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ETA: I am done with these. I wore them to 3 cons, and while they held up well, I trashed them rather than re-sanding and re-painting. After the last...
What I expected to do: Cut up slats of cardboard, glue them in two identical stacks of 20 or so deep, shave them down somehow, slather the results in...
Step one: Find free cardboard, large flat tv boxes would work best, since they'd be easier to cut into uniform pieces, but you can use medium sized b...
I used an angle grinder to lop off big chunks of each block, from the 'bottom'. Each piece should be roughly symmetrical, and the sides should be eve...
After forming much of the top area, I dug out the underside of the shoulder several layers with a chisel and utility knife. No one is going to look u...
I made the upper pieces out of cardboard tube and duct tape.
For this step, you can use craft foam if you so choose, as it will be completley covered by bondo. I liked it because it gave me an even form and sha...
The red ball is half an ornament mold that I purchased at Michaels for 1.69. It came as 2 halves, which I spray painted metallic red on the inside, th...
Way too much Bondo!!!!!! Don't use this much, seriously. This is also where I should have done either a paper mache layer or another layer of someth...
Sand down with a dremel tool, and then with sandpaper, and especially sandpaper blocks. I covered the red balls with duct tape to protect them from t...
As I said in the beginning, there are things I know now that I would have done differently, and I will update later with my final final results. One ...
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Posted:Feb 27, 2011
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