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Tutorial Request

:bulletred: Armourmakers received a request to add tutorials for armour crafting to our gallery. A new category has been added to the Gallery for this.

Tutorials outside dA:

:bulletred:… by :iconmrdue:: "How To Build A Space Marine Costume"



Group Info

A group dedicated to the creation of armour, for cosplay, original costumes, theatrical and/or historical costumes.
Founded 5 Years ago
Jan 13, 2010


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Physical Media

352 Members
1,124 Watchers
39,912 Pageviews
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This group is no longer active. The gallery is no longer moderated and the group has seized to take in new members.

Armour makers will not be completely deleted so that people can still enjoy the collection in favourites and gallery, and browse the members for craftsmen.
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist



If you dont have anything against it I would like to affiliate our groups.


My newborn group is specialised on high detailed military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.


I sent the request. You have to confirm it. In fact it would be better to send an affiliation request from yuor side if you have some voting procedure and some administrators are absent.


You should also consider to join us 

BlackheartChimera13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Would it be okay if I posted some original armor I'm making? I'd assume it be under cosplay since it's made out of foam.
Blue-Vendetta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need 5 sets of stormtrooper armor, one Commander Fox, and one Boba Fett set of armor, anyone in the mood to make some money? 
demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
anyone have any advice on working 16g 1050 carbon steel? shaping *and* heat-treating.
BrianBrownArmoury Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for letting me into the group, I'm a professional armourer specializing in higher end pieces be they historical or fantasy.
Wields-Oblivion Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Does anyone here do tutorials? I'd love to get into to leatherwork but no idea where to start D:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
there aren't many leaterwork tutorials around, there are some leather tooling video's on youtube, those might help. It depends really, what do you plan on making?
Wields-Oblivion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
It's for Cosplay based things mostly, such as belts, armour etc. However I'd also like to make things for personal use or to sell, like corsets, wallets...:P whole bunch of stuff hence the not knowing where to start ^^
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I guess where to start would be finding out what it is you want to learn. you meantion beltmaking, armourmaking, those involve cutting shapes, tooling them for decoration and in the case of armor, wetforming can get involved. (wetforming is to preform certain shapes into the leather, and hardens the pieces at the same time)

As mentioned before, tooling has video's on youtube, but by far the best advice anyone will give you is practice. Leather can be tricky, which is learnt best by trying it. Check if there is a local workshop or private leatherworker, see if you can mooch some tips and a first feel from him/her.

Wetforming is also very tricky, as it can easily go wrong. I'm not the guy to ask about this, cause I have 0 experience in it, but there are leather armourers and maskmakers who wetform all sorts of shapes. Again experience is key, so try and find someone who has it, or prepare for trial and error.

Corsets.... aye I suggest you start smaller than something with this many préset forms. But If you're bent on doing these, observe a storebought one and reverse engineer.
as for wallets, I sometimes see them float bye in the leatherworks gallery. Interesting thought that you can decorate the covers like there is no tomorrow, but there is also a great deal of sewing the insides involved. Tooling we've just discussed, and sewing... wel sewing is sewing. not rocketscience but for something that small it pays to have done some sewing before.

so when you break what you want to do into the skills necessary, you'll get this:
- Designing and creating patterns(yes leather can work like a fabric),
- Cutting and shaping leather,
- Leather carving, tooling, etching or decorating,
- Methods of connecting panels (sewing, riveting, the force)
- Finishing a piece (leathercare and such. tooling leather needs to be sealed and oiled once the piece is finished)

Hope this gives you some better grip on what to look for ^^
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