King Regis/Noctis Lucis Caelum Pauldron Tutorial



Note- This is for REGIS cosplay. Noct's is on the opposite side!!



To start I broke down the pauldron into two basic shapes and created paper patterns as above. I cut them in plastazote foam.
The next stage is adding details with different widths of foam to create the details. I carved the edges to match the references best I can. Hot glue works fine for this as it will all be covered by the worbla. Worbla isn't necessary to make this, you could leave it as is or coated in a resin but I found worbla less messy and mouldable enough to pick up all the details while also hiding mistakes!


Once happy with the shape I added worbla on top and drew out the pattern on the sides. I used a soldering iron and clay tools to melt and indent the pattern into the worbla.


I gave the whole thing a few coats of gesso to smooth it out and help the paint stick


next is painting, in these photo's it is still unfinished but you get the idea! I always paint a base coat and then rub black paint to weather it a little. Regis's looks pretty squeaky clean but I find weathering makes it look more realistic too.


The lower section is made the same way by layering shapes of foam until it looks right and then adding worbla. I also roll worbla and use it to make the ridges and bolts on this piece.








 I'm going to throw in the rest of my Regis cosplay wips here since him and Noct share the same Knee cover/brace in part so it might be useful!

The process for the Knee cap cover is exactly the same as the Pauldron though I think these photos show the stages a little better.





Also on to the rest of Regis's leg brace - the sides are made of a strong plastic. I marked the design onto two side straps



Then I cut more strips and riveted them round to the side straps. I covered the whole thing in worbla adding in finer details too. Then same as before, gesso a few times and then paint!








Here's the latest WIP for the whole outfit!



2 comments:

  1. Hi there, was wondering if you had paper plans available for Download as only starting out and love the look of yours, is that at all possible?

    Keep at it :)

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    1. Hi,
      ah I don't have these patterns anymore, i pretty much make things and then chuck the patterns out straight away (unless I know I'll be using it again) so I can only offer those photos as a reference sorry! If you have any specific questions about it though I'll answer best I can :)

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