Instructables: exploring - - armor - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:31:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Gorget / neck armour / neck armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(finished for now because of my deadline(fantasy fair) but the back piece isn't finished yet) Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. F...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:54 PDT
DEAD SPACE - Isaac Clarke Level 3 Suit Complete Cosplay Build http://www.instructables.com/id/DEAD-SPACE-Isaac-Clarke-Level-3-Suit-Complete-Cosp/
DEAD SPACE - Isaac Clarke Level 3 Suit Complete Cosplay Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SMALL.jpg Steven K Smith Props Because of the great response I got from my Dragon Age Inquisition Instructable helmet build thread.   I have decided to make a full Instructible on my DEAD SPACE Isaac Clarke Level 3 Cosplay costume!!!!! This build was by far the most detailed costume/prop I have ever attempted to create.  But, af...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:30:24 PDT
Leather Cyber Goth Shoulder Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Cyber-Goth-Shoulder-Armor/
Leather Cyber Goth Shoulder Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/G2WA/HSM56B7F/FQHG2WAHSM56B7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/G2WA/HSM56B7F/FQHG2WAHSM56B7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/G2WA/HSM56B7F/FQHG2WAHSM56B7F.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes Protect yourself from unfashionable time traveling ninja warriors with these relatively easy to make leather shoulder pieces. Mine were made with the help of a laser cutter, but they could also be cut out by hand with a lot of patience, sharp scissors and an exacto knife. Lacing under the arm ma...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:43:06 PDT
Building a full scale Dragon Age Inquisition Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-full-scale-Dragon-Age-Inquisition-Helme/
Building a full scale Dragon Age Inquisition Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/AA54/HRKR28S7/FUYAA54HRKR28S7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/AA54/HRKR28S7/FUYAA54HRKR28S7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/AA54/HRKR28S7/FUYAA54HRKR28S7.SMALL.jpg Steven K Smith Props OK, here is my first and hopefully not last.......Instructable!!!!!  My name is Steven K Smith and I am a freelance illustrator turned prop maker living outside KC, Missouri.  This demo will detail my full build of the dragon helm from Bio Ware's highly anticipated video game Dragon Age Inquisition...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:00:54 PST
Jagged Crown - Building an ultra realistic prop helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Jagged-Crown-Building-an-ultra-realistic-prop-helm/
Jagged Crown - Building an ultra realistic prop helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/W19G/HOHY69VS/F1PW19GHOHY69VS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/W19G/HOHY69VS/F1PW19GHOHY69VS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/W19G/HOHY69VS/F1PW19GHOHY69VS.SMALL.jpg DirtyMooseDesign Hello Instructables! This project has been sort of a back burner for the last year or so and i've finally gotten around to finishing it up and now I would like to share it with you!  This instructable will touch lightly on sculpting, molding, casting and finishing techniques that were used to prod...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:11:16 PST
Chainmail http://www.instructables.com/id/Chainmail-1/
Chainmail - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/XJ7N/HOHYB45N/FU3XJ7NHOHYB45N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/XJ7N/HOHYB45N/FU3XJ7NHOHYB45N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/XJ7N/HOHYB45N/FU3XJ7NHOHYB45N.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos   Chainmail (or mail or maille) refers to armor that made from metal rings that are joined together in a pattern to form a protective mesh. Historically this kind of armor was used to protect soldiers on the battlefield from slashing and stabbing injuries. This kind of protective gear is still u...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:57:25 PST
Easy “No Sew” Soft Foam Minecraft Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-No-Sew-Soft-Foam-Minecraft-Armor/
