Gauntlet made with a mix of Lionboard, foamies, and wonderflex.
1. Wrist guards. The joint in the middle is wonderflex; the split in the middle gives it a nice curved shape.
2. I put elastic through the middle joint of the armor, and threaded it through 2 eyelets I put in the glove by the wrist.
3. The underside of the complete glove looks like it has no strap, but the strap is really through the eyelets underneath. I also padded the fingers to help give the hands a "puffier" look, as FFIX hands are HUGE.
4. Finished wrist guard is painted with acrylic paint. The gauntlet is wonderflex covered with foamies. (Unpainted, obviously.) NOTE: I would suggest finding foamies in a similar color to the color you eventually want it to be, not bright colors like this. In case the paint chips, you'd like a similar color showing up rather than a bright neon color. But I don't like to follow my own advice, because I'm stubborn like that. Pic was taken in a mirror, and I didn't bother to reverse the image. :P
Usually when I work with wonderflex or foam, I cover it in fabric like pleather or vinyl. This is my first time painting just the foam, and it was so quick and easy.... almost TOO quick - I feel a little guilty that all this took only one afternoon. o_O
niwaka posted on 10-31-2010 at 11:00 PM:
Looks good! Ahaha, neon-colored foam ftw xD I've found spray paint soaks into the foam, but then it doesn't end up glossy. Maybe acrylic on top of a primer layer of spray paint would work?
Lady Saea posted on 05-14-2010 at 02:33 AM:
That's just paint straight on craft foam? It looks fantastic!
HezaChan posted on 05-11-2010 at 12:34 PM:
OH sniggity snap!!
Dust Bunny posted on 05-10-2010 at 08:29 PM:
Wow one afternoon - so jealous how fast you cranked that out. For some reason I never thought of setting foamies on top of wonderfelx to cover it up. It's so simple, it makes me feel dumb for not thinking of it too =B
still 100% stoked to see this done!
lulubird posted on 05-10-2010 at 07:20 PM:
Might I ask what lionboard is? The google results came up to be rather vague, for my liking. And as always, beautiful work!
|Jia Jem replied on 05-11-2010 at 07:00 PM:|
It's a polyurethane foam sheet. It's like craft foam, (cuts with scissors, glue w. hot glue, paintable) but is more heat resistant so it is flexible with a heat gun and won't burn. It comes in a variety of thicknesses - I've seen up to 1.5" thick, maybe more. It's sold in hobby stores in Japan.
Pillow-chan posted on 05-10-2010 at 07:06 PM:
Mmmm, Lionboard. Looks great so far ^^
Lando posted on 05-10-2010 at 06:32 PM:
It looks so simple, but sooo goood! I can't wait to see your Beatrix! ^_^
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