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Blight
12-28-2004, 10:20 PM
I DO NOT DO COMISSIONS

Well I finally got around to this:

For the Kingdom Key:
Materials required:
1 Big peice of poster board
1 Pencil
1 3 1/2' x 3/4" PVC pipe.
1 PVC primer and cement set
1 3/4" PVC cap(optional)
1 3/4" PVC connector
1 1/2" board of wood(your choice)
1 Roll of electrical tape
1 Chain and connector
2 Bottles of Acrylic paint. (yellow/blue or white/red depending on blade)
1 Bottle of spray paint (Silver or Gold, depending on blade)
------------------------------------------------
Equipment required:
1 Jig saw
1 Epoxy glue tube
1 Drill
1 Rod(small)
1 Sand paper
------------------------------------------------
Instrctions:
1. On the poster board draw out the shape of the "crown" shape of the end of the key like so:
http://img134.exs.cx/img134/8383/keybladekingdomkey13ua.jpg

2. Also, draw out a template for the edges of the blade and the Mickey mouse head.
http://img134.exs.cx/img134/5580/keybladekingdomkey22lf.jpg
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/8926/keybladekingdomkey30pm.jpg

3. Now transfer those drawings to the wood. (ink it if you wanna see it better!)

4. Cut the PVC with about 1 foot of pipe for the handle and the rest for the blade. Then cement the two peices together.

5. While the cement settles, take the saw and cut out the peices.

6. With the rod and sandpaper, sand out grooves in the inside of the handle.

7. Now epoxy the sde handle to the PVC
By now this is what is done:
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/8824/picture9sn.jpg

8. Repeat step 6 with the "crown" and attach with epoxy at the other end.
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/1883/dsc003912tt.jpg
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/2163/dsc003910ws.jpg
Note: during the epoxy process you may want to use rubber bands to secure the epoxy.

9. Paint! Spray the "shaft" haha... and mikey head to the color required. Then using the acrylic paint, paint the handle and add the colored strip to the shaft. Spray some of the silver/gold paint into some newspaper. Apply that at the circular part of the handle cover(if doing Mikeys key spray the chain gold)
http://img141.exs.cx/img141/3366/keybladekingdomkey42em.jpg

10. using the drill attach the chain with mikey head to the bottom of the key.

11. Last step: Using the electrical tape cover the handle.
HORRAY!
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/9602/dsc003994mz.jpg
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/8950/dsc004011gx.jpg
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Oathkeeper

Materials required:
1 Big peice of poster board
1 Pencil
1 1/2" board of wood(your choice)
3 Silver strings to make chain
4-5 Bottles of Acrylic paint.
??? Wood primer
1 small peice if plywood for paupu fruit
------------------------------------------------
Equipment required:
1 jig saw
1 Drill
1 Dremel
1 Sand paper
------------------------------------------------
Ok this one is has more pics to help you out.

1. Draw the design onto poster board.
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/8251/picture0089ct.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7317/picture0118lx.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7059/picture0132hr.jpg

2. Transfer to the wood.
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/4930/oath0005uo.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/4006/oath0019qf.jpg

3. Using the band saw, cut out the basic shape and the paupufruit keychain(be careful at the corners and minute details!)
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7438/ok0023ho.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/558/okp4te.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/5289/okp14hv.jpg

4. SAND LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!

5. Apply 2-3 coats of wood primer over the whole peice. DO NOT LET DROPS SETLE!!!! if they do it will cause bumps on the blade.
http://img137.exs.cx/img137/9439/dsc0036316mo.jpg

6. Begin the slow but steady process of painting the whole thing.Also paint the cut out of the paupu fruit. Start with white-yellow-light blue-purple-darker blue-black
This saves your brush and won't darken the paint on the blade.
(add coats as needed)

7. Braid the threads together to form the chain.Leave the ends open for thing to be attached to them. Then attach th Paupu to one end of the braid.

8. Drill a small hole in the bottom of the blade and tie the other end of the braid to the small hole.
DONE!
http://img97.exs.cx/img97/3926/dsc0038112nv.jpg

Ok, now I'm sure this has problems so...post any question you may have. Thanks for reading ^_^

Lorelei
01-04-2005, 04:48 PM
Very, very helpful =) Thanks, hun. *saves*

HybridTwist
01-04-2005, 06:11 PM
Nicely done, Blight!

3t3rnal
03-12-2005, 09:01 AM
This is very helpful! Thank you!

musicalmafia
03-12-2005, 03:48 PM
o_o I love you.
Those are two of the three keyblades (well, the third is Riku's sword from CoM) I'm making for Akon
^_^ thank you so much! It'll really help out alot!