Easy “No Sew” Soft Foam Minecraft Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/ZMMI/HNWFS5H0/FSCZMMIHNWFS5H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/ZMMI/HNWFS5H0/FSCZMMIHNWFS5H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/ZMMI/HNWFS5H0/FSCZMMIHNWFS5H0.SMALL.jpg minecrasher This is a quick project that will take approximately 3 hours or less to complete depending on how detailed you want to make it. We purchased the ½” thick green upholstery foam from Jo-Ann’s Fabric & Crafts for $11 a yard. Use a Jo-Ann's printable coupon from (www.joann.com/coupon) when you purchase ...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:55:37 PST
Raiden (Cyborg Ninja) w/ Motorized Face Shield from Metal Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Raiden-Cyborg-Ninja-w-Motorized-Face-Shield-from-M/
Raiden (Cyborg Ninja) w/ Motorized Face Shield from Metal Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/GQQ1/HN82P3UE/FVBGQQ1HN82P3UE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/GQQ1/HN82P3UE/FVBGQQ1HN82P3UE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/GQQ1/HN82P3UE/FVBGQQ1HN82P3UE.SMALL.jpg mizunohadouken I was a big fan of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance right after I first played the demo video game and thought Raiden was awesome.  How can a cyborg ninja not be cool?  This was a new challenge for me, as I have never freehanded a costume before.  After a little research on google, this is how I ended...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:44:45 PDT
Constructing EVA Foam Armor For the Novice Crafter http://www.instructables.com/id/Constructing-EVA-Foam-Armor-For-the-Novice-Crafter/
Constructing EVA Foam Armor For the Novice Crafter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/KVOL/HJ5ZL578/F2VKVOLHJ5ZL578.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/KVOL/HJ5ZL578/F2VKVOLHJ5ZL578.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/KVOL/HJ5ZL578/F2VKVOLHJ5ZL578.SMALL.jpg Amorrah Costume making has been gaining popularity among D.I.Y. (do it yourself)  and novice crafters with the increase in geek and nerd-related pop culture.  As such, several members of the nerd community and other enthusiasts, have begun constructing wearable costumes based on characters, costume design...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:53:33 PDT
Basic Spangenhelm (Viking Helmet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Spangenhelm-Viking-Helmet/
Basic Spangenhelm (Viking Helmet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/ZPBR/HMMFCB43/FUWZPBRHMMFCB43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/ZPBR/HMMFCB43/FUWZPBRHMMFCB43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/ZPBR/HMMFCB43/FUWZPBRHMMFCB43.SMALL.jpg sircorvus The helmet made for this tutorial won TechShop Austin's Best of Metal 2013 competition! In this tutorial we will make an authentic Viking helmet (Spangenhelm) using the Basic Helmet Frame as the base.  After finishing the steps in that tutorial, return here and we will finish the helmet in the styl...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:40:30 PDT
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Sword http://www.instructables.com/id/Erza-Scarlets-Heart-Kreuz-Armor-Sword/
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/I77Z/HLZRHBPI/FEOI77ZHLZRHBPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/I77Z/HLZRHBPI/FEOI77ZHLZRHBPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/I77Z/HLZRHBPI/FEOI77ZHLZRHBPI.SMALL.jpg nphoenix2 Hello gorgeous people! So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to be...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:12:34 PDT
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Gauntlets http://www.instructables.com/id/Erza-Scarlets-Heart-Kreuz-Armor-Gauntlets/
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Gauntlets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/QWD5/HM33VNU2/FXRQWD5HM33VNU2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/QWD5/HM33VNU2/FXRQWD5HM33VNU2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/QWD5/HM33VNU2/FXRQWD5HM33VNU2.SMALL.jpg nphoenix2 Hello gorgeous people! So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to be...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:16:41 PDT
LED Shoulder Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shoulder-Pads/
LED Shoulder Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura For this project, I was inspired by my best friend. She had been wanting some disco-fabulous armor-inspired wearable technology for music festivals and costume parties for some time. I took a pair of construction/gardening knee-pads and turned them into glitterific shoulder pads that shine bright ...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:18:25 PDT
