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29 May 2003 @ 04:23 pm
Fantasy vs. Reality  
Fantasy:

Today, I am feeling very productive. I manage to finish multiple fiberglass projects, and pack. The last touches of paint will go on Millenia, and after a shower, I will finally get to try it all on, all together.


Reality:
Somthing REALLY WEIRD happened to the fiberglass last night. I've never seen it happen before. It did not set.
One of them set.... kind of... but the other did not. It makes no sense. They both came out of the same batch of resin. Everything should be happy, but it is not. I can still finish painting and packing, and Bloodberry.. but Now I don't know what to do about those Millenia horns. >..< And I still have to get together Mako's costumes, and make all the crap for the J-rock skit. Plus, sometime today, we need to go out to the store and pick stuff up.

There is simply no time for fiberglass. I refuse to use tin foil. Somthing else must be thought of.
 
 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
 
 
 
The Ten Thousand Things: costumeskhet_tcheba on May 29th, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC)
Possible last-minute suggestions:
Friendly Plastic would work quite well. It'll set up very strong and light and can be done in literally minutes (so long as you have some sort of wire mesh frame on which to mold it). I bought a bucket of the stuff for Faris and Edea and could easily throw it in the car when I get home (we're driving up to DFW after work). Problem is that you'd be getting it rather late (though it can be softened in a coffee pot! :D).

Papier mache - Less-than-ideal option, but it works. Can be baked in the oven for speedy drying.

Model Magic - nice and light, but would have to cure for 24 hours. :(

Plaster of Paris bandages - can be smoothed out with extra plaster, but will probably be too heavy.

Plastic sheeting/posterboard wrapped in a spiral cone and smoothed with a layer of tape - the layout would be time-consuming, but it would be lightweight and could be further smoothed with gesso and painted.


Last minute crises blow. Good luck, and let me know if I can do anything!
HIDE your facekyonomiko on May 29th, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Possible last-minute suggestions:
Thanks for the suggestions. I have 2 options to try next, and if they don't work..... >..<

If you don't mind tossing that freindly plastic in with your stuff, I'd be very greatful. I wear Millenia on Sat, so if somthing catastrophic happens with what I'm going to try, then the plastic will be my last ditch effort to avoid tin foil >..<

I bought a sheet of thin aluminum sheet metal at the hardware store. I'm going to try that. If that doesn't work, I'm going to try using the plastic off a coke bottle.. coke bottle plastic worked beautifully for a different part I had to do.. so maybe if the sheet metal doesn't pull through... >..< Bah! I'll keep everyone updated& post about it later tonight.
Right now, I'm doing the last few painting things on my jacket.
Then, bloodberry harness. while waiting for various things to dry, I'll be messing with the sheet metal& some tin snips.
Knitter for the Revolution: You Can Do It!seishia on May 29th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC)
Eep! I have battles of Reality vs Fantasy all the time.

Good luck!