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How to make Shoulderarmor (with templates)


Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-Drawing paper 5piece
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 1piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→5mm thick 100cm X 50cm
-Liquid instant glue 2piece
-Polyester putty 100g
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece(When you use a Air duster for cooling, it's convenient))
-Safety pin 1piece

[Painting materials]
1.When a undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 50ml
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*

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
1000Yen (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
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush

Convenient tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Heat gun
-Instant glue Accelerator
This spary can harden Instant glue instantly. Details are here.
←100ml ←180ml ←420ml

Work time
4Hours

Spec
Weight 40g

Template
PDF format(A4 size)

-If you print on browser, it may not be full scale. You should save the file on your PC, then print the file.
-Print it with Adobe Reader(free ware).
-After printing, it becomes easy to use by sticking it on Drawing paper with spray glue.
-Size:Free size
-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.
<-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.

-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.

How to make
Make Templates from Drawing paper.
Repeat cutting and pasting.
When you want to know detailed tutorial of making Templates, browse this page.



Repeat cutting and pasting.


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


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
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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【5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード)】
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。


楽天なら


【5mm厚COSボード】



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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

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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Cutting was completed.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.
When you use a Instant 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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Instant 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 movie.

Instant 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 instant glue
I use general liquid Instant glue.


Case of sticking except instant glue.
"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) can glue too. It's can glue narrow surfaces too.
But it's take time.
Moreover, when you use Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) as a undercoat,
glued surfaces may melt.
(If you use Gesso, there is no problem.)

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Heat swelling with Lighter, and press by a finger. Swelling will be flat.

←ガス充填式ライターとガスボンベを使うとお得

Push by finger.


Swelling became flat.


Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.



Bending was completed.


Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin and shave corner.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glueing was completed.


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


Toasting was completed.


Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Glue a Safety pin with a Hot melt(glue gun) for equiping.
(There is also a method that use Velcro. Details are here.)


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.

【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.

【Demerit】
-It's easy to come off than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan). (Moving parts in particular)
-It can't use for PVC pipe or plastic sheets.

【Recommendation】
-Weapons
-Armors without a moving part.

【Undercoat】
Gesso or Black Gesso
or

【Paint】
Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or
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2.Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
This is difficult.

【Merit】
-It's sold in D.I.Y shops.
-It'st hard to peel off.
-It can use for PVC pipe or plastic sheets.

【Demerit】
-You must thin it.
-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.

【Recommendation】
-All props
(Props with a moving part in particular)

【Tutorial video】


【Undercoat】
"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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I use Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) in this tutorial.
But I recommend Gesso for begginers.


Paint "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner three or four times.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
(It will char in seconds.)
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint black color as undercoat color 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,silicon cup(Use as a paint plate. It can easy to peel paints after dry.),
panint stick, thinner.



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