"We are now the Inquisition"
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Inquisitor Trailer
Dragon Age: Inquisition releases October 7th.
Is that Dwayne the Brock Johnson?
Another Tutorial! This time on something I love love love doing. Shaping wood to make props!
For non visual learners:
I took a 2x2 and used Big Red, my hand planer, to shape it into a cylinder. Then I tapered one end down to a point. Using a planer is really very simple once you adjust the blade to the height you like. Also, wood likes to be shaved in one direction more than the other. DON”T FIGHT IT. go with the flow you hippies.
I use a glove because I have enough callouses already. And beware, the blade is VERY SHARP. I’ve sliced off part of my knuckle before!
I cut the 2x2 down to 7ft to accommodate the height of my banner while still giving me room for the spear tip to not hit an 8ft ceiling. If you are planning to cut a piece down anyway, do it after you plane it. It’s a bitch to plane the cut edge
I’m making a spear tip. So I cut the outline out of Plastex. Anything stiff will work, the back board from a notebook also works well, or a thin flexible cutting board. This is just a reference shape and base to build up on.
To save money and supplies, I add bulk with tinfoil and masking tape. It will also lighten the overall weight of the prop. After that I put a 2 part epoxy resin over top, but it isn’t necessary.
WOOD FILLER! I’ve never used Bondo, but I think they are very similar. This is another 2 part preparation. The ratio is about a golfball size of the putty to a 1inch squirt of the activator in the tube (just follow directions on the can) This shit is toxic!! Try not to open it in your closet, go outside or have good ventilation.
Spread that stuff all over your project quickly. This says it has a working time of 10 minutes, but really it’s like 5. Smooth it with a gloved hand and wait the 15-20 minutes until it dries.
SAND SAND SAND SAND
Redo step 5 and 6 until you have a beautiful smooth finish
Congrats!!! You’re done!
Checkout all my progress over on my facebook page
DC gals at Wondercon 2014
Photography by the super swell Dennis Cheng [x]
The totes talented Sheila of Aicosu as Zatanna
Quick update on Ky’s Nightlight staff! [Yeah, still working on that costume HAH]. It’s now entirely completed and the diamond spear even lights up! The glitter gives off a neato disco ball effect - mebbz I’ll try to get a photo of it in the dark. ANYWHO. Once I get paid next week, Ima be workin’ on his torso armor aw yiss.
This is the Official Cover Art according to Dragon Age’s Official Twitter Feed.