Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:34 PM
Hmmmm, I would think possible balsa might work! Carve it then coat is with some fiberglass resin for resiliance! haven't priced out blocks of balsa, though, dunno if they're pricey.
Otherwise floral foam (green, not pink) and carving that out could do it, then coat that with fiberglass resin similarly. The resin will eat pink foam, but not green.
If you want them really tough you can resin and follow up with fiberglass chop mat, similar to paper mache (kinda), but then you'll have a rough surface that needs sanding/ filling, whereas if you just coat with a healthy layer of resin you'll have a mostly smooth finish that only need minimal prep before paint (but don't be as strong).
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