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Picture of Nazgul Gloves in Worbla
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Hi ! I'm here to share my work.

Here's the list of the things I needed to realize those gloves. (Note that I'm french, prices may not be the same everywhere)

Tools :

  • Flat Nose Pliers (5€)
  • Leather Hole Punch Pliers (10€)
  • Scissors (5€)
  • Sewing needle (1€)
  • Small painting brush(1€)
  • Hammer (5€)
  • Hair dryer (15€)

Materials :

  • Worbla 75x50cm (25€)
  • Rivets x120 (10€)
  • Black leather gloves (price undefined)
  • Leather (I bought a cheap leather coat for 20€ in a store that sales used clothes)
  • Black sewing thread (2€)
  • Thumbtack (Pin) (2€)
  • Black spray paint (10€)
  • Gray & brown paint (5€)

In the next steps...

...I'll tell you what for I needed all those tools and materials and where to buy them, you'll find the blueprints of the plate armor to download and some detailed pictures.

Step 1: ​Why All Those Stuff / Where to Buy

Picture of ​Why All Those Stuff / Where to Buy
  • Rivets : After you've made holes with the "hole punch pliers" you can put together the different armor element with the rivets. Clip them and give a good hammer blow on the top to seal them. (See detailed pictures above) To find this product I went in a haberdashery store : Rivets Jeans - 467 nickelé et bronze - 8 mm.
  • Leather : You will have to cut leather stripes in the coat to attach the fingers's armor plates with the rivets. The stripes are sewed at the fingertips. (See detailed pictures above). If you can find a black coat it would be better than brown!
  • Paint : I used the black spray paint to do the layer of the cut pieces of worbla. (I used a citadel spray paint) When the layer was dry I painted the worbla with the painting brush. The gray is the P863 from the brand "Prince August" and the brown/orange I used to do the rust effect is the P981 from the same brand.
Tom_Aiken made it!1 year ago

Thanks for the templates. I used them to make a pair out of thin steel. I used your finger templates as is, but scaled up the plates for the back of the hand in a photo editor by 15%, and made two of your "G-2" plate, one ~15% larger than the other to give a little more coverage and added the long forearm plate to cover more of my arm.

The finger plates are attached to a thin leather strip, and the back plates are riveted directly to the glove.

I am pretty happy with how they turned out

miki85 (author)  Tom_Aiken1 year ago

Wow really nice ! They seems to work properly.

I'm glad that the templates has been useful. :)

Ethan10232 years ago


These look awesome! I thought these were made of metal and weathered really nicely.

Those look really good. I have never used Worbla before but it looks like it would be worth checking out.