The Fujoshi, on 16 July 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:
You have a tumblr or is that the main website for your updates? I want to see how this goes. Also any hints for first timers like myself? I want to make Origami cyclone's weapon from T and B but I have no idea where to start at.
Thanks for your interest - I'll keep any and all updates at my Blogger site.
I'd be glad to help if I can, but I am not an experienced propmaker myself and this is actually my first anime prop as well.
Most of my prior experience lies in CAD design and basic machining, so I've just sorta been learning as I go about various things. Most prop makers would probably consider my approach to be fairly unconventional (one of them actually asked me a few questions about 3D printing) - this is just how I happen to know how to do things so heh...
If you want some general tips try asking experienced propmakers such as Volphin, Blind Squirrel, or Scouter Props. Volphin in particular does a fairly good job of documenting his work for others and I used some of his images as reference when I was creating my initial CAD model.
also seems to be a good place to ask these sorts of questions.
Hope this helps.
This post has been edited by Yangorang: 16 July 2012 - 10:09 PM