Useful Links

Material Suppliers I Use

http://www.smooth-on.com

  • Silicones, casting resins, mother mold plastics, release agents, silicone thickeners, and anything else casting, this company's products are found on almost every movie set. Though you cannot purchase from them directly, all technical data, instructional guides, as well as MSDS information can be found here.

http://www.tfbplastics.com

  • Supplier of Smooth-On silicones, casting resins, mother mold plastics, mold release, silicone thickeners, and anything else casting

http://usplastics.com

  • ABS and High Impact Polystyrene sheets for vacuum forming

http://acryldesign.com (Winnipeg)

  • ABS and High Impact Polystyrene sheets for vacuum forming

Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Michael's, Hobby Lobby (various physical locations)

  • Bondo, Plaster of Paris, spray paints, glue, sand paper, vinyl gloves, tools, plastic mixing cups, and pretty much anything and everything else

http://www.foambymail.com

  • Open cell foam sheets for mask/helmet padding

Various dollar stores for superglue

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"How To" and Costuming Resources

http://www.therpf.com

  • There is simply no bigger or better prop-making forum anywhere. Period. If you want to learn how to do anything related to prop making, or simply browse other makers' wares, this forum is a must

http://www.whitearmor.net

  • A division of the famed 501st, this site is an absolute must for anyone who has ever wondered about anything Stormtrooper-related

http://www.theflagshipeclipse.com

  • A division of the 501st with fantastic information for non-Stormtrooper Star Wars costuming.

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com

  • Fantastic Boba Fett and other Star Wars Bounty hunter resource site

http://clonetroopers.net

  • Everything Clone Troopers, including some great helmet molding and general armour assembly/prop making tutorials

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3D Printing Resources

http://3d-printers.toptenreviews.com

  • Great information on hardware for those looking to get into 3D printing

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/computers/3d-printer/

  • A great resource offered at no charge that should help anyone interested in 3D printing make informed buying decisions

FlashForge USA

  • The manufacturer/distributed of the 3D printers I use. I have no stakes in this company, and only recommend them out of personal experience with their product and customer service.

http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.php?491-Flashforge-3D-Creator-forum

  • Good general information on 3D printer maintenance and troubleshooting

http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/index.php

  • Professional tutorials for dozens of CAD software products (requires monthly subscription). I have no stakes in this company, and only recommend them as a resource that has personally helped me in my own artistic pursuits.

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Other Talented Prop Makers and Costume Designers

http://ruthlessfx.com

  • Helmets and other awesome stuff!

http://store.vadersvault.com

  • If you need a lightsaber, Vader’s Vault is of the best sabersmiths in the world.

http://mywickedarmor.com/index.htm

  • All manner of wicked armour

http://darthcleavage.com

  • Various costuming services

www.twilekparadise.com

  • Maker of latex lekku, and a good source of costuming resources, tips and reference material for Twi’leks. 


© mynocksden.com 2017. Disclaimer: This website's purpose is to showcase my personal projects, explain the steps, tools, materials and techniques involved in creating my props. The articles I have made are "fan made" props only, made for myself as a hobby. All copyrights for the characters or parts and components thereof which have inspired the work documented here are the sole property of their respective owners.