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Chest-piece http://www.instructables.com/id/Erza-Scarlets-Heart-Kreuz-Armor-Chest-piece/
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Chest-piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/NXIB/HLSHHD0R/FRCNXIBHLSHHD0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/NXIB/HLSHHD0R/FRCNXIBHLSHHD0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/NXIB/HLSHHD0R/FRCNXIBHLSHHD0R.SMALL.jpg nphoenix2 Hello beautiful people! So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to b...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:19:30 PDT
Bending, Shaping and Strengthening Foam Armor (Cheap and Easy method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bending-and-Strengthening-Foam-Armor-Cheap-and-Ea/
Bending, Shaping and Strengthening Foam Armor (Cheap and Easy method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/AMHN/HHJOKEZW/FICAMHNHHJOKEZW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/AMHN/HHJOKEZW/FICAMHNHHJOKEZW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/AMHN/HHJOKEZW/FICAMHNHHJOKEZW.SMALL.jpg andyr23511 *** If you enjoyed this instructable, please consider voting for me in the contests it is entered in! Thanks for reading! *** Putting complex bends and curves in EVA Foam armor can be tricky, since the foam is very elastic and flexible. Parts don't always like to hold their shapes, and the prevalen...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:56:55 PDT
EUROPEAN 6-IN-1 CHAIN MAIL BEGINNER'S GUIDE http://www.instructables.com/id/EUROPEAN-6-IN-1-CHAIN-MAIL-BEGINNERS-GUIDE/
EUROPEAN 6-IN-1 CHAIN MAIL BEGINNER'S GUIDE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/PPKO/HBUZH4SF/FHJPPKOHBUZH4SF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/PPKO/HBUZH4SF/FHJPPKOHBUZH4SF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/PPKO/HBUZH4SF/FHJPPKOHBUZH4SF.SMALL.jpg Shadow Ranger A Short About Me: I went to my first Renaissance Festival in Georgia, USA, last year and fell in love with them. From then on, I have been trying to improve my costumes and create something extraordinary! This was the first thing I found, and decided that I wanted to make a chain mail shirt. They s...
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:55:43 PDT
How to Make a Vambrace When You Don’t Know How to Sew or Work Leather http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Vambrace-When-You-Dont-Know-How-to-/
How to Make a Vambrace When You Don’t Know How to Sew or Work Leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/D2F0/HFPTGQVG/FKPD2F0HFPTGQVG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/D2F0/HFPTGQVG/FKPD2F0HFPTGQVG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/D2F0/HFPTGQVG/FKPD2F0HFPTGQVG.SMALL.jpg Imna.T.Ellingyew Here's a few notes before we get started: 1.) For instructions on how to pick good fabric, see the beginning of my How to Make a Brigandine article. I used leftover fabric from my brigandine, so the two would match. 2.) The costume I was working on only needed one vambrace. If you want a pair, dou...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:59:46 PDT
Bionic Iron Man Armor (w/ Sound Effects) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bionic-Iron-Man-Armor-w-Sound-Effects/
Bionic Iron Man Armor (w/ Sound Effects) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/5ZYL/HEXSS5JC/FBM5ZYLHEXSS5JC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/5ZYL/HEXSS5JC/FBM5ZYLHEXSS5JC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/5ZYL/HEXSS5JC/FBM5ZYLHEXSS5JC.SMALL.jpg Gundanium In the spirit of the upcoming release of Iron Man 3, we've decided to teach you how to build some killer Stark Industries tech to show off while camping out at the front of the line of the midnight show. This Instructable will teach you how to build a Repulsor that uses one of our third-generation ...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:04:29 PDT
The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Inspired Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hobbit-Lord-of-the-Rings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/G2W1/HF23RFF6/F5MG2W1HF23RFF6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/G2W1/HF23RFF6/F5MG2W1HF23RFF6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/G2W1/HF23RFF6/F5MG2W1HF23RFF6.SMALL.jpg GorillazMiko Satisfy that Hobbit hunger with some of these awesome Instructables made by users just like you! Protect yourself from danger with homemade chain mail and weapons, get some extra Hobbit hair on those feet, or keep your chin nice and cozy with a great big dwarf beard. You could even get rid of Gollu...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:51:18 PDT
