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Monster Hunter
How to make Grand star axe
*How to make sheath section is here



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

[Main materials]
EVA foam
→2mm or 1.5mm thick 100cm X 20cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→10mm thick 100cm X 10cm
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 4sheets
-Plastic sheets 0.5mm thick 4sheets
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid instant glue 15pieces
-"Black instant glue(one of instant glue in Japan) 1piece
-Polyester putty 100g
-Hot melt(glue gun) 20pieces (It's convenient if there is also Air duster for cooling)
-PVC pipe(diameter 26.0mm) 1piece
-Aluminum stick 1piece

[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

2.When a undercoat is Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 200ml
-lacquer thinner 100ml
-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
-Saw(Pipe cutter is also OK)
-Freeway coping saw
-Sand paper(400grit)
-Masking tape 1piece
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush
-The sharp things, such as Pinvice or Prick punch
-Drill(Pinvice is also OK)
-Pliers
-Things required for processing plastic sheets(sandpaper etc)

Convenience tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Circle cutter
-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
40hours

Spec
-Sword
Weight 900g
Length 120cm

-Shield
Weight 1600g
Height 80cm
Width 73cm

-Axe form
Weight 2.5kg
Length 150cm

Pattern paper data
PDF format(A4 size) or JPG format

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-It don't become full scale, if you print on browser. You should save the file on your PC, then print the file.
-In case of PDF format Use Adobe Reader(free ware)
-In case of JPG format it will become full scale, If it print by magnification 100%.
-It becomes easy to use by sticking it to Drawing paper with spray glue after printing.
-Grid in edge of pattern paper is standard that confirm about printing by magnification 100%.
-Mention called "x1","x2" etc are number of cutting pieces.
If you need both shoulder ,both legs etc,cut number of double.
-Mention called "2mm","5mm" etc are thick of EVA foam.

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 ground plan from "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
Make Templates by enfleshing Drawing paper on the ground plan.





Repeat cutting and pasting.


Repeat cutting and pasting.


Repeat cutting and pasting.


Cut open.


Copy to new Drawing paper and make a fair copy.
Assemble the fair copy.


When you make a ideal from, cut open it. Use it.


Make a strong material by glueing "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) and Plastic sheets.
Put "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) side by side.
Glue 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) while straddling borderlines of "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
After this, the plastic side is used as the face, the paper side is used as the back.



Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out the glued board.


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


Marking was completed.


Combine on the ground plan.
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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Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out the glued board.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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.



Make hole with a Drill or a Pinvice.



Thread the inside.
Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Heap "Black instant glue(one of instant glue in Japan) on the joint etc.



Polish with Sand paper of around 400grit.


Heap Polyester putty on the joint etc.

←120g ←1kg

Polish with Sand paper of around 400grit.


If there are cracks and hollows yet, repeat heaping and polishing.


If there are cracks and hollows yet, repeat heaping and polishing.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm or 1.5mm 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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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。
私がライオンボードを使う場合はリアラボードという商品名の物を使用しています。
こちらは通常&特大サイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


ハーフサイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


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。


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【1.5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


【1.5mm厚COSボードを楽天市場で買う】


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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


【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。
私がライオンボードを使う場合はリアラボードという商品名の物を使用しています。
こちらは通常&特大サイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


ハーフサイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


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)を楽天で買うなら】


【5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


【5mm厚COSボードを楽天市場で買う】


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Use Aluminum stick as a core.
You can use a Wood stick, a plastic stick, a Gardening stick made by glass fiber instead of it.
(If you worry about strength, insert Gardening stick made by glass fiber the inside of Aluminum stick.
Details are here.)


Theread the hole drilled.


Cut it into appropriate length.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.
Cut out 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Heap a Hot melt(glue gun) for reinforcement.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Heap a Hot melt(glue gun) for reinforcement.


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


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


【10mm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。
私がライオンボードを使う場合はリアラボードという商品名の物を使用しています。
こちらは通常&特大サイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


ハーフサイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


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。


【10mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)を楽天で買うなら】


【10mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


【10mm厚COSボードを楽天市場で買う】


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 3mm thick EVA foam.


【3mm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。
私がライオンボードを使う場合はリアラボードという商品名の物を使用しています。
こちらは通常&特大サイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


ハーフサイズ。お買い得な複数枚セット商品も有り。


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。


【3mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)を楽天で買うなら】


【3mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


【3mm厚COSボードを楽天市場で買う】


Cut out for making a hollow.


Shift the position. Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Cut it into slant with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Heap a Hot melt(glue gun) for reinforcement.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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

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


Toasting was completed.


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.
(It will char in seconds.)

【Recommendation】
-All props
(Props with a moving part in particular)

【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.
*When you use Gesso, don't paint it on the plastic sheet part.


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.


Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Stick Masking tape on the point you don't want to paint.
Use newspaper too.
Paint blue color with Lacquer Spray.



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


Paint clear orange color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint clear blue color with Lacquer Spray.


Painting was completed.


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


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold with Lacquer Spray.


Stick Masking tape on the point you don't want to paint.
Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.


Below are completed things.


















Open shield's rid, put the sword inside. It becomes axe.












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