How to Make a Lombardi Trophy Out of Styrofoam

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How to Make a Lombardi Trophy Out of Styrofoam
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Making your own Vince Lombardi trophy out of styrofoam is pretty easy, as it is just two polygons attached to each other. The base is a acute pyramid and the football is just a three-dimensional oval. You can replicate the silver finish with some silver spray paint. The project will take around an hour if the replica is a one-to-one scale but can take longer if it is a bigger scale.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Hot carving tool
  • File
  • Sharp hobby knife
  • Silver spray paint
  • Picture of Lombardi Trophy
  • Super glue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Break off a foam rectangle in the approximate size of the Lombardi trophy at the scale you want to replicate it. You do not need to be exact; this is just the rough draft stage. Tape a picture of the Lombardi trophy nearby to consult while you make this model.

  2. 2

    Plug in the hot foam carver into the wall outlet and clean up the rough edge so you have a flat surface on each face of the rectangle. Pencil out a sketch of the Lombardi trophy, putting a different profile of the trophy on each face. Use the hot carver to cut away the larger chunks of foam you do not need. Do not use it to carve all the way to the depth you want; the hot carver is just for the rough modification stage.

  3. 3

    Cut the fine details into the styrofoam with your hobby knife. Use care as the knife is razor sharp. Compare your model as your work on it with the picture to ensure accuracy. Do not rush the process; when you get to the seams of the football, use the file to grind away at the surface.

  4. 4

    Spray paint the model in silver metallic paint to give it that silver sheen. Let the paint dry for two hours.

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