Title: Prop making stuff
JackNoshima - June 6, 2010 06:00 PM (GMT)
If you were making a prop, like a sword or any sort of weapon
what would the alternative to cardboard and paper maché be??
I made a Master Sword once but I used card and papermaché and it wasn't as strong as I wanted it to be, well, it would've been fine but the container I put it in damaged it
so I'm wondering
if I make a sword, or anything else like it, what other materials could I use??
soratenshi1993 - June 6, 2010 06:15 PM (GMT)
JackNoshima - June 6, 2010 07:42 PM (GMT)
wood would work
I'm always wary about it though lol
I suppose bolser wouldn't be too bad lol
soratenshi1993 - June 8, 2010 01:53 PM (GMT)
let me know if you find some relatively cheap stuff XD
JackNoshima - June 8, 2010 02:21 PM (GMT)
I shall lol
oh, what did you use to make that shuriken thing??
soratenshi1993 - June 8, 2010 05:20 PM (GMT)
a combination of Card, paper mache, polystyrene and wait for it...... Mcdonalds coffee stirrers xD
JackNoshima - June 8, 2010 07:16 PM (GMT)
McDonald coffee stirrers?? lmao fantastic
soratenshi1993 - June 8, 2010 07:30 PM (GMT)
it was bugging me i couldn't find ANYTHING! for the spokes on the middle and then i was in mcdonalds with my parents and i went to get straws and it hit me and i took a few :)
inspiration can be found in the oddest of places
JackNoshima - June 8, 2010 07:32 PM (GMT)
I'd've just used those little match sticks
Graysongirl - July 15, 2010 05:51 PM (GMT)
Don't know if you're still wondering about this, but I'll answer anyway!
You know when you buy a new TV or stereo? and there's the big blocks of polystyrene surrounding it? Well, big chunks of that make fantastic swords. All you have to do is cut it down to the right size. And if it's too small, superclue or a bit of duct tape fastens them together perfectly, then you just paper maché over it to make it stronger.
My brother does a lot of LARP and he made his battle swords this way and they work really well- you can even have fights with them without them breaking.
A lot of craft shops sell big bits of it if you don't have a new TV handy
JackNoshima - July 15, 2010 07:07 PM (GMT)
yeah I was thinking about that
I just don't want to make it too think
I suppose thin sheets would work well
used to make swords as a kid and we'd sandwich a sheet of polystyrene between two sheets of corrugated cardboard lol
think I might adopt polystyrene for my non-wooden swords