Monday, September 6, 2010

O'Treaty's Foamcore Lantern: Part One

I've discovered that the real lantern I wanted Patrick O'Treaty to hold was too heavy, so I'm making a scratch built one out of light weight foamcore. We're very old friends having made many a prop and set dressing out of it in the past.

As with the top hat, I want the lantern look old, so I'm not worried about perfection in it's basic construction. Askew angles, uneven cutting, dents and hot glue mishaps are okay and will help give it character once finished. It's a nice large size, about 10" high and 7" square, but still really light.

Next is finishing it with more details, painting and a faux candle, but that's in Part Two once I get it done.

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