first attempt at foam axe

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  1. Furious Minion

    Furious Minion New Member

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    this is my first attempt at a foam axe. it was much more dirty before the top coat. so suggestions on top coating of water colors? the dirt is water color based as it was what seemed to get into the cracks with some surface tension break added. so anyway, feed back? and thanks. DSC02279.JPG DSC02280.JPG DSC02281.JPG
    color here is closest to actual DSC02282.JPG DSC02283.JPG
    and here it is best over all with about right colors. DSC02284.JPG
     
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  2. novacat17

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    Looks good. Is your handle made with pvc? Design on the axe head actually looks very nice, imagae that took some time.

    Good work.
     
  3. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks really good! I never would have known it as foam.
     
  4. Furious Minion

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    Yes PVC on the handle. the first one was heated and flattened slightly to give it an oval cross section, but I liked the round one better and went back to it. about half of the time on this was really in the paint job, the rest of the time was planning and lay out and then surprisingly little to cut and glue. :)
     
  5. TomVDJ

    TomVDJ Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great, but the handle screams out "Hey, I'm a PCV pipe!" If you could find something to hide that, this would be perfect! Maybe cover it with something so it could resemble wood?
     
  6. OBI WAN KEN0B1

    OBI WAN KEN0B1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great i would have never know it was foam. Paint job is awesome.
     
  7. Furious Minion

    Furious Minion New Member

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    thanks guys, I'll look into doing something about handle types in the future.
     
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  10. Furious Minion

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    Thanks Krel and Novacat17; I'll check out both links. The wood look alike idea sound very useful.. Wishing you well.
     

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