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I've decided to add a lot of very intricate designs to the armor, and from another fellow Oklahoma OM (thanks Destroyer) learned a technique using a leather tool to add a texture pattern on the Sintra. Here are a few pics;
I'm using just plain ol' Sintra. I'll post a pic when I can of what the tool is. But basically you just press into the sintra with a lot of pressure and it holds, but you have to do things in a certain order.1. Cut out your shape. 2. Using the template, trace it onto a sheet of paper, then draw out your design.3. Cut out the traced shape and place it on the cut of Sintra, and tape it on so it doesn't move. 4. Trace over the lines you drew. (with a pen) This will create an impression onto the Sintra. 5. Remove the paper, then draw (again with a pen, very important) the lines in the impressions you just made. This is very important, because when you heat up to shape the piece, the impressions made with the pen will smooth out and no longer be there, leaving only the pen markings.6. Heat up and shape your piece. 7. Then you can use the tool (I used a leather working tool) to press into it. It is very tedious work. This probable took me around 7 hours or so for the collar and two breast-plates. This is actually a technique I 'borrowed' from Destroyer, who used it on his kit.