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Unread 10-24-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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automail on the cheap (tutorial)

ok heres my tutorial for my cardbored automail it shouldn't cost you more than $6 to make and you should be able to find most of the things you need for free. So when your done you should get somethign like this
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=507280 when your done
and if you do make one off my tutorial i'd love to see how it truned out
oh and be warned my writing sucks

here it is and and rember this project is cheap not easy
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/page01.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/page02.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/page03.jpg
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http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/page12.jpg
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Unread 10-24-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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VERY nice! thanks for the post.
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Unread 10-24-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
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Not too bad, nicely done.
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Unread 10-25-2005, 01:18 AM   #4
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cool, might I say in the future you can go to the automotive section of wal-mart or wherever and get some automotive silver/metal spray-paint. It'll make it look 2x as good, and it looks really good already!
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Unread 10-25-2005, 01:40 AM   #5
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That be my only suggestion as well.
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Unread 10-25-2005, 01:56 AM   #6
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that would look realy good but to be honest its really not in my buget the can of paint would cost as much as the whole arm i couldn't even get spanex for the joints i had to use a sock.. But feel free to make any imporvents to the degisn if you make one

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Unread 10-25-2005, 02:31 AM   #7
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Well if the arm is 6 then the paint would be 5. Still a nice automail arm like that for 11 bucks is pretty sweet.
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Unread 11-26-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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featherweight Why do i feel like this is a rip off, of the "darkknight" worklog's work ?
"http://www.ops.dti.ne.jp/~darkk/"
"http://page.freett.com/darkknight/automail/automail.htm"
It feel like u are copy from drakknight in manny way....
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Unread 11-26-2005, 09:47 PM   #9
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featherweight Why do i feel like this is a rip off, of the "darkknight" worklog's work ?
"http://www.ops.dti.ne.jp/~darkk/"
"http://page.freett.com/darkknight/automail/automail.htm"
It feel like u are copy from drakknight in manny way....
uhhh no offence but, no. It doesn't look like a copy of Dark Knight in many ways: Dark Knight uses Polyethylene foam and vinyl, not cardboard and it doen't look like he used Dark Knight's pattern pieces, so I don't see how he's ripping off him unless you mean the tutorial it's self but even then it's just a drawn tutorial, heck i'm making one of Cloud's sword in Advent Children

and great job on the tutorial featherweight I really wanna make some automail now....well I've been wanting to make automail for 2 years now but now i'm more inspired lol
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Unread 11-27-2005, 06:46 AM   #10
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uhhh no offence but, no. It doesn't look like a copy of Dark Knight in many ways: Dark Knight uses Polyethylene foam and vinyl, not cardboard and it doen't look like he used Dark Knight's pattern pieces, so I don't see how he's ripping off him unless you mean the tutorial it's self but even then it's just a drawn tutorial
*here here* i'd say he stated my case well, thanks.
oh and infact i used no pattern at all i just made it up as i went than backwords engeinered it when i was done to make the tutorial
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Unread 11-27-2005, 02:28 PM   #11
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Very nice "cuty things" XD

Oddly enough, the cuty things made my day Thank you! *hugs*

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Unread 07-12-2006, 10:46 AM   #12
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im started my auto mail yesterday and im not even doing a cosplay. its just something to take time off my hands. im using cereal boxes once my moms digital camera starts working ill show you guys results. im gona be eating alot of cereal
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Unread 11-30-2006, 09:10 PM   #13
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I made one but only up to the fore-arm with this,but i think we might be using different card board featherwieght. Because when i tried to bend it, it went into an angle.And in some parts i didnt use comic backs i usethe covers to some strategy guides and my guitar hero box.


Also i started at 7PM and i was done by 8:45
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Unread 11-30-2006, 10:07 PM   #14
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hmm *ponders shoving this on and cosplaying as his redmageness with it XD
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Unread 12-01-2006, 11:31 AM   #15
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Ahhhhhh, makes me want to go back and finish the one I started a few years back! Wishing I had more time... but nice tutorial! ^_^
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