Monthly Archives: February 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Scythe M?

This piece was a commission.  This contains a 1″x.075″ wooden post and two 8 inch long 3/16″ steel dowels for support of the blade.  The point is constructed of closed cell foam.  The rest is entirely duct tape. I used industrial strength for the main shape, and red, tan, black, and silver for the rest.

 

Here is a Pic of M?  at Boston ComicCon!buffyscythe

 

Duct Tape Serenity

This model is made of 100% duct tape.   23 pounds of it in fact.   The armature on the inside is duct tape.   Took me 110 hours over six months.

 

 

Duct Tape F-16

I made this model when an acquaintance of mine told me he didn’t think I could make an F-16 out of duct tape.  I proved him wrong, building this model in less than 6 hours, with around 60 feet of tape.

 

Duct Tape Duesenberg

I originally made this model for Jay Leno, hoping to get to be on his TV show. I sent pictures multiple times, however, I never received any response.  Oh well.   Sadly, at this time, the actual model is deteriorating.  When I built it, I hadn’t yet figured out a way to make the models stay intact for long periods of time.   Enjoy!

Duct Tape Swords

 

 

All of these swords are built on comission.  Each one contains a single 1/4″ steel dowel in the middle.  I build Axes, Maces, Swords, Scythes and more.  If you provide me with a picture of the sword, I can provide you with a quote.

Duct Tape AT-AT

THis is pretty self explanatory. So, the stats: 100% duct tape. Scale Model (not sure the scale). Approximately 30 hours of work, or rather 30 hours of sitting at the table with duct tape in front of me. 3 rolls of duct tape. 1 of normal Nashua tape, 2 of Industrial Grade Duck Brand, and pieces of double sided and extra wide duct tape.

Duct Tape Battleship

I built this in response to a challenge that somebody issued when they were doubting my skills with duct tape. This is a 100% duct tape scale model of the Battleship Bismarck. it took approximately 70 hours of work and six rolls of duct tape.

HELLO FELLOW MAKERS, GEEKS, AND EVERYBODY ELSE!

My name is Jacob LaRocca, and I love to build things.  Duct tape, steel, aluminum, wood, old vinyl records, and electronics are my main mediums, however, I just love to build things, so I am willing to try almost anything.  If you have a request let me know!  I am a geek at heart, and a lover of all things Firefly, (anything Joss Whedon related), Buffy, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, and many others.  If you have a challenge or request relating to similar themes, I want to hear them! Post a message on the “Requests and Commissions” page and I will shoot you an email.

 

 

 

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