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08 Jan 2009 - 22:099426
Chakrams. Please help?
i have no idea how to go about this, i have a card board template which i was going to paper maché and ive now realised how stupid that idea was.

ive also realised how close to midlands it is...

i would be VERY thankfull for any help, ie. what materials to use as i heard wooden ones were ban and anything that could come in handy for making these pains in the bhut.

in advanced, Thankyou! ^^

Edit: sorry. i forgot a ref pic just incase ^^;
http://www.khmaniacs.com/wiki/images/thumb/150px-ArmaAxel_Chakram.jpg



Last edited by Neko-Chan (08 Jan 2009 - 22:14)
08 Jan 2009 - 23:589433
Wait...why is that a stupid idea? You'll need to build it up a bit to give it the whole 3D thing, but I don't see what's wrong with cardboard and papier mache?


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09 Jan 2009 - 18:289482
Quote sjbonnar:
Wait...why is that a stupid idea? You'll need to build it up a bit to give it the whole 3D thing, but I don't see what's wrong with cardboard and papier mache?


but wouldnt i need a sevral weeks worth of news papers to do that?
pluss, im fed up with inaccuracy in my costumes , and i have no idea how to make sure its evenall the way round and to make the define slopes as wouldnt that need somthing there to suport it or to like scafold it? >__<'' i wish wooden chakrams wernt ban, although i can see why.
but like i said, im hopeless with making props.. ^^;


09 Jan 2009 - 23:049502
I think that's a good idea :'D How about you make a slit into the spikes and put cardboard the opposite way and then duct tape it.

D: But I dunno how to type it without it sounding retarded.

Like when you were taught to make christmas trees and to make it stand up you'd have to cut a slit into it and fit the other part into it.

Do that and then get some duct tape [POUNDLAND!!] and then wrap it around it tightly so it looks edgey.....Does this make sense? xD


09 Jan 2009 - 23:309508
If you're going to do that, cover it in masking tape afterwards as you can't paint duct tape very well. Plus, poundland Duct tape sucks!


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10 Jan 2009 - 00:049514
Hurm... well, my dads a carpenter and all that lot so his garage is a prop heaven :3
so theres alot of heavy duty duct tape and masking tape out there ^^;
im really tempted to make wooden ones and just say they're not...? :3
i dont intend to get into any trouble though.
what about using some kind of foam to carv the shape out of that for them? would it work?


10 Jan 2009 - 00:089515
The masking tape is a good idea :'D The paint works well on it -When I did it, it came out fine anyway ^^;-

>.> And I never tried poundland tape before. ^^; I just knew they sold it.


^_____^ <3 Good luck with it all!


10 Jan 2009 - 11:529520
Quote Neko-Chan:
Hurm... well, my dads a carpenter and all that lot so his garage is a prop heaven :3
so theres alot of heavy duty duct tape and masking tape out there ^^;
im really tempted to make wooden ones and just say they're not...? :3
i dont intend to get into any trouble though.
what about using some kind of foam to carv the shape out of that for them? would it work?



I've seen people use insulation foam to make stuff like Demyx's sitar and other stuff so I'm guessing it would work well for the charkams :'D


10 Jan 2009 - 11:579521
Quote HyperNightmare:
Quote Neko-Chan:
Hurm... well, my dads a carpenter and all that lot so his garage is a prop heaven :3
so theres alot of heavy duty duct tape and masking tape out there ^^;
im really tempted to make wooden ones and just say they're not...? :3
i dont intend to get into any trouble though.
what about using some kind of foam to carv the shape out of that for them? would it work?



I've seen people use insulation foam to make stuff like Demyx's sitar and other stuff so I'm guessing it would work well for the charkams :'D

i was thinking along the lines of that stuff... or cork xD

Thankyou both of you for your help! ^^


10 Jan 2009 - 14:289527
I've used insulation foam and it's quite difficult to cut curves in it. Or at least it is without a hot-wire tool ^_^'


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10 Jan 2009 - 14:329528
Quote sjbonnar:
I've used insulation foam and it's quite difficult to cut curves in it. Or at least it is without a hot-wire tool ^_^'

Ah. xD
i was talking to my dad today and i said about insulation foam, and he replyed with somthing about this plastic he uses for templates of windows, and aparently its pretty strong but can be cut with a knife, so although its flimsy, were going to put a spine through it so they're stable :3

Thankyou for your help once again! ^^


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