I want to get into prop making, mainly due to my encounter with a fully dressed and armed space marine.

I have searched the web on a tutorial for a bolter, for example, but only testimonials of a workshop's work comes up. Unfortunately I do not have the means or the experience for woodwork, so reinforced polysterine/foam with plastic or wood elements is about the limit.

From what I can tell, scifi props are the easiest because of the tendency for rectangular design, with fantasy (swords and such) being harder because of the shape.

Still I would want to start somewhere, but need some sort of clear guidance. So how do I start? :)


closed as off-topic by Joshua Aslan Smith, doppelgreener, Zachiel, wax eagle, C. Ross May 2 '14 at 13:03

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this in relation to playing pen and paper RPGs in anyway? \$\endgroup\$ – Joshua Aslan Smith May 2 '14 at 12:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how to make props & good resources for prop making vs. how to use props with regards to pen and paper RPGs. \$\endgroup\$ – Joshua Aslan Smith May 2 '14 at 12:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ This isn't on topic for our site; it falls outside our real-world topic guideline. An RPG expert isn't going to give you a better/different/more specific answer than an costume maker or cosplayer. Advice is going to be different depending on your needs, too: if you're cosplaying for show as a cosplayer, your needs are different to that of someone wearing such a costume for a LARP: in the latter, you're going to be performing strenuous activity for an extended period, and you're going to get hit with things. If this is RPG-related, we need more detail on what you're going to do with this. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener May 2 '14 at 13:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ To clarify: if this is about table props, or LARP costuming, it is certainly on topic! But in that case we need more details because it's currently so very broad that good answers would be books. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW May 2 '14 at 13:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ No, it is not for larping, its for cosplay. Can you direct me to the proper stack exchange site to move this question? \$\endgroup\$ – Discipol May 2 '14 at 18:22

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