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Wanderingfreedo
08-19-2009, 12:18 AM
Im trying to figure out how to make Mihawks sword, Ive looked at a couple of sword tutorials on the forums which will work for making the blade and hilt part of Mihawks sword,but I cant figure out how to make and attach the Guard to the blade and hilt, because of how his sword is designed and to be honest im not sure about the blade to much either. Anyway I'll get to my point if anyone has any suggestions for what I can do to make the guard, what wood , what thickness for this sword that would be awesome or point me to a topic that can help me that would be great
Edit: heres is a link to a picture with his sword one the best ones I could find
http://i.yai.bz/assets/GalleryImage/r_g0000124095_19_01.jpg

Kitsoru
08-19-2009, 01:05 AM
Reference picture?

Wanderingfreedo
08-19-2009, 03:47 PM
Link to a picture Its a figureine of Mihawk with the sword on his back, I havent been able to find a picture with just his sword
http://www.angolz.com/home/popImage.aspx?sp=/files/images/products/MEGAH71195b.jpg

Wanderingfreedo
08-20-2009, 03:13 PM
Edit: didnt mean to post this one

I LURV
08-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Wood is not a good idea for large props at conventions mainly because, most con rules afaik don't allow anything stronger than 'fir' wood.

Use a PVC piping for the handle, for the actual blade insulation foam would work best. Wrap bandage tape around the handle as it tapes to the bottom wrap more.

cachalot
08-21-2009, 10:02 AM
Wood is not a good idea for large props at conventions mainly because, most con rules afaik don't allow anything stronger than 'fir' wood.

Use a PVC piping for the handle, for the actual blade insulation foam would work best. Wrap bandage tape around the handle as it tapes to the bottom wrap more.

the wood rule varies from con to con - I'd check with your convention rules first and foremost for a list of "not allowed" materials. I live in Massachusetts, but I have a lot of Canadian friends, and it seems that a lot of Canadian cons have more stringent rules about weapons construction materials than US cons (for the cons I go to, Anime Boston and Otakon, any kind of wood is fine, it's metal that's not allowed.)

At any rate, before anything else, check out your con's materials rules, because there's nothing like the feeling of spending a lot of money on a weapon and then being told you can't bring it inside the con center =(

Because the sword's guard is so long, I would say that foam might be a little tricky for it. I'd be worried about it breaking off. I would say that the sword itself could be made out of foam, but for the guard I'd use balsa or basswood, or another "lightweight" wood. You can find them at craft stores. Puff paint is excellent for painting raised designs onto wood or plastic. I would use multiple sheets of wood, just cut them to the shape you want, then glue them on piece by piece around the hilt and the blade, and then fill in gaps with wood filler. It's pretty easy to do, and if you screw up, it's easy to fix as well ^_^

Wanderingfreedo
08-21-2009, 03:27 PM
The con that I normally go to, is the one here in northcarolina "animazement" they allow any kind of wood just not live steel. Also im not skilled at crafting foam so using wood is more on my level for crafting. On the lines of making the sword im not sure what to do really( first time ever really trying this) I think im going to try and use a wooden sword making tutorial by chiok for the blade and what chachalot suggested for the guard sounds like it will work but for the hilt of his sword I may need to mess with that considering how round it is.

Wanderingfreedo
04-06-2010, 06:57 PM
I have completed the sword all that is left is to warp the handle and it will be finished
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af134/Wanderingfreedom/th_sword.jpg (http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af134/Wanderingfreedom/?action=view&current=sword.jpg)
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af134/Wanderingfreedom/th_2.jpg (http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af134/Wanderingfreedom/?action=view&current=2.jpg)