View Full Version : Fixing a Scythe

08-07-2009, 01:28 AM
I made my Maka scythe following the scythe tutorial on these forums. So it's insulation foam covered in three layers of paper mache and wood glue on top. However, at a recent convention someone wasn't looking where they were going and kicked it.

The scythe is plenty durable, but it just happened to be kicked on the point, so it broke a little and I can now see the foam underneath the paper mache. Is there a way to cover it up without having to put more paper mache on it? It's a small hole, about 1/2" to 3/4" long.

08-07-2009, 01:38 AM
Paper clay would work I believe to fix the gap/hole.

08-07-2009, 01:50 AM
Do you know where I can buy that? Will it stick to the existing structure?

08-07-2009, 01:57 AM
You could try wall spackling and then paint over it.
Maybe some bondo-putty (typically used for fixing car dents) + sanding and painting.
Or you could really lazy like me and put a patch of strong tape over it and then spray paint it. The tape blends in with the paper mache anyways. It's also much easier...
I had a similar thing happen to me except the entire tip broke off. I just added layers and layers of strong tape to put the pieces together and then spray painted over it. You can't even tell it was broken.

08-07-2009, 02:09 AM
Thanks, I think I'll try that option, since it's easier and means I don't have to spend any more money. XD

Oh, and awesome Maka cosplay BTW, I'm planning to do that outfit eventually. And I love the scythe; I heard he had a deathscythe form now but couldn't find any pictures of it. Now I know what it looks like! XD

08-07-2009, 02:41 AM
thanks! ^_^ You can see the Deathscythe in the latest manga chapter. I know what you mean by not wanting to spend more money. It's so expensive and things always cost more than you think it will when you are planning it. I'm not sure what tape would work best. I used electrical tape and it worked fine (except if you spray too much or too close, it gets soggy). I would have used duct tape if I had some. Well good luck on your scythe.

08-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Just in case the tape method doesn't work- Paper clay you can get at a craft store (I got mine at Micheals) and it costs about 11$ Canadian for a 8oz. package (which for the record, goes a long way ^_~). In the States I hear it's closer to 6$.

If you're filling in a hole, it will definitely stick. You would basically fill the hole, then smooth off the excess by wetting your hands with a little water and rubbing it 'til it's smooth. When it's dry later, you can sand it to make it wickedly smooth and then paint over it with acrylics/spraypaint whatever ^_~

Best of luck!