29th February 2012: The materials arrive! So the main materials I'll need to craft Ginjou's armour arrived this morning and I'm now figuring out my plan of attack before I start crafting this bad boy.
The materials in question are:
- Scarva Mod Roc Plaster of Paris bandages
- Plastazote foam sheets
- Craft knife
The plan is to make a complete chest, back and shoulder cast out of Scarva Mod Roc Plaster of Paris bandages, then draw on the ribs and other detail with a pencil once the cast has dried. When this is done, the parts of the cast that aren't needed will be cut away with the craft knife. The layers at the front of the chest armour will be built up with additional layers of plaster, while the back section - which the anime has shown to have considerably more layers than the front - will be built up using a combination of plaster and foam. I'm not yet sure whether to build the leg and elbow armour from foam or plaster, but I'll start figuring that out once the chest and back work is done.