Roadhog ROADR8GE Belt Buckle Part 1
One of Roadhog's smaller, yet still detailed skin is his ROADR8GE licence plate belt buckle. As with all the pieces I make, the first thing was to draw out a template to size. It's quite large on Roadhog, so had to scale it so it would work in proportion with the rest of my cospl
I cut out the letters in a thin foam, making sure they fit nicely into the outside of the buckle. For this, I just stuck the whole pattern down onto foam and cut it out as it was less fiddley then trying to trace round the small letters.
The buckle itself was cut out of a thicker foam and rounded at the corners like the reference pictures I had. For ease, and because I had the
colours, I cut these pieces our in their correct colours. These would be covered in worbla, but it was nice to see what it could look like.
I cut out one blue layer of foam which included the seam-circle cut out on top, then cut another without this so the frame was higher round the edges. Layering foam is a really quick and easy way to give any project depth.
I then covered the whole thing in warbla. Using a wooden sculptors tool I was able to press the warble gently down in place to give it the 'embossed' letter effect I wanted. As usual, be careful not to over-tea the warbla (Or, in my case, to not be impatient!)
Putting a single sheet of warble over like this means you get a nice smooth and even finish with no seams.
I covered the back in warbla also and added a border around the outside so it looks blockier.
Now it's time to Plastic-Dip and prime ready for painting!
Until next time,