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Thread: Ask the Q's get the A's with your host BenStreeper

  1. #21
    Hey Ben,
    Been around this forum for just shy of a couple years. I dont often ask too many questions because if you just do some recon around here, you can almost always find the answer to some degree or another. However I havent seen too much info on the "shaping and forming" process when sculpting the outside of a piece. My question is, when you are doing a piece like a helmet where you need both side to be equal to one another... Do you use some type of measuring template or do you just eyeball it?
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  2. #22
    I actually do both. Most of the time when I need a part to be symmetrical, I make a template for one side out of paper and then just flip it over for the other side. If I need layers to be the same height, I use a caliber or I use a router with an adjustable height setting and a locking mech. Or I make a "Jig" ( something custom made to hold the tool at a set height/angle for a specific part or cut). I try my hardest nut to have to build a "Jig" because they are just a waste after the part is complete.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by UnbeknownKilroy View Post
    Also, what is the best way to make keys for a latex master mold?

    2) To chop the visor of the rondoed helmet, will i require a dermel, or can one make use of a boxcutter or knife?

  4. #24
    it does not require a dremel, but I would not do it with a box cutter. You are just asking to slice your hand that way.

    as for the latex keys I dip some cheesecloth into latex, then roll it up into a ball.

  5. #25
    Whats the next project on the horzon, Ben?
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  6. #26
    lol getting some free time. I've been slammed with work now that I have a "real" job. It's not stopping me from working on props, but it is slowing me down.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by BenStreeper View Post
    lol getting some free time. I've been slammed with work now that I have a "real" job. It's not stopping me from working on props, but it is slowing me down.
    Agreed!
    Damn you job!
    If I had my way, I'd be in the shop all day working on props/armor.
    But... Then I would have no job... and the wife would be less than impressed... then the drinking would start...

    I guess it's safer to just take the time we get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cereal Killl3r View Post
    Agreed!
    Damn you job!
    If I had my way, I'd be in the shop all day working on props/armor.
    But... Then I would have no job... and the wife would be less than impressed... then the drinking would start...

    I guess it's safer to just take the time we get!
    AHMEN!! lol

    Hey ben, just wanted to give ya a big thanks for what you do. The videos i have seen of yours help me out a lot. Keep up the great work! Your a stand up guy, my grandma says so too lol She was watching one of your videos with me lol

  9. What do you use to seal the foam?

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by C0NF1IC7 View Post
    What do you use to seal the foam?
    plasti-dip, or modge-podge

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