Armor and Shield Making for 1:6 Scale Action Figures

Armor and Shield Making for 1:6 Scale Action Figures

On-Demand Access


  • Exclusive bonus content
  • Proven effective engaging learning method
  • Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
  • Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Captions available in English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Swedish

What you will learn in this online leatherworking course


Class 1:

  • Intro and bio
  • Overview of what class will cover
  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Prep, measurements
  • Aesthetic philosophy behind the piece

Class 2:

  • Patterning and leather theory
  • Chest and Back armor

Class 3:

  • Tooling leather
  • Tassets

Class 4:

  • Aging, distressing, dyeing and painting leather
  • Balteus Belt

Class 5:

  • Setting hardware into the piece
  • Forearm and shin guards

Class 6:

  • Forming Leather out
  • Shield
Armor and Shield Making for 1:6 Scale Action Figures
Armor and Shield Making for 1:6 Scale Action Figures

About This Leather-Crafting Course

This class will be leather armor and prop making for 1:6 scale figures. Following the same formula as our previous class! Thinking about aesthetics, patterns, texturing, dyeing and assembly we'll jump in and clothe your 1:6 scale figures in glorious armor and even a shield!
BONUS! All you have to do is scale all these techniques up to 1:1 and you can make your own armor!

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Armor and Shield Making

Time table:
6 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Leatherworker, crafters, anyone who loves fiber, cosplay, renaissance, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to maker leather armor and props for 1:6 scale figures


Joshua Von War-Bear Curious Mondo Instructor

About the instructor

Joshua Von War-Bear

Jack of all trades and best known as that guy you haven't heard of yet, this rugged gentleman specializes in a variety of quick-handed creativity. Most of his body of work is in leatherworking, prop blade-making, woodwork and illustration, but is always keen to get his hands dirty learning new trades Working hard and keeping busy with film jobs, prop making, theme park building as well as vending and teaching panels at conventions and renaissance faires, this man is elusive to say the least. Known as a soft-spoken, charming and all-around fun fellow, this Georgia native is a dedicated artist that seeks to devote himself as much to his craft as possible. He is currently based in Utah, and working to achieve that all too familiar goal of making a career out of being oneself.

Customer Service

Help Center

1925 W Parkway Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Online Training for Fun and Profit

Secure Payments