How to make Basic design armor (with templates)

Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-Drawing paper 10piece
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→5mm thick 100cm X 70cm
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 10cm
-Liquid super glue 3piece
-Hot melt(glue gun) 15piece
-Velcro 70cm

[Painting materials]
1.When undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 100ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*

2.When undercoat is Wood glue thinned with water
-Wood glue 100ml
-Water a little
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*

3.When undercoat is Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 100ml
-lacquer thinner 100ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*

*The paiting area is written in the package, refer it. Details are here.

Materials cost
2000Yen (about 130Yen = 1dollar)

Tools
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Scissors
-Box cutter etc(Use also a "Pro blade" and a "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Heat gun or Steam iron
-Paint tools (brush etc)

Convenient tools when you have
-Standard art knife,Cushion grip art knife
-Super glue Accelerator

Work time
8Hours

Spec
Weight 250g

Template data
PDF format(A4 size)

How to download & print
Read this.

Additional explanation
-After printing, it becomes easy to use by sticking it on Drawing paper with spray glue.
-Size:Man M size(Adjust if needed)
-Mentions of "x1","x2" etc are the numbers of sheets.
(If you need both arms or both legs etc, cut the number of double.)
-Mentions of "2mm" , "5mm" etc are thickness of EVA foam.

Completion image
Caution Bellow photo is a image photo aftet completing.
Caution Don't print bellow photo.
Caution Read "How to print".


Attention in the work
-When you uses a thing including the thinner(Bond, lacquer thinner etc) or spray, make good ventilation.
And wear a gas mask.

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

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

-Don't use fire near the things which are easy to burn such as paint, thinner etc.

-When you finished using tools, pull an outlet.

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

-If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility. Keep safety environment.

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Make the template
Make Templates from Drawing paper.
When you make Templates of the body, use a torso.
When you make a ideal from, cut open it. Use it.
When you want to know how to make Templates, browse this page.





Building
Make a front side.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.





EVA foam is soft material.
You can process it easily.
Other names are EVA board, EVA zote, Craft foam etc.
Cosplayers all over the world use this.
It's sold in Amazon or AliExpress etc.

Introduction video




Use a sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
←10枚入り ←50枚入りお得パック

I always use "Running fire box cutter","Blade breaker",Cutting mat.
"Blade breaker" can break the blade easily.


Use Standard art knife or Cushion grip art knife to cut small ornaments etc, too.
Standard art kinfe is for 1.5mm thickness and 3mm thickness.
Cushion grip art knife is for 5mm thickness and 10mm thickness.






●5mm厚コスプレボードを楽天で買う

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

コスプレボード 白5mm×660mm×500mm
価格:517円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

コスプレボード 白5mm×660mm×1000mm
価格:990円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

コスプレボード 白5mm×1000mm×2000mm
価格:3564円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

●5mm厚コスプレボードをAmazonで買う

●5mm厚COSボード匠を楽天で買う
[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード匠 Sサイズ 5mm厚 白
価格:880円(税込、送料別) (2023/5/25時点)


[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード匠 Mサイズ 5mm厚 白
価格:1,560円(税込、送料別) (2023/5/25時点)


[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード匠 Lサイズ 5mm厚 白
価格:5,300円(税込、送料別) (2023/5/25時点)


[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード匠 Sサイズ 5mm厚 黒
価格:880円(税込、送料別) (2023/5/25時点)


[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード匠 Mサイズ 5mm厚 黒
価格:1,560円(税込、送料別) (2023/5/25時点)




Glue with a Liquid super glue.
When you use a Super glue Accelerator, Hardening speed becomes fast.
(Smoke may be generated. Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes.)





Super glue accelerator makes hardening time short.
It's so useful.
Watch this video.


When you use 100ml, you can make a armorset or about two, three weapons.
←100ml ←420ml


I finished glueing.


Heat it by Heat gun or Steam iron. Bend it and keep the form.
(Actually I used fire, but it's dangerous method. I recommend Heat gun or Steam iron.
If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility)




I finished bending.


Make a back side.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Heat it by Heat gun or Steam iron. Bend it and keep the form.
(Actually I used fire, but it's dangerous method. I recommend Heat gun or Steam iron.
If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility)



I finished bending.


Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.
Glue Cloth or Synthetic leather on points with burdens.


ギャクヨガが愛用しているグルーガンです、口が広くてとても使いやすい!

Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin and shave corner.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Make the edges smooth with a Soldering iron (Don't breathe in the smoke, be careful a burn).
Or, cut it by edged tools.
(Actually I used fire, but it's dangerous method. I recommend a Soldering iron
If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility)



Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) or a Hot melt(glue gun). Detailes are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.




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Painting
Begin painting.
At first, paint undercoat on EVA foam.
The effects are as follows.

-Color becomes well.
-It becomes hard to come off.
-Gloss comes out well.
-You can save quantity of the paint.


1.Gesso
This is easy.

【Merit】
-It's usable just to paint with a paint brush.
-Gesso don't contain thinner, then you can use it in the room.
-You can use also Acrylic paint.
-There are several colors one, white black etc.

【Demerit】
-It's easy to come off than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).
 Then, use this for weapons and armors without moving parts.
-The gross is smaller than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).

【Commodities page】
Gesso or Black Gesso
or

【Paint】
Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or

2.Wood glue thinned with water
This is so easy.

【Merit】
-Someone can get
-Someone can use easy

【Demerit】
-Drying time is a little long.

【Commodities page】


3."Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
This is dangerous method, it's most likely happening fire.
I wrote about this method as a archive,
However I don't recommend this.
I don't use this method now, I use other method now.
If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility.

【Merit】
-It'st hard to peel off.
-It can use for PVC pipe or plastic sheets.

【Demerit】
-"Bond G17" is japanese commodity. Then you can't get it easily.
-It needs thinner, then you must work outdoors.
-It burns easily.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.

【Commodities page】
"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner
&

-About paint
I use following paint.


You can use acrylic paint, when you use Gesso.


・About mask
In spray painting or lacquer painting, use a mask for painting.
↑フィルタ付きセット商品 ←替えフィルタ


I use Gesso in this tutorial.


Paint Gesso twice or three times with a brush.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver Bottle lacquer paint by Drybrush painting.


Drybrush painting is easy, you can do it with a paint brush.
Read here or watch this video.


When you paint Bottle lacquer paint, use a paintbrush, cups, panint sticks, thinner.




Complete




Front side.


Back side.


Back side.


Back side.


Dismantle state.


When store, it be compact by piling parts up.


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