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05-26-2003, 08:12 AM
Hey, anyone know how i could make a plain ol' sword? Preferably a shiny silver would be perferable, and no one say tin foil! thanks!

05-26-2003, 09:12 AM
wood? foam?

05-26-2003, 10:51 AM
with silver paint or sprays? :-D

05-26-2003, 12:44 PM
My husband and I went out last halloween for fun (and it was fun!:D) and he had an actual sword (he was Link). It wasn't the Master Sword design though... it was more like the Biggeron Sword from Ocarina of Time... (Yeah, the sword's nearly as big as I am, I'm 5' tall...)

You could, I suppose, always look into getting an actual sword.. ^_^;;

05-26-2003, 07:18 PM
There have been a lot of threads about sword-making; search these boards and you'll come up with lots of suggestions.

05-26-2003, 09:21 PM
Problem with real swords is they're not allowed in convention halls I don't think, plus you can't play with them ;)

I plan to make a 4' long master sword replica, it shouldn't be hard... not compared to the shield o.O

05-26-2003, 10:48 PM
Sorry.. ^_^ I'm pretty new to cosplaying, so I really _really_ don't know what's allowed and what's not yet...

Good luck with the sword though! :)

06-18-2003, 09:06 PM
To Isaldur, yes, you can play with real swords, as long as you know how to use one ^_^ (yours truly...)

06-18-2003, 10:00 PM
I duno if the tutorial in my sig will help you but feel free to check it out if you want ^^

Ice dragon
06-19-2003, 01:41 AM
I recomend carving out of wood, or foam, then getting aluminum paint from home depot, or some good silver spray paint, I usualy have good luck with them both^_^
And foam works fine for swrods too, though I like sturdy wood^_^
I make them all the time:D

06-19-2003, 04:58 PM
whatever you use as the base, Krylon makes a Chrome spraypaint. I absolutely love it!

If you have money and time to kill, you could try silver-leafing the whole sword ;)

06-19-2003, 05:08 PM
Does chrome take to wood? I thought that wood would destroy the reflectiveness of a chrome finish...

06-19-2003, 06:13 PM
That's why you have to paint the wood with many layers of gesso and sand it well to get a really smooth surface. ^_^

06-20-2003, 04:43 AM
Wow, good thing my sword doesnt have to be a shiny silver, just multi-colored. But, I like using wood with my props, makes it steady in case you are clumsy like us and would bump it into things. :)