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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.

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

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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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    5 gallon water cooler bottles, heat in a hot box that you make, then inflate them with a shop vac or leaf blower......?
     

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    Allen always has the answers.
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    What I'm imagining is Allens 5 gallon water bottles, the heating up in a box or old oven and then laying pieces onto a wooden grid that has the round shape and leaves the impressions of all the little squares. I'm not sure heating a plastic bottle would ever get the bottom outside ring to ever reanimate. Everything else would blow out and it would remain mostly the same shape. So no vacu form, just heat and pushing it into a form with a piece of wood or welding gloves. The end color is done with transparent paint for faux stain glass or tinted clear coat products. If you have a wooden form, like a half round cage arrangement it might just be a heat gun and gloves on sections of water bottle like Allen does in so many things. Hold your breath doing this, the world record is over 17 minutes.

    Resin is not good for large pieces, it is very fragile without the mat woven into it and shatters worse than cheap glass. It looks to me like the origional might be resin and tissue paper but this wouldn't last long touching or moving things. It could be 2 part polyester like you cover a bar top with, still any liguid is going to have to be applied over saran wrap on a form or poured into a mold. The polyester resins are more elastic but both those options are kind of expensive. Every $30 of stuff only covers maybe half of one of those at some decent thickness, like two coats to be able to support itself.


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