How to make Greaves (Leg Armor) out of Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Greaves-Leg-Armor-out-of-Cardboard/
How to make Greaves (Leg Armor) out of Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/JWDV/HET0RPG5/F0MJWDVHET0RPG5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/JWDV/HET0RPG5/F0MJWDVHET0RPG5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/JWDV/HET0RPG5/F0MJWDVHET0RPG5.SMALL.jpg StandingOnStones I've enjoyed armor and making my own out of cardboard for awhile, but haven't ever gotten around to making an Instructable for anything, and I thought that entering the Make-to-Learn Youth Contest would be a good way to start. I'm planning to enter this in several contests, so be sure to vote if you...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:46:51 PDT
How to Make a Chainmail Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Chainmail-Glove/
How to Make a Chainmail Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/UGT0/HELXCKVN/FMZUGT0HELXCKVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/UGT0/HELXCKVN/FMZUGT0HELXCKVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/UGT0/HELXCKVN/FMZUGT0HELXCKVN.SMALL.jpg Ringer1633 This is a project that that i started mainly to protect my knuckles when I sword fight, but they are just all around protective. If you want more dexterity you can use smaller links.  It is another chainmail project but this one does not take half as long as the full shirt. All you will need is: ...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:01:06 PDT
Bulletproof iPhone case http://www.instructables.com/id/Bulletproof-iPhone-case-with-pics/
Bulletproof iPhone case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/5S6H/HELWZBX1/F6D5S6HHELWZBX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/5S6H/HELWZBX1/F6D5S6HHELWZBX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/5S6H/HELWZBX1/F6D5S6HHELWZBX1.SMALL.jpg lockershop Applying for a job with the secret services or just protective of your iPhone? Either way this is an instructable for you.This holder can not only withstand  bullets and pellets from  low caliber guns and air rifles but is stab proof, protects your smart phone from falls, from hits by a  hammer an...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:59:37 PDT
How to Make a Chainmail Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Chainmail-Shirt-1/
How to Make a Chainmail Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/3G01/HD4VQ7D7/F5C3G01HD4VQ7D7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/3G01/HD4VQ7D7/F5C3G01HD4VQ7D7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/3G01/HD4VQ7D7/F5C3G01HD4VQ7D7.SMALL.jpg Ringer1633 In this instructable I will teach you how to make a shirt of real chainmail. It will take a lot of time and patience but is a very rewarding project when you finish. To do this project you will need: 1-2 years of time A very strong will 1200-2000 feet of wire (6000-10000 links) 2 pa...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:18:06 PST
How To Make Foam Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Foam-Armor/
How To Make Foam Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/NJX5/H703ZTWQ/FTHNJX5H703ZTWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/NJX5/H703ZTWQ/FTHNJX5H703ZTWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/NJX5/H703ZTWQ/FTHNJX5H703ZTWQ.SMALL.jpg The Irish Cowboy Due to a few requests, I have decided to make a fairly detailed tutorial for my foam armor. This is my suit create last year from foam, Its my second suit of armor and I am currently working on my third. For the purpose of ease, I will be showing pictures from both suits to help show how a suit of y...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:27:11 PST
What is Pepakura and how to start http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-Pepakura-and-how-to-start/
What is Pepakura and how to start - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/Y73I/HBNXWJWV/FD9Y73IHBNXWJWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/Y73I/HBNXWJWV/FD9Y73IHBNXWJWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/Y73I/HBNXWJWV/FD9Y73IHBNXWJWV.SMALL.gif krsiak In this tutorial you will learn what is Pepakura and how to use it. This is short 6 step, comprehensive introduction to world of paper models ;) How to work with paper, what type of paper (how hard / heavy). What tools you need to start.   So read more ! Updated: 2013/09/24 ......
