Now that you’ve made a mold of the stone hands (and if you’re having issues getting the stone out of the fiberglass mold, because we did, then we ended up having to chisel it out, and shatter and break the stone out of the hand) you can finally cast some arms with fingers that come out. If you’ve forgotten, the reason we need these for gloves is so that when we take the glove off of the arm after we’ve cast it in foam latex, the glove won’t tear with you taking it off, since the fingers will come off and you can then take the fingers out. If you used a stone hand to bake these in, then you have a very real possibility (I almost want to say 100%, but there may be someone out there who got lucky) that the fingers will snap when you take the glove off, or even sooner, when you make the fiberglass mold of the glove sculpture. Continue reading
Resin and Pepakura : A simple guide to the safe use of fiberglass resin
There are lots of tutorials on “How to fiberglass” and ” How to create Pepakura” but there these seem to skip the steps between building the Pepakura pattern and laying the fiberglass. Marine Helm from Halo: Combat Evolved (File from Halo costuming Wiki).
This Tutorial will help walk you through the handling, set up and mixing of fiberglass resins along with a bit on how to coat your project to get full penetration of the resin in to the paper. Continue reading
How to: make gems out of clear resin!
After posting pictures of the gems we made for the Golden Staff of the Sin’dorei, we’ve gotten a lot of questions on how to make them. So, instead of putting in this tutorial with how we made the staff, we decided to make it a separate post! Continue reading