View Full Version : Help! Shouldre armor: Paper Mache, ETC.

06-12-2003, 04:04 PM
Okay, I need to make shoulder armor, and have thought of using paper mache. I think I should make it an inch thick, so I can sand it down and paint it, but how long would that take? How long overall would it take to make, and dry? Oh, and would it hold for long? any advice is appreciated! Also, how would I go about attaching it? I would assume put straps on the underside, but how could I attach the straps to the mache after it hardens?

Amethyst Angel
06-12-2003, 11:49 PM
What kind of shoulder armor are you looking to make? Is it round and curvy, or is it made of flat plates? ( Your answer will determine what kind of materials I would suggest you use in making the armor.)

Have you any reference pics?

06-13-2003, 09:12 PM
Im posting this for my friend. Here is the source Pic.


Amethyst Angel
06-14-2003, 03:35 PM
It doesn't look as if it would be too difficult to make. I wrote an article about a method of making armor with foam and plastic sheeting which may be helpful:


06-14-2003, 03:52 PM
well if your making it with paper it may take a while for you to do it an inch thick. more time adding to paint and maybe putting holes in it to stay to your body. mat take a month or more for two armor plates for your shoulders. you might want to make a wire frame for the inside to give it more durablity and would take less time putting the paper together. if you wanted straps for hold them on then you would need to put the string(or other item) to the wire but dont mache the string just around it ok. if that helps then i did some good for you.