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Posted by Angilas Guy (Guest), on 2001-03-17 12:25:44
$#^%#$*!!!!! I CAN'T BUILD THIS THING!!!
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User ID: 0673084 Jan 30th 9:56 AM
ok, I am trying to make my own little project for a test, I am trying to make a RE-make of Jurassic park in all stop motion, but, I CAN'T BUILD THE T-REX FENCE!! You know when the power goes out, he rips up the fence.. well, i'm to that scene.. and I CAN'T BUILD IT!!! got any tips?
User ID: 7873223 Jan 30th 11:24 AM
Why does your fence have to be exactly the same as the original? You are the production designer. Remakes are never identical to the original. Use your imagination. Make it a force field or something.
User ID: 0673084 Jan 30th 12:56 PM
yeah I know, but somthing gets me when I see the rex chomp off those wires... just gets me goin'... and the only material I found are really long toothpicks for the fence, I'm going shopping at a craft store today, I may see somthing else.
User ID: 1752694 Jan 30th 4:47 PM
The only thing I can remember about that fence is that the gaps were so big it was obvious the kids could have slipped through easily, no need to climb over the top! I've seen various sizes of expanded aluminum mesh that look pretty good, and it can bend and stretch a bit, so you could animate the T rex hitting it and making dents and bulges. Or taking a bite out. For my 1:6 sets I've bought a couple of wire mesh waste paper baskets, to make into cyclone fencing - a T Rex would be too huge at that scale, so it would be too big for standard cyclone fence in your scale, but still not a bad look. And there are a variety of different sized ready made wire meshes in hardware stores, could look OK combined with your own fence posts, have a look.
User ID: 2560524 Jan 30th 11:03 PM
Model railroad stores sell miniature chain link and other fence materials. There are some cool perforated metal sheet. Military hobby stores sell scale "barbed wire". A cheep way to make chain link is to go to the fabric store and buy wedding veil, called "tulle". Choose one with the openings sized to your scale, glue it to a frame, and spray paint silver. Make the posts look "high tech" Use tooth brush handles cut off and placed upside down, or pieces from an Erector Set. Let your creativity run wild!
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