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:13:44 PST
Glowing Gauntlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Gauntlet/
Glowing Gauntlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/T5WP/HAQ2TT6N/FMST5WPHAQ2TT6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/T5WP/HAQ2TT6N/FMST5WPHAQ2TT6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/T5WP/HAQ2TT6N/FMST5WPHAQ2TT6N.SMALL.jpg ehudwill I have always liked armor and lights. In this instructable I decided to combine the two. This one was fairly cheap to do and I am very happy with it. Tools/Materials Some of my materials came from other projects, or from items that were no longer of use. Materials $7 to $10 - Scrap Leather 10 oz...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:36:47 PST
Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/PopBeer-Can-Tab-Armor/
Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/JBNL/HAQ35HOK/FT8JBNLHAQ35HOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/JBNL/HAQ35HOK/FT8JBNLHAQ35HOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/JBNL/HAQ35HOK/FT8JBNLHAQ35HOK.SMALL.jpg GavinAK This is a suit of armor made entirely of pop/beer can tabs and copper wire. It started out as a few tabs strung together after watching Edward Scissorhands, but quickly evolved as my Obsessive Compulsive Nature set in. It's surprisingly durable, and also has some flex to it. 4 of us couldn't rip t...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:11:29 PST
Commander Shepard Steel Reinforced Uniform - Mass Effect 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Commander-Shepard-Steel-Reinforced-Uniform-Mass-/
Commander Shepard Steel Reinforced Uniform - Mass Effect 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/DHT6/H97KN0ZF/FW2DHT6H97KN0ZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/DHT6/H97KN0ZF/FW2DHT6H97KN0ZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/DHT6/H97KN0ZF/FW2DHT6H97KN0ZF.SMALL.jpg Cmdr. Vik Hi All, This is my second year making an "epic" Halloween costume. I started work on September 21st 2012 and finished on October 30th.  I based my costume on a uniform from popular video game Mass Effect. It specifically reflects Commander Shepard's non-combat uniform used by default in the openin...
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:22:07 PST
Iron Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/AVFU/H67388P8/FXYAVFUH67388P8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/AVFU/H67388P8/FXYAVFUH67388P8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/AVFU/H67388P8/FXYAVFUH67388P8.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo You may not have his billions of dollars. You may not have his sharp wit or sharper goatee. But you can put together a replica Iron Man suit using these 18 Iron Man costumes. Mark II suit? Check. Arc reactors? Check. Repulsors? Got ‘em. This guide even features a War Machine helmet and a Whiplash c...
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Thu, 6 May 2010 14:22:12 PDT
Leather Iceborn Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Iceborn-Helmet/
Leather Iceborn Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/2ME7/H91LKPOG/F852ME7H91LKPOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/2ME7/H91LKPOG/F852ME7H91LKPOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/2ME7/H91LKPOG/F852ME7H91LKPOG.SMALL.jpg liontroll The Iceborn Helmet, taken from game to reality: Paper Mock-Up Make a paper mock-up. Believe it or not, this is usually one of the longest steps in making a new leather helmet. Don't waste leather: Look closely at your sketches or the inspiration. How is this going to work in three-dimensional...
