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 styrofoam ftw? now with WIP

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Re: styrofoam ftw?
« Reply #15 on: Aug 09, 2010, 03:26 PM »
If you are going to glass it anyways... why not just make it hollow? at least then it will be lighter, and you can put a camelback in it.  glass a shell, build some light aluminum braces... badda bing.

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Re: styrofoam ftw?
« Reply #16 on: Aug 09, 2010, 03:57 PM »
If you get the resin set you can cut most of the styrofoam out of it, or if you have a good strong wind, melt the foam out.  Much like  lost-wax casting.

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Re: styrofoam ftw?
« Reply #17 on: Aug 09, 2010, 04:03 PM »
If you get the resin set you can cut most of the styrofoam out of it, or if you have a good strong wind, melt the foam out.  Much like  lost-wax casting.

great Idea, Ori.

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Re: styrofoam ftw?
« Reply #18 on: Aug 09, 2010, 08:15 PM »
sweet I can't wait to test some of these ideas out I'll post updates when I begin this week, it makes me pretty happy that when I ask a simple question I can get alot of different examples and ideas to try, much appreciated fellow mandos! ;D

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Re: styrofoam ftw?
« Reply #19 on: Aug 11, 2010, 01:43 AM »
No worries thats what we're here for.  ;D   However check out my thread tomorrow evening for a surprising result that will help you further.

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Re: styrofoam ftw?
« Reply #20 on: Aug 23, 2010, 10:52 PM »
So I had a breakthrough on the back pack, Kilz sealer is awesome, just a couple of layers seals the foam and allows spray paint with "No Disintegrations" also my brother informed me of a product called Foam lock or Foamlock not sure of spelling that is specificaly meant for hobby styrofoam coating to seal it and allow painting....I know the Kilz works after some preliminary testing,  WIP soon! ;D

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Re: styrofoam ftw? now with WIP
« Reply #21 on: Aug 27, 2010, 01:10 AM »
here is the pics after applying 2 layers of Kilz sealer with some cheap brushes, here are also some components I'm going to be adding

electronics


tubing

innercasing

real fancy doodads

texturing

after doodad addition and 2 layers of kilz

baselayer, notice the absence of pitting of the foam, mission of accomplished!

initial weathering

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Re: styrofoam ftw? now with WIP
« Reply #22 on: Aug 30, 2010, 10:11 PM »
Lights!!!!!!  I like lights!!!

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Re: styrofoam ftw? now with WIP
« Reply #23 on: Aug 31, 2010, 02:59 AM »
hehe I don't think its going to be together by dragon con 8( but pretty soon I am a big fan of lights!

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