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Old 04-22-2010, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Custom Dio Tutorial (pic heavy)

ok i have come up with a really non-expensive way for a cheap easy dio!!!!!!
i hope you guys can use this have fun!!!
heres the links to the ones i have done
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...org-ninja.html

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ghway-dio.html

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ena-blood.html

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...rium-shop.html

and one of my favs. the NE shop
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ok guys this is going to be Pic heavy and its only round one

First up is the general supplies
1.cardboard any is fine
2.gutter guard $4.99 a roll at your local hardware store
3.2 butter dishes/bowls (disposable)
4.Scissors
5.hot glue and sticks
6.two things of School Glue
7.two cups of sand and two cups of Kitty Litter (the clay stuff no fragrence stuff)
and Imagination

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Next we need to cut your CardBoard to give us a Good Base to build off of

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Use both even sides of the Box we are going to Glue them together using The Hot Glue

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Now we are going to make the Wall cut down one of the remaining short sides of your Box

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the folds in the Box give you corner pieces

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Hot Glue the "Wall" in place making sure its pretty even and Square

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Next is the Gutter Guard or "Fence" Trim off a PIECE that fits the gap evenly leaving an extra bit so you can glue it to the Wall

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Trim the Fence up to look torn or wore out

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Old 04-22-2010, 01:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Glue it in to place on the back side with the HOT GLUE "be careful and DONT BURN YOURSELF"

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Now we are going to make some elevated Areas in the Dio then Glue into Place

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Next is the Messy part make sure you have some plastic down or a trash bag works

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Mix the glue with water Fill the water to a little less than half and mix one and 1/2 Glue containers
next add the sand and Kitty Litter mixing it well so it becomes like a paste

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next is the other messy part time to add the GOOP make sure you get an even coverage on the front and back

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using a fodder piece i added tank treads by pressing in the wet goop sand till it gives an impression

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now you can add anything else you want to the dio for effect a tire Uneploded bomb and a 55gal container

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ok so the second part to the first Dio "Lets add paint!!!!"

first i said i needed to beef up the wall and add detail well i just cut some odd shaped pieces of cardboard from a thinner piece of cardboard then Hotglued them in place

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next is the the base coat paint i used black putting the paint in a disposable container and adding a little water to thin it up
Walmart sells this acrylic paint for .94 and its great for these kind of projects

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ok so i was lookng at the wall on the dio and was no happy with the idea i see Cardboard so i took this one step further
i picked up some wall Compound from Wally World for like 2.49 and went to town adding the spackle to the wall smoothing it out and i also cut two holes in it before i started

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after i got an even coverage and smoothed it out i wanted the Wall to have texture so i took a paintbrush and just stippled it lightly to pull a little of the spackle out do this over the entire wal piece front and back

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ok so when a hole gets blown into concrete what do you see??? Rebar right its the metal that makes wall durable
so taking some wire i have (welding wire) or you can use a paper clip i trim some small pieces off and placed them into the coragated part of the cardboard when the spackle dries it will hold these in place

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