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Chocobo- Craft foam and wire by PixelMecha Chocobo- Craft foam and wire by PixelMecha
Here's something I made years ago... probably around 2004/2005.

Made using craft foam and fine craft wire to hold it together, as well as some superglue. As far as I know, I've never seen anyone use this combination to make models.

At the time I actually made a few of these, including Bass and Zero from Megaman and Megaman Zero. Also made a pigeon too, and a wolf if I remember correctly. This is the best of the lot and the only one that remains out of the loft.

I actually used this in my GCSE art project on birds because my teacher liked it so much when I showed it to her. It's pretty large, over 30cm tall.

I'm surprised I didn't upload it earlier. It's a shame, I've only got small pictures of it that I can find. I'll have to take some more, as I still have it (it's rather faded now).
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PostMortem Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I'm trying to find some inspiration for working with craft foam, and yours is like ......awesome...it's 3D!!!! This is great and exactly what I was hoping to find more of. Very nice work.
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! I'm glad I could be an inspiration! It's been almost 10 years since I made this and I don't think I've got any better photos of it, but it might still be in the loft still if you would be interested in some larger images. Basically, most of the pieces were "stitched" together with craft wire in occasional places, and twisted together on the inside. Other bits were just super glued together. There's lots of potential with craft foam that people don't seem to explore! It's great stuff.

You can also make costume pieces and armour out of craft foam, you can paint it up to look like metal. If you're interested in this sort of thing, there's tutorials out there. Here's just one of them: entropyhouse.com/penwiper/cost…
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Morack Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
You crazy kids and your land birds/vehicles! :D
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wark!
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Morack Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
TO THE EXTREME!!!! :headbang:
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O so great!!!!

What's craft foam exactly? Is it more like styrofoam or like foam rubber? Does this have more in common with origami or muppets? XD either way I love it!
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Craft foam comes in like... foam sheets. It's flexible and quite dense, it's sold in pretty much any crafty place. You can get different thicknesses and stuff. It's easy to cut with scissors.
I think making models out of it is more akin to plush making... you have to get the right shapes for the "pattern" before you "sew" it together with the wire. I basically did loops of wire between the two pieces of foam every so often to join them together... It's sorta hard to describe.
I've seen people make neat things out of it like costume armour: [link]
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow it's kinda in between! Awesome.. I want some now.
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, awesome. You can probably buy multi-packs of the craft foam online for quite cheap, with many colours. If you can't find craft wire, pipecleaners can be used as a substitute (though it's harder to push through the foam).
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Hawk-v3 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Schweet!
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! Thanks!
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MooseInAKilt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is awesome :D
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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