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Hey people,

sry for being so late with updating you with my latest BIG project.
I'm working on this costume since January and finally I see the end of the long tunnel coming XD.
I wanna show you my now finished Saber Gift Figure armor!
If you don't know that version, you can see the reference here ---> www.ncsx.com/2009/012609/fate_…

If you like what you'll see please visit my facebook artist page as well ;D. There are always ALL progress photos form the stuff I am working on ^.^ ->>> facebook.com/calssara.cosplay :heart:

well let's start with the raw armor parts, completely unpainted.
I used WOBLAS FINEST ART as my material. It's a thermoplastic material with a mix out of plastic and wood. It's close to Wonderflex, but thicker, more durable and it's easier to make round shapes l shoulders, knees and chest plates. You can also melt the material together and use it as thermoplastic modeling clay!
This is my VERY first armor and even a bloody beginner like me could work with it. All you need is just a scissor and a hot-air-blower. That's really all ;D. So no special machines or expensive equipment required.

You can buy this awesome material from Cast4Art, a German enterprise that also ships to other countries. You can visit their website here www.cast4art.de/index_english.…



before the real painting comes, I had to use some primer color. It makes the surface smoother and the real color that I will paint after the primer color will not fall off.



After this, the real painting can start. I wanted to let my armor look more realistic and worn in battles before. So i did not want to have it all clean and just sprayed silver. I decided to drybrush it with many shadows and highlights. It is also my first time drybrushing something. At first it was really not that easy but at some point it started to be really fun <3. Here big thanks to Elffi who taught me patiently XD;



aaand done <3!

Uff, that was really A LOT of work. From now on, I'll have even more respect for people who do armors! It really takes a long long time to form everything. Well, for my first armor, I am really confident with the results.

If you wanna keep on being updated with my progress stuff, please watch my facebook artist page ;D facebook.com/calssara.cosplay
  • Drinking: tea (again and again and again XD)
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:iconjosephiroth01:
josephiroth01 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Im interested in seeing how you get into it , where the part is  on the breatplate/chest piece and how you latched it together
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Worbla is glueing on itself. when you make it hot, you can put more layers of worbla over wear other. that is how all is attached  ^^
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redazure Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I have a weakness for armor and this just BLEW.ME.AWAY!
Soooo niiiiiice!!!!!!! :D
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks ^^
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kmccaigue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey this is amazing!! the overall costume looked awesome! I had a quick question though. I looked up the materials from Cast4Art and I was slightly confused. Which product did you use and do you apply the product to something you already made or how did that work??
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Calssara Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well i am using Worblas finest art o.o
I don't understand your question.
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kmccaigue Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was confused on why product you use from the link you had in the description.
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this interesting and informative page. Congratulations on such fantastic work for your first attempt at armour! I'm looking forward to trying this material out for myself! :D
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Calssara Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tahnk youuuuuu :3
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Naria-hime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!!! Das sieht super aus!! Bewegen sich eigentlich die Einzelteile der Rüstung? Besonders die Schulter- und Armrüstungen... sind die steif? Oder bewegen die sich zwischen den einzelnen Stücke?
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
es bewegt sich ALLES <3!
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:iconnaria-hime:
Naria-hime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!! Wie hält est dann zusammen? Genäht, oder wie??
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
mit schrauben und klettverschnuss ^^
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JessieKage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks amasing! :wow: What exactly is dry brushing by the way? The result is great! It really looks more realistic than if you would just have clean silver :) By the way, fow flexible or strechy is the material? I've never seen this material so naturally I'm curious :)
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Calssara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh just google it :D! tere are many websites who tell you how drybrushing works. it#s easier to see it step by step made in pictures ^^.....there are a lot of tutorials out there.

well teh material is not strechy at all. it is HARD like real armors :3
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:iconjessiekage:
JessieKage Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That's good to know :) Then I take it that it doesn't brake easily? :)
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no it does not break! originally this material was use in shoe industry to make shoe caps. So it HAS to be durable and not breakable :D
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JessieKage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the info! :D
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ShadowShay Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I hope I get the chance to work with this sometime! :la:
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:iconlucadgv:
LucaDGV Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*-*
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^
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LucaDGV Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is just amazing *-* great results, and it doesn't look like your first armor hehe you did a really great work! I love how each part of the armor set looks like *0*

