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    So- getting ready for next year of course, and was watching this surprisingly great movie when I saw something I liked.

    Now I need to make some- but short of sculpt/mold/cast and the cost associated- I'm not really coming up with a simple way to make these egg pods (not the creatures inside).


    Egg pod 1.jpg


    I'm reminded of a plastic wrap or packing tape wrap, but I think the translucence will be very low. I need moderately high.

    The scale would be somewhere between 18" and 30" high.

    Any suggestions? Anyone ever try to use fiberglass resin for something like this?
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    I would recommend doing it with vacuum form build a mold and have a sign comany vacuum form them in 4 parts each.

    Phatman
     

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    If your looking for 3ft alien eggs, I have a mold.

    Stew
     

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    this may not be the answer you are looking for or even something that you want to do but to me they look like over inflated grenade shaped water balloons they become transparent when inflated and have those ridges
     

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    Just saw this thread on another forum the other day:

    http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=34413

    Perhaps you could pull something off similar. You'd just have to come up with something to melt it around.
     

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    Clear packing tape is the way to go, it is amazingly transparent. Get the kind that you can clearly see the cardboard through, that tells you that even in layers it is still transparent.
    Almost all fiberglass resin has a yellowish or purpleish tint to it.
    Let me try an experiment for you, give me a day or two and I will post a pic OK....
     

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