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Monster Hunter
How to make Grand star axe
*How to make sword is here



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

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→2mm or 1.5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 50cm
→10mm thick 100cm X 50cm
→30mm thick 45cm X 45cm 2pieces
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 20cm
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid instant glue 15pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 30pieces (When you use a Air duster for cooling, it's convenient)
-Velcro 40cm

[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 200ml
-Paintbrush(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-Paper cup,bowl etc.(Disposable premise ) 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
5000Yen (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
-Masking tape 1piece
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush

Convenient tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-Circle cutter
-Instant glue Accelerator
This spary can harden Instant glue instantly. Details are here.
←100ml ←180ml ←420ml
Work time
60hours

Spec
-Sword
Weight 900g
Length 120cm

-Shield
Weight 1600g
Height 80cm
Width 73cm

-Axe form
Weight 2.5kg
Length 150cm

Template
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.
<-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 Templates of the center part.
Make Templates from Drawing paper and "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
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.


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


Make Templates of the upper part.
Repeat cutting and pasting.


Make Templates of the circle part.
I applied this site's hemisphere type pattern paper.
Thank you very much.
The page of hemispere type pattern paper.


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


Make ground plan from "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).


Make Templates of the blade part.
Make Templates by enfleshing Drawing paper on the ground plan.


Make Templates by enfleshing Drawing paper on the ground plan.


Make Templates by enfleshing Drawing paper on the ground plan.


Make Templates by enfleshing Drawing paper on the ground plan.


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


Make Templates by enfleshing Drawing paper on the ground plan.


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 sheath
Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 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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【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。
私もこの商品を使っています。


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】


【5mm厚COSボードを楽天で買う】


【5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


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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.

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Cut the corner into slant with a Box cutter.


Dig a ditch with a Box cutter.


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.


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


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


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Cut out for making a hollow.


Shift the position. Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Cut 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam thin.


【1.5mm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。
私もこの商品を使っています。


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。


【1.5mm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】


【1.5mm厚COSボードを楽天で買う】


【1.5mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


Glue with a Liquid instant 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

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


Cut the corner into slant with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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


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.


Cut 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam thin.


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


Toasting was completed.


Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.



Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 30mm thick EVA foam.



Cut out with a Box cutter.


Form by shaving with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 30mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 30mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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。
私もこの商品を使っています。


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】


【10mm厚COSボードを楽天で買う】


【10mm厚COSボードをネット通販で買う】


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 30mm thick EVA foam.


Form by shaving with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) or a Hot melt(glue gun). Detailes are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.



Glueing was completed.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 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 the corner into slant with a Box cutter.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin. Shave the corners.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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


Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.
You must use a tool for cutting out a fair circle. Details are here.



Shave it into a mountain form with a Box cutter.


Bend with a Lighter while pushing the shaving side.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out 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 the corner into slant with a Box cutter.


Cutting was completed.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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


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 Synthetic leather on the backside with a "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) for reinforcement. Detailed process is here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.



Cut 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam thin.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glue a broken piece of EVA foam with a Hot melt(glue gun). Hold it while painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


Glue a broken piece of EVA foam with a Hot melt(glue gun). Hold it while painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


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



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


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.


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.


Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint blue with Lacquer Spray.


Paint blue with Lacquer Spray.


Paint blue with Lacquer Spray.


Paint blue with Lacquer Spray.


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


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


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


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


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.


Mark border of the color by Templates.


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


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


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


Paint black silver with Lacquer Spray.


Shade off the boaderline of color with a Airbrush.

←初心者にもオススメのセット、私も愛用してます。

Painting was completed.


Paint silver Bottle lacquer paint by Drybrush painting.
(Drybrush painting is easy, you can do it with a paint brush. Details are here.)


Glue Synthetic leather with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan). Details are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
(Shown part by green line)



Below are completed things.


















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












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