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Bayonetta Progress shots by HoiHoiSan Bayonetta Progress shots by HoiHoiSan
Here's the progress photos of how I made them.

The first pic shows the rough shapes, carved from .5mm styrofoam, 3/4" PVC pipe, and 1" pink insulation foam.

Second pic, the basic contouring of the foam pieces.

Third pic, scupted epoxy clay and more of the foam details, also coated it with resin.

Fourth pic, first coat of paint!

Last pic, done!

I don't have any progress pics of the dangly things on the guns. I simply made them out of hot glue, wire, and paint. Yes, hot glue. :)
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:iconkarliikitten:
KarliiKitten Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be willing to do a commission?
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Crystalsky470 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I really love them, they're beautiful and SO close to the original!

Just a quick question. What kind of Resin did you use? ^^
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I used a resin clay called Magic Sculpt... but others have used a similar product called Apoxie Sculpt.  They're both more or less the same :)

www.tapplastics.com/product/mo…

I've also recently made a new set cast from a mold I made... I used
www.reynoldsam.com/Urethane-Pl…
Which is a light weight resin that floats in water! :)
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SilentWitch7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Is there another brand of resin would you recommend?
One that will give you very durable results?
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Well, the only 2 companies I know that I've used resin from are Tap Plastics which is more west coast and then there's Smooth On that has distributors all over the country.
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SilentWitch7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Oh ok cause i wanted to make a more durable set of guns.
Especially since the previous one meet an ugly fate (particularly the heel guns.)
Thanks for the info though! =)
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Hmm, that's tough.  Resin, by nature, is rigid and thus brittle.  You might have luck with an isopthalic resin, such as bondo polyester resin, since those types of resin are meant to flex instead of break, but they also tend to be heavier. 
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SilentWitch7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Yeah i see what you mean.
Basically i'm planning to switch the Styrofoam with polycarbonated sheet (For the barrel part).
Glue them all with E6000.
Use a thick craft foam (5MM) with pink insulation foam (Though i need to make sure the E6000 don't the foam).
If not i'll use EVA foam then dremel it .
Which is why i'm stuck with the resin question.
I want to make sure nothing go wrong and make the right investment.
Thank you for all the info and patience.
Sorta also planning to make the latest set of bayonetta gun that's why i'm asking all the question.
Just to be on the safe side....^^; :stupidme:
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Before making a mold and resin casting them, I used pink insulation foam, foam core board, and PVC pipes for the barrels. :)  I used epoxy clay for the detailing and it worked reasonably well.  I just used hot glue to hold it all together actually.  Once it was all finished, I coated them with many layers of glue and water or some triple thick glaze to seal them before painting.

I don't mind helping :)  Cosplay is about having fun!  If there's anything else I can do to help, let me know :)
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SilentWitch7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
*According to a Raiden cosplayer Craft foam will not be eaten by E6000 but probably the insulation foam.
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Crystalsky470 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nk you so much for the answer! You are amazing!

<3
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KyoLovelle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
thanks so much!
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nauticca Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really helpful!
[answers my question from the other comment i made]
i still would like to know how easily they brake?
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
They're made of foam so they're not indestructible... however they are reasonably sturdy, if coated with proper resins. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being metal, 5 being plastic, 1 being paper, these are about a 3-4.
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nauticca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much!
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nauticca Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*break
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sapphiremoonninja Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
can you explain to me about the second picture, what do you mean foam pieces?
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Yeah, you see the pink parts in the first picture? In the second picture, I've cut a 45 degree bevel on them so they aren't simply straight flat anymore. I cut them with an exacto knife and then used fine grit sand paper to smooth them out. I hope that makes sense. :)
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sapphiremoonninja Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Oh i get it now!?
i thought i need to cut more Styrofoam piece to get it 3D like. XD
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Nah, at that point, it's all about refining the shape by removing... I don't think there's any more that has to be done except painting and cosmetics, like the gems.
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sapphiremoonninja Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I give up!!!
Too busy to make my own set so....
how much will it cost for you to make the guns? ^^;
I want to paint them myself though since i brought the paints earlier. :hmm:
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Depends on when you need it by :) Drop me a line email, merlekitty@gmail.com and we can discuss terms.
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Choki-chan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
you did a great job *-*
the tutorial is also very useful *thumbs up*
I just wanted to ask, what kind of paint is that? I was thinking of doing it with spray, but not sure *~*
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Yeah, I just used a glossy cherry red spray paint. The gold paint is a golf leafing pen. I would say test the paint first, spray something and then try to draw gold on it. Some paints are incompatible and the gold will just cause the red paint to start cracking horribly.
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Choki-chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thank you very much for the quick answer^^
Everything you did is very helpful.
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IT-IS-ME-XIGBAR Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Dude. I'm so going to make myself a set. Thanks for the instructions!!
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LaArtDiva00 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
ok so Im making these for my sister's costume, I tried covering one in resin, but it ate the styrofoam on the handle :(
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Yeah, polyester resin eats through styrofoam. You need either a polyester resin or some kind of primer coat over the material before you put resin on it. I've found triple thick glaze [link] works well to make a smooth surface to paint, if you don't want to deal with the hassle of resin, it just isn't as durable.
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StephEff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
So not looking forward to doing my own D:
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
It's not that bad, actually. :) It just takes a bit of patience and a very sharp knife :)
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rikusgirlYunat1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks
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Azalie-Insanity Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastically awesome!
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Sindacirwen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa, I'm impressed!

Hot-glue? Really? Is there a possibility to have a close-up of the chain-part? <3
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
[link]

I don't have just a picture of the charms, but I do have a picture of all the guns with charms before I mailed them out... hopefully it helps with a closer view?

And yeah, I just bent wire and glued hot glue onto it into various shapes. I had a silicone non-stick pad that I dropped hot glue onto, let it dry, then peel it off and glued it to the wire. :)
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Sindacirwen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It really helps. Wow, I'm amazed by that you actually did this.

I never would have guessed you'd use those materials (well, wire I get). Awesome job, really.
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HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
I hope you manage to make your own! Good luck! :)
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Sindacirwen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will try, if nothing else for the sheer challenge in it. Thank you ^^
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xXMOCHii-RawrrXx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
That Is Acctually Amazing <3 x
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The-High-End-Of-Low Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Writer
Very cool
how does the hammer mechanism work?
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:iconhoihoisan:
HoiHoiSan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
It's just a prop, so it doesn't :( But I was tempted to make it actually swivel open!

I guess magic?
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The-High-End-Of-Low Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Writer
ehe
:D
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Emperorkarsa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
SPIFFY!! Looks just like Bayonetta's gun.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional
Thank you
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