Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories

Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories Author Shawn Thorsson
ISBN-10 1680450069
ISBN-13 9781680450064
Year 2016-10-14
Pages 296
Language English
Publisher Maker Media, Inc
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Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan made suits of armored awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween Do you have a spot on your wall bookshelf or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen accurate replica of your favorite science fiction or fantasy weapon If so look no further We ve got just the book for you In this book master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations He ll show you many of the tools methods and processes that you can use to create professional looking science fiction and fantasy props and armor The ultimate collision of creative imagination and practical maker skills making props and costume armor involves sculpting molding casting 3D printing CNC fabrication painting and countless other techniques and technologies In this book you ll learn Basic fabrication methods using inexpensive commonly available tools and materialsSimple low cost methods to make foam armor out of easy to find foam matsHow to use the popular Pepakura software to build 3D models with paperMultiple molding and casting techniquesHow to build a vacuforming machine to make armor from plastic sheet stockPainting and weathering techniques that will bring your props to lifeJust enough safety advice to keep you from losing body parts along the wayWhether you re just a beginner or a seasoned builder with countless projects behind you this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to your workshop library

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