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TUTORIAL - Winter Soldier's metal arm by MarineOrthodox TUTORIAL - Winter Soldier's metal arm by MarineOrthodox
I hope this tutorial help those that are trying to cosplay the Winter Soldier =)
Basically you will need the following materials:
+Cardboard
+2 simples EVA foam sheets(any color)
+Ironing machine or EVA heat gun
+Super glue(super bonder)
+EVA Glue
+White glue (Cascorez) to use for papel maché
+Scissor/Duct tape/ PVC tape
+Metallic Spay paint
+Red paint for the star
Ans the most important of all: + A LOT of patience

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:iconnatalieke:
natalieke Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Hi! I was wondering, how did you get the arm itself to stay on? Did you use a strap of some sort? Thank you!
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:iconmarineorthodox:
MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, I used a strap that it's hidden under my armpit. But the whole thing was pretty tight, so it was mostly to keep it in the same place, you know?
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ShigekoKari Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist
My hero, I love you!
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! I hope it's useful =)
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ShigekoKari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist
It's very useful, I searchend through the whole Internet to find such a cool explanation! >O<
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kiryanna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
This is brilliant.  I stumbled across it while pondering how difficult the arm would be to make.  I think I may try this, but without the fingers.  I'll be wearing it to work and need to be able to type.

I've been messing around with paper mache a lot this summer, and I have a suggestion that might make it at least a little easier.  Once you have the cardboard base that's all boxy looking, don't go straight to the paper mache.  Instead, build up the rounded shape with crumpled paper and masking tape, then paper mache over that once you've got the shape the way you want it.  It's so much less frustrating, and takes a lot less layers.
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Chilli-Cheese Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Kind of curious now, what is your job?
(wish my boss would let me cosplay to work)
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AwesomeVertigo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I was looking for a tutorial and actually this seems like the most helpful one :D I am going to try it and I want to say thank you! thank you :D !
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8belles Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also... Love the finger idea. I am currently using silver body paint. It's a bit messy. 8belles
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8belles Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just cosplayed this character, using your site for inspiration.  I approached the arm a different way, although I am studying yours to trouble shoot my design.  I made a mold of my arm by taping plastic bags with a combo of duct and masking tape (About 7 layers). I slipped that off and reinforced with more duct tape.  Then I did the pattern like you did, cutting out my craft foam (EVA?) and glueing it to the duct tape. My pieces didn't match up either, but still turned out ok. I spray painted, like you and I added in a bit of black wash in the spaces between for depth. I did have to add a duct tape gusset at the wrist so I could get my hand in/out. 

I also built in a hinge in the elbow of duct tape/foam, so I could bend about a 45 degree angle. Some of the foam warped when I did that and popped off.  I think I either didn't use the right adhesive or it too flexed of an area for that design. I am thinking I need a wire/metal reinforcement. 

Also, my arm kept slipping off. I'm a woman, so I am thinking of some way to make a harness of some sort. 

And I have a question...how did you make a pattern for the leather jacket? I have a athletic shirt I wear under a MOLLE vest and I was thinking about adding the Bucky straps across the chest in pleather. I cannot sew. :-) Did you measure yourself and wing it or did you use a pattern?

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it. 8belles
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy to know my tutorial was helpful in any way =)
You are not the first one to mention the plastic bags + tape...maybe I'll try that for my Female! Bucky version. (Yep...EVA=craft foam).
If you use craft foam in the elbow, even with a powerful glue, I think it will start to torn apart...or at least the ink will get crappy. Even in the movie they used a silver textile....i'm not sure how else you could do it.

About the leather jacket I think that's a great idea. I sew mine by hand (I'm not good at sewing as well). It wasn't dificult, but the final result is not that great. Probably using a vest for a start will give you a better solution.

GO WINTER SOLDIER COSPLAYERS =D
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smosherjaina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Hi there! I am currently using this tutorial to make the bucky arm right now. It is absolutely fantastic! I actually dont have a question about the arm but actually the jacket. I was wondering if you made the jacket or purchased it. Because im currently making the cosplay and im not completely sure what I should do about the jacket. If I should buy it or make it myself. It would be greatly appreciated if you let me know. Thank you and have a great day!
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Hellooo im glad to know it's being helpful :) dont forget to send me a picture once it's done, ok? About the jacket I sew it myself, it was pretty easy. I made sure to use a rough leather to have a more masculine effect.
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thatnerdtori Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! So I'm going to attempt to make my arm based off of this tutorial very soon because wow yours looks amazing! I was wondering, firstly, how did you transfer the marks on the arm onto the foam. Secondly, I have a long silver glove that I've been planning on attaching my arm pieces to so I can put the whole thing on like a glove and have the joints covered....do you think that could work for this tutorial? 

