This is great I started this cosplay a few years ago got caught up in some others instead and never went back to it. I like your helmet better than mine it looks sharp! Can i ask you about the materials used to make it?
Oh! The helmet is pink foam sanded and covered with a wood filler/water mixture and sanded until smooth.
The newspaper/glue is the shoulder pauldrons, they were made from paper mache (just school glue and any ol' newspaper I could get my hands on) and also covered with wood filler/water combo
I live in an apartment so anything with a lot of fumes or need to be done outside is a little difficult for me which is why I loooooooove the woodfiller/water method, it gets things so smooth. I'll usually hit it with a light coat of spray primer before any painting to make the surface take to the paint nicely.
Well since I papercraft armors and my sites users have clammered for a user friendly way to harden the paper ,I started them using Waterproof wood glue and either cloth , news paper, and a few other materials with are easy to get , especially in foreign countries ,,,our Japanese friends use POGIE but its less than cost effective ,, so it forces me to ask what is the name of the filler you use with such great success and what is the ratio to water? I would like to try it myself to see it. Thats for all your answers and soory for all the questions , but it will get put to use , my site is www.techdollogic.com if you would like to see it. and if you wish I can link your method back to you if you so wish.
That's what it looks like. I'm not sure if it will work with papercraft it can be kind of a heavy and thick substance. I've used it with great success to cover insulation foam, paper mache, styrofoam, and cover seams in craft foam. It's also great to fill in any holes or dents. I like using it more than a typical hole filler.
It's kind of putty like. I scoop out a generous amount (if i'm doing a large project) and i'll add just small sprinkles of water a bit at a time and really mix it in well. You want it to look smooth and creamy but not so much that if you lift your stir stick it dribbles off of it. It shouldn't be runny, just smooth. Kind of like warm peanut butter, easy to spread but it doesn't drip everywhere.
also when applying it you'll want to use a foam brush and try to apply it smoothly it'll save you a lot of sanding work if you don't just slop it all over your project and let it dry.
I generally use about 3 coats to make sure I've got lots of room to sand before I start hitting the project itself.
You don't have to link back but if you or anyone else has more questions you can send them here. I can always take a couple pictures to show the process.
Thanks for your Excellent reply. I know this putty but never thought to use it to do that. Ill have to get some on payday and try some out for cosplay! Paper craft can be surprisingly strong ,I use 110 weight cardstock and when bent and glued correctly into shape it holds up very well, It has too since we build armor out of it. Alot of the time I use Either Fiberglass or Epoxy to further harden it , the current projects I have are Kaprima from TERA en.tera.gameforge.com/wp-conte… and a 16 foot Rathalos from Monster Hunter img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… he is due for 2 event first on Dec 13th Holiday Matsuri Orlando where I got invited because of such large Live Event cosplays. and then January will have DragonFest which is a great little RenFair that happens close to home and I thought they sure needed a dragon! Rathalos is mostly made from soft foam and PVC but the head is crafted.
Kaprima is my most advantageous papercraft yet even thou ive done bigger he/she is the most complex model yet with 124 pages of parts And Rathalos takes place of my 14 foot Velociprey as a Con Live event and other huge thing I dont really need in my garage. lol
You can always tell a cosplayers house when armor and weapons are used as wall decor and Dinosaurs take up the garage instead of cars.