As I did write the build-up for the armor, I will now present to you, the SWORD!
This is the biggest prop I´ve ever made in my entire life and I´ve learned a whole
lot of do´s and don´ts which I will present in the end for others to take note from
as well as my self when building something of this scale in the future.
first I will start with the material list:
– PVC pipe(I would recommend wood stick depending on the props size and weight)
– paint tape
– Wallpaper glue
– hot glue
– isolation foam on can
– EVA foam
– fun foam
– Spakkel/Paper maché
After the spakkel is added onto the surface and gotten dry, the paint-job started
Then I started on making the «ridge» out of EVA foam
And here I would finally get the things I learned from a course during my time at the Art-school in the works! Stencil making and spray-painting! Out from 2 small cut-outs I made, I got this:
last details on the paint job!
and it is done!!!
I´m 158cm tall. XD
And here is my do´s and don´ts!!
– Make sure to measure the prop before starting on it. Daggers can by accident turn out to become swords.
– Use leightweight materials.
– Focus on making it sturdy and able to handle some bumps.
– Paint-job is important! make it look fabulous!~
– Use techniques from the interwebs or from courses. no shame.
– Use a combo between hot glue and contactglue as adhesive! It works like a charm!
(you might want to have something to keep it together until it all dries)
– Ask friends for help! Sometimes you need it.
– Work without protecting the floor or things around you
– work with chemicals without protection or the proper tools
– Don´t use leightweight materials as the main core, it might break or bend cause of strain
– Don´t spray inside your house… just don´t
– think the isolation foam will not stick to ANYTHING… it does.
– make it so huge it is impossible to store or ship by yourself.
as far as I can take on the fly XD there might be much more, but I have business to attend to, so I will be off~
next time guys ❤