need help deciding next Kaiju build!

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by cptdragon9, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. cptdragon9

    cptdragon9 New Member

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    I cannot for the life of me make up my mind, and asking my freinds is pretty hopeless, especially when one of them says to build "Barney"

    I got a taste for building with foam with my Miregoji Godzilla last year and want to build another similar type

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    I've got 4 possible ideas... King Ghidorah, Mecha King Ghidorah, Space Godzilla or Gamera. Most have nixed the Ghidorahs, but it's still a toss up between Space G and Gamera.

    What do you all think?
     
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  2. DazzlerFan

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    I like Space Godzilla
     
  3. cptdragon9

    cptdragon9 New Member

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    so does everyone else apparently


    so next question. Any ideas on how to do the shoulder crystals? looks like the best method is to use plexiglass, stuff with bubblewrap to diffuse the light inside
    , but I've never worked with plexiglass before. How light can I get it to feel? what to use to glue it together (will hot glue gun work?) will it break readily?
     
  4. Ikras

    Ikras Active Member

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    I can't comment on all of that but I think the bubblewrap filling would look good.

    I guess in terms of weight it would depend on how thick you went with it. If you put a base along it you might be able to get a fairly stable structure while going with a thinner sheet which would help with the weight.

    I think that there might be specialised glues for this like that but the hot glue may still work, it might leave a more obvious seam though due to being a different material.

    Looks like it can be fairly resistant but you can get straight lines in (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IjDQxfI690).

    Hope that's of some use.
     
  5. cptdragon9

    cptdragon9 New Member

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    That's turned out great and the crystals look really good as well. Looking forward to getting a look through the full album later. I'm sure my wife will also love it (big fan of anything Godzilla). Real shame with your last Godzilla ending up with that fate.

    Looking forward to seeing the test drive photos as well. Hope it all goes well and you enjoy it all.
     

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