How to make arrow
Materials for the arrow
[Materials for making templates]
→1.5mm or 2mm thick 100cm X 10cm
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 1sheet
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 10cm
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid super glue 1piece1
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces
-Aluminum stick 1piece
1.When undercoat is Gesso
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*
2.When undercoat is Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 10ml
-lacquer thinner 10ml
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*
*The paiting area is written in the package, refer it. Details are here.
Materials cost to make the arrow
500Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Box cutter etc(Use also a "Pro blade" and a "Blade breaker")
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Paint tools (brush etc)
Convenient tools when you have
-Standard art knife,Cushion grip art knife
-Super glue Accelerator
Work time to make the arrow
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.
-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.
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Building the shaft
Make a stick.
Use a Aluminum stick.
You can substitute various metalic sticks.
Cut it into appropriate length with Nippers.
Cut out Synthetic leather.
I used Synthetic leather sold in "Kyaranuno".
I used "PUストレッチレザー - ブラウン711".
Glue Synthetic leather with "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan). Details are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
I finished glueing.
Cut out 1.5mm or 2mm thick EVA foam.
EVA foam is soft material.
You can process it easily.
Other names are EVA board, EVA zote, Craft foam etc.
Cosplayers all over the world use this.
Use a sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
I always use "Running fire box cutter","Blade breaker",Cutting mat.
"Blade breaker" can break the blade easily.
Use Standard art knife or Cushion grip art knife to cut small ornaments etc, too.