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Sophie O'Gara ravingsohma at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 21:31:30 GMT 2013

Hi Ed,

Thanks so much for your email. The cnc is really cool. I'm assuming that
you'd make the model and program it to follow the pattern? Do you know
where you'd be able to get access to one?

Does el wire need a light source or is it kind of like glow sticks?



On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:18 PM, digi hobo <hontar at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Cian Masterson <cian.masterson at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I don't have a clue about moulding or resin but the dude from Volpin
>> Props has some pretty in-depth writeups on how he makes his props on his
>> blog.  May be of use?
>> Here are some daggers he moulded in resin:
>> http://www.volpinprops.com/heis-daggers-darker-than-black/
>> The gun from portal:
>> http://www.volpinprops.com/portal-gun-for-childs-play/
>> Daft Punk helmet with lots of detail about moulding:
>> http://www.volpinprops.com/daft-punk-helmet-part-2/
>> And this is unlikely to be relevant to your build but his "Big Daddy"
>> costume from BioShock has to be seen to be believed:
>> http://www.volpinprops.com/aquarium-photoshoot/
>> Slan,
>> Cian
>> On 29 January 2013 18:18, Sophie O'Gara <ravingsohma at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I'm trying to make a blue clear resin replica of the bow and arrow from
>>> the picture below.
>>>  I want to put LEDs into the middle of the bow as well and the arrow so
>>> it will glow.
>>>  I'm going to make a clay model of the bow and arrow which I then want
>>> to mold so I can pour the clear blue resin into the mold to create the bow.
>>> Does anyone in TOG have any experience in mold making or know where
>>> would be a good place to start?
>>>  What would be the best way to go about making the mold so that it would
>>> be in 3d?
>>> Would resin be the best way to do this or would it possibly be too heavy?
>>>  Pic: http://zwyll.org/external/lol/champions_eu/Ashe_Splash_0.jpg
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sophie
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>> Hi Sophie,
>   For modelling I'd use https://tinkercad.com/ as blender is not as
> intuitive as the usual 3d modelling programs such as 3d studio max or
> cinema 4d.
> Also tinkercad is  quite quick to get up to speed with, and allows you to
> either download the model or forward it on to one of the 3d printing houses.
> You could then get it printed in acrylic, or  just design the negative to
> make a mold, and fill the mold with resin. Acrylic can be quite brittle and
> would likely snap. Polycarbonate or pet is more resilient but harder to
> polish .
> By the looks of the design, it would work well if you used a cnc and did
> inverted prismatic cutting. So using a v cutter, depending on the width of
> the shape at a point, it goes to a certain depth.
> See at about 4:50 here
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUGq0IRehg
> This would give you 2 halves of a mold to pour resin into.
> In terms of lighting it, you could go with el wire
> https://www.google.ie/search?q=el+wire+arrow&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=kGMJUZfULIuThgeMsoCADQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1440&bih=809#hl=en&tbo=d&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=el+wire+costume&oq=el+wire+costume&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l4.2094.4190.4.4386.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41642243,d.ZG4&fp=2912af4d3f8efd31&biw=1440&bih=809
> We have some in the space.
> Ed

Sophie O'Gara
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