So here’s the beginnings of my first Worbla project! I’m learning a lot while making this, mainly, what not to do. It’s starting to look like Link’s lantern anyway. I’ve also managed to give myself a blister on my knuckle from accidentally bumping into my heatgun.
I want to point out one thing I’ve learned so far: While making the form I wanted to use to shape the Worbla over, I had to find a way to make it not stick to it. I made the form out of Styrofoam with plaster over it to smooth it out. It was getting damaged when I tried taking the Worbla off however. My solution was to put masking tape on it, and that seems to do the trick.
Armour progress #cosplay #wip #SAO #Lisbeth #worbla
Based on the feedback I received from my Lady Skeletor tutorial, I wanted to make another post that takes a closer look at some of the armor breast plates I’ve made out of Worbla. This isn…
Found this today! Thought it was really awesome, take a look!
We used a combination of worbla, wonderflex, and InstaMorph for the armor. Take this pauldron for example…
1: The base layers are Wonderflex. Buckle cut several copies of the pattern and attached like-pieces together to build up a thicker, more realistic looking surface and to keep it from warping. Buckle used Wonderflex because it is slightly lighter than Worbla and on a 3 layer piece that can be a significant difference in weight.
2. The curved section is Worbla. Worbla and Wonderflex are almost identical, except that Wonderflex has a fiberglass mesh underlayer and Worbla does not. This mesh prevents Wonderflex from bending into a spherical shape, but also helps it retain the form it’s cut into, and keeps it from sticking to itself when you don’t want that. For this reason, Wonderflex is better suited to angular forms while Worbla is better for curves.
3. For designs on the armor, it adds realism to render them in three dimensions rather than painting them on. In this case, Buckle cut long thin strips of Wonderflex, rolled them into tubes, then cut the tubes to size and stuck them on the base.You can use Worbla for this process as well, but Buckle likes Wonderflex so she uses that.
4. The swirls appear smooth and sculptural in the concept art so Buckle used InstaMorph to mold them. InstaMorph is a sculpting plastic that comes in pellet form. Unlike Super Sculpy, InstaMorph naturally smooths itself as it sets so you shouldn’t need to sand or fill it. This can save a lot of time. InstaMorph is pretty dense so you’ll need metal sculpting tools to carve details like this channel into it. You also need to lay down the InstaMorph and detail it in one heat cycle or else you could melt and deform the Worbla underneath.
5. Keep layering to add details and realism, using whichever material is most appropriate. Spikes should be smooth, so we made them out of InstaMorph. These ones are actually really sharp!
6. After painting (Chase Champion Metallic or Krylon spray paint are recommended for shiny pieces as they go on smoother than hand-painting with acrylic) always add a darker color in the crevices to push the depth of the sculpting so it shows up better in pictures. If desired, you can also make the piece look a little dirty and worn by lightly brushing on dark brown or black acrylic and polishing it off the same as you would shoe polish on a boot.
Hope this tutorial helps and good luck with your prop making!
Giving you another little impression of what I’m doing right now.
A Russian tank manufacturer has unveiled a new tram design that it plans to start mass-producing in 2015. These beautiful pieces of engineering will hold 190 to 270 passengers and will be able to traverse on even the older, worn out Russian tram tracks.
i’d call them tron trains. or just trons
I feel a spiritual connection to Veronica
#TheAvengers made their presence at King of the Nerds trivia. Massive thanks and kudos to Jaslyn and James for an awesome night.
#cosplay #CapitanAmerica #Thor #Coulson #NickFury #TonyStark #100happydays #day20
Hey, that Tony Stark is me!
hey it’s coulson! that’s me
Hey I know Thor what the hell
that Thor is me!
Evolution of the breastplate!
Went and re-painted all of my loose Loki armour (still have to tackle the front armour somehow), and I am so so happy with the result. Everything here is made from a combination of worbla, craft foam, chainmail mesh, and a dash of 3D paint for details.
For the aged metal look, I sprayed all the pieces with a metallic gold paint, and then covered them with a thin layer of dark brown acrylic, which I let dry and then rubbed off with paper towels and cotton balls.
Feeling so accomplished, whoo!
CRAFT FOAM VS. WONDERFLEX VS. WORBLA a guide by Eli Ebberts (oh my cosplay!)
View the full tutorial here: