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amelie
« on: February 25, 2008 10:20:22 AM »

Hi all you crafty folks,

So my brother and I were big fans of the show GUTS when we were kids. We still look on ebay sometimes to see if people are selling pieces of the Agro Crag (a big chunk of glow-in-the-dark "rock"). They never are, so I thought for his 24th birthday I'd make him a piece! Only thing is, I'm not sure how to do it. I was thinking resin, but I've never worked with it before. Do you make your own molds? Where would I get some that glows in the dark? Basically, any help would be greatly appreciated!  Cheesy


Here's a photo of what the it looks like, although you can't tell here that it's kinda a seafoam green and glows:
http://www.ahs.dcps.org/eaglenet06/projects/ga-web/w1/mcfben66/images/guts_medals.jpg

We're nerds.  Wink
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 07:21:37 PM »

I bet you it's hollow & battery powered light...
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008 02:25:20 PM »

OMG---my bf and I watched Guts all the time up until a few weeks ago when they took away the "Nick Gas" station from us.
"back to you Mo"
haha.

You'd need a heckuva lot of resin to make that sucker!
How about shaping it out of a styrofoam block and painting it with glitter and glow in the dark paint?  Then you could mount it onto a piece of wood for the base?
I think clay would be too heavy for such a large project, and I can't think of any other products to use.

EDIT: How about paper mache?  Might be easier to get that freeform shape.  You could still paint it with glow paint and glitter.

Good luck and I totally want to see how this comes out when your done
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poprock6903
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 09:23:51 AM »

So my brother and I were big fans of the show GUTS when we were kids. We still look on ebay sometimes to see if people are selling pieces of the Agro Crag (a big chunk of glow-in-the-dark "rock").

You do this, too???

My friends and I were a GUTS team a few years ago for our school's Winter Weekend (read: play silly field games while drunk) event one year, and we made a rock with a bunch of styrofoam pieces that we painted green with tons of acrylic paint. It was kind of a crappy representation, but I think that's just because we didn't have a lot of time. We used little blocks that we held together with skewers, but if you used a bigger piece and cut it down, that might work better. If you're looking for something more durable, it might be hard to find something lightweight enough to lift over your head in victory (and isn't that the point of the rock?). Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the rock on this computer, but I'll see if my friend can send me one...

And just for a bit of encouragement:


Good luck!
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amelie
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008 03:36:48 PM »

Haha, poprock that is so awesome! I love the t-shirts, and I'm sure your rock looked great! And yes, the Victory pose is truly vital.

Sewin2disney, paper mache is a great idea. I found this amazing glow paint online, I'm thinking of combining poprock's styrofoam block idea with yours, and paper mache over the styrofoam (for smoothness to paint on).

Any thoughts? Thanks for the help  Cheesy
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DaisyTattoo
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008 03:50:34 PM »

Here's a replica on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nickelodeon-Aggro-Mega-Crag-GUTS-Agro-Cragg-Rock-Glows_W0QQitemZ120231160146QQihZ002QQcategoryZ201QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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poprock6903
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008 05:10:26 PM »

Haha, poprock that is so awesome! I love the t-shirts, and I'm sure your rock looked great! And yes, the Victory pose is truly vital.

Sewin2disney, paper mache is a great idea. I found this amazing glow paint online, I'm thinking of combining poprock's styrofoam block idea with yours, and paper mache over the styrofoam (for smoothness to paint on).

Any thoughts? Thanks for the help  Cheesy

Thanks!

Yeah, a smooth surface would definitely be much easier to paint on, as the styrofoam tended to absorb the paint and come off on the sponge brushes we used.  Unfortunately, my friend did not take a picture of the Crag, either, but it did look very convincing. You must post pictures when you attempt yours!  Cheesy
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