best way to make sword holsters and gun holsters
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best way to make sword holsters and gun holsters

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im making some figures with swords and I need to make holsters for them how would I go about making that I have searched the web for tuts on it but have failed to find anything helpful

thanks in advance

Posted by DiceMan
on Thursday, September 24, 2009
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The Real Question -
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
my way of makin sword sheths in using a straw and insert the sword inside it and staple the sides of the straw and then covering with tape or flass for extra sterngh and scupltin over it with a thin layer of sculpt.....u can avoid the flass/tape step or u can avoid the sculpt step
pock63 -
Friday, November 27, 2009
There working fore me.
Top-notch comix -
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
diceman, your pictures don't work
pock63 -
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Heres a link to when I asked Patraw the same question. ... w&id=17970
joey1212 -
Sunday, November 22, 2009
scroll down and you with find the fwoosher Grownnerds tutorial
flawpunk -
Saturday, November 21, 2009
check out some of my deadpool figures, I used a thin black pleather vinyl for my sheaths
DiceMan -
Sunday, September 27, 2009
ok so I thought of a great way to do this
I took some gorrila tape great stuff everyone should have some
it has a leather like texture you can paint it
and its tuff and thick
I just folded it up so it was double sided no sticky side
and wraped it around the sword
then I taped it again and cut it at the end so the tip hung out the bottom
then put a piece of tape at the end with the stick side facing towards the sword inside so the tip will stay stuck in the holster and not fall out
this is a ruff and very fast done version but im going to be doing this method from now on

also this stuff is good for belts and other straps and so on
somebody1 -
Friday, September 25, 2009
He's teh Macguyver of customizing.
DiceMan -
Friday, September 25, 2009
Hey Patraw, I've seen your work and it is simply amazing. How do you manage to make all these things with kleenex?

yeah after he said that I went and looked at his gallery
how in the hell do you do that amazing work with those materials I must find out that is awesome wow
somebody1 -
Friday, September 25, 2009
There is a heat sensitive plastic used for tactical sheaths for knives that works with a heat gun. not sure if it would work well for smaller items but you could make a wooden mold of the item's rough shape and try that.
novat -
Friday, September 25, 2009
Hey Patraw, I've seen your work and it is simply amazing. How do you manage to make all these things with kleenex?
DiceMan -
Friday, September 25, 2009
both good ideas thanks
Green Skin -
Friday, September 25, 2009
Those tiny straws used for stiring coffee work great for that. Find a straw that the sword fits into, flatten, cut to length, and put a dab of sculpt in the end to plug the other end.
Patraw -
Friday, September 25, 2009
You could try wrapping a very thin sheet of clay/epoxy or whatever around the weapon, to get the proper shape/fit, and then add/sculpt surface details on top of that. If you're using a medium that has to be fired/cooked (like Super Sculpey), you might get some shrinkage which would make the weapon no longer fit, so, to offset that, I'd wrap the weapon in a thin layer of something to give it a slightly larger size before you apply the clay to compensate for the shrinking.

Personally, I use paper to make holsters and sheathes, but then, I use paper for just about everything.
somebody1 -
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I'd like to know too. I forgot to make a casting of the one I got from my MGS2 snake before using it x.x I wish I knew as that would go good with the tutorial I'm working on for the weapon harness.
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