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How to make Helmet



Materials
[Materials for making pattern paper]
-Drawing paper 10piece
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 1piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)"
→5mm thick 100cm X 30cm
-Liquid instant glue 8piece
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece(It's convenient if there is also Air duster for cooling))
-Aluminum stick 1piece
-Velcro 40cm
-Clear color plastic sheets 100cm X 10cm
-ear protectors 1piece

[Painting materials]
1.Case of Gesso painting
-Gesso 150ml
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint,Lacquer Spray) or acrylic paint proper quantity
-Masking tape 1piece

2.Case of "Bond G17" painting
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 300ml
-lacquer thinner 300ml
-Paintbrush(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-Paper cup,bowl etc.(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece

*Paiting are is written in the package, refer it. Detail is here.

Materials cost
4000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

Tools
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Sizzer
-Box cutter(It's good to change "Pro blade". Moreover,It will become convenient if there is also "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Lighter
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush
-Pliers

Convenience tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Circle cutter
-Instant glue Accelerator
This spary can harden Instant glue instantly.
It's so useful for glueing small part. Detail is here.
←100ml ←180ml ←420ml

Work time
25Hours

Spec
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Pattern paper data
I threw away the Pattern paper, so It's can't upload.

Attention at the time of work
Let's consider the following things for accident prevention and health.

-When it uses a thing including the thinner(Bond, lacquer thinner etc) and the spray, make good ventilation.
And wear a gas mask and .
<-I'm using this mask.

-When you toast mterials etc, make good ventilation.
And don't breathe smoke, don't put smoke in your eyes, wear a gas mask.

-When you dig mterials etc with Soldering iron, make good ventilation.
And don't breathe smoke, don't put smoke in your eyes, wear a gas mask.

-Do not use the lighter and tools with heart near the things which are easy to burn such as paint or thinner Bond.

-Turn off an outlet and the switch of the tool as soon as you have finished using it.

-Read labels of materials and tools carefully, and understand how to use.

How to make
Make Pattern paper by Drawing paper.
Use a mannequin head when you make Pattern paper of head. It will be easy to perform work.
When you want to know how to make fundamental Pattern paper,watch this page.





Cut and paste and brings close ideal form.


When you make ideal form, it's cut open.Let it be formal Pattern paper.


Pattern paper was completed.


Make a top.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


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It's Japanese most famous material for cosplay props.
It's a soft board, and it can be bended.(Details are here.)
And "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is sold only in Japan.

Then, if you live in except japan, you must use other materials.
A EVA board is usable in substitution for "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It's called EVA foam, EVAzote, too.
Many world cosplayers are using EVA board.
(I don't know well about EVA board, sorry. Plase study by Google)
Or, basicly soft and can bended board is substitutes.
Then find the materials in your country.

I don't know material information of except japan.
Then you must call for help to your country cosplayers, if you know more information of materials.
There are many world cosplayers in Worldcosplay.
Please find your contry cosplayer by this site. And ask them.
http://ja.worldcosplay.net/

Or, ask japanese material shops that the shop can send "Lion board" to your country.
Thease are shops selling "Lion board".
http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/cosprop/ This site has Japanese page only.
http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/foreign.html This site has English page too.
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【5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)をAmazonで買う】
リアラボードという商品名ですがこれが俗に言うライオンボードです。
私がライオンボードを使う場合はリアラボードという商品名の物を使用しています。
こちらは通常&特大サイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


ハーフサイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


裏面がシールになってて接着剤を使わず貼り付け可能、装飾等にオススメ。


【5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)を楽天で買うなら】


【5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


【5mm厚COSボードを楽天市場で買う】


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At first, use sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
In addition, use big size Box cutter.
Big size can cut well more than small size.
←10枚入り ←50枚入りお得パック

When you cut, put "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" on Cutting mat.
Don't cut in the air, while holding by hand.
Break a b blade frequentry, if you feel sharpness of using blade became bad.
If you want to do work more speedy, use "Running fire box cutter","Blade breaker".
"Running fire box cutter" can have 6 pieces blade inside.
"Blade breaker" can break easy and speedy.


Use Art knife PRO for small ornaments etc.

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Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Use Instant glue Accelerator to make good progress.
(In use, steam may be generated. But don't don't breath. And don't meet the steam in eyes.)


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Instant glue can plane surface easy.
But it can't narrow surface well.
Then you should use bellow spray.
I always use this.
Watch movie.

For example, use bellow surface.


Instant glue Accelerator
This can stick surface in several seconds.
100ml can stick one armorset or about three weapons..
←100ml ←180ml ←420ml

About instant glue
General liquid Instant glue is OK.


Case of sticking except instant glue.
"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) can stick too. It's can stick narrow surface too.
But it's take time more than Liquid instant glue and Instant glue Accelerator.
And "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) may melt stuck surface if you use "Bond G17" painting.
(You should reinfore stuck surface with Liquid instant glue. Or use Gesso painting.)
After all Liquid instant glue and Instant glue Accelerator is the best.

