Sunday, 10 August 2014

It has come to an end. Today we finish off our three part series on how to emboss and build armour out of worbla.

Again 519 Geeks would like to thank 

for supplying the items for us to make this armour!
On to the tutorial

The things you will need:
Paint brushes 
(of varying sizes)
Heat gun
Sclupting Modeling tools
(I paid about 5$ at Michael's for mine)

The first thing you need to do is pick a small area on either side of your armour and heat it up with the heat gun. (I usually work my way from one side to the other from top to bottom, that way you don't miss any parts.)
Once the part is heated use your sculpting tools to gently push down into the sections you have cut away from your EVA foam. don't press to hard or you will find the worbla will tear and it will be hard to get it to look the way you want. 

This is an optional step but I'm going to quickly show you hae to put edging on your armour if you so want it.
It's super easy Just cut out a bit of worbla the length you need and figure out what width you want it. Slowly heat up the strip of worbla you have cut on both sides then run the heat gun over the already embossed armour to make sure the worbla will adhear to it's self and apply it along the edges. make sure the measure your corners and make sure they fit together before applying the edging.

Your on the home stretch. It's time to finish the worbla assuming you don't want the ruff pattern that worbla has. if you do you can just skip this....I wanted something ruff but not quite as ruff as worbla so I went with about 5 layers of Guesso. 

after that take a very fine grit sand paper and sand it to the softness you want. There are several methods you can use when doing this part. 
Some people use friendly plastic and roll it on a marble or concrete surface to get it smooth. 
Core geeks also came up with a pretty incredible way of making smooth worbla and I'll post that again.
check out the video at the bottom to see how I did it in sped up. 

 don't forget to visit
for all your worbla and costuming needs. 
Worbla is being sold in some shops now. You can check out 
to see if there is a store near you carrying it :)

Until next time Geekies


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