Many of you will know Bill Thomas. Those that don’t know him, well, he’s Empire LRP’s resident prop-making expert.
This morning he posted some behind the scenes pictures of the making of the War Rhino from last summer and here they are, archived for others to take future inspiration from. Please do drop us a line here at LARP.GUIDE if you attempt something else as monumentally epic as the War Rhino!
You can find more of Bill’s work here: bthomas.net
How to make a War Rhino
Take the cushions from a broken IKEA sofa.
Add one giant toast rack.
Sprinkle with mums old curtains.
Apply one Tom Butterworth and six hefty lads.
Retreat to a safe distance.
Foam stuck together with Evo, carved with a bread knife.
Covered in dish cloth fabric, painted with latex.
2×1 frame, ply wood formers, drill lots of holes.
Lots of blue plumbing pipe slotted thru holes and screwed into place.
Fabric glued and tied into place.
Plastazote armour hastily hacked out and aged with a Stanley knife and heat gun.
Painted/ rust effects with emulsion paint and old varnishes from the shed.
2 people, 3.5 days, approx £250 materials (given we had the foam and the fabric kicking around at home).