I’ve received so many questions about how I made this arm. I got the idea from this lovely robo arm and as it turned out, she also used the same base pattern that I had planned to (Edward Elric’s automail arm).
Basically what I did was take the pattern and heavily alter the arm pieces while keeping the hand mostly the same. I used mostly craft foam combined with leftover styrene I had from a different prop project, and three different size brads (from the scrap-booking section of Michaels). I glued everything together with high temp hot glue, but I sealed the finger pieces with e6000 at the seams to ensure that they wouldn’t pop open in hot weather. Once I had all my parts glued together, I coated them in about seven layers of Mod Podge cut by half with water. Once this was done, I coated all pieces in Plasti-Dip spray (it’s a rubber coating that you can get at Home Depot near where the spray paint is). Since I wanted the arm to ultimately look used and abused, I made sure my spray wasn’t perfectly even - just don’t overspray or you’ll lose some of your detail. When this was dry, I added the brads and painted over them with black acrylic paint.
I covered each piece first with silver Rub n Buff - again, acquired at Michael’s. Then I did washes and dry brush layers of black, brown, and orange with some additional green Rub n Buff antiquing wax. I started with the idea of making the rust look natural but got lazy halfway through.
The forearm closes with velcro, hot glued in place. The upper arm doesn’t open, it just slides on and stays. I accidentally made the arm smaller than I’d wanted to so it’s a tight enough fit that the pieces don’t slide around. The wiring between the joints is held in with duct tape, and only attached at one end, so it moves in and out as I flex my arm and wrist. The hand piece slides on. I wore a full-arm length glove under the arm to improve the aesthetic and for comfort.
I hope I covered everything. Let me know if there are any questions and good luck!
just thought i would submit this tutorial as i found it really helpful and think it is one of the best tutorials I’ve seen.
submitted by wikdawizid
well this is kind of lengthy and whatever — and my camera for whatever reason never uploaded my photos so basically i drew everything in ms paint to explain my pattern pieces and what not and how it’s done. so i’m sorry about no pictures, but i tried my best and i hope this works for you. it’s a fairly simple project, depending on your fabric choice and with this i hope you can figure it out! happy 413!
tutorial is under the cut.
Okay, I’ve found out that I can’t make troll horns out of /anything/, so looked around and found papercraft horns! Under the read more, I’ll show you how to make them! (It’s gonna be pretty pic heavy, just a fair warning). Here’s the link to them! —-> http://paperkimi.blogspot.com/2012/05/homestuck-troll-horns.htmlOkay, to start, you can use any kind of glue. I’m using Tacky Glue, which is pretty much like thick Elmer’s glue (DON’T USE ELMER’S GLUE, TRUST ME).
Hello friends! I recently made some troll horns using moldable plastic for the first time, and I thought I’d make a tutorial sharing how to do that with all of you! So, without any further ado, let’s talk about how to do that!
I found an extremely simple yet fantastic guideline for making Jade’s Dress of Eclectica right here.
It doesn’t say anything about what to do with the sash in the middle and in my experience, if it is just tied on, it will bunch up and not look as good as it can.
So, my advice is, when adding the sash, spread it as wide as you want it (without bunching) and sew it onto the front half of the dress, or maybe even a little bit further. Then leave the tails on the back loose so that you can put on the dress and then tie them to tighten it.
Make sure to leave ruffles/folds in the dress as you sew on the bottom half of the sash, or else all of your ruffles will end up in the back of the dress.
pretty much like that!!
Alrighty guys, today we’re going to make a skirt from THIS PATTERN:
(bigger version HERE)
NOTE: This tutorial will be mostly about how the pattern works/ how to measure and trace it. Not as much about how to actually sew it. (I don’t know enough about sewing to confidently give out advice)
(long tutorial) darned ‘read more’ better work this time