Clashing cardboard aside….

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So this is what I mean by stage 1. Here all the layers are present but I still rely on tape to help with the shape. So there are still patches and darts that need to be cut and evened. But I have tried this on my arm and it fits with enough wiggle room for a thicker substrate- probably two layers of thin foam not the heavy stuff.
So I need a good amount of extra card to do this. Also I think I’d actually need at least one whole extra cow were I to make this from leather so I will leave it for my current plans of Talon bikini top and some fantasy armour.