Model Magic for European Countries
So I’m into crafts and my gamzee torns were weak because i accidently made them to thin. I put this stuff on it called Triple Thick and not only did my horns become sturdier they became shiny! You can buy this at micheals craft store and JoAnn fabrics.The only down side of using this is when my horns were drying one of them fell and when i picked it up some of the paint peeled off, but that was about it. I will post a picture of my horns too.
submitted by rogueofrage18
Amaco clay review!
Hello! I didn’t know if anyone had done any review on this type of clay, so I thought this could be helpful! (Sorry I don’t have any pictures, but hopefully my description will be enough.)
At my local Michael’s I couldn’t afford to cough up for Paperclay, what I was hoping to use, so I instead went for a more cost-effective solution: they had boxes of what’s called Amaco brand clay. The kind I got is their original “standard” clay, I think – it’s in a plain white box with ten pounds of what it describes as “NATURAL Clay” in white, and only around $8.50 for 10lbs.
I started working on my horns almost immediately. For starters, it’s really workable, but not overly soft to the point where you can’t do some kicking detail work without having a conniption. The main thing I noticed is that it’s pretty heavy, even after it dries, so I wouldn’t recommend using it solid for horns any bigger than Kanaya’s (like Gamzee, Tavros, etc.); for those, use a core or find a lighter clay. Also, if you use sandpaper to get rid of bumps, be careful because a LOT of detail or bulk of your horns might come off if you’re not gentle.
When painting, if you’re using inexpensive acrylic paints like me, use thick daubs of paint and don’t wet your brush a lot because you might lose the detail in your horns (it’s very reactive with water [which is convenient for smoothing]). The paint bonds pretty well as long as you give it a little tiny bit of drying time between coats, and comes out vibrant.
All in all I do recommend this clay as it’s a really nice, cheap alternative to some others and you can get a lot of it for your money! I didn’t have any problems with my horns cracking or shrinking, and using an AlFoil core they weren’t too heavy, either.
I hope that other cosplayers on a budget find this helpful!
submitted by whampora
Handmaid horns and huge Model Magic cracks
I made my Handmaid horns with a base of tin foil and covered it in Model Magic. When it dried, there were large cracks and ragged places that I couldn’t fix with wood filler like I usually would.
So I first sanded the entire surface and wrapped the cracks in Transpore medical tape for strength and stability. Then I covered ragged and rough edges and cracks with Rigid Wrap plaster tape, which looks like this:
These two tapes are really good if you are making anything with weak joints (like my handmaid horns) or if anything needs a smoother surface. The plaster tape can be cut into any shape, made smoother with varying amounts of water, and can be sanded and painted. It dries pretty fast too.
submitted by dreamterezi
Basic Troll Papercraft Tutorial!
Okay, I’ve found out that I can’t make troll horns out of /anything/, so looked around and found papercraft horns! Under the read more, I’ll show you how to make them! (It’s gonna be pretty pic heavy, just a fair warning). Here’s the link to them! —-> http://paperkimi.blogspot.com/2012/05/homestuck-troll-horns.htmlOkay, to start, you can use any kind of glue. I’m using Tacky Glue, which is pretty much like thick Elmer’s glue (DON’T USE ELMER’S GLUE, TRUST ME).
So I found this product called InstaMorph. It’s moldable plastic you can use to make almost anything, like props and horns. To use this, all you do is boil some water up to 140 degrees F/60 degrees C, let it melt, take it out (dry off the hot water too) and mold it into whatever you’re making. (You can also use a heat gun) Since it’s plastic, it’s lightweight, durable, and waterproof. It can be carved and painted so now your props don’t actually look like plastic. A good thing is that if you mess up or you want to make something else, you can just put it back in the boiling water and reuse it! You can do this multiple times, so you don’t have to buy another pack everytime! The best part is that it’s pretty cheap. A 6 oz. pack is $9.99 (you can buy it on Amazon)
I wouldn’t recommend making teeth or anything that goes in your mouth though since it’s not safe for internal use.
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Constructing Troll Horns with InstaMorph Moldable Plastic
Hello friends! I recently made some troll horns using moldable plastic for the first time, and I thought I’d make a tutorial sharing how to do that with all of you! So, without any further ado, let’s talk about how to do that!
Making Ardia horns from paper towel tubes and paper mache
This is how I made horns for my god tier Aradia cosplay. It was a fairly simple and easy method and I didn’t see it anywhere before I made them, so I thought I might as well make a tutorial for them. There are a fair number of images, but I don’t know how to include them in the body of the post, so they are linked to.