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How to make Sora's keyblade (with templates)



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

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→2mm or 1.5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→3mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→10mm thick 100cm X 20cm
-Liquid super glue 3pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces (When you use a Air duster for cooling, it's convenient)
-PVC pipe(diameter 26.0mm) 1piece
-Chain 30cm

[Painting materials]
1.When a undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 100ml
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece
-Surface Primer 1piece
-Plastic Primer

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
1500Yen (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
-Saw or Pipe cutter
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush

Convenient tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Circle cutter
-Super glue Accelerator

Work time
10hours

Spec
Weight 430g
Length 100cm

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.
-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.


Tutorial video
When you watch this video before reading this page, you can understand this page better.


How to make
Make Templates from "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).



Make a stick part.
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.



This is a video of cutting method of PVC pipe, bending method, jointing method.


Cutting was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 3mm 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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【3mm厚COSボード】


【3mm厚コスプレボード】


楽天なら


【3mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード)】


楽天なら

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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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Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.

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【5mm厚COSボード】


【5mm厚コスプレボード】


楽天なら


【5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード)】


楽天なら

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Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam.
Glue with a Liquid super glue.

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【1.5mm厚COSボード】


【1.5mm厚コスプレボード】


楽天なら


【1.5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード)】


楽天なら

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Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.
You must use a tool for cutting out a fair circle. Details are here.



Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glueing was completed.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glueing was completed.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.

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【10mm厚COSボード】


【10mm厚コスプレボード】


楽天なら


【10mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード)】


楽天なら

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Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.


Cut out for making a hollow.


Shift the position. Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Cut unnecessary points with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glueing was completed.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Cut 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam thin.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


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

←ガス充填式ライターとガスボンベを使うとお得

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



Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Present state.


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 liqud 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 "Zoukei be-su" as undercoat this time.
However it's sold only in Japan.
Use Gesso or Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) in substitution for "Zoukei be-su".


Paint "Zoukei be-su" twice with a brush.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.


Paint white with Lacquer Spray.


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



Paint blue with Lacquer Spray.


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


Paint yellow with Lacquer Spray.


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


Paint black with Lacquer Spray.


Write lines with a Magic Marker.


Glue chain.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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