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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Cardboard paper mâché and bondo?

Hey guys I'm working on my first weapon project. I want it to be somewhat durable, and want some opinions on what I am a about to do. I am making harribels weapon, I was going to make a cArdboard base; the add some layers of paper mâché and A smooth bondo finish. Like I said this is my first project, nd I don't really wan to use fiberglass for my duribility.

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Unread 02-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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ref pics? id really recommend doing this out of wood as itll be cheaper than having to buy bondo and since its your first prop i really wouldnt recommend bondo.
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you want a base product other that paper/ cardboard. Paper mache is wet, as is bondo. Paper+ wet media= mush.
Foam core- while it does have paper surfaces- is not water soluble, and therefore would be a reasonably inexpensive but still light & easy substrate for a first project.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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I have access to a metric ton of card board, that's why I wanna use it an already have bondo in the house. I was thinking of letting the paper mâché dry 1st then putting a layer of glue/water to kinda waterproof it. The weapon is kinda like a huge shark tooth. https://www.google.com/search?q=harr...80&bih=208#i=0
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paper mache in itself will be what ruins it. since paper mache is wet ( i mean u dip the strips in water/glue mix to get them to stick) it will ruin the cardboard. id use the cardboard as a base and use spray insulation foam over it then carve that down to get the shape. i dont have a link atm but google search kaumi cosplay and she has some great tutorials on how to do this. then following her tutorial you cover it in masking tape then paper mache and then finally paper clay
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Unread 02-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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got half of my cardboard base done today lol. That insulation foam seems like its easy to use ima give it a try. Thanks for the tip on kamui
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