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Okay, I'm building a vehicle from some templates that I've made. Though I am having a really hard time making the skin of the vehicle. I dont want to use plasticard as I need to cut 12 panels of varying sizes and I need this project to be as inexpensive as possible. I've considered using fabric....that really didn't work so well...it took paint okay but didn't fit as tight to the "ribs" that i made as I wanted it to. I was considering shrink wrap as my next option wrapping it around the ribs and then heating it to pull it tight. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Once I get a surface figured out I'll post my templates and directions as to how i made it.
Why don't you try using sheets of cardstock, or thin cardboard like from an old box of cereal. You can cut that to shape and it is easily replicated through the use of a template. Best of all it is very cheap and can be found in convenient places like the household cupboard.
I know you said you didnt want to use plasticard but here is my suggestion. Its called plastruct. Its made out of ABS and comes in many thinckness's. I am currently using some .060 to build my drop pod(WIP thread is in this forum) and its veryu easy to work with. You can cut it with some really good scissors. But the way I have been cutting it is with a sharp utility blade to just score the surface, then you can just snap it along the score line. I have also used the .030, .020, and .010 and those are extreamly easy to cut with scissors. And to top it off its dirt cheap. I just picked up a few sheets of .030 today and a 12x(i wanna say 20") sheet was only 1.50
Awesome ideas thanks to you both. My project too is a DP but didn't want to get any hype about it until i had it complete and finalized.
awsome. Cant wait to see what your drop pod looks like. You can see the progress pics of mine in my thread. The DP I am making is for a dread(sence I only DP my dreads). I have the main "chassis" done, and now working on the doors wich seem to be the only really hard part of the project.
check with your local comic book store and see if they have any old broken plastic dividers for his old stock comic boxes, and you can get them for next to nothing, its about the eq of .030 of plasticard. i have a stack 3" thick of that stuff for like $5.00.
My two pods so far are HUGE the first is built off of a jar of chip dip, and some foam core (i hate cutting foamcore) the second will be based off of my cardboard cutout and skin design. not sure about the third one i need to build yet though.