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 #23015  by badges2nz
 Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:46 am
Hey Knock,
This is looking really good, if the backing board is all cardboard sandwiched together possibly a single layer of plastic sheeting, abs or something similar to allow hooks or mounting holes to go into the head.
Have your eyes turned up yet?
 #23016  by oota goota
 Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:38 pm
love the scale you taking with the head awesome! I'd be tempted to go plywood on the back with wood glue. I think you're on the right track with over building armitures etc so I'd do the same with the wall mount good luck!
 #23017  by Edward26
 Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:31 am
Impressive work as always? When are you going to open your art studio. I will love to come for the opening.
 #23019  by knock
 Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:03 am
Thanks again :) blaxmyth, matt and slyclone :)
 #23020  by knock
 Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:04 am
Thanks badges2nz & otta goota for that. I wouldn't have thought of a backing board to be honest, new territory :)
Yes the backing is just cardboard sandwiched together with a polystyrene board inside to make it thicker. Would that hold a board?
I should have thought or figured that part out before fully covering the front part but then again it was suppose to be a bit smaller

I held off on the eyes for the moment, postage prices have been insane for such a small item to post or if the postage price is good then the eye's are really expensive. I was looking into maybe getting those glass cabochons and try painting them myself. I can get a pair with postage for under $15 from www.craftrunner.co.nz
I would love to splash out on a pair of nice eyes but then that cuts into my budget for other projects.
 #23021  by knock
 Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:04 am
Thanks edward26 for the nice comment but I think you might have the wrong person :) :)
 #23023  by badges2nz
 Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:15 am
One or two ideas for the eyes would be to maybe paint up either ping pong balls or the deodorant balls the covering with a coat of klear kast epoxy to give that nice thick clear lacquer type finish.
 #23062  by knock
 Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:39 am
Thanks badges2nz for that :) will check that out.
 #25947  by cloneone44
 Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:34 pm
Wow Knock. Would love to see if you've progressed this any further. With the Mandalorian being a big hit, I thought about doing the same and making a Bantha trophy for the shed, might The trophy wall at Galaxy's Edge Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities was spectacular in person. Ya need a big wall though.

I'm thinking Ply for the back board, a combination of cardboard and thin ply for the skeleton with expand-a-foam and paper mash. I like your horn development. I'm keen to resolve the fur issue. I'll have a chat to a few professional prop makers and see what they suggest.