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How to make yatogami tohka's big sword



Materials
[Materials for making pattern paper]
-Drawing paper 10sheets
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 5sheets
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3pieces
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)"
→2mm thick(1.5mm is also OK) 100cm X 20cm
→3mm thick(1.5mm is also OK) 100cm X 60cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 20cm
-Styrofoam
→20mm thick 100cm X 100cm
-Plastic sheets 0.5mm thick 10sheets
-Clear color plastic sheets 100cm X 20cm
-Wood glue 100ml
-Liquid instant glue 5pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 20pieces (It's convenient if there is also Air duster for cooling)
-PVC pipe(diameter 26.0mm) 1piece
-Stick for jointing PVC pipe 25cm

[Painting materials for Lion board part]
1.Case of Gesso painting
-Gesso 25ml
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece
-Surface Primer 1piece

2.Case of "Bond G17" painting
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 50ml
-lacquer thinner 50ml
-Paintbrush(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-Paper cup,bowl etc.(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece
-Surface Primer 1piece

*Paiting are is written in the package, refer it. Detail is here.

Materials cost
5000Yen (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
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush
-Things required for processing plastic sheets(sandpaper etc)

Convenience tools when you have
-Art knife PRO
-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
47hours

Spec
Weight 920g
Length 110cm

Pattern paper data
I threw away the Pattern paper, so It's can't upload.

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 Pattern paper.
Make ground plan by "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
At first deside thick of every blade.
I decided the thick of blade is 2.6mm.



Make Pattern paper of edge of blade.
Cut out 10mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Width of 10mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is half of decided thick of blade
Big blade is 2.6mm thick,then Cut out 10mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" to 1.3mm width .
Paste "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" with double sided tape.



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It's Japanese most famous material for cosplay props.
It's a soft board, and it can be bended.(Details are here.)
And "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is sold only in Japan.

Then, if you live in except japan, you must use other materials.
A EVA board is usable in substitution for "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It's called EVA foam, EVAzote, too.
Many world cosplayers are using EVA board.
(I don't know well about EVA board, sorry. Plase study by Google)
Or, basicly soft and can bended board is substitutes.
Then find the materials in your country.

I don't know material information of except japan.
Then you must call for help to your country cosplayers, if you know more information of materials.
There are many world cosplayers in Worldcosplay.
Please find your contry cosplayer by this site. And ask them.
http://ja.worldcosplay.net/

Or, ask japanese material shops that the shop can send "Lion board" to your country.
Thease are shops selling "Lion board".
http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/cosprop/ This site has Japanese page only.
http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/foreign.html This site has English page too.
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【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】


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At first, use sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
In addition, use big size Box cutter.
Big size can cut well more than small size.
←10枚入り ←50枚入りお得パック

When you cut, put "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" 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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Serve gap from end of "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" to "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) with "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).


Serving was completed.


Peel and complete.


These are pettern of blade.


Make grip guard part.


Cut and paste and brings close ideal form.


When you make ideal form, it's cut open.Let it be formal Pattern paper.


These are ornament of blade.


Make the end of grip.


When you make ideal form, it's cut open.Let it be formal Pattern paper.


Make the blade.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 20mm thick Styrofoam with styrol cutter.

←便利な卓上タイプ ←手軽な手持ち型

Cut out 3mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Stick together with Wood glue.


【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】




Pasting was completed.


Desiccate.
Cut left part with Box cutter.


Cutting was completed.


Make a core.
Use PVC pipe(diameter 26.0mm).
Cut PVC pipe. PVC pipe can be cut by saw. But Pipe cutter is more bettr.Pipe cutter can cat quickly and beautifull.



Make block construction for carrying.


Use stick for joint. 25cm is best of lenght.

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[1]Iron gardening stick sticked "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)"(Taking time, however so good method)

Use Iron gardening stick thinner than PVC pipe as a core.
Cut Iron gardening stick. How to cut is here.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste with Liquid instant glue.
It takes time, but joint power is high and it don't becomes loose.

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[2]Wood stick(Easy method, but it becomes loose)

Insert wood stick to PVC pipe in shop,and search good thickness wood stick.
If you can't search it,buy big size.And shave it with Box cutter.
This method is easy. But it is shaved when it is used, and it becomes loose.

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Paste with Hot melt(glue gun).
The reason Styrofoam was pasted together 3mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is
to make both thick same.



Put 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets side by side.
Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Use Instant glue Accelerator to make good progress.
(In use, steam may be generated. But don't don't breath. And don't meet the steam in eyes.)


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Instant glue can plane surface easy.
But it can't narrow surface well.
Then you should use bellow spray.
I always use this.
Watch movie.

