Monday, June 29, 2015

40K Skull Gas Mask

Now that the chainsword is in the painting stage it is time to work on the skull covered gas mask. We happened to have a gas mask that we modified a little and with the EVA foam we cut out the skull cover. We are going to add fabric to the gas mask to make it wrap around the head like the minis and then glue on the skull. This is what we have so far.

Friday, June 19, 2015

40K Chainsword Construction Complete

We have finished the construction phase of the chainsword. We think it came out pretty good. It looks a little rough in some spots but our next step is to spray it with plastidip. We have never used it before but it should fill in the rough areas and give the whole sword a nice coating and make it ready to paint.

Monday, June 15, 2015

40K Chainsword

So on to the next project. My son and I are making a 40K chainsword for his cosplay outfit. We decided to use EVA foam, a cosplay standard. This is our first time using EVA foam. The benifit of EVA foam is it is pretty cheap and easy to work with. You can also heat it up and shape it and it will retain it's shape. The chainsword is the first part of the costume.

This is the EVA foam we are using.

Here is the chainsword before we closed it up.

And after we closed it up.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

LARP Scribe

My LARP character can scribe and is learning map making. I have a small collections of writing implements. The pen on the far right has a ink cartridge in it. I wrapped some fabric around it to make it look less modern, but that is the best I can do and still have it work.I mostly use that one because the ease of use.

I want to use the metal nib dip pen but I don't like the plastic handle so I decided to make a wooden handle. The stick on the left is my starting point. After some whittling and sanding the handle is done. Now to stain it and add the nib.