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How to Make Foam Armor Shoulders, Biceps and Elbows - Page 4


In this part of the tutorial we continue making the foam armor by assembling more together.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here



Part 3

If you haven't already done it you should make part 3 in the template.

Cut out the pieces and tape them together

Glue that template to cereal box cardboard

Then glue that to foam

This is what you end up with. I have switched here to blue foam.

Note: This piece is cut to my arm size. You can trim this down as needed for a comfotable fit depending on the size of your arm.


Roll into a tube

We want to roll this piece into a tube like this So, try it on your arm and get a good size that is loose.

We want it to be easy to open and close so we can put the armor on and take it off easily. We do this with some strips of velcro.


Apply velcro

We do this by applying velcro to the ends of the sheet. Put the hooks on one end like you see here and put the loops on the underside of the other end like the red arrow shows.


The velcro holds it together

Now you can roll it and the velcro strips will hold it together.

Let's attach this to the shoulder under piece.


Attach to shoulder piece

Now you can attach it to part 2 just like we had done previously by putting them together, piercing a hole and running a wire through the pair. Do this on both sides so it is attached to the shoulder with two wire hinges.

Note that when doing this you should try the pieces on. This way you can mark them exactly where they will fit and hinge the best by your body and arm size. So, put the stuff on and mark the hole. Then take it off, make the hole and run the wire through.


They are attached

Looks good!


Add the final piece

Now, just like we did with the previous pieces we add the final piece - the elbow piece (couter).

NextOkay let's finish it off by doing the detail work and the painting



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