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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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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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Armour for Cosplay 3 – Material Concerns

Picking materials can be tough when making armour. I can’t cover everything, but I can give a couple pointers of what you’re looking for.

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Armoring for Cosplay 2 – The Tools You Need

Last week I started a series on how to make costume armour out of metal. The first episode was on how to hit things with hammers. This week, we continue with a run-down of the tools you’ll need to get started.

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Materials Science for Cosplay 3: Thermoplastics

I’ve been trying to work out how to explain thermoplastics for a while. There is a lot to say on the subject, but I really just wanted to throw out the basics of what they were and what was happening when we pointed a hair dryer at Worbla. Instead of …

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