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    Sep 27, 2010, 3:47 PM - Sandworm from Beetlejuice--need some input #1

    I'm thinking of making a sand worm (head only) to go over the a/c duct (large industrial kind) which would be the body. So that when the a/c is on, the air will push a ribbon or some fabric around acting as the tongue, if that makes any sense at all.

    What should I use? i was thinking paper mache as it needs to be light. Also thinking of using a large balloon underneath to get the initial head shape. Any tips or pointers? i haven't paper mache'd since I was a kid.
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    Oct 9, 2010, 11:37 PM - Re: Sandworm from Beetlejuice--need some input #2

    Hmm..
    I would say build the structure out of wire hangers. Then paper mache over that. You will then have full control over the way the mouth and everything is shaped.
    Hope this helped.
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    Oct 9, 2010, 11:57 PM - Re: Sandworm from Beetlejuice--need some input #3

    I think a wire mesh frame,armature wire and Super sculpty or Apoxie Sculpt would be better.You can build it in sections and assemble later/as you go.
    Last edited by JPolacchi; Oct 10, 2010 at 4:15 PM.

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