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Make Foam Armor Knights Sabatons (Feet) - Part 3

In this part of the tutorial we finish building the sabatons.

Part 1 (the beginning) is here

 

Now, if you are using traditional toe, you can apply glue, and fold it over to form a rounded toe. I used hot glue because it quickly cools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now go ahead and paint the pieces. I used a silver rustoleum spray paint. But you can also use any kind of acrylic hobby paint. If you use spray paint you should test it first on a scrap piece of foam. Some sprays will melt the foam.

I took my sabaton apart before spraying. You can probably keep yours together if you want. But be cautions you don't want the pieces to be stuck together by the paint. They have to flex and move independent of each other as you walk.

 

 

 

 

If your sabatons don't keep a nice shoe shape you can work them to get them into a nicer shape and you can use a heat gun to help that process. You can also make a pair of straps to hold it all together. One strap goes on the toe piece and the other strap goes on piece 4. This piece 4 strap goes under your foot in the arch so it doesn't make much contact with the ground and will last longer.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a look at those straps from the bottom view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One note about the gothic toe. You don't fold and glue it over. The slit you made causes it to form a nice pointed shape. But you can put tape across that slot to strengthen it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Sabatons are done. Congratulations! Remember I have lots of other foam armor pieces.

 

 

Make a foam armor Knight's Helmet

I continue in my series of tutorials on how to make armor out of foam. And now we make the helmet. And a neat thing about this helmet is that the visor goes up and down.

Make a Foam Armor Knight's Helmet

 

 

 

 

 


 

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