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How to make Iwatooshi's naginata (with templates)



Materials

[Materials for making templates]
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 5sheets
-Tracing paper 300cm
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 1piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→2mm or 1.5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 10cm
→10mm thick 100cm X 10cm
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 4sheets
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 40cm
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid instant glue 2pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces (When you use a Air duster for cooling, it's convenient)
-Iron gardening stick 1piece
-Stick for jointing PVC pipe 25cm
-Ring 1piece

[Painting materials]
1.When a undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 50ml
-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) 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
-Saw or Pipe cutter
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush
-Pliers

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

Work time
15hours

Spec
Weight 500g
Length 200cm

Template
PDF format(A4 size) or JPG format

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-If you print on browser, it may not be full scale. 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, When you print it by magnification 100%, it will be full scale.
-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.

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



Make the blade.
Cut "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) into a belt form.


Put "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) side by side.


Glue the belt with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Copy the edges of Templates on a material with a pen.
Cut out "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).


Use Iron gardening stick as core.
Cut it.
When you use a Freeway coping saw, you can cut it easily and neatly.
You can cut also Pliers, nippers, diamond files.



Peel with a Box cutter to easily bend.


Bend Iron gardening stick by hand.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).



Glue another blade.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glueing was completed.


Cut with pliers.


Insert to center.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Fill the back of blade with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Stroke the back of blade with a tip of Hot melt(glue gun), then the surface becomes flat.


Paste edge of blade with "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).
Paint it with a broken piece of "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) as a brush.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.



Reinforce the blade by painting Liquid instant glue on the edge.


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


【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】


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

Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.
Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


【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】


Heap with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Shave with a Box cutter.


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.



When you use this, joint with a stick.


Make a stick.
The best length is 25cm.
There are two methods.
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1.Iron gardening stick and EVA foam
It's take time, however jointing power is strong.

Cut Iron gardening stick. How to cut is here.
Cut out 2mm or 1.5mm thick EVA foam.
Glue with a Liquid instant glue.

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2.Wood stick
It's a easy method, but jointing power is weak than above method.

Cut a wood stick with a saw.
Shave it with Box cutter as necessary.

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Polish it with sand paper(240 grid).
It becomes easy to glue.



Cut out Synthetic leather.


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.



Glueing was completed.


Insert.
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.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(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 10mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Form by shaving with a Box cutter.


Cut out 10mm thick EVA foam.


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)


Insert.
Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


Glueing was completed.


Present state.


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.
The parts will be charred in seconds.

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

【Tutorial video】


【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.


Stand it with a wood struck big nails.


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.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint silver with Lacquer Spray.


乾燥後、布やティッシュで磨くと輝きが増す。
Polish cloth or tissue paper after drying and make brilliance.


Process Masking tape.
Stick Masking tape on a Cutting mat.


Mark with a pen.


Marking was completed.


Cut with a Box cutter.


Paint black 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。

When you paint Bottle lacquer paint, use a paintbrush,silicon cup(Use as a paint plate. It can easy to peel paints after dry.),
panint stick, thinner.


Paint gloss spray to make a gloss.



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


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


Use a plastic ring.


Paint black color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold with Lacquer Spray.


Cut with a Box cutter.


Thread the ring.
Glue with a Liquid instant glue.


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