Sorry if my questions are confusing!! I know English isn't your first language. :3
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Hellooo im sorry for the delay...i used a very thin paper, but it was pretty difficult. It wasnt EXACTLY how I drew it, it turned out quite different.
About the glove, good idea! Just be careful not to make everything too tight :)
And please send me pictures once it's done!
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klutzjew Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
best tutorial i've found! i'm currently using it to build mine but i have two questions -- 
1. how do you get the arm on?
2. how tight did you make it initially to your arm? the initial cardboard i mean
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
YAY, I'm so happy to hear that!! =D

1. Do you mean how do you wear it? Attach two straps of textile in the inside of the shoulder and strap it around your chest. (Is that clear...? Sorry, it's hard to explain things in another language).
2. I'm pretty skiny, so I try to do it not so tight....but that didn't go too well and the lower arm end up really tight xD I'd say it's pretty up to you.

Don't forget to send me pictures! =D
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klutzjew Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
yes that all helps a lot thank you <3
and i will! so far i have the base but hopefully ill get to the paper macheing sometime this week/weekend!
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It's a pain...good luck!! 
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AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know nothing about the fandow here... But I'm very curious and totally enjoyed reading your tuto ^^.
Including the part about your nightwear hehehe~
I'm amazed by your skills <3 Especially using recycled materials. Wow !
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, its the Winter Soldier from the new captain America movie.  He is the childhood friend and gay lover of Captain America, but he was captured and brainwashed which makes for a great bittersweet couple ;D
Also his clothes and arm are pretty darn cool hahha :hear:
Thanks, dear *-*
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AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thanks for your explanation... I'm so uneducated ^^
By the way it's so much more interesting when told be a real-life person (especially when she cosplays it O_O)  than read on the cold wikipedia hehehe~
Slash slash hehehe <3
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HIGH-OVERSEER Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh i was looking for it :D Great tut <3
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks dear, let me know if you give it a try :)
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HIGH-OVERSEER Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing darling :D 
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SakuraAeris1497 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial. This will definitely help me when I cosplay as the Winter Soldier next year. You deserve a hug, my little darling. :hug:
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you, dear! Dont forget to send me a picture once you try it :)
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SakuraAeris1497 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I'll have to get permission (since I don't post personal info or pictures of myself on here) but if I can, I will. :hug:
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
May I ask why? (It can be just of the arm)
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SakuraAeris1497 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I can do just the arm, but I don't like to give out personal information. That includes my age, real name, or picture (even of cosplay). Maybe if I wore the mask, then I could...I'm sorry. :hug:
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, don't worry. It's very wise of you! Internet is a tracking device.  But I think you are safe if you wear the mask ;D
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SakuraAeris1497 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Ok, thanks. I'll try to wear the mask when I take the picture. :) :hug:
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vonvelvet Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ace work using such simple materials! Super affordable too! Everything came out great! :)
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:iconmarineorthodox:
MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks, dear. I always make my props with very cheap material :)
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ThePartyvengers Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for posting this! We're going to be working on Cap and Buck soon and we had been going through several ideas to make the arm but Raven always got annoyed with the open parts around the elbow. This looks great and still moveable! We'll definetly be working with your tutorial open.
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MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
That's great! I'm glad it's helpful. Oh, don't do the elbow thing x__x it's already hard to move as it is, she will be a sad robot if you do xD (I think).
Please show me a picture when you do the arm, ok? =D
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John-lok Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Excellent work! It is the best idea for this arm ;D

Thank you so much for the help :D
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:iconmarineorthodox:
MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you dear!! I'm glad it worked well =)
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:iconjohn-lok:
John-lok Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Today, I'm starting work :D
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:iconmarineorthodox:
MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Let me know when your finished =) I wanna see a picture of it :heart:
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John-lok Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
That's really nice! I will. I don't know when, but I will send you a picture Heart 
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