Alphonse Elric Armour in Aluminium

About: I have a Advance Diploma of Multimedia Design, have a lot of graphic/industrial design work experience. I'm also a trade qualified Metal Fabrication Engineer. Recently I have given up all this to develop my ...

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 learnt to make chainmail so I could fill some of the gaps, in between the arms, legs armpits etc. it won't be wearable, more of a static display. Once finished it will stand at about 2 metres tall.

I started out with a plastic model of Alphonse, using it to make patterns for all the parts I would have to make. I merely used masking tape to replicate each face of the parts. Then I scanned them in and scaled them up, tracing them in solidoworks to make the patterns. I then had them printed out 1:1 scale on A1 paper. It was then a simple matter of cutting out and sticking them on to the alu sheet and cutting them out.

Note though: Some of the simpler parts I did not make patterns for. There is about 25-30mm of excess on some of the pattern edges but not others. Hopefully I'll have it finished by the end of the year, time permitting.

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    wingsofone

    5 months ago

    Quite a few parts are missing
    1. Dome of helmet (its ok it can b easily made manually)
    2. the connection between the front chest and back chest doesnt connect at all
    3. the back helmet part, why do we need 4 pieces of that thing, its only 2 pieces needed

    would b awesome if the pdf is complete and would appreciate alot if u can reply and gimme some guides as im making the armor and it doesnt connect at all

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    LocalBoy

    1 year ago

    I know that this is very old, but would you happen to have a picture or some instructions on how to make the back helmet? I've cut out all the pieces, but I'm at a lost.

    I can't get the fmamotorcycles link to work... a thousand curses on my rotten luck. I finally find some schematics for Als armor and the link doesn't work. Please, let me use your hard work to build my much less metallic version for a costume thing. Can I get a link to a working version of the site or an email with an image file of the patterns you used? I would be very grateful.

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    lgraham1melrajas

    Reply 2 years ago

    If the pattern is a little over 2 meters tall then scaling it down %10 should make it about 6ft scale.

    I suppose my pricate messages aren't working. I got yours but it seems you didn't get mine.. no matter, anonymity was fun while it lasted. My Email is Galacticdominator@gmail.com. I'll just delete the comment after I recieve the patterns. Thanks.

    The error message I was getting is:

    mysql error: [-32000: Cache write error] in CacheExecute(/home/fmamotor/public_html/files/cache/9f/adodb_9f28f7fdab3ec8735c837e0639e2857b.cache, select cParentID from Pages where cID = '57')

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    MichelleF14

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I noticed the dome part of helmet did not seem to be anywhere. Am I missing it or was it never a part of the pattern?

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    lgraham1łbranny

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    the Top Leg Outside wasn't in the RAR package you'll have to download the individual pdf from the page.

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    staffel32

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Seem to lack the front cone in the helmet. I cant find it.

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    mdonahue38

    6 years ago on Introduction

    did you ever finsh the project and do you have pictures of it

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    jrbrother

    7 years ago on Introduction

    i tried right click and save link as and it didnt work so could you send it to me by email my email is JRbrother@yahoo.com

    Did people try right click/save link as? Works for me.
    This is the instructables link above the comments I am talking about.
    My old web page doesn't exist anymore.

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    luvEdElric

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, I couldn't get the link to work properly either. When it loaded it just showed a bunch of code or something. Could you please send it to me as well.

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    jrbrother

    7 years ago on Introduction

    hi i been wanting to make Alphonse Armour for some time but could find a pattern at all i tryed the link but it didn't work could you send it to me by email