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    Default Great Stuff Mache Spider Butt

    Great Stuff Mache Spider Butt
    I was inspired by SpiderRider's amazing spider and decided to build one of my own. According to SpiderRider, the abdomen, or as I regularly refer to it as a giant spider butt, was created with a fiberglass and resin concoction. Well I have no clue as to how that process works, so I decided that paper mache was the route I would take. This is where things get sketchy as I have zero patience for slow, tedious work or respecting proper drying times. So only managing a couple of layers of newspaper strips and flour/glue paste over a two foot wide yoga ball, and of course thats not nearly enough layers to ensure a solid sphere, I lost patience. I then broke out the Great Stuff and began smearing it with my hands all over the spider butt and ultimately was enthusiastic about the result. It created a hardened outer shell, kinda like a a M&M, but I found it near impossible to create a smooth layer. It ended up more like a cottage cheese texture the way it expanded. I was hoping for smooth, but the bumpy texture grew on me as I carried on smearing. It became very strong once cured and is very rigid and will not collapse the sphere.

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    Here you can see the Great Stuff shell over the paper mache layers.
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    I repeated the process over a childs bouncing ball and a small balloon for the head and thorax.
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    After painting.
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    The spider isnt done yet, but here you get the ideal of what Im trying to acomplish. Just wanted to share this as it might be feasable for other types of projects as well.
    "By the pricking of my thumb....something wicked this way comes"

    "The tragedy of life is not death....the tragedy of life is not living"

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    CJ I think this looks great! I love the scale and paint job. What appears to be smooth on a small spider may actually be textured looking on a giant spider such as yours, who's to say? Is that Great Stuff over PVC for the legs as well? A great remedy for the patience challenged group of people of which of which I am a proud member of.

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    great job i love the scale size of it he looks beautiful an who says it has to be smooth ??????????? an i say i love it might have to steal your idear about the balls an great stuff
    0k it's all fun an games till some one breaks out the flying monkeys

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    I have spider envy!!

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    Glad you all like. Yes there is great Stuff over the PVC legs as well. I figured that this application might prove useful for other projects as well. Any other ideals? I was thinking jack-o-lanterns too?
    "By the pricking of my thumb....something wicked this way comes"

    "The tragedy of life is not death....the tragedy of life is not living"

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    I must admit, the biggest reason I clicked on this thread were the words "spider butt" in the title. It made me giggle.

    Beyond that, you have done an impressive job. That spider gives me the heebie jeebies!
    "Gomez... Did I just hear a peal of thunder?"
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    He looks wonderful!!

    I have heard you can lightly sandpaper great stuff, but me, being a proud member of this exclusive club, have not tried it!

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    You kicked butt on the spider posterior! You're spider turned out awesome. Another spider lives!

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    CJ it has turned out great. Far cry from the yoga ball you started with.

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    Did you simply deflate the yoga ball & pull it out or did you have to pop it?
    I didn't make him for you!... He carries the Charles Atlas seal of approval.

    It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!

 

 
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