Bob wrote:Might help to state whether you're making this at home, in the desert, whether you expect it to burn, needs to be light or heavy, climbable, mounted on a moving vehicle, paintable, opaque or gauzy, or what the fuck.
Off the top of my head -- cotton or burlap dipped in dilute paint or white glue; fabric or paper dipped in flour & water; plaster is annoying but makes a potentially smoother and more detailed surface, and if you do it on the playa you might want to work at night or early morning. Could add sawdust, sand, shredded paper or other junk for bulk.
The Burning Man Opera made stage set figures using metal lath over a rebar frame, coated with layers of mud out of the local hot springs. Lath works better for figures much larger than life, though.
gyre wrote:maryanimal wrote:What type of fiberglass Dougly? I've really never tackled a project like this...
Aircraft Spruce has some great intro material about all the choices and benefits.
Bob wrote:Just start with stuff in your garage on a small scale and see what works. Don't worry about the finish coat until you build a few prototypes.
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