PLEASE, someone kill me now, the shoulder piece was the most frustrating thing to do. I'm pretty impulsive when it comes to creative arts, but doing the shoulders required patience and a LOT of planning. Enjoy reading about my failure.
First of all, i created a mapping of the shoulder piece with measurements and such, just like i did in my planning of leg armor, put it on some black scrap paper and just guestimated - FIRST MISTAKE. So instead of 1 hour planning, it took about 6 hours to plan the whole thing. Which resulted in the project being 2 weeks long. And still ongoing because of my procrastination and work load. But anyways, here's all the good stuff:
1. Putting it all together - So what i did was using Worbla's Finest Art (Which is the best thing ever) I just stuck all my pieces together, pinching the insides ever so slightly.
Tip: When Worbla is really hot, it is REALLY easy to meld, so hopefully the odds are in your favor when doing this, because blatantly - it wasn't in mine, so i was left with this bend in the piece but it's okay after about 4 hours of flattening.
So , this picture is just showing you all the pieces together, and in the background you can see my notebook, and measurements and stuff, i can't stress enough how important planning is, because it can actually save a LOT of time. Unfortunately i realized this only AFTER making all the mistakes.
Okay, i know this looks like a mess, but trust me. I knew where i was going with this.... as so i thought. The grey things is just leftover foam from a package, wrapped in duct tape to ensure that they weren't going to fall apart on me. Duct tape really does fix everything guys. I stuck it onto the piece using hot glue, and the curves in the foam i really just guessed, there are some gaps but i can just fill that in later with worbla.
So, at this point i was really sick and tired after spending AGES doing it, so here is the
almost-final-piece. I basically got high on gesso and it was finished. I keeeed. The spikes are made out of Worbla, and there are about 10 layers on gesso... in counting. I'm thinking of doing more layers, because i might use gesso to fill in the gaps instead.. which is super unprofessional, but when you're on a budget... you've got to live with it really.
This is my failure. Or, my stupidity. I put my shoulder piece near the radiator and it fell on to the radiator, and this happened. It's actually nice knowing that Gesso doesn't burn, i could possibly use this for later, so I'm going to fix this. And i will be back with an update soon. Otherwise, i hope you liked the post, bye!