Help needed with technique for building a replica (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by av32productions, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. av32productions

    av32productions New Member

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    I need help. I really want to build a replica of the wizard from an old disney show called Phil of the future. Its not so much that i need help with dimensions or with the normal help with building a prop but help with what technique i could use. i have gathered as many reference pics as i can being that the show was only released on dvd once. That dvd only having two episodes featuring the prop in question. I am wondering what materials look like i could use to recreate this piece of my childhood.

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    These are literally all the pictures i could find. Again im just looking for help with people who have made props before and maybe how i could go about doing this. also any possible kit bashing done here
     
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  2. Duncanator

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    I'd use layers of acrylic and MDF(medium density fiberboard). The clear parts; obviously, would be acrylic. The painted parts could be acrylic too, but MDF is easier for most people who aren't comfortable with acrylic to work with.
     
  3. av32productions

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    What would i use to fill in the gaps of the mdf?
     
  4. Duncanator

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    I like Bondo type fillers, but regular wood spackle works great too. It just takes a little longer to dry.
     
  5. av32productions

    av32productions New Member

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    Thanks. Any idea as to how i could do the curved clear bit around the handle, or how to do the shiny metal parts, other than spinning aluminum?
     
  6. Dracosfire83

    Dracosfire83 Well-Known Member

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    The shiny metal top piece shape reminds me of a souvenir rolled penny.
     
  7. av32productions

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  8. paulp

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    Yeah, I like the rolled penny idea. The other option would be to cut it out of thin layer of K&S Metals aluminum sheets. Two or three layers would be enough to give thickness. Bend them to the shape you want, then use thin superglue to hold them together.
     
  9. av32productions

    av32productions New Member

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    that isn't a bad idea on the antenna. ive been playing with the idea of vacuum metalizing or using crome paint but I don't have any experience with that
     
  10. av32productions

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    UPDATE: I have found some low quality episodes online and more reference pics. still not sure how ill do the chrome antenna or the clear grips. i might try casting in resin

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