Demon Hunter Leg Armor

Chrix Design shared this detailed writeup covering the Chest Plate, Leg Armor, Pauldrons, Helmet, Shield and Bracer, and Crossbow of her Demon Hunter from Diablo.

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So many armor parts and so many techniques to use. Love this project, I have learned buckets. Here I will show how the thigh, leg and shoe armor was made.
And I tried a few thing I have never tried before too, like curved shapes with cardboard base covered in worbla. In this tutorial I don’t explain how worbla works, only how I have used it.

Thigh armor.
Since these pieces are single curved I thought I could use cardboard as a supporting core for the worbla, which worked great. I also alsmost always only use one layer of worbla.
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Some detail pieces were more curved, here I used foam (2 mm) as a core
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Detailig done with thin strips of worbla
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Leg bracer
This piece was way more curvy, so foam core all the way.
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I tried two methods here, the first where I used two seperate pieces attached with a seamline goind down the middle, and this (see picture below) where I used one piece and streched it over an acrylic sphere.
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All the pieces attached together and detailed with worbla strips.
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The knees are made from separate foam pieces covered in worbla.
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D-rings are added along the sides to attach the armor to my legs. More about the painting in a later tutorial.
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Shoe armor
Shoe covers need to be flexible, and form fitting to the shoes πŸ™‚
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Many armor makers forget to address the back of the shoes. Even though I have no idea what the look like from behind, I will make something interesting.
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Part 3 – Pauldrons