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Unread 08-10-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Need assistance and suggestions for Tier 10 Paladin armor

Hello, I believe I had a post in the World of Warcraft Thread, but I just realized that I could make a thread, so I hope this is okay.

To start, I have never ever done crafting whatsoever. I have never used tools such as saws and what not, that everyone knows and does use in to make their awesome props and such. I didn't even know what a Dremel tool was until I visited So there is a little background of me, someone who had never done crafting, no experience whatsoever, even less than a noob.

But I had this imagination of cosplaying in a Tier 10 Paladin Armor, the Lightsworn one, with a Icecrown Glacial Wall shield on my back and a sheathed Facelifter sword.

So these are the things I want to make (like I can!):
Armor Set:
Lightsworn Faceguard http:// (I need every detail, including the Fiery effect)
Lightsworn Shoulderguard http:// (I need every detail, including the Fiery effect)
Ghoul Commander's Cuirass http://
Pillars of Might http://
Boots of Kingly Upheaval http://

Weapon Set:
The Facelifter http://
Icecrown Glacial Wall
http:// (I need every detail, even the skull glowing eyes)

Are these impossible to make? Because I want them near perfection and I know that saying this sounds crazy for a person who has never crafted before, I can't even make origami! or anything in the crafting field, and how in the world am I going to make this hardcore project! Whew. but I really imagine myself in that paladin tier 10 armor with that shield strapped on my back and the sword sheathed.

Pardon me for trailing off, anyways, as the main idea of this thread, I was wondering I could get any suggestions on where to start for these 7 items, such as what to buy, where to buy, how to use the materials in an orderly fashion after they have been bought. I have the money to buy all materials, but the problem is: I don't know how to make it. Gee.. I wish this was like making Lego with those manuals the Lego set comes with. Super easy those are.

What can I do. I'm speechless and helpless.
Any suggestions on how to make these? Especially the weapons?
(Sorry link is not working, I think you have to click "Did you mean", I use Google Chrome).
Thank you very much.

Best Regards.

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Unread 08-11-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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It is possible to make this armor and there are several options that you have

Depending on your dedication level you could possibly finish this in time for Blizzcon this year if that is what you're planning.
Materials you can use to make your armor include: Wonderflex which you can purchase online, Leather which you can purchase online or in a shop like Tandy Leather, Foamies which there is a fantastic tutorial for here:

The fire on the armor will be difficult to achieve - simply because you cant actually walk around on fire. I've actually been considering how to do this myself and I'm still not entirely sure. You could cast the flames in resin, with a hollow center and then have some flashing LED lights turn on and off at different times to give the flickering effect.

The shield would have a similar lighting mechanism but would stay on. As far as lighting goes I am very inexperienced - I have a friend that handles all of my lighting for me.

I hope this gives you a start on where to go.

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Unread 08-11-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Ok, thank you Etrina

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Unread 08-26-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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I would practice on some cheap material first before you go for the main project. I learned my lesson the hard way and ruined $50 of materials by not practicing a technique before I applied it on my staff.... Other than that Etrina had some good advice Wonderflex is pretty good. You can also go for the cheaper route of using craft foam. I've never worked with wonderflex, but I got some nice results using craft foam. The tutorial Etrina posted is what I used to make my armor for another costume
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Unread 09-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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Thank you darkfireradiant
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