-bows- I recognize you as my King (or queen? haha)
Congrats n_n
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY thank you very very much <3
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:iconhoshikohikari:
hoshikohikari Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How many days did you finished these set calsassara? :O
It seems that worblas was pretty pricey! O_O
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Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the price in general for my worblas was 140€
It took me all in all half a year to make the complete costume. for the armor I needed 2 (very very stressful and hard) month of work.
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hoshikohikari Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
woooah, that was quite helpful! :O I was thinking if that affects your other activities like work or school. Does it affects you?
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Calssara Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes, my work is VERY very stressful and i have to work on saturdays as well sometimes.
so it wa ssuper exhausting always to work on teh costume directly after work. It was like 8-11h of work per day...coming home...3-5h of costume making.
I was SO dead after doing this for so many month XD;
that's why I needed a break after ECG before starting next projects XD
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:iconhoshikohikari:
hoshikohikari Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
woooah, that was really an effort for you :O
you did a great job in time management, KUDOS! :)
You really deserved a rest after ECG :D
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:iconhoshikohikari:
hoshikohikari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING !*w*)
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3!
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:iconmarcelacarmonaa:
marcelacarmonaa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Calssara! you're very talented!
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3!
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ieatkeyblades Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Hello =)
I've been wondering : when you say "heat gun" you mean, one of those professional heat guns or just a blow-dryer is ok?

Thanks x)
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the professional ones ^^
an normal blow-dryer is usually not hot enough ^^
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:iconcosorphs:
cosORPHs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING OMG!!
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3!
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Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
This looks so awesome! I like that you made the armor look worn out:D
The hard work paid off:clap:
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks a lot ^.^
I hope I can do an armor again and make it even better ^^
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Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
You're welcome!~
yay, more armor \o/
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ArturiaCos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
That looks awesome! I wish I could buy some, since I'm planning on cosplaying Saber eventually, but I'm pretty sure shipping to my country would be too expensive ;_;
Can't wait to see your Saber finished! :D
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you <3!
well yeah I think to anothercontinent it could be rather expensive ;O;
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Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Es sieht bissher wirklich sehr, sehr gut aus. ^-^ Ich finde du bist eine mehr als würdige Vertretung für das ECG-Finale. Ich freu mich schon sehr darauf das fertige Cos zu sehen. <3
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Calssara Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Vielen lieben dank, süße <3! Ich geb mein bestes >0<!!!!
nee im ernst, das wird wirlich mein bestes kostüm überhaupt :O...und auch das Aufwenigste XD
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Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Sowas hör ich gerne. ^-^ Du weist ja wie ich aufwendige Cosplays vergöttere! Wie ligst du in der ZEit? Bekommst du alles wunderbar fertig, oder könnt's knapp werden?
Ich bin übrigens auch schon sehr auf den Auftritt gespannt. ^^ Hey wie wär's, gewinn den ECG für Deutschland! <3
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
The progress looks amazing! I can't wait to see this all done^^ Where do you get this material btw, I never heard of it :o
Elffi is so nice in teaching you :)
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much ^^

well it's originally a German material so no foreign people knew about it so far. I just hope it gets more popular, coz it's so easy to work with ^^.

Hehe yeah XD, since he already did his Gilgamesh armor and I wanted to have my armor matching to his, so I had to learn this drybrush stuff as well. I think it's always important that when you have a cosplay partner or a group your costumes have to look like "made in the same style". So people can already see from a distant "oh they belong together". I totally have that with my WCS partner *Lumis-Mirage, but we still have to work on our "matching-ness" when Elffi and I cosplay together XD. But I think now Saber and Gilgamesh fit well together and we will look like a team ^^
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
No prob~
Oh, I should visit the website you posted... how did I miss that XD It's a bonus that's easy to work with, it looks so thick~
That's true about matching^^
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HanaeXMermaids Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is it recommended to use that Woblas Finest Art to also make pants of it?
Since I need to make to need pants but I want to use this leather kind of fabric but I can't find leather anywhere ><.
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Calssara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh no, dear, this material is HARD...it's not soft like FOAM. it is hard like wood.
You can only use it for armors and props ^^
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HanaeXMermaids Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ah! So it isn't very heavy or it is a little?
Since I'll need to make props of a few League of Legends characters but I'm not sure if I should use foam, since this material looks very fine also.
I'm not really experienced with making props yet so that's why all these questions since it looks absolutely stunning, your work!
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