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:34:48 PDT
Creating Costume Armor with Wonderflex http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Costume-Armor-with-Wonderflex/
Creating Costume Armor with Wonderflex - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/FUEI/H742ST74/F80FUEIH742ST74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/FUEI/H742ST74/F80FUEIH742ST74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/FUEI/H742ST74/F80FUEIH742ST74.SMALL.jpg volpin This Instructable will guide you through the process of creating lightweight and durable armor for costuming using a material called Wonderflex. While 90% of the armor in this tutorial will be comprised of Wonderflex, it's important to know that the best results come from using a myriad of material...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:41:43 PDT
How to make a Thor Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Thor-Costume/
How to make a Thor Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SAEZ/H7S5B3HQ/FOKSAEZH7S5B3HQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SAEZ/H7S5B3HQ/FOKSAEZH7S5B3HQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SAEZ/H7S5B3HQ/FOKSAEZH7S5B3HQ.SMALL.jpg The Rambler This Instructable is being entered into the 3rd Annual Make it Stick contest and the Halloween Easy Costumes Contest. Don't forget to vote... even if it's not for me. :( My wife and I decided to dress up for the release of the Avengers movie earlier this year. Considering the fact that I had been g...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:41:17 PDT
Halo Reach Mark V Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Halo-Reach-Armor-From-Foam-Tiles/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/HKBJ/H2WEVEYA/FBHHKBJH2WEVEYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/HKBJ/H2WEVEYA/FBHHKBJH2WEVEYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/HKBJ/H2WEVEYA/FBHHKBJH2WEVEYA.SMALL.jpg The Irish Cowboy This is a brief description on how to make a costume from EVA foam tiles. Hopefully my pictures will provide good reference on how to solve pesky parts or how to achieve a certain look. This is my suit create last year from foam. Well, here's just an extremely brief tutorial on how to make your own ...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 20:52:28 PDT
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gondorian-Armour-Made-of-steel-with-chainmaille/
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SMALL.jpg When in doubt, duct tape! ATENTION: Please take huge care with sheet metal and wire. You can poke your skin and or cut yourself. Wear gloves and protective eye wear as well as long sleeves and long trousers. Covering skin here is very important. When painting, do it outside as fumes may be relased and can cause problems when...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:18:36 PDT
How to make a cosplay helmet! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cosplay-helmet/
How to make a cosplay helmet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YKH0/H4VQSRI0/F2YYKH0H4VQSRI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YKH0/H4VQSRI0/F2YYKH0H4VQSRI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YKH0/H4VQSRI0/F2YYKH0H4VQSRI0.SMALL.jpg FabiojapaXD Always wanted to make a helmet from Halo, Daft Punk, Gears of Wars, or any other iconic character that you like a lot? This instructable is for you! (And it works for armor too!)  Obs: This is my first instructable, and if there is any grammar mistake, sorry, english isn't my first language! and th...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:19:45 PDT
Rally style polyurethane mud flaps for $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Rally-style-polyurethane-mud-flaps-for-20/
Rally style polyurethane mud flaps for $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/TXXC/H461OZ51/FL9TXXCH461OZ51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/TXXC/H461OZ51/FL9TXXCH461OZ51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/TXXC/H461OZ51/FL9TXXCH461OZ51.SMALL.jpg jussin this is just one of many ways you can have nice aftermarket knock off mud flaps for $20. we made these for a 95 subaru impreza but these steps are universal for any car! tools you need: two semi truck thick plastic mud flaps - about $10 each (from peterbilt shop in WA) t-square ruler ruler ratche...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:55:25 PDT
Leather Spaulders http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Spaulders/
Leather Spaulders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/RXCW/H3QEXK3I/FDERXCWH3QEXK3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/RXCW/H3QEXK3I/FDERXCWH3QEXK3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/RXCW/H3QEXK3I/FDERXCWH3QEXK3I.SMALL.jpg Scotttland Spaulders are traditional armor pieces covering the shoulders and upper arms.  Few pieces of armor proclaim "Badass" with such clarity.  A breastplate may be covering a beer belly and a helmet is not suitable for a driver's license picture, but rest assured, spaulders can compliment a variety of ens...
