Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blood+ Coffin Cello Case: Part 2

Here's the lid of the coffin cut out:

Getting the sides of the lid glued and screwed down:

Lid is almost done!:

Whew! Lid is done!:

The bottom is done... as my youngest siblings offered to show:

Better picture of it being complete:
And what's left...

Lots and lots. This thing is like... indestructible as promised. In fact... it got slammed going up the flight of steps into my apartment without even a scratch. (Whew, getting something almost 5 feet long into an upstairs apartment = tough!) The only down side that I see is exactly what I warned you about when it started: It weighs a LOT. From what I can tell, it's sitting at a whooping 26.5 pounds. I mean, I can lift it easily enough (I can't wait until it has handles though... its hard to lift because of its bulky size.)

So, the plan.

The top of the coffin is going to have to be foam to keep it from weighing more then 30 pounds. I will coat the foam in a special liquid-plastic I have (it hardens to plastic) so its less capable of being damaged but it wouldn't be able to be banged around like the rest of it. But luckily the foam is way less painful to carve then wood so I can get right to work on it. About a million hours of sanding should get the wooden part of the coffin completely finished. XD It needs to be severely sanded to make parts of it flat, make it evened up all the way around.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Blood+ Coffin Cello Case: Part 1

Looks simple, I know. But...

That is exactly proportional in scale to the whole thing.

4'8" = 56 inches.

16 inches (the length of that piece in the image) x 3.5 = 56 inches. Basically every written measurement of that cardboard, if you multiple it by 3.5, will come out to the proper scale of the coffin itself.

The width of the coffin at either end is 10 inches.

The widest part is 25 inches (2.5 times the size of the top and bottom width. and slightly less then half of the total size of the coffin.)

If you pull out a tape measure and look at the inches, you'll get a better idea of the final product. And look at the cardboard, you'll see how it measured up.

I figured the widest part of the coffin is between 1/3 and 1/4 the total length of the coffin... so I went between. XD 1/3 = 18.66667 inches and 1/4 was 14... so I made it 16 inches. I worked carefully with the images you sent me to get all all of these measurements. Only thing that is tricky is that all props are tough to do from images because every image you look at of something in an anime ends up being a little different since, well... its a drawing. XD

P.S. - I know its a cello case, but for some reason... my brain is just thinking 'coffin' when I look at it so hence the name. XD)

My measurements I came up:

56 inches in length
25 inches wide
12 inches tall

Actual real cello case:

53.5 inches in length
20 inches wide
13 inches tall