How to make Templates
At first, I Comment basic things about Templates.

For example, this shoulder armor.
*How to make this example is here.

Templates of the armor is this.

Begginers may think making Templates is writing Templates on papers .
It's a mistake.

Making Templates is cutting and pasting papers.

Repeat cutting and pasting.

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

-How to make curved surfaces
I comments method of making curved surfaces from flat surfaces.

Make a break.

Gather the break.

Paste Scotch tape(Sellotape).
A curved suface appered.
When it's complicated armor, it's aggregate of this
If you want to make Templates, necessary things you should learn is only this.

-How to make a bowl form
Make some breaks.

Paste with Scotch tape(Sellotape).

Cut off outside with scissors.


Make breaks and cut open.
It becomes Templates.

-Example 1
Plates curved loosely.
*How to make this example is here.

Watch this video.

-Example 2
Plates curved considerably.
*How to make this example is here.

Watch this video.

-Example 3
Thin armor.
*How to make this example is here.

Wrap Drawing paper to a thin and Stick Packaging tape.

Cut open it. It becomes Templates.
This way can used for things cohered a body

Watch this video.

-Example 4
Body armor.

Paste together somewhat Drawing paper with a Packaging tape(parcel tape).

Wrap a body.

Make a break and take off.

Wear to a torso.
Teporal tuck with Packaging tape(parcel tape) for prevention falling out.

Paste Drawing paper cut somewhat width from a chest to a shoulder.

I finished glueing.

Paste opposite side.

Cut and paste as it is. Then it's easy to work.

Repeat cutting and pasting.

Repeat cutting and pasting.
Try on sometimes and check there are no problems.

Repeat cutting and pasting.

If you don't have a torso, it's hard to work.
You should buy a torso.
A performance becomes good, because you can look your works objectively.

-Example 5

Watch video.

-Example 6

Watch video.

-Example 7
Plague doctor mask.

Watch video.

-How to make Templates of simple weapons
In the case of this weapon, there should be ground plan.
*How to make this example is here.

Write a ground plan on "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan)
"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan)is hard paper with grid.
-Store:Stationer,D.I.Y shop
-Price:5piece 100Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

The commodity of this photo is sold only in Japan.
I use this also for the material of blades.
If you can't get such paper in making blades, substitute thin plastic sheet.

Cut off with a Box cutter. Complete.

Kitchen knife.

Watch video.

This weapon is same.
*How to make this example is here(sword,sheath).

*How to make this example is here.

-How to make Templates of complicated weapons

In this case, make a ground plan at first.
*How to make this example is here.

I finished making the ground plan.

Enflesh to ground plan from Drawing paper, and make Templates.

Cut open. It becomes Templates.
Details of this weapon is here.

-How to make Templates of blades
Making Templates of blades is the same basicly.
There are somewhat patterns.
Read linked pages.

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

-How to make Templates of clothes
Basicly the case of clothes is similar to armors.

In the case of clothes, you can buy commercial Templates.
Or you can made Templates from your clothes.
It's easy to work like a aromors if you have a torso.

If you want to learn Templates of clothes, you must read books.
It's the best way.

-About my site's Templates
My site is publishing many templates.
You can make it easily when you remodel those paper patterns.
At first find templates similar to design you want to make.

-How to print template data
Install Adobe Acrobat Reader previously.

Save the template data on your desktop.

Double click the saved file.

Adobe Acrobat Reader starts.
Click "Print".

Select "Custom Scale 100%".
Click "Print".

-After printing
Printed Templates is thin, then it's hard to use.
When you stick Drawing paper or "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan), It becomes easy to use.
Concrete process.

Cut it roughly.

Stick Spray glue.

Stick Spray glue.

Cut out.

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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.