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Deathwing Jaw Armor Tutorial
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Published: January 11, 2012
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Here is a little tutorial that can be applied to many different costume props using pepakura and paper mache. It's fun, easy and inexpensive! This is the method I used to create an "adamantium" jaw for my husband's Deathwing costume. Use this tutorial to create your own or apply it to other projects! Happy crafting!

For information on using Pepakura, watch this helpful video [link]

For an overview of the whole costume, click [link]
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TheSproutingArtist's avatar
TheSproutingArtist|Hobbyist General Artist
How did you hide the paperclay edges?! It came out so smooth!!! *A*
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OrangeMoose's avatar
The paperclay itself is really smooth and covers the paper mache nicely. A bit of sanding makes it extra smooth. =)
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TheSproutingArtist|Hobbyist General Artist
Awwweeeesssooommmmeeee~ MUST. TRY. THIS.
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NameBrez's avatar
hi :) a fantastic job :D but how did you get the paperclay to stick? im thinking about using it on my projects so im gathering info ;) does it just stick like that on its own or did you use something else? :D
cheers
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OrangeMoose's avatar
It sticks on its own. =D
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Aoki-Lifestream's avatar
Incredible!!You made a really perfect jaw armor!
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Nexsusthenewb's avatar
OH GOD THIS IS AMAZING!
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OrangeMoose's avatar
Haha, thanks!
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Nexsusthenewb's avatar
I am so grateful for this tutorial/information on the viewers and how to. I find this stuff as inspiring as it is informative. One question though. To what scale is the jaw loaded as in peparuka? I tested it myself and it has come out small scale like mini jaw prints.

I'm so grateful you put this up though! I'm going to make an entire steampunk inspired costume from this! hehehe shoulderpads in wow here I come.
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OrangeMoose's avatar
I am glad my tutorial is helping you! And, yes, the scale is way off. I have no idea what the default is for importing WoW models, but I had to print a few test pieces until I got it to the size I wanted. Please link me your costume when you are done. I would love to see it! =)
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Pomegranate-Len's avatar
Oh! Didn't your husband win a Blizz-con costume contest? I think I saw him there at least!
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OrangeMoose's avatar
Third place ^.^
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Pomegranate-Len's avatar
Yep~ That was a really cool costume.. I wish I was that good at papercrafts so I could make something like it >>
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OrangeMoose's avatar
You can! That was my first papercraft =) Just start with something simple, like I did with the jaw.
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DaddySempai|Hobbyist Filmographer
It's Just Awesome D:!!!!
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MagicalFate|Hobbyist General Artist
awsome work!!
thats amazing :)
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Val-Von-Vile|Professional Photographer
What is your paper clay recipe?
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OrangeMoose's avatar
It's premade from a company called Creative Paperclay [link] and it's made in Japan. Michael's use to have it but now I can only find it at a local craft store or online.
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Val-Von-Vile|Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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AdemusHaruhara|Professional General Artist
2 great tutorials now.... some one just got an insta-watch
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VStewart's avatar
VStewart|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Quick Question: How did you guys keep your jaw on? I've built the jaw a couple times (all sorts of fun sizing there) but really haven't played much with keeping it on (did spirit gum once... oh the lawls that came with it).
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