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How to make Japanese armor for female (with templates)


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

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
5mm thick 100cm X 80cm
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid super glue 3pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces
-cord 5m

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

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

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

Materials cost
2000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

Tools
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Scissors
-Box cutter(Use also a "Pro blade" and a "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Lighter
-Soldering iron and soldering iron stand
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush

Convenient tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Heat gun
-Super glue Accelerator

Work time
9hours

Spec
Weight 300g

Template data
PDF format(A4 size)

-How to print is here.
-After printing, it becomes easy to use by sticking it on Drawing paper with spray glue.
-Size:Woman 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 drawing


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.


Tutorial video
When you watch this video before reading this page, you can understand this page better.


How to make templates
Make Templates from Drawing paper.
When you want to know detailed tutorial of making Templates, browse this page.
When you make Templates of the body, use a torso.




When you make a ideal from, cut open it. Use it.


How to build
Make the front part of body.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


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EVA foam is a soft material.
You can process it easily.
Another name is EVA board, EVA zote, Craft foam etc.
I usually use one called "Lion board".
"Lion board" is sold only in Japan.

Watch video.

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Use a sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
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When you cut, put EVA foam 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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Make holes on the patterns of the Templates. Mark them with a pen.


I finished marking.


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.)


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Super glue can glue a large surfaces easily.
But it can't glue a small surface such as this photo well


Then you should use a following spray.
I always use this.
Watch video.


Super glue accelerator
This can glue surfaces in several seconds.
When you use 100ml, you can make a armorset or about three weapons.
100ml 180ml 420ml

About super glue
I use general liquid super glue.

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Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Make hole with a Soldering iron.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)



Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.

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Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin. Shave the corners.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)


Make holes on the patterns of the Templates. Mark them with a pen.


Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Make the front part of body.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Make holes on the patterns of the Templates. Mark them with a pen.


I finished marking.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.


Make hole with a Soldering iron.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)


Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin. Shave the corners.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)


Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of liqud 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.




Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of liqud 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.


Present state.


Make the shoulder part.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)


Glue Velcro with a Hot melt(glue gun).


I finished glueing.


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


Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.


Stick Masking tape on the point you don't want to paint.



Stick Masking tape on the point you don't want to paint.


Glue a broken piece of EVA foam with a Hot melt(glue gun). Hold it while painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


Glue a broken piece of EVA foam with a Hot melt(glue gun). Hold it while painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


How to paint
Begin painting.
At first, paint a 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.

There are two methods.
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1.Gesso
This is easy.

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-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.

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-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).

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Gesso or Black Gesso
or

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Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or
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2."Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
This is difficult, however it's almighty.

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

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-"Bond G17" is japanese commodity.
 Then you can't get it easily.
 Please use others. For example, you can substitute wood glue for it.
-You must thin it with lacquer thinner.
-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.

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"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner
-for big things -for small things
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-About paint
I use following paint.


You can use acrylic paint, when you use Gesso.

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I use "Zoukei be-su" as undercoat this time.
However it's sold only in Japan.
Use Gesso or Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) in substitution for "Zoukei be-su".


Paint "Zoukei be-su" twice with a brush.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint black with Lacquer Spray.


Paint red color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold Bottle lacquer paint with a paint brush.


When you paint Bottle lacquer paint, use a paintbrush,silicon cup(Use as a paint plate. It can easy to peel paints after dry.),
panint stick, thinner.


Paint gold Bottle lacquer paint with a paint brush.


After painting
Cut cord.


Tie the edge.
Harden the edege with a Liquid super glue. Sharpen it.


Pass cord through holes.


Glue the edge.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Present state.


Cut cord.


Tie the cord.


Cut out Synthetic leather.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Cut cord.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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