Title: Danish newbie, seeks help! :)
junkie_fisken - April 16, 2012 04:59 PM (GMT)
I found your lovely forum a month ago, and thought it was about time to do something about it!
BUT! Im totally lost. I have never tried anything like this before, and i am generally new in the creative section.
Also i have found it very hard to find materials in Denmark, are there anybody out there who knows where to get stuff, when i don't have a wallmart around xD
So, where to start? Im thinking about doing a grey knight, because of the details, but i guess that'll also make it a bit harder ;)
last but not least, Hey guys! ;)
Deetoz - April 16, 2012 06:17 PM (GMT)
Velkommen til, broder! :) Hvor i landet bor du?
Yeah, getting the materials that everyone's talking about here is close to impossible. I've therefore decided to go for foam instead of importing expensive materials.
If you've set your mind on pepakura, I'd check the internet first and if you've got a harbour close, ask some of the people out sailing what they do when/if they need to repair the hull. Then check an automobile store for some auto filler. ( Jeg aner ikke hvad det hedder på dansk :P )
junkie_fisken - April 16, 2012 08:30 PM (GMT)
I live currently in Sønderborg ;)
and i have looked a bit on the foam, but the foam i have found is like 150 dkk (20£) per square meter :) And do you combine papercrafting and foam, or do you just freestyle it?
I've thought about starting with making a bolter, just to get to know the materials, and experiment a bit with paint jobs!
Which brings me to, What kind of paint should i use for this kind, because it will cost my first born to paint it in GW's paint xD
Deetoz - April 17, 2012 07:08 AM (GMT)
I started with templates from pepakura, but I'm currently scratchbuilding everything.
I found 4 sheets of 60x60x1cm foam in my local T-Hansen, believe it or not. 99 dkk for those four sheets is manageable for me.
For a bolter, I'd recommend using MDF. Foam is, to me, for the armor and details.
Using GW's paint for armor would be the closest thing to economic suicide ever :lol: I'd stick with rattle-cans and masking tape.
junkie_fisken - April 17, 2012 07:42 AM (GMT)
Thats also cheaper than what i have found :)
What kind of foam was it?
I dont know of this MDF, but a wont a soild bolter made of that be heavy as hell?
Last but not least for this post: Doesn't the rattle-can paint, "eat" the foam?
wookieegunner - April 17, 2012 12:03 PM (GMT)
There are a lot of things you van use to cover the foam before painting. A common one is a mixture of equal parts water and white craft glue.
Imperial Gothic - April 29, 2012 02:09 PM (GMT)
Just to add to the danish conversation about foam ( you non-danish peeps ought to cover your eyes)
I jysk har de grå ruller liggeunderlag til 70kr stykket. Dem bruger jeg primært. De har en god tykhed og er nemme at arbejde med. Der findes andre skumprodukter jeg er sikker på Deetoz arbejder med nu.. Jeg forsøgte selv Pepakura på et tidspunkt, men jeg kunne ikke engang printe det ordentligt ud - så det failede ret groft.
:) En grey knight er et ambitiøst projekt. jeg vil foreslå dig at starte småt, og bygge videre på de erfaringer du får med tiden - Især, når du som du selv siger, ikke har så meget erfaring med det kreative.
Ellers vil jeg da ønske dig held og lykke :) Nu har jeg snart lavet 3 space marine dragter og mange andre 40k kostumer - så du spørger bare hvis du mangler hjælp :)
Imperial Gothic/ Daniel Høgh