Thursday, 26 January 2012


Im having trougle finding more  craft foam for the armour. This was a trial but I might just go a head with what I have done and make this the final chest piece. Still working out what I can make the sword form. I also need to buy a hot-blade for cutting the EVA foam.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Chest Plate Update

Extended the chest Plate it seamed to work it fits well going to do the same with the other side. Then the the sholder as well.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sword update!

                       This is the sword template I made It's about 122cm long I made it a bit smaller.
                       Then the replica swords you can buy. There about 150cm long.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Chest Plate Update

 I Shaped the chest plate today turned out niceish. I had to pull apart the pices that go over the shoulder neck part. and glue them closer together.

Below. Thease are the pieces I've got ready to add to the sides so the chest plate reaches around to my back.

Monday, 9 January 2012

New Update! Chest Plate Glued.

Waithing for it to dry. this is the view from the back.

  As for the sword I found the dimentions.
  Total length is: 149.86cm (49')
  Blade length is: 60.96cm. (24') an Eva foam matt is 100cm × 100cm.
   I'll Split the blade and handle up and attach them later.
There is no way I'm going to be able to get the blade as thin and for it to stay in it shape.

Once the glue drys I plan on heat guning the chest plate. (I'll do a test piece first)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Making the first trial chest piece

                                I split the templates into two parts making the top section today.
                                Each needing 6 pices.

          Using this template (I added some extra flaps on the end so it would be the length of a sheet.)
          I traced it on to the foam. I managed to get 5 out of one 12' times 18' sheet.

This is what is looks like right now. Glued together with white school glue. (It has still not dryed in 24 hours)

OK so An update one second half of the chest will be comming soon!

This was all the off cuts os managed to use the sheet of foam up well.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Chest Templates are done!

Print this as A4 you should not have too much trouble.

                Knida. You will have to add a piece to extent all the way around to the back!
                The numbers on this pic should help with the template. you have to join
                the first two shapes together. Because you don't see the second half of the
                bottom 6 pieces there is no point wasting materials. (that is the 3rd shape).


Going to put up some templates for the 2nd age elf armour for lord of the rings for the chest armour!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Just got the materials to make a trial of the armour.

 This is the foam sheets I managed to get I wanted a more of a box colour but the only had the right size I needed In white.

 The foam I slightly Bigger then my templates making them for 40 cm long to 45cm (2.5cm on each end)
The glue I'm going to need Is below. White School Glue And Fabric Glue.