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Halloween costume coming along...

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  1. mat United Kingdom

    mat Well-Known Member

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    minifig in the making! :D

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    that is excellent! :D

    what did you make the head bit from?
     
  5. mat United Kingdom

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    Probably made things a bit complicated for myself but I bought some sheets of polystyrene, cut out 7 layers to the rough shape including hole in middle for my head, stuck them together then cut and sanded to get nice and smooth and the correct shape.Then had to cover it in PVA glue in order to spray paint. Worked out quite well because the PVA made it nice and strong once hard!

    Body is actualy 2 boxes cut and put together to get the correct shape and now painted black with a funky tie.

    To much time on my hands :rolleyes::D
     
  6. stevebrowne

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    wow! That's effort - I thought you'd started with one of those hard foam jackets for a boiler
     
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    blimey did you used to work on Blue Peter? it looks great! :)
     
  8. mat United Kingdom

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    You know when you start these things thinking it will take 20 mins and a few quid, more like 2 days and about £50!! Suprising how quickly the money goes on paints, brushes, glue, materials... The head has 3 coats of PVA on it which was about 4 bottles.

    Might ebay it after tomorrow night :)
     
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    Do it - domainer charity auction :)
     
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  10. mat United Kingdom

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    Maybe I could swap it on ebay for RST.co.uk?? :)
     
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    If it was made of solid gold then you might have a chance...! :)
     
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    Your on your way to your own Alf costume lol, just another 4 days work and another 50 quid !!! but don't tell your missus what you did with the rug :D:D:D
     
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    No kidding!!! :grin:

    That's going to scare the crap out of most people, looks like the marshmallow man from Ghost Busters
     
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    ROFL Rob.

    Nice costume looks great, any more picture updates?
     
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    yeah i want to see a 'here's one we made earlier' Lol :)
     
  17. mat United Kingdom

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    HERES ONE I MADE EARLIER!!!!

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  19. mat United Kingdom

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    Hi guys, just got back from a really good night.

    We all ended up in a club and were unaware there was a competition running, at the end the owner came up and told us that me and my best friend had won (He was a transformer)

    We got £100 resteraunt voucher, bottle of champaign and free drinks for the rest of the night :cool:
     
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    wow thats great! :D bet you were chuffed! :cool:
     
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