View Full Version : Gunblade Help
08-26-2009, 05:10 AM
I am dessesperate to do the Gunblade of Squall for my cosplay,Any tuto or something to help please??
thanks in advanced T___T
08-26-2009, 06:47 PM
08-26-2009, 09:44 PM
What equipment do you have access to? If you have decent access to several simple power tools, such as a jigsaw, I would definitely recommend making it out of wood, as it has a lot of heft that way. If not, though, I would go with either insulation foam or regular styrofoam cut with a foam cutter. You can get styrofoam at any craft store, like Michaels.
Here's a tutorial on working with insulation foam:
It's a bit hard to give more advice with such a general request, so if you have any specific areas you need help in, such as making a pattern, cutting, etc, let us know and someone will have an answer ^_^ I'm such someone also has done a gunblade and has tutorials available.
08-27-2009, 01:00 AM
I'm a personal follower of using foamcore/foamboard. I'm working on Monty Oum's original creation of a gunblade for Rinoa. Sorry, no pics yet because I'm not done with the whole thing, but I did make a gunblade for Lightning from Final Fantasy 13 (which is the roughly the same process for gunblades in general). Here's two pictures of my finished gunblade for Lightning:
08-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks!! i'm going to try!! ^________^
Meitachi Good cosplay *_*
08-27-2009, 03:04 PM
hmmm idk my friend's, cousin's dad (or his uncle 4 short) makes wooden keyblade replecas and he MIGHT be able to make it from wood, not garunteering anything but just throwing it out there. (^_^)
08-28-2009, 05:58 PM
Thanks :) Anyways, just another thing to point out. If you're planning to tote the gunblade around for a whole convention (or even just a whole day), I would further recommend using the foam. Wood can be rather weight-y. Plus, it's a medium sized prop. Add on paint, primer, sealer, etc. the whole thing can get pretty heavy after a while.
06-22-2010, 12:00 PM