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Monster Hunter series
"Gianosu Soubi"
How to make Helm



Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-Drawing paper 10piece
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 5piece
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→2mm or 1.5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 50cm
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 10cm
-Cloth 100cm X 30cm
-Liquid instant glue 5pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece(When you use a Air duster for cooling, it's convenient))
-"Jiyujizai"(one of wire in Japan)
→3.2mm 50cm
-PVC pipe(diameter 26.0mm) 1piece

[Painting materials]
1.When a undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 150ml
-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) 300ml
-lacquer thinner 300ml
-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
4000Yen (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
-Saw or Pipe cutter
-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
17Hours

Spec
-

Template
I threw away the Templates, so I can't upload.

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 and "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
When you make Templates of the head, use a mannequin head.
When you want to know detailed tutorial of making Templates, browse this page.







Make Templates from Drawing paper and "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).


Make Templates from Drawing paper and "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).


Templates was completed.


Make a top part.
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、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。
私もこの商品を使っています。


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】


【5mm厚COSボードを楽天で買う】


【5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


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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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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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Glueing was completed.


Make plates.


Cut it into slant with a Box cutter.


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)
Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.
Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).

←ガス充填式ライターとガスボンベを使うとお得



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.


Make plates from 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


【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。
私もこの商品を使っています。


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】


【1.5mm厚COSボードを楽天で買う】


【1.5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint 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.


Joint plates by glueing Synthetic leather cut into a belt form with a Hot melt(glue gun).
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.





Front side.


Make a around face parts.
Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out cloth.


Sew with a sewing machine.


Cut out into the form of cloth part roughly.
Mark cutting position with a pen.
Cut it into a plate form with a Box cutter.
Cross sections are not painted, then paint them with a Magic Marker.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Stabilze around face form.
Use a "Jiyujizai"(one of wire in Japan) of diameter 3.2mm.
Use it as a core.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).

←様々な太さ有り

Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Paste plates.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Use a PVC pipe(diameter 26.0mm).
Cut a PVC pipe.
PVC pipe can be cut with a saw.
But a Pipe cutter is more better.
It can cut quickly and neatly.



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



Cut Synthetic leather to thin belt form.
Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Paste Fur.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).
Paste Velcro to opposite side.
Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) or a Hot melt(glue gun).


Make hole to the back of the head.
Make a hole with a Box cutter.
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.
Attach Velcro in place surrounded by red circle.


Let the ornament of back of the head pass. And it's fitted in this way.


Use Velcro as a chin strap.
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.


Paint Bottle lacquer paint by Drybrush painting.
(Drybrush painting is easy, you can do it with a paint brush. Details are here.)


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