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Prop making - 1 day shield workshop


Saturday 18th August 9:00am - 6:00pm


Learn how to make an impressive looking shield from foam in this 1 day course.

This is a hands on workshop and each participant will leave with their own shield, knowledge and techniques to make their next project, a voucher to use in store* and a completion certificate. All materials and equipment will be provided.

You will learn:

  • How to make a pattern for foam props
  • The best tools and techniques for cutting foam
  • Gluing foam
  • Making foam look like different materials, including plastic, leather, metal and wood
  • Adding details, texture, effects and ageing using a variety of tools
  • Using laser cut pieces to add dimension to your piece
  • Sealing foam
  • Painting foam
    And more!

* As this workshop is based at 4D modelshop, you will also be able to purchase any additional items. Although all materials and use of equipment are included within the cost, you may want to buy more materials for your next project with your newly learnt skills. Due to this, attendance of the course will also entitle you to a 15% off voucher to use in store that day.

Please note:
All participants must be over 18 due to health and safety regulations.
All PPE will be provided but please bring/wear old clothes as prop making can get messy!
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch with you, alternatively, we can suggest a few places to eat nearby.
Your shield will need to fit within a 1m x 1m sq. As traditional Viking shields were approx. 80-90cm in diameter, this will be more than enough material for a large shield. However if you would like to make an even bigger shield please get in touch with us to discuss the additional cost. However we do recommend sticking within the recommended size in order to complete your shield within the time frame.




Cost: £90 + booking fee

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