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making concepts out of cardboard Answered

I dont have much money but i have some card board, i've made an actual length sword from an anime (just the outline and taped the extra cardboard pieces with tape) and a cartoon character robot arm out of cardboard (this one i made an actual glove-like arm with finger holes that i can actually wear) because i figured this would be a good way to have an idea of how i could make them when i finally get money to buy real materials to make them with real details...
What do you all think bout this? is making concepts out of cardboard a good idea or what other cheap materials can i use to make better concepts?

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Bwilson Props (author)2013-08-25

Cardboard is Perfect.
it can also double up as your final product with some reinforcement and a bit of paint.

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Vyger (author)2013-08-24

Prototypes. Make a mock up before you commit to a full scale full price version. Architects often will build full miniatures of buildings before they ever break ground or even get approval to build.

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ANDY! (author)2013-08-22

If making concepts out of cardboard works for you, right on! It's a matter of personal preference, not something where one thing is better than another.

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