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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question about plastic thickness?

Hello, I am making a prop that requires a small set of wings. They will be about 4-5 inches in length. I tried making a wire shape of the wings, but I don't like the way it looks and it doesn't attach to my prop very easily. So I was looking for maybe just plastic sheeting so I could cut out the wing shape and maybe glue the wings onto where I need them.

But I'm not really sure what kind of plastic to get or of what thickness. I would want something that isn't really shiny, like light diffusing film, but it can't be flimsy. It needs to have a certain amount of stiffness so the wings will stay put and not fold over or wiggle around. But it also needs to be thin enough to cut with scissors or an xacto knife.

Does anyone know where I can get that and what it's called? Thank you so much in advance!
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Unread 07-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Sintra/Komatex (maybe 2mm) or a simple thermoplastic like a cut-up rubbermaid bin.
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Not having reference for the wings makes it difficult to really give a good suggestion. Assuming it's like a bird wing I would suggest the feathers closest to your back be made of a 6mm PVC foam (Sintra / Komatex) then get thinner the farther out you get stepping from 6mm to 3mm then the outermost being 1mm. All of these thicknesses can be cut with an exacto knife.

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Unread 07-26-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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Ahhh thank you for your replies!!

It's actually for a little legend of zelda fairy companion! Sorry if I wasn't clear that I wouldn't be wearing the wigs haha.

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__...vi_Artwork.png

I made a little glowing sphere, but I just couldn't figure out what kind of plastic to use for the wings I think the 2mm sintra might be too thick? Maybe something a little thicker than cardstock but stiffer and more durable. And I really like the idea of them being semi-opaque like light diffusing sheets so they look more organic. What do you guys think?

Thank you for your help!
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Unread 07-27-2013, 02:14 AM   #5
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I would use perspex. Something that size you might be able to buy scraps off a signmaker.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #6
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for something that small you could just use report covers, and get some 'frosted glass' paint

http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-190...+frosted+glass

if you want it to be a little thicker/not floppy cut up a clear ziplock[or other] tupperware container
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If the plastic you acquire is to shiny, sand it with a fine grit sandpaper, like 200 -300.
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Thank you so much for the ideas!!!
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