For example, use bellow surface.


Instant glue Accelerator
This can stick surface in several seconds.
100ml can stick one armorset or about three weapons..
←100ml ←180ml ←420ml

About instant glue
General liquid Instant glue is OK.


Case of sticking except instant glue.
"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) can stick too. It's can stick narrow surface too.
But it's take time more than Liquid instant glue and Instant glue Accelerator.
And "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) may melt stuck surface if you use "Bond G17" painting.
(You should reinfore stuck surface with Liquid instant glue. Or use Gesso painting.)
After all Liquid instant glue and Instant glue Accelerator is the best.

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Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets.



Paste with Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets.


Paste with Liquid instant glue.
Cover the side too with 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets.


Pasting was completed.


Spray Surface Primer.



Paint silver color with Lacquer Spray.


Stick Masking tape so that paint may not adhere to unrelated place.



Cut out ditchs part.


Stick Masking tape so that paint may not adhere to unrelated place.


Stick Masking tape so that paint may not adhere to unrelated place.


Paint white color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gloss spary to make gloss.



Make ornaments of base of blade.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It may break only 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
So paste Synthetic leather to backside with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan). Detailed process is here.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.


【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。


【1.5mm厚ライオンボード(別名:リアラボード、ソフトボード)を楽天で買うなら】


【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】




Cutting out was completed.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Toast with Lighter and remove corner.(Don't breathe smoke,don't let smoke meets eyes)

←ガス充填式ライターとガスボンベを使うとお得

Make the grip guard.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".


【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】


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Heat with Lighter and bend.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It may break only 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
So paste Synthetic leather to backside with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan). Detailed process is here.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Toast with Lighter and remove corner.(Don't breathe smoke,don't let smoke meets eyes)


Make the grip.
Polish with sand paper(240 grid) for sticking bond well.
(If you don't polish, it can be adhered. The polished one sticks more easy.)



Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Pasting was completed.


Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out 2mm(1.5mm is also OK) thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Toast with Lighter and remove corner.(Don't breathe smoke,don't let smoke meets eyes)


Paint.
When you paint "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)", You can improve quality as follows
by painting the undercoat beforehand.

-Color becomes well.
-Painting becomes hard to come off.
-Gloss comes out well.(If you don't need gloss, you use no gloss paint.
-You can save quantity of the paint.

If you don't use undercoat, you can paint.
If you hope more quality, you sholud use it.

There are two undercoats mainly.
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1.Gesso painting (this is easy method) [Easy, for everybody]

Gesso don't contain thinner.Accordingly there is not smell worry.
It's only paintig by bruch, very easy.it can use Acrylic paint as paint.
This method is recommend for weapons, small articles, two or three pieces armors.
But it's easy to peel off than Gesso painting (this is easy method).
Then it's is slightly unsuitable for moving armor and armorset etc.

Details are here.

Undercort>>>Gesso or Black Gesso
or

Paint>>>Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or
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2."Bond G17" painting (this is hard method) [All-purpose,but hard. For a man used to making props]

It's fill thinner smell in room.Accordingly use outside of a room.
This is onerous method, but it's not hard to peel off. It's almighty method.
Then it's suitable for moving armor and armorset etc.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.
Details are here.

Undercort>>>"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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In subsequent explanation is use "Bond G17" painting.
But Gesso painting is easy to use.


Paint "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner at 3 or 4 times.
Don't use fire after painting until drying, because "Bond G17"burns easily. Don' use Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.
Desiccate for 4 or 5 hours.(It may become dry for 1 or 2 hours, but Desiccating for 4 or 5 hours is better.)


Paint white color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold color with Lacquer Spray.


Stick Masking tape so that paint may not adhere to unrelated place.
Paint purple color with Lacquer Spray.


Make edge of blade.
Copy the edges of Pattern paper on a material with a pen.
Cut out Clear color 1.0mm thick plastic sheets.


Paste together with Hot melt(glue gun).
Use 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets as template.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Serve Hot melt(glue gun) as reinforce to inside.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Serve Hot melt(glue gun) as reinforce to inside.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Serve Hot melt(glue gun) as reinforce to inside.


Paste together with Liquid instant glue.
Serve Hot melt(glue gun) as reinforce to inside.


Pasting was completed.


Paste together the ornaments of base of blade.
Paste together with Hot melt(glue gun).


Paint light white to edge of blade.
Paint Bottle lacquer paint with Airbrush.

←初心者にもオススメのセット、管理人も使ってます。

Youtube video and completed photos
I uploaded video version of this tutorial.
Please watch this too.
















Dismantle state.


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How to aasemble.


How to aasemble.


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