Another season, another beautiful PD shield from WrapShot. This one is commissioned by SoulLo Wartorn.
I have never seen a better use for seven sticks on a foam fighting field.
Another killer Plastidip shield from wrapshot, this time a No Quarter! heater shield.
Click through and note the location of the handles. Not horizontal, but diagonal.
We’ve about accomplished our primary goal of categorizing all of our favorite boffer building tutorials, and we would like to now open the site up more to the global foamsmithing community. If you have a tutorial, a pic of a great weapon, a killer video of fighting at your larp, or an idea you’d like to share, let us know! We don’t have an agenda, other than we love to build foam weapons.
Wrapshot has another killer shield up:
Really amazing. And the detail carries through to the back of the shield, which not only doesn’t have karate belts or nylon, but doesn’t look like a boffer weapon at all, but a shield fit for a Duke.
A basic guard can turn a good sword into a masterpiece. There are two (similar) methods we use to make guards. You can embellish the basic process to create tsubas, crossguards, or even a basket hilt (with the Stack Method). Both methods are durable and easy to construct. The Box Sandwich method is slightly less reliable (less foam contact with the core) and can only be used with 1/2″ fiberglass.
We’ve put up two more tutorials this week:
Both are basic skills that every foamsmith should know. You can find them through the component menu item, or through specific weapons guides. For example, the article on pommels is linked in the guide for blue swords, red swords, and spears.
Expect more articles up before this week is out.