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 20:19:30 PDT
The Dark Knight Batsuit and Bane Mask and Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dark-Knight-Batsuit-and-Bane-Mask-and-Costume/
The Dark Knight Batsuit and Bane Mask and Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/JSLH/H3QETO8A/FQIJSLHH3QETO8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/JSLH/H3QETO8A/FQIJSLHH3QETO8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/JSLH/H3QETO8A/FQIJSLHH3QETO8A.SMALL.jpg alexthemoviegeek With the upcoming release of The Dark Knight Rises, and the coincidental timing of my friend, Kevin, being bald from chemotherapy, we decided we should make a video. He wanted to be Bane, and I could pull off a half-decent Batman. Of course I had to make some costumes. I started out by making the c...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 01:03:14 PDT
Leather Play Clothes for a Tough Kid (Bran Stark sleeves) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bran-Stark-Rough-Play-Sleeves/
Leather Play Clothes for a Tough Kid (Bran Stark sleeves) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/3ZNO/H2WEW8JY/FBR3ZNOH2WEW8JY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/3ZNO/H2WEW8JY/FBR3ZNOH2WEW8JY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/3ZNO/H2WEW8JY/FBR3ZNOH2WEW8JY.SMALL.jpg donedirtcheap Okay, I'll admit it. I am a big fan of A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, the HBO series. I have been burning through those books (like many of you have) and people are giving me strange looks when I accidentally slip into medieval parlance.  But I also love leather clothes. It all started ...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 12:24:49 PDT
Assemble Your Avengers & Destroy them with Loki Armor (Ible will work for any custom costume armor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Assemble-Your-Avengers-Destroy-them-with-Loki-Ar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/2JWQ/H27LRLX0/FBP2JWQH27LRLX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/2JWQ/H27LRLX0/FBP2JWQH27LRLX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/2JWQ/H27LRLX0/FBP2JWQH27LRLX0.SMALL.jpg MalmeyStudios Ok so a year or so ago we did a tutorial with a dremel on how to make a foam master. We have since decided to try it on a CNC machine! I think it turned out pretty good! You can also refer to my old ible to see how to dremel one. Some of the things you will need to complete this ible are as follows...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:53:22 PDT
Alphonse Elric Armour in Aluminium http://www.instructables.com/id/Alphonse-Elric-Armour-in-Aluminium/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/HPUC/GA5PAKMQ/F7NHPUCGA5PAKMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/HPUC/GA5PAKMQ/F7NHPUCGA5PAKMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/HPUC/GA5PAKMQ/F7NHPUCGA5PAKMQ.SMALL.jpg TheFullMetalAlchemist For anyone wanting the patterns I've attached them to this instructable now, "pdfs.rar" My current project, the Alphonse Elric suit of armor from the anime Full Metal Alchemist. I have no particular interest in making armor but I thought it would be a great way to pratice my metal shaping. I also...
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 00:58:55 PDT
3D Printing an Ironman Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-an-Ironman-Helmet/
3D Printing an Ironman Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/MHXI/GZUAFWMA/FZOMHXIGZUAFWMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/MHXI/GZUAFWMA/FZOMHXIGZUAFWMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/MHXI/GZUAFWMA/FZOMHXIGZUAFWMA.SMALL.jpg samohtep Early last year, before The Avengers came out, I approached the rapid prototyping department at my company and asked if they would be able to help me produce a replica Ironman helmet. I had tried building the helmet with pepakura files produced by a member of the thereplicapropforum.com, but I found...
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:45:41 PDT
Samurai Armor (Total War: Shogun 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Samurai-Armor-Total-War-Shogun-2/
Samurai Armor (Total War: Shogun 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/SL3Z/GZLW9DN3/FECSL3ZGZLW9DN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/SL3Z/GZLW9DN3/FECSL3ZGZLW9DN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/SL3Z/GZLW9DN3/FECSL3ZGZLW9DN3.SMALL.jpg Towering Props In this fine Instructable i will be showing how to make a full suit of samurai armor that i got the idea off of the game Total War: Shogun 2 The Armor i built was a fairly simple design but due to my small body structure was a little difficult to form the armor. how ever it worked out and i only me...
