Welding With Hot Glue. A Sweet Top Hat Technique.

Photo courtesy of Philip Stark (@hellerbarde)

Photo courtesy of Philip Stark (@hellerbarde)

Philip shared a picture with me the other day of his variation of my steampunk top hat pattern. I wanted to share it with you to help spur creative ideas for different things you can do from the base pattern. I really like the simplicity of this hat, he has reduced the number of patches, which would speed up the build time considerably, and be a little less over the top. I absolutely love how he took the hot glue, and instead of trying to cover up, or smooth the seam out, he made it a feature of the piece. Now it looks like a big weld seam, holding the different sections of the hat together. Of course, getting a realistic effect is all about the painting at the end, and Phillip did a fantastic job. In his email to me he said this was his first foray into foam crafting as well as using Rub N buff. Impressive. 

Thanks Philip for sharing with us, and keep on making things. You've got some sweet skills!