The only thing I make out of cardboard boxes is kitty condos :P and Tabbytown, but that's another story...
You don't get sculpted resin plates, you make em.
I just made a Phantasy Star Online Humar shoulder amour piece this way and I'm LOVING the technique. I sculpted my piece, put about 15 layers of liquid latex on (took 3 days...), put a thick plaster mother mold over that and then when that dries you can peel them both off.
Now the nice thing about the latex mold is that you can get undercuts and cast more circular pieces since it's flexible. I basically did about 290-300 degrees of a circular casting, umm... yeah, still don't know how to explain it.. the shape of the armour was amost completely round and the latex peels off and you can make round resin armour pieces since the latex stretches so much.
So anyway, I had my latex mold and the plaster mother mold, I mixed up some resin, and I poured a little bit into the latex mold and turned it so it would touch all the surface of the latex mold. Then I kept turning the mold until the resin cured. I did this about 3 times to get several layers of resin built up. The resin piece was IDENTICAL to my original sculpt. Acutally, now that I think about it, I have a pic here:
That's a resin cast piece with some bondo and a couple layers of sandable primer. It doesn't look identical to the one in the PSO artwork because I used different ref material and EVERY *#$(*%& PIC has a different drawing/representation of what the artist thought the HUMAR should look like...
Oh, and I probably woudn't do this for Gundam armour, your best bet with that is 3mm sintra and a vacuform table.
Originally Posted by avskull
maybe not a costume but give me 3 cardboard boxes and Iíll make a house, gauge and dog house.
by the way how do i get "sculpted resin plates", and how do i use them and what do they look like. you got me very intersted. please tell me more