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Duct Tape Armor

I'm planning (Read: Going forth with no idea what to do) on making a suit of armor completly made out of duct tape. (Partially made a gauntlet, so it might work) But here's the question I have; Should I post an instructable on each peice (Gauntlet, Helmet, Greives) by itself, or as one big instructable that might have a million steps (Okay, not that many)? I'm leaning more to the idea of one peice at a time, and then when I'm done just putting them all together into one big instructable. What do you all think? And is this project even worth doing? (Will add picture of sad gauntlet reject at later date)

dude7872 years ago
how many rolls of duct tape do you think it will take to made the armor
Chicken22096 years ago
wasn't there some kind of instructable comic thing about this. Idk it might have been in a dream but i normally don't dream about instructables, it gets to freaky
You're probably thinking about the HowToon comic about the duct tape muscles or whatever.
sure that sounds right
Rishnai6 years ago
After reading this a couple of weeks ago I got inspired to build a duct tape gauntlet. It fits well, looks good, is made of pure duct tape, and is easy to remove. Took about an hour. Never made a second one, because that would involve being coordinated with my left hand. Want pics?
Wills42 (author)  Rishnai6 years ago
I would love pics. I know exactly how you feel. I am no good with my left hand. Of course, you could just do your right hand and place everything where it would be on your left hand?
Goodhart6 years ago
As long as it eventually "is put together" since it is all related, I would say that is an ok way to construct it.

And, ...is this project even worth doing? IF you can get it to work out without it being a sticky "trap" a person can't extract themselves from, or something that just looks like a dark gray mummy, I would say go for it. You still may need something to "stick" the duct tape to however...
Wills42 (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Oh, I've figured out how to put on and take off peices really easily. Although, it does require maintenence every couple of wears. Though it will be easy to fix. So basicly right now my job is to figure out how to make something easy even easier... Buckles out of tape anyone?
they are easy: make a thin strip of tape, no more than an inch. then, attach it to one side in desired manner. wrap part in 1-inch thick strip, sticky side out. stick to desired location on other side. cover stickyness with one inch strip and tape on thoroughly. one strap, finished.
even using a cardboard form would make the job of forming the shapes much easier...I would think.
Wills42 (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
I was thinking of using a few layers of tin foil so that the armor is a bit form fitting. It's worked on the duct tape helmet that I'm almost done with (Worked on it last night)
Wills42 (author)  Wills426 years ago
Well, first one's up. I did the helmet since it's the easiest to do. Next up, legs (I hope).
Wills42 (author) 6 years ago
Well, I have he Duct Tape helmet instructable up now. Go check it out. It came out alright. Although, I'll probably make another one for halloween, if I don't try to go as a Team Fortress II Character.
Plasmana6 years ago
That would be cool to have duck tape armor...
DJ Radio6 years ago
going
Piece by piece sounds fine. You should make it out of cardboard covered in duck tape.us
Rishnai6 years ago
Peice by peice sounds the best. I can't wait to see what you've come up with.
Kiteman6 years ago
As GH said - as long as each piece is compatible with the previous pieces, piece-by-piece is fine. Make sure you add links to the other parts when you post a new one 9and edit older projects to add links to newer projects.
Kiteman Kiteman6 years ago
Oh, and regarding "is it worth doing", it is if you enter the whole thing into this year's Hallowe'en contest.

You'll have to start posting soon, though, so that people have time to get their versions made before October.
I think piece by piece would be better. My last instructable could have been broken up into several pieces but i stuck them all together. I thought it came out somewhat okay but it had 50 pictures i had to upload. And it ended up looking like several slide shows.