Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mjölnir

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My friend and I decided to make a prop for PAX.   We decided on making Thor’s hammer from a few yoga blocks a friend of mine had donated to me specifically for this purpose.  It was a very simple project, involving a little work on the wood lathe, some hot wire foam cutting, a little Wonderflex for the handle and a leather strap.

Borderlands Two Infinity Gun

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This gun was commissioned for a Siren cosplay at PAX East.  It is the Burning Infinity gun.  You can see the gun here:http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Infinity/Variant_Chart?file=Burning_Infinity.jpg Originally I used a small gearmotor, but the shaft was not strong enough and it destroyed the bearing.  I had to cut my first version in half and use a large robot gearmotor drive, with an extended shaft and support in order to make the barrels spin reliably. I will upload a video shortly.

Devil May Cry Guns : Ebony and Ivory- Pink foam and Wonderflex

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This is a commission I received for some cosplay props.   They are the guns named Ebony and Ivory from Devil May Cry

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I was provided with the actual Mesh file of the guns, but I ended up just making a profile in Inkscape so that I could cut them out of pink foam.

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The cutter chopped off a bit of the end of one of them, so I had to add a little on.

After a few hours of slicing and trimming with a hot wire cutter and a long bladed exacto…
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At this point, I tried several different types of foam covering, all of which did not work to my liking.  Due to the number of restarts I had to do, I failed to continue taking pictures.

I eventually ended up deciding to use Wonderflex, which is a thermoforming plastic that self adheres when hot.

These are what the finished product looked like.  The commissioner wanted to paint them himself.  Had I been paid more, I would have added relief details with the wonderflex to create the flowery detailing on the guns.

 

I will be working more with wonderflex in some upcoming posts so stay tuned!

Upcoming projects include:

Pedal Car Restoration

Borderlands 2 Infinity Gun

Duct Tape Slave I

Nerf gun motor replacements

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