Thursday, May 16, 2013

And now for a change of pace....

Remember this guy?



Well, there's nothing wrong with him... but  I can't quite figure out how to finish him... without him being really heavy... 

So, I'm gonna try using the pepakura technique that alot of people use to make armor... 

I found a pepakura Jack... and I printed it out... 

Well, here's what I have after many hours of work... 


This was sort of a trial run... I've never done pepakura before...

Maybe I should clarify what pepakura is... Pepakura is a Japanese software.. actually, without looking it up, I'm pretty sure Pepakura is short for Paper Craft... or Pepa Kurafto  in Japanese... but don't quote me on that...but the software allows you to print out 3 D models on cardstock that you then cut out and glue together...

Anyway... some super crafty people on the internet figured out that they could resize the models to be life size... so they started printing out and making armor and props and stuff... 

After you get your paper model together, you seal it and coat it with resin and you have a sturdy, light weight prop.  

So the plan is, to resize ole Jacky Jack here to fit over my melon and then do all that armor stuff... I'll let you know how it goes.

Later!

Jason


4 comments:

  1. Do you think its possible to back the cardstock with thin foam sheet before cutting the pieces out? Do you think that would weight it down? Ive seen some people do entire sculptures using pepakura. I think it would be fantastic to be able to make a weareable character costume that wasnt completely rigid, using foam and the pepakura techinque. I must ponder this.

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  2. With, like, craft foam? Probably... then maybe an acrylic spray paint to seal it?

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  3. I think I'm going to try using either foam or felt and make the tie for Jack. Probably the foam... so that way it's 3-Dimensional but not rigid.

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  4. oh.. according to youtube... you have to seal the foam with several layers of diluted school glue and THEN you can paint...

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