My sons GB trap treat bag for Halloween.

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familyman

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Yes foam again!. I swear next year I will try and save up for some other type of medium and try it out.
Anyway I figured I needed a trap for my GB costume, I don't think I will have time to make the pedal and everything but I think having just a trap hanging off of my belt will owrk for now.
Anyway I have just spent the last two hours working on this thing and this is what I have so far.

Firstly the tools I will be using, these are the same tools I use on all my foam builds. Nothing special just simple tools. There is a cutting board under the foam, before anyone thinks I am cutting up my kitchen table.
And yes that is Belle from beauty and the beast as my desktop wallpaper.....


Unfortunately I was on a roll and forgot to take photos of the during.



I just printed these off and layed them on just for to see what it would look like.
 
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TurboTrey03

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Re: GB trap in foam.

wow! awesome work! where do you get your foam? i checked walmart and couldnt find anything?
 

familyman

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Re: GB trap in foam.

Car section in walmart, pack of 4 2ft by 2ft squares costs $9.99, of you can get a roll of the foam for $20.00 the roll is good for csotumes (it is thinner) but the tile mats are good when you need thicker harder foam.
 

familyman

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Re: GB trap in foam.

Painting day, I had to do a few little alterations to the trap. For example the side panels. The trap is supose to have silver metal side panels however I didn't have foam thin enough. Had I just cut some foam and stuck it on the sides it would have stuck out to far and not looked right. So I cut the the panels out of the trap sides and when I glue them back I will glue them just offset so they stick out a bit giving the illusion of added panels. Cutting them out also allowed me to paint them seperately with out having to mask areas off. I also had to do the handle, this is made from wood as a foam handle jst would not of worked it would not of been strong enough to hold, the weight of the trap would of made the handle bend. I also painted the trap doors rather then stick printed paper on the foam. Here is what I have now....




 

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familyman

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Re: GB trap in foam. Building smaller trap for son.

So I found time to tun my sons trap into the opening of his treat bag. Simple but the look on his face when I showed him was priceless. He had so much letting everyone drop his treats into his candy trap.

 

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G17RDY

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Very cool indeed, i really like the idea for the treat bag.

I've seen those tiles here in the UK, but never thought to use them for making things, i have the same ones in the garden under the kids swings, but they have a diamond pattern on one side, must go and find some with a flat side and get making some cog armour!!!
 

Lurksmith

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Love this idea. The mini trap was cool as it was, but to be able to spend the night trapping candy, that's just great.
 

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familyman

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These tiles have the diamond shape on one side aswell. sometimes the texture can be used for parts of your build. if you need any help I would me more then happy to give you some pointers.
As for the photos I was very busy last night with adults and kids all wanting to see my proton pack. The local paper did a story on me last year and they did an update yesterday in time for Halloween night about my GB costume so lots of people we eager to see it.
 

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