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insulation foam keyblade tutorial part 2/2 by Inspiral insulation foam keyblade tutorial part 2/2 by Inspiral
sorry for the delay in getting part 2 up! hopefully it all makes sense, feel free to leave questions!
I forgot to mention, though, make sure to properly ration your resin and make it only as you need it! I accidentally made too much and it hardened in the bucket -solid as a rock lol
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kinlorn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
more then likely this will help in my construction of four keyblades, Rainfell, Stormfall, Oathkeeper and maybe Oblivion. If we cant do all of them we may just do two but this helps! ty.

Oh and wont caulk help too?
Inspiral Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Caulk is totally a viable option. My only thing is that like liquid nails, you have to be careful with application 'cause it's a pain to have to try and sand down or cut back if there's any excess.
rnasteraqua Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think it's possible to combine the two pieces with liquid nails before you sculpt it? I feel like I'd do a better job with sculpting it after the two pieces were glued together and I wasn't quite sure if there was some side effect to doing it like that
Inspiral Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I only held off on doing so to prevent myself from possibly damaging the other side while I was working. The foam could get crushed from the pressure or slip while you're working and end up with a gash or cut. I did it as a precaution, but obviously you don't have to follow this step for step. I did it that way just be safe.
JodieTakira Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Ah, know it's been a while since you've worked on this (and it looks like it turned out lovely, by the way! *A*). I just had on inquiry about the super glaze. From what I'm seeing in the photo, I'm going to guess when you applied it, you covered the whole keyblade front and back in one go?
Inspiral Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Actually, I applied it one side at a time -letting each side dry before flipping it over.
JodieTakira Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Ah, okay! That's what I thought, but I figured it was best to ask. Thank you! (And sorry for the late response! I ended up busy @@)
kuro-heise Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Other then time and love, it looks like you didn't need a saw or dremel or anything heavy-duty and special for this prop right? I don't have room/funds for those things, so anything that can be done by hand is a huge plus, and this looks like a tutorial right up my alley :3

Second question -> does the resin dry clear? I was thinking of using it as a sealer as the last coat after the paint. And would gesso work as the base coat over the foam?
Inspiral Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
nope, foam can be cut with a simple knife and widdled down with files and sandpaper. makes life easier especially when you're on a budget :3
and yes, it does dry clear, I'm sure you could use it as a top sealer though it does have a gloss to it which is why I put it under the paint. and yes, I use gesso as my primer, it protects the foam and primes it :3
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