting close guys >A<!!
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http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/def...1940bdd0fd.jpg

is in line with the camera close enough that you could blow it up for an outline. You can use image editing software to square it up even more, but it'd only alter things by a couple millimeters.

In the realm of materials, Bondo is pretty darned lightweight. It's less dense than most woods. It takes a little practice to use effectively, and fixing pinhole flaws that show up after you sand the Bondo down is a little bit annoying. But it's wonderful stuff once you get the hang of it.
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is in line with the camera close enough that you could blow it up for an outline. You can use image editing software to square it up even more, but it'd only alter things by a couple millimeters.

In the realm of materials, Bondo is pretty darned lightweight. It's less dense than most woods. It takes a little practice to use effectively, and fixing pinhole flaws that show up after you sand the Bondo down is a little bit annoying. But it's wonderful stuff once you get the hang of it.
Ah! Thank you uvu, I should be getting this blown-up sometime soon...

One of my friends recently used (Im not sure if it was bondo or some type of glue, but she said Car bondo?)) to fix my Keyblade prop handle. It looked like some bubbles managed to make its way onto it so when the paint came on you could see some of it.
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Bondo is an entire product line, however, when people say "Bondo" unqualified, they are almost always referring to Bondo Autobody filler putty...well, except in the prosthetic makeup community. There "Bondo" is a slang term for a mixture of colloidal silica and prosthetic adhesive, but I digress.
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