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Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Reinforce to backside of ditch dug at later.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Pasting was completed.


Make a back.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Dig ditch with Box cutter.


Dig ditch with Box cutter.


Paste Velcro with Hot melt(glue gun).
Detailes of how to stick are here.





Toast with Lighter and remove corner.(Don't breathe smoke,don't let smoke meets eyes)

←ガス充填式ライターとガスボンベを使うとお得

Make a top.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


【1.5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)をAmazonで買う】
リアラボードという商品名ですがこれが俗に言うライオンボードです。
私がライオンボードを使う場合はリアラボードという商品名の物を使用しています。
こちらは通常&特大サイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


ハーフサイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


裏面がシールになってて接着剤を使わず貼り付け可能、装飾等にオススメ。


【1.5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)を楽天で買うなら】


【1.5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


【1.5mm厚COSボードを楽天市場で買う】


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Cut Aluminum stick to length with a sufficient degree with pliers.
(Wood stick, plastic stick,Gardening stick made by glass fiber are also OK.
If you worry about intensity, insert ,Gardening stick made by glass fiber to inside of Aluminum stick.
Details are here.)


Paste Aluminum stick with Hot melt(glue gun).
Fill up to tip of Aluminum stick with Hot melt(glue gun).(For prevention for danger.)


Paste Velcro with Hot melt(glue gun).
Detailes of how to stick are here.


Make hole with Box cutter.
Let it Velcro the hole, when attach top parts.


Equipping state.


Make headphone.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Paste Aluminum stick with Hot melt(glue gun).
Toast with Lighter and remove corner.(Don't breathe smoke,don't let smoke meets eyes)


Paste Velcro with Hot melt(glue gun).
Detailes of how to stick are here.


Make a visor.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Use Instant glue Accelerator to make good progress.
(In use, steam may be generated. But don't don't breath. And don't meet the steam in eyes.)


Cut 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" thin and shave corner.


Paste with Liquid instant glue.
Toast with Lighter and remove corner.(Don't breathe smoke,don't let smoke meets eyes)


Paste broke piece of "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" with Liquid instant glue for easily painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


Make fixing stand for painting from broken piece of "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" and Velcro.



Paint.
When you paint "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)", You can improve quality as follows
by painting the undercoat beforehand.

-Color becomes well.
-Painting becomes hard to come off.
-Gloss comes out well.(If you don't need gloss, you use no gloss paint.
-You can save quantity of the paint.

If you don't use undercoat, you can paint.
If you hope more quality, you sholud use it.

There are two undercoats mainly.
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1.Gesso painting (this is easy method) [Easy, for everybody]

Gesso don't contain thinner.Accordingly there is not smell worry.
It's only paintig by bruch, very easy.it can use Acrylic paint as paint.
This method is recommend for weapons, small articles, two or three pieces armors.
But it's easy to peel off than Gesso painting (this is easy method).
Then it's is slightly unsuitable for moving armor and armorset etc.

Details are here.

Undercort>>>Gesso or Black Gesso
or

Paint>>>Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or
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2."Bond G17" painting (this is hard method) [All-purpose,but hard. For a man used to making props]

It's fill thinner smell in room.Accordingly use outside of a room.
This is onerous method, but it's not hard to peel off. It's almighty method.
Then it's suitable for moving armor and armorset etc.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.
Details are here.

Undercort>>>"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner
-for big things -for small things

Paint>>>Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint

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In subsequent explanation is use "Bond G17" painting.
But Gesso painting is easy to use.


Paint "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner at 3 or 4 times.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.
Desiccate for 4 or 5 hours.(It may become dry for 1 or 2 hours, but Desiccating for 4 or 5 hours is better.)


Desiccate for 4 or 5 hours.(It may become dry for 1 or 2 hours, but Desiccating for 4 or 5 hours is better.)


Paint white color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Make Masking tape for word of "TOOL".
Mark by penn to Pattern paper.



Cut out to mark.


Paste.


Paint yellow color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint red color with Lacquer Spray.


Peel Masking tape softly.

Paint silvere color of Bottle lacquer paint to inside of Letter "O" with paintbrush.


Make glasses.
Make model from 10mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Push cleare pastic sheet heated with Lighter to model.


Paint cleare orange color of Bottle lacquer paint with paintbrush.


When paint Bottle lacquer paint, There should just be paintbrush,silicon cup(Use as paint plate. Easy to peel after dry.),
mixing colors stick,thinner.


Painting was completed.


Paste with Hot melt(glue gun).


Make form like jewel with cleare color Hot melt(glue gun).


Cut earmuffs with Box cutter.


Paste with Hot melt(glue gun).


Pasting was completed.


Make flaps.
Sew with a sewing machine.


Paste with Hot melt(glue gun).


Youtube video and completed photos
I uploaded video version of this tutorial.
Please watch this too.














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