Introduction: Miniature Armor From Soda Cans
Please note that this is my first Instructable, so go easy on the comments. I've looked all over this site for miniature armor and weapons for my wax figurines (I may make an Instuctable about those, but I don't have the materials right now), but there weren't many for weapons and none for armor. So I decided to make my own.
Step 1: Supplies
-Sheet metal folding tool
Step 2: Cover the Can
Cover the soda can with duct tape. This will reinforce the can and help prevent sharp edges.
Step 3: Cut Off the Top
Cut the top part off of the soda can. Try not to maim the can too much.
Step 4: Cut the Bottom Off
Cut down the side off the can and cut off the bottom.
Step 5: Crease the Sheet
Use the metal bending device to make a crease down the middle of the sheet of metal. Then fold it down along the crease.
Step 6: Trim the Edges
Cut off the edges of the folded can with the tin snips to smooth them out, and make them symmetrical.
Step 7: Cut Out the Armour
Cut into the folded edge of the metal, and cut a shape equal to half your armor. It's hard to explain this step.
Step 8: Your Armor Is Done
Just unfold the armor and its done.
Step 9: The Weapon
Cut out the shape you want for the weapon, but don't unfold it this time.
Step 10: Wrapping the Handle
Lay a strip of duct tape length wise along the handle of the weapon, then wrap it tightly around.
now make any necessary modifications to the armor and find a way to attach it to... whatever it is you want to attach it to.
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