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feelingfedupandold Sun 30-Nov-14 20:21:03

son age 19 is a computer geek who loves all the lotr, star wars, etc etc
he is keen on prop making, sword making etc etc
we are north west uk/north midlands based.
any courses anyone can recommend that are decent, or alternatively other ideas related for present based stuff?

Whatthequack Mon 01-Dec-14 00:30:29

There is a game design online course on group on at the minute £49.

As for prop making, you could get him some supplies, like super sculpey (for 3D modelling) a cutting mat and cutting knives, and modelling tools? Also there's loads of special effect prop design books, that show you how certain props in films were made.

Whatthequack Mon 01-Dec-14 00:31:32

Oh and a glue gun is always handy for 3D modelling!

Whatthequack Mon 01-Dec-14 00:33:39

Also an a5 sketchbook and a set of rotring pens/pencils to sketch out some designs may be useful. smile

attheendoftheday Mon 01-Dec-14 01:44:19

Dp does leatherworking. Is your ds prop making for anything specific e.g. cosplay, larp or reenactment? The tools you need depend a bit on what you're trying to do, but a good quality stanley knife and a swivel knife are pretty universal.

This is our local leather shop.
www.leprevo.co.uk/
They are very helpful and can give advice about different techniques and what you will need. There are some good basic guides on their website too.

feelingfedupandold Mon 01-Dec-14 21:03:23

good ideas here thanks - will take a look on google!

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