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



Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-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 super glue 15pieces
-"Black instant glue(one of instant glue in Japan) 1piece
-Polyester putty 100g
-Hot melt(glue gun) 20pieces (When you use a Air duster for cooling, it's convenient)
-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 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
-Freeway coping saw
-Sand paper(400grit)
-Masking tape 1piece
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush
-Pinvice or Prick punch etc
-Drill or Pinvice
-Pliers
-Tools for processing plastic sheets(sandpaper etc)

Convenient tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Circle cutter
-Super glue Accelerator
This spary can harden Super glue instantly. Details are 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

Template
PDF format(A4 size)

-If you print on browser, it may not be full scale. You should save the file on your PC, then print the file.
-Print it with Adobe Reader(free ware).
-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.
<-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 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 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.


Case of sticking except super 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 super glue.


Glueing was completed.


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


Glue with a Liquid super 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.



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


Make hole with a Drill or a Pinvice.



Thread the inside.
Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glue with a Liquid super 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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【1.5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード)】
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。


楽天なら


【1.5mm厚COSボード】


Glue with a Liquid super 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)】
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。


楽天なら


【5mm厚COSボード】


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super 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.)
Cut it into appropriate length with a Pliers.


Theread the hole drilled.


Glue with a Liquid super 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 super 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 super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Heap a Hot melt(glue gun) for reinforcement.


Glue with a Liquid super 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)】
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。


楽天なら


【10mm厚COSボード】


Glue with a Liquid super 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)】
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。


楽天なら


【3mm厚COSボード】


Cut out for making a hollow.


Shift the position. Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Cut it into slant with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Heap a Hot melt(glue gun) for reinforcement.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue with a Liquid super 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.
-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

【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 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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