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Pauldron 1 - Template Building

Last update: March 16, 2010

Harness - Pauldron - Vambrace - Weathering - Cloak - Helmet

Pauldron 1 - Template Building
Pauldron 2 - Materials Assembly
Pauldron 3 - Craft Foam to Leather Tutorial
Pauldron 4 - Putting it together


Here is a sample of photos of the pauldrons I used.

Using printouts, I found the size I thought was best.

Next I traced the print out and fixed the skewed perspective.
And then used references to draw the other part of the pauldron

I cut it out of posterboard to get a stiffer template prototype.

Doing a photo comparison I can see it is both a bit too small and too boxy

Here are more photos of the prototype.

click for larger view

After reworking the design, I scanned and printed it out again in two sizes.
The Pauldron Template on the right shoulder is slightly larger than the left shoulder.

Once I decide if either is the correct size, I will make it in posterboard again, and perfect the shape

To get a better visual, I cut out some printed shapes.

I am still not happy with the angle and size! But I have a plan....
See Eomer - that's about how I feel about these pauldrons right now.



This is my final template design.

After thinking about it long and hard, I figured out the problem
with the angle was the three layers below were not there to hold it up!

Interestingly enough, the Rohirrim and the Galadhrim Elves are both blonde.

The template looks like this:

Click for full size to print.
And remember my pain designing it!