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:30:50 PDT
Rubberized Armor for Joan of Arc http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubberized-Armor-for-Joan-of-Arc/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/7S1X/GUQ4JMLF/FHM7S1XGUQ4JMLF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/7S1X/GUQ4JMLF/FHM7S1XGUQ4JMLF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/7S1X/GUQ4JMLF/FHM7S1XGUQ4JMLF.SMALL.jpg graceduval This is a suit of armor made entirely out of cardboard and bicycle tubes, styled after the style of armor that Joan of Arc would have worn. Materials: cardboard used bicycle tubes (free at any bike shop) hot glue/gun screws of varying lengths acorn cap fittings scissors The entire base is constru...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2011 22:46:28 PST
Bumblebee http://www.instructables.com/id/Bumblebee/
Bumblebee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/WXUJ/GTUG0U15/FROWXUJGTUG0U15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/WXUJ/GTUG0U15/FROWXUJGTUG0U15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/WXUJ/GTUG0U15/FROWXUJGTUG0U15.SMALL.jpg tired_cassanova Here is my attempt at the Transformer Bumblebee, The suit is made for my little girl who is 4. This build took roughly 30 hours and i'm very glad its finished. Well almost, I have to draw an Autobot symbol on the head. Materials needed are as follows: 1) Cardboard for templates 2) Lots of packing ta...
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:29:32 PDT
Iron Man for my little guy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironman-for-my-little-guy/
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Wed, 8 Dec 2010 11:12:19 PST
EVA Foam Armor - Helm http://www.instructables.com/id/EVA-Foam-Armor-Helm/
EVA Foam Armor - Helm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/8VVZ/GS3BBWTP/FO18VVZGS3BBWTP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/8VVZ/GS3BBWTP/FO18VVZGS3BBWTP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/8VVZ/GS3BBWTP/FO18VVZGS3BBWTP.SMALL.jpg SyntheticChelovjek First off, thanks for checking out my tutorial! I'm always open to suggestions and discussion about my process, so please feel free to comment below. Also feel free to comment if you have questions regarding the process, since it's likely my explanations won't make sense to everybody. I make a lot o...
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Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:01:57 PDT
Dead Space Isaac Clarke Level 3 RIG http://www.instructables.com/id/Dead-Space-Isaac-Clarke-Level-3-RIG/
Dead Space Isaac Clarke Level 3 RIG - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/6DMY/GQZJN8F0/FEO6DMYGQZJN8F0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/6DMY/GQZJN8F0/FEO6DMYGQZJN8F0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/6DMY/GQZJN8F0/FEO6DMYGQZJN8F0.SMALL.jpg FennecCooper So, Dead Space 1 and 2 have been great games which take place in the distant space with necromorphs, etc, and this might be a little late, but, the level 3 RIG suit from Dead Space 1 is the most known suit to gamers, sooo, my lover and I decided to dedicate our very own first intructable guide to th...
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Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:33:37 PDT
Adult storm trooper Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Adult-storm-trooper-Costume/
Adult storm trooper Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/1LOA/GQX1VM3F/FT31LOAGQX1VM3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/1LOA/GQX1VM3F/FT31LOAGQX1VM3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/1LOA/GQX1VM3F/FT31LOAGQX1VM3F.SMALL.jpg Railes In this how to I will show you to create a adult storm trooper costume using leftover cardboard boxes, Fiberglass cloth, resin and paint. Other resources which were invaluable can be found here.   http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/stormtrooper/index.html this is my first instructable be kind....
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011 07:45:22 PDT
Costume Gauntlets for less than a fiver. http://www.instructables.com/id/Contume-Gauntlets-for-less-than-a-fiver/
Costume Gauntlets for less than a fiver. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/HSU7/GQBCIBO3/F6YHSU7GQBCIBO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/HSU7/GQBCIBO3/F6YHSU7GQBCIBO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/HSU7/GQBCIBO3/F6YHSU7GQBCIBO3.SMALL.jpg clintonmc At the end of July I am going music festival, they have a fancy dress day with the theme of "Medieval", so obviously I'm going OTT and putting too much effort into my costume, as part of this thought I'd have a go at make some gauntlets. Having no real experience with metal work and very little mon...
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Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:22:55 PDT