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Armouring for Cosplay 9 – Strap it Up

This week we’re connecting the metal bits together using a flexible leather hinge system. As always, the first video is abbreviated and the second is full length.

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Ruining Zelda – A Story of Failing Gracefully

One of the running themes at MAL is to show off your ugly things. We’ve talked about the shame that we experience when we botch something up, when we can’t make our product match our vision, or when we look back in anguish at our cringe-worthy creations of the distant past. …

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Armouring for Cosplay 8 – Punching Holes

This week, we punch some holes in some sheet metal. Seriously. That’s what we’re doing. It’s more interesting than it sounds.  

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Armouring for Cosplay 6 – Adding some Flare

This week, we add a flared edge to our pauldron. It’s just a bit of gentle hammering along the edge, but it adds strength while making the piece look a lot nicer.   And of course, the uncut version for those that enjoy the gentle tones of hammers on metal.

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Armouring for Cosplay 5 – Dishing it out

It’s the fifth episode of armouring for cosplay and we finally get to put a hammer to metal. I’m pretty excited. Like last time, we have two videos, one of reasonable length, and the other with the process at normal speed and completely uncut. Enjoy!  

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Desktop Aquarium Challenge!

Some aquarist friends of mine and I are doing a “tiny tank challenge.”  Basically, we have to come up with something under 5 gallons that could sit on a desk, and be under $100, and we’re encouraging anyone to try it. Further explanation: The Desktop Challenge! I thought I’d share …

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Armour for Cosplay 4 – Cut It Out

This week, we finally start making something. We’re cutting out pieces for a pauldron (shoulder armour) and a full articulated arm. I’m working off of patterns found on the Armour Archive. Pauldron Arm Harness I’ve made two versions of the video. The first has been edited down and had the boring bits …

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