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Monster Hunter series
"Gianosu Soubi"
How to make Waist armor



Materials
[Materials for making pattern paper]
-Tracing paper 3m
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)"
→2mm thick(1.5mm is also OK) 100cm X 10cm
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 20cm
-Liquid instant glue 5pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece(It's convenient if there is also Air duster for cooling))
-Rivet10piece

[Painting materials]
1.Case of Gesso painting
-Gesso 150ml
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*

2.Case of "Bond G17" painting
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 300ml
-lacquer thinner 300ml
-Paintbrush(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-Paper cup,bowl etc.(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece

*Paiting are is written in the package, refer it. Detail is here.

Materials cost
4000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

Tools
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Sizzer
-Box cutter(It's good to change "Pro blade". Moreover,It will become convenient if there is also "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Lighter
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush
-Tool set required for rivet

Convenience tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Instant glue Accelerator
This spary can harden Instant glue instantly.
It's so useful for glueing small part. Detail is here.
←100ml ←180ml ←420ml

Work time
12Hours

Spec
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Pattern paper data
I threw away the Pattern paper, so It's can't upload.

Attention at the time of work
Let's consider the following things for accident prevention and health.

-When it uses a thing including the thinner(Bond, lacquer thinner etc) and the spray, make good ventilation.
And wear a gas mask and .
<-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, wear a gas mask.

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

-Do not use the lighter and tools with heart near the things which are easy to burn such as paint or thinner Bond.

-Turn off an outlet and the switch of the tool as soon as you have finished using it.

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

How to make
Make Pattern paper by Tracing paper.
Use a torso when you make Pattern paper of body or waist. It will be easy to perform work.





Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out cloth.


Sew with a sewing machine.


Make plates from 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".

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It's Japanese most famous material for cosplay props.
It's a soft board, and it can be bended.(Details are here.)
And "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is sold only in Japan.

Then, if you live in except japan, you must use other materials.
A EVA board is usable in substitution for "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It's called EVA foam, EVAzote, too.
Many world cosplayers are using EVA board.
(I don't know well about EVA board, sorry. Plase study by Google)
Or, basicly soft and can bended board is substitutes.
Then find the materials in your country.

I don't know material information of except japan.
Then you must call for help to your country cosplayers, if you know more information of materials.
There are many world cosplayers in Worldcosplay.
Please find your contry cosplayer by this site. And ask them.
http://ja.worldcosplay.net/

Or, ask japanese material shops that the shop can send "Lion board" to your country.
Thease are shops selling "Lion board".
http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/cosprop/ This site has Japanese page only.
http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/foreign.html This site has English page too.
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【1.5mm厚】通常&特大サイズ - 基本のサイズ、複数枚セットで買うとさらにお得


【1.5mm厚】ハーフサイズ-少しだけ使いたい場合にオススメ

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At first, use sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
In addition, use big size Box cutter.
Big size can cut well more than small size.
←10枚入り ←50枚入りお得パック

When you cut, put "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" 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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Paint.
When you paint "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)", You can improve quality as follows
by painting the undercoat beforehand.

-Color becomes well.
-Painting becomes hard to come off.
-Gloss comes out well.(If you don't need gloss, you use no gloss paint.
-You can save quantity of the paint.

If you don't use undercoat, you can paint.
If you hope more quality, you sholud use it.

There are two undercoats mainly.
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1.Gesso painting (this is easy method) [Easy, for everybody]

Gesso don't contain thinner.Accordingly there is not smell worry.
It's only paintig by bruch, very easy.it can use Acrylic paint as paint.
This method is recommend for weapons, small articles, two or three pieces armors.
But it's easy to peel off than Gesso painting (this is easy method).
Then it's is slightly unsuitable for moving armor and armorset etc.

Details are here.

Undercort>>>Gesso or Black Gesso
or

Paint>>>Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or
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2."Bond G17" painting (this is hard method) [All-purpose,but hard. For a man used to making props]

It's fill thinner smell in room.Accordingly use outside of a room.
This is onerous method, but it's not hard to peel off. It's almighty method.
Then it's suitable for moving armor and armorset etc.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.
Details are here.

Undercort>>>"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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In subsequent explanation is use "Bond G17" painting.
But Gesso painting is easy to use.


Paint "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner at 3 or 4 times.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.
Desiccate for 4 or 5 hours.(It may become dry for 1 or 2 hours, but Desiccating for 4 or 5 hours is better.)


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Cut out to form of cloth part roughly.


Cut out to form of cloth part roughly.


Mark cutting position by penn.


Cut to plate form with Box cutter.
Sections are not paint, so paint with Magic Marker.


Paste with Hot melt(glue gun).



Pasting was completed.


Drybrush paint Bottle lacquer paint with paintbrush.
(You can Drybrush paint easy with blush. Details are here.)


When paint Bottle lacquer paint, There should just be paintbrush,silicon cup(Use as paint plate. Easy to peel after dry.),
mixing colors stick,thinner.


Make belt loops.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste Synthetic leather with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan). Concrete procedure is here.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.






Strike Rivet with striking stick. Details are here.


Youtube video and completed photos
I uploaded video version of this tutorial.
Please watch this too.














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