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Make blades of weapons with Plastic sheets
Use Plastic sheets when you make hard blades.
I use TAMIYA's 0.5mm thick Plastic sheets.

The commodity of this photo is Japanese commodity.
But, I think there must be similar things in outside of Japan.

-Store:Toy shop
-Price:500Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)



-How to make blades
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.



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.


Glue the Aluminum stick.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glue one more blade with Hot melt(glue gun).



After complete.
*How to make this example is here(sword,sheath,emblem).


-How to improve precision more
Above sample is just only cutting and pasting.
If you wan to improve precisiton more, use materials and tools introduces after this.

[Polyester putty]
when it mix hardener, it hardens about 30 ~ 60 minutes.
-Store:Toy shop, D.I.Y shop
-Price:600Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

The commodity of this photo is sold only in Japan.
But, I think there must be similar things in outside of Japan.

Usage is filling up hollows and flaws.
Or Serving Polyester putty and make parts by shaving it

120g 1kg

Instant glue
Plastic sheets is pasted together with Instant glue.
Pasting Polyester putty becoms good if mixed Instant glue.


["Black instant glue(one of instant glue in Japan)]
This is sticky instant glue.
The main proper of this commodity is filling up hollows and flaws.
-Store:Toy shop
-Price:1000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)
It's sold only in Japan.



Instant glue Accelerator
Use this too if you use "Black instant glue(one of instant glue in Japan).
100ml 180ml 420ml

[Surface Primer]
This is a undercoat for plastic sheets.
-Store:Toy shop, D.I.Y shop
-Price:500Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)
The commodity of this photo is sold only in Japan.
But, I think there must be similar things in outside of Japan.

Painting becomes well and color becomes beautifull, when spary this before painting.
Moreover, filling up small hollows and small flaws. And hollows and small flaws are standed up.



-Tool
[Craft Knife]
Craft Knife is so good for cutting hard materials.

Body
-Store:D.I.Y shop, Art supplies shop
-Price:300Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

Blade
-Store:D.I.Y shop, Art supplies shop
-Price:200Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

It's sold all over the world.



[Half split (disposable) chopsticks, Toothpick]
Mix Polyester putty with half split (disposable) chopsticks and toothpick.

-Sand paper
Shave served Polyester putty and "Black instant glue(one of instant glue in Japan) with Sand paper.
-Store:D.I.Y shop
-Price:100Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

Prepare about from 180grid to 600 grid.



[Diamond files]
Shave Polyester putty roughly with Diamond files.
-Store:D.I.Y shop
-Price:500Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)



[Leutor and bits for Leutor]
This is a machine like a small drill.
-Store:D.I.Y shop
-Price:3000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)`

Shave Polyester putty with this.
Buy if possible.



[Toothbrush]
Sweep cut refuses with a toothbrush.
Toothbrush is enough.


-Example
There are used above tools and materials.
*How to make this example is here(Pattern paper,sword,sheath).


*How to make this example is here.


*How to make this example is here(Pattern paper,assemble).


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.

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