torstai 15. syyskuuta 2016

Daedric arrows and What is polymorph

Sooo hello my lovelies it's been a while I know but don't worry I'm back (once again).

In this tutorial type post I'm gonna talk about something called Polymorph plastic.

So what is it and how does it work?
It's is thermoplastic polymer which melts at 62 degrees of Celcius and becomes moldable. 
After it cools down it becomes hard and white once again.
It comes in a form of tiny little white pellets which turn clear as you heat them.
They advice you to only use water for the heating but I have used heat gun on a low setting and it did work OK. You can re-use it by re-heating it.
It is 100% non-toxic and completely biodegradable in soil conditions. 
I bought mine 2014 from ebay from Blrtronics and 1 kg cost 26€ with postage at the time.

So here is how I used polymorph plastic to create daedric arrows.
I heated small amount of polymorph in a porcelain cup.
I used porcelain cup because I used heat gun for the heating. But if you use water for the heating then any plastic container like Tupperware will work fine. Just don't ruin your mothers Tupperware.
Be careful with the pellets they are hot after heating.

Here I have started to form an arrow head around wooden rod. You can see how the polymorph has turned clear during the heating.
I noticed that the arrow heads were filled with my finger prints after molding the plastic with bare hands so to get rid of the fingerprints I used water in my fingers and kneaded the surface smooth.
I molded and re-heated the plastic several times to get the desired result.
To get the sharp arrow head I stick the plastic in cold water to cool it down faster.
After your plastic is completely cooled down and hardened you can paint it with any colors you like I choosed spraypaint for the base and acrylic paints for detailing and effect. 

And here is my Daedric arrows!

I hope this little "tutorial" helps you and/or maybe you learned something new.
Tell me if you would like to have something like this more in the future, and if I should make these tutorials in Finnish.

Mintfox over and out
  See you next time <3 

2 kommenttia:

  1. thank you for this tuto, it's really helpful, if i want to make an arrow in the TV Green Arrow, like this: what can i do ?

    1. Thanks i'm glad that this was helpfull. I probably would make the arrowhead out of worbla but you could do it out of polymorph just like in this tutorial. Good luck with your cosplay🙋