My profile & Contact

Detroit Metal City
Johannes Krauser II
How to make Shoesarmor



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

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→10mm thick 100cm X 50cm
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 20cm
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid super glue 5pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece
-Velcro 40cm
-Shoes 1set

[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 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
-Super glue Accelerator

Work time
5Hours

Spec
-

Template data
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.


-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 build
Use this shoes as a base.


Cut out Synthetic leather to size can wrap the whole ankle.

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

PUストレッチレザー 生地 無地 全52色 黄 オレンジ 赤 ピンク 青系 17色布幅130cm 50cm以上10cm単位販売
価格:176円(税込、送料別) (2019/1/23時点)


[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

ソフトエナメル 生地 無地 42色 モノトーン、ゴールド・シルバー系 全42色 布幅130cm 50cm以上10cm単位販売
価格:188円(税込、送料別) (2019/1/23時点)




Paste Synthetic leather.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.
Make three pieces of heel 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.)


**********************************************************************

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.

**********************************************************************


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
【10mm厚COSボードをキャラヌノで買う】


【COSボードを楽天で買う】

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
【10mm厚コスプレボードをAmazonで買う】


【コスプレボードを楽天で買う】

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

**********************************************************************

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.

**********************************************************************


Make the surface rough with a Box cutter. Then It becomes easy to glue.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).



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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner
-for big things -for small things
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-About paint
I use following paint.


You can use acrylic paint, when you use Gesso.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.)
Paint except point of Synthetic leather.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.

Please
I'm making Yotube videos.
Please watch them and please subscribe my YouTube channel.
These are new videos.










The red circle is the parts which I made in this time.


The red circle is the parts which I made in this time.


Return to Top page