CONSTRUCTING THE STICK SECTION
Now that we have the base made, we can start working off of it as we like. An important thing to remember is the weight and balance. If your model has to walk around in this for long periods, it needs to stay both solid and comfortable. Materials and tools needed are:
- Kebab skewers (depending on what you need. I used 250-300)
- Black graffiti spray-paint (I used 2 cans)
- Glue gun
I’d mused over several different materials I could use to make this, from those sticks you use to keep plants growing straight to aluminium rods. Finally an idea popped into my head to use kebab skewers. I used bamboo kebab skewers that I bought in an Asian supermarket. I checked ordinary supermarkets but they were too expensive for too few. If you don’t have any asian markets near you, or you can’t find them, you can also get them very cheaply online, Amazon sells packs of 500 for a few pounds/dollars. In total I used between 250-300. Obviously, they need to be coloured, so I considered dying them as it’s a fairly porous material, but I thought this could possibly be costly as well as unpredictable, so I settled on using black spray-paint. One tip here is to buy graffiti spray-paint. It runs cheaper, dries quickly and its biggest benefit here is that it dries with a matte finish.