My dad used to be a big papier-mâché enthusiast and I'd help him with his little projects when I was a little baleen. He made a ton of puppets and marionettes out of it, but he also made armor out of it, and yes it can be made to be extremely hard, dense and heavy. That is pretty beautiful work for a kid.
UnderANeonHalo - 2008-11-18 The Chinese used paper armor at one point in their history, wicker as well I believe.
chumbucket - 2008-11-19 until the flaming arrow idea took hold
GravidWithHate - 2008-11-18 Those guys from the Pakistan gun bazaar would probably be impressed by this.
RockBolt - 2008-11-18 If this kid ever winds up in jail don't let him have paper and elmers glue
Urist - 2008-11-19 "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a paper rifle behind every blade of grass."
JimL2 - 2009-03-15 I was going to say "at least you have to machine the gun barrel for accurate rifling," but then he mentions that he's figured that one out and the next one will have it.