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April 5th, 2013


09:14 pm - Styrene Armor Tutorial
Because Glor wanted to see how I made my armor. Here's the first part on how to make armor out of styrene. I'm making Kain from Final Fantasy IV for this tutorial.

First materials. You're going to need

- A sheet of styrene. I use 1/16 of an inch thickness for extra durability but you can definitely go thinner. Thinner is easier to work with.
- Strong scissors
- X-Acto Knife
- A ton of craft foam.
- Heat gun (or another source of heat. A hair dryer would work though it'll take longer)
- Spray paint (more on that later)
- Some form of glue

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Scissors, x-acto knife, and an optional x-acto mat that I find helps when cutting.

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A roll of craft foam

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A roll of styrene

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The first step is to trace out the shape of the armor you want on the craft foam and then cut the pieces you want out. Make sure you cut out all the pieces you need, not have one set. The reason for this is these aren't just templates, but will also be attached to the back of your styrene armor for added stability and comfort.

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Now take the craft foam armor pieces and trace the shape onto your styrene. A neat trick with styrene is that if you go over the shape with an x-acto knife even though it won't cut through, it makes it so you can snap the pieces right off or pull them apart with a little help from your scissors.

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Here's what the pieces should like like when you have them cut out. Still flat.

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Time for your heat gun. Make sure you don't overdo it with the heat or it can warp your styrene. Just blast some heat at your styrene armor piece and try bending it, if it doesn't bend well enough apply a little more heat.

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See? Your armor pieces after you apply the heat gun. Nicely bent and ready to look beautiful.

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Attach the craft foam piece to the back now. Otherwise the armor will be really uncomfortable.

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This is basically what each armor piece will look like for now. Do this for all your armor pieces and wait for part two of the tutorial. (Which is basically just attaching things and painting.)

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July 12th, 2011


01:16 pm
So I have a lot more free time now that it's summer. Does anyone have any book/tv recs? Preferably bromance, I hate romance and vampire things.

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February 19th, 2011


08:17 pm
Madoka Magica is a fantastic anime.

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January 29th, 2011


06:33 pm - 30 day cheesecake meme
So I was bored and decided might as well. It might get you non-comic reading f-list interesting. (Fan-Fan, sorry about not replying, I kept meaning to and then I forgot...)

So without further ado, day 1!


Day 1: Female character you find most attractiveCollapse )

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January 6th, 2011


11:30 pm - SuperDictionary Fics for the DC Fic Archive Not Found on LJ
SuperDictionary...yes fics exist for it...Collapse )

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11:24 pm - Justice League Fanfics for the DC Fic Archive Not Found on LJ
Justice League FanfictionCollapse )

 

11:19 pm - Superman/Batman Fanfiction for the Fic Archive, Not Found on LJ
Batman/SupermanCollapse )

 

November 27th, 2010


07:28 pm - H/C Bingo Card
sensory deprivation de-age (physical) seizures domestic abuse (sexual) nervous breakdown
arachnaphobia bruises undiagnosed, mysterious illness de-age (mental) homelessness
dub-con stigmata WILD CARD alcoholism sore muscles
poltergeist post-apocalypse child abuse (emotional) toothache poisoning
cuddling for warmth / snowed in suicide attempt minor illness (cold, allergies) bites brain damage

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November 12th, 2010


07:58 pm
Other: Disney Historical: Napoleonic Europe Historical: Victorian Fantasy & Supernatural: Fairy Tale Other: Aliens
Fantasy & Supernatural: Ghosts Other: Police Historical: Pirates Historical: World War II Future: Post-Apocalyptic
Other: Military Alternate History: Someone never died WILD CARD Fantasy & Supernatural: Author's Choice Fantasy & Supernatural: Witches and Wizards
Alternate History: Someone was never born Other: Sports Other: Genderbent Historical: World War I Other: Castaways
Alternate History: Canon event changed Alternate History: Author’s Choice Other: Superpowers Other: Crossover Other: Hospital

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September 29th, 2010


10:31 pm - Pr0ntober 2010
STOLEN FROM kat8cha

1. You make a post announcing your participation and asking your flist for prompts consisting of a fandom, a pairing and a prompt. Feel free to put a cap on how many requests you'll take.

2. Write drabblets, ficlets, novellas, whatever you like in response to the prompts. Not every response has to be full of filth. Some responses are totally PWP; others merely alluded to making humpies. Pr0ntober is also about being sexy, not just sex.



BE SURE TO SPECIFY fandom - pairing - prompt. Fandom is a must, if you can't pick a pairing but have a prompt you want written that's fine, or if you can't pick a prompt but have a pairing you want written THAT IS ALSO fine. But be SURE to put that down!

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