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I originally made this model for Jay Leno, hoping to get to be on his TV show.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.


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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