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How to make Samurai's Shoulder armor (with templates)


Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 5piece
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→5mm thick 100cm X 50cm
-Liquid super glue 3piece
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece
-Velcro 40cm
-Red cord 6m

[Painting materials]
1.When a undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 100ml
-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 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*
-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
-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
10Hours

Spec
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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: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.


-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 templates
Make Templates from "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
Repeat cutting and pasting.
When you want to know how to make Templates, browse this page.



How to build
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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COSボード Sサイズ(450mm×600mm) 5mm厚 白
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COSボード Mサイズ(600mm×900mm) 5mm厚 白
価格:1120円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

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COSボード Lサイズ(900mm×1800mm) 5mm厚 白
価格:3249円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

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COSボード Sサイズ(450mm×600mm) 5mm厚 黒
価格:650円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

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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)

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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)

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


I finished cutting.


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



Dig marked pattern 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.(Be careful about fire)


↑ギャクヨガ愛用ライター、使いやすい! ガスがなくなったらボンベで充填しましょう


Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.(Be careful about fire)


Paste EVA foam cut to moon form.
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 5mm thick EVA foam thin and shave corner.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke, be careful about fire)


Make rivets with a Hot melt(glue gun).


↑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!

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.



Topmost plate connects shoulder in bodyarmor with Velcro.
Velcro of bottommost plate is a thing preventive taking off from arms.


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



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.

【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
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2."Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
This is difficult, however it's almighty.

【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.
 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.

【Tutorial video】


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


Paint "Bond G17"(one of sticky 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 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.



I finished painting.


Paint red color of Bottle lacquer paint with a paint brush.


After painting
Tie up plates with flat codes. Use 6m.


Cut it to one 30cm.
Paste Liquid super glue to tip.


Twist the tip.


Make a tie to opposite side. Make 20pieces in total.


Let the cord pass to topmost plate from backside.


The cord appered front side lets it pass to back side.
Let 10 pieces all pass.


Let it pass to second plate.


Move seconde plate to position piled up topmost plate and second plate a little.


Let cord in seconde plate pass to front side from back side. And let it pass to backside from front side.


Repeat third plate similary.


Repeat to bottommost plate.


Paste Liquid super glue for prevent of falling out.


Cut the left cord with scissors.
Paste Hot melt(glue gun) to base for reiforce.


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