Armor Making Methods

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Armor Making Methods by Mind Map: Armor Making Methods

1. Pepakura

1.1. 3D Modeling

1.2. Unfold in Pepakura Designer

1.3. Scale and Print

1.3.1. Xtreme Tactics Scaling Tut

1.3.2. MrOreo123's Scaling Tool (based on above method)

1.4. Cut

1.4.1. Xacto Knife + Ruler

1.4.2. Utility Knife + Ruler

1.4.3. Scissors

1.5. Fold

1.5.1. Colored Pens + Ruler

1.5.2. Small Pizza Cutter

1.6. Glue

1.6.1. Hot Glue

1.6.2. Crazy/Super Glue

1.6.3. White Glue

1.7. Strengthening

1.7.1. Polyester Resin

1.7.1.1. Fiberglass

1.7.1.2. Casting Resin (Plastic)

1.7.1.3. "Mudglassing" (Rondo + Fiberglass)

1.7.2. Casting Resin (Plastic)

1.7.3. Hot Glue Method

1.7.4. Aqua Resin

1.7.4.1. Fiberglass

1.7.4.2. Casting Resin (Plastic)

1.7.5. Cardboard

1.8. Detailing

1.9. Molding (Optional)

1.9.1. Casting

1.10. Painting

2. Molded Armor

2.1. Sculpting

2.1.1. Oil-based Clay (Sulfur-Free)

2.1.2. Carved Foam

2.1.3. Carved Wood

2.2. Molding

2.2.1. Rubber Mold

2.2.1.1. Latex Rubber Glove Mold

2.2.1.1.1. Mother Mold

2.2.1.2. Silicone Rubber Mold

2.2.1.2.1. Box Mold

2.2.1.2.2. Glove Mold

2.2.1.2.3. Multi-Piece Mold

2.2.2. Vacuum Forming

2.2.2.1. Vac Form Buck

2.2.2.2. Vac Form Material

2.3. Casting

3. Scratch Building

3.1. Cardboard

3.2. Foam Carving

3.3. Styrene Sheets

3.4. Other

4. Painting

5. Detailing

5.1. Bondo

5.2. Rondo (Mud)

5.3. Plaster

5.4. Clay

5.4.1. Molding

5.4.1.1. Casting

6. Legend

6.1. Respirator Required

6.2. Expensive

6.3. Tried-and-True for many people (but not necessarily an endorsement)