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Unread 11-06-2005, 02:17 AM   #1
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Talking realy cheap kunai tutorial

i made my kunai out of cardborad for about 70 cents and takes about 2 hours, it truned out rather strong and not too bad looking
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=512693
http://photobucket.com/albums/a241/f...t=DSC04749.jpg
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=657018

thought this might help you guys who don't wanna pay 15 bucks for one on ebay
*update* heres a new printilbe pattren made by unknowbie for the kunai may make thing easyer for everyone its still in beta testing so if thiers any bugs just let us know and we'll work on it.
http://www.nevermedia.com/kuani.pdf

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/kunai1.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/kunai2.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/kunai3.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/kunai4.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lay/kunai5.jpg
love to see pics if anyone of you use this ;) and sorry about my writer i know it sucks.....

*Update*
heres a Shuriken tutorial it realy shouldn't cost more than 50cents and this is basicly what you'll get
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=616802
http://photobucket.com/albums/a241/f...t=DSC06239.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cosplay/s1.jpg
1. cut the shape of the Shuriken than two more the same but for the peaks of the blades beign shorter than the frist and two rings
2. glue all five pieces togetter

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-cosplay/2.jpg
3. fill all the flat edges with hotglue and smoth with the tip of the gun this inclueds the hole aswell
4. fill all the blades edges with a sthick beed of glue and let cool
5. cut away the extra glue
6.paint than detail with a shrapie

and heres a new printilbe verson of the shuriken tutotial edited my unknowbie realy awesome job
http://www.nevermedia.com/cardboard-shuriken.pdf

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Unread 11-06-2005, 08:36 AM   #2
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hey, least you have the main steps down.
1) always remember to draw at least a little out before or during your work, so it makes it easier for the next time/mistakes.
2) the trick to most props is layers layers and yes.. more layers. I cant tell you how many cardboard "quickies" ive made with cardboard and hotglue and a lil paint and a whole lot of TLC that turned out great, even Helmets.
Bravo on your work, it looks exceptional.
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Unread 12-11-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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Whoot! I can use this. Thanks for making tutorials for the amazing cardboard things you make. (Heh.. I have a folder on my desktop just for your stuff) Keep it up.
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Unread 12-11-2005, 08:59 PM   #4
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yo, thanks man, you i am going to use this, ill post how it turns out
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Unread 12-11-2005, 09:11 PM   #5
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hmm~, i think if you layer it with clear acrylic paint, it'll look better.. but overall, that's a good kunai..worth the price /no1
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Unread 12-11-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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Unread 12-17-2005, 11:03 PM   #7
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one word: eBay.com lol
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I remeber someone using one of the thick-ish crayola kiddie markers for the handle, spraying it and then maing the top part of the kunai outta something felxible/hard and painting it so it looked shiny/metal etc and then taping it together then wrapping some gauze around the handle or w/e tp make the "bandage look thing". It's good if you wanna make it cheap and fast XD
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Unread 02-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #8
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ok just added a Shuriken tutorial to this thread
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Unread 02-24-2006, 06:10 AM   #9
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I was using your tutorial to make a shuriken last night and all went according to plan except that I found that when I tried to cut away the overflow of hot glue (after smoothing with a straight edge) the glue would get a ragged edge. is there a particular method you use for that?
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Unread 02-24-2006, 07:28 AM   #10
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the best way to cut hotglue isan't to saw at it but to start at the base of the blade and pull down and move forword in one motion it'll give you a clean stiaght cut also try using the hot tip of the glue gun to smooth out any lumpyness
finely if thiers just alittle bit a fine sandpaper can work on glue
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Unread 02-24-2006, 09:07 AM   #11
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Also can use a heat gun to get rid of some of that extra stuff I was making a papermache helmet and had to remove a part i hot-glued on, just turned up the heat gun and pulled that section off.
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Unread 04-12-2006, 03:06 PM   #12
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well unknowbie just made an awesome printilbe version of my shuriken tutorail
check it out
http://www.nevermedia.com/cardboard-shuriken.pdf

i'll also edit it to the top of the thread

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Unread 04-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #13
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ok a pattren for the kunai by unknowie is now added to the top
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Unread 09-06-2006, 11:28 PM   #14
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Thanks for this awesome tutorial, I just made a kunai of my own and it looks great so far - I still have to sand the edges and paint it. However I used the pattern up top and I found that the red pieces were too thin and didn't quite reach the middle of the blade. Instead it left about a .5cm gap in the middle that got thinner towards the top and bottom that I had to fill with hot glue (side note: hot glue is evil). I drew up a quick pic to illustrate what I'm talking about: http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...ophine/gap.jpg
Did I put the pieces together wrong or is the pattern too thin?
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Unread 09-06-2006, 11:45 PM   #15
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like i said the pattern is in beta testign still pm unknowbie and he'll adjust the patten acrodingly and hot glue not so bad once you get to know it
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