Blight
03-13-2005, 03:53 PM
No problem. I hope this can be placed on the site somewhere so all KH cosplayers can use this.

oblivion56101
03-16-2005, 05:44 PM
Well I finally got around to this:

For the Kingdom Key:
Materials required:
1 Big peice of poster board
1 Pencil
1 3 1/2' x 3/4" PVC pipe.
1 PVC primer and cement set
1 3/4" PVC cap(optional)
1 3/4" PVC connector
1 1/2" board of wood(your choice)
1 Roll of electrical tape
1 Chain and connector
2 Bottles of Acrylic paint. (yellow/blue or white/red depending on blade)
1 Bottle of spray paint (Silver or Gold, depending on blade)
------------------------------------------------
Equipment required:
1 Band saw
1 Epoxy glue tube
1 Drill
1 Rod(small)
1 Sand paper
------------------------------------------------
Instrctions:
1. On the poster board draw out the shape of the "crown" shape of the end of the key like so:
http://img134.exs.cx/img134/8383/keybladekingdomkey13ua.jpg
2. Also, draw out a template for the edges of the blade and the Mickey mouse head.
http://img134.exs.cx/img134/5580/keybladekingdomkey22lf.jpg
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/8926/keybladekingdomkey30pm.jpg
3. Now transfer those drawings to the wood. (ink it if you wanna see it better!)
4. Cut the PVC with about 1 foot of pipe for the handle and the rest for the blade. Then cement the two peices together.
5. While the cement settles, take the saw and cut out the peices.
6. With the rod and sandpaper, sand out grooves in the inside of the handle.
7. Now epoxy the sde handle to the PVC
By now this is what is done:
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/8824/picture9sn.jpg
8. Repeat step 6 with the "crown" and attach with epoxy at the other end.
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/1883/dsc003912tt.jpg
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/2163/dsc003910ws.jpg
Note: during the epoxy process you may want to use rubber bands to secure the epoxy.
9. Paint! Spray the "shaft" haha... and mikey head to the color required. Then using the acrylic paint, paint the handle and add the colored strip to the shaft. Spray some of the silver/gold paint into some newspaper. Apply that at the circular part of the handle cover(if doing Mikeys key spray the chain gold)
http://img141.exs.cx/img141/3366/keybladekingdomkey42em.jpg
10. using the drill attach the chain with mikey head to the bottom of the key.
11. Last step: Using the electrical tape cover the handle.
HORRAY!
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/9602/dsc003994mz.jpg
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/8950/dsc004011gx.jpg
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Oathkeeper

Materials required:
1 Big peice of poster board
1 Pencil
1 1/2" board of wood(your choice)
3 Silver strings to make chain
4-5 Bottles of Acrylic paint.
??? Wood primer
1 small peice if plywood for paupu fruit
------------------------------------------------
Equipment required:
1 Band saw
1 Drill
1 Dremel
1 Sand paper
------------------------------------------------
Ok this one is has more pics to help you out.
1. Draw the design onto poster board.
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/8251/picture0089ct.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7317/picture0118lx.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7059/picture0132hr.jpg
2. Transfer to the wood.
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/4930/oath0005uo.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/4006/oath0019qf.jpg
3. Using the band saw, cut out the basic shape and the paupufruit keychain(be careful at the corners and minute details!)
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7438/ok0023ho.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/558/okp4te.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/5289/okp14hv.jpg
4. SAND LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!
5. Apply 2-3 coats of wood primer over the whole peice. DO NOT LET DROPS SETLE!!!! if they do it will cause bumps on the blade.
http://img137.exs.cx/img137/9439/dsc0036316mo.jpg
6. Begin the slow but steady process of painting the whole thing.Also paint the cut out of the paupu fruit. Start with white-yellow-light blue-purple-darker blue-black
This saves your brush and won't darken the paint on the blade.
(add coats as needed)
7. Braid the threads together to form the chain.Leave the ends open for thing to be attached to them. Then attach th Paupu to one end of the braid.
8. Drill a small hole in the bottom of the blade and tie the other end of the braid to the small hole.
DONE!
http://img97.exs.cx/img97/3926/dsc0038112nv.jpg

Ok, now I'm sure this has problems so...post any question you may have. Thanks for reading ^_^
thx man im gonna make a kingdom key too thx a lot ur the best

Blight
12-21-2005, 11:00 AM
Update:
I've uploaded all the images into my gallery, maybe even some not mentioned. Check it out!

Makko
12-21-2005, 04:03 PM
How much would this all cost if i were to buy it from an art supply store? and do i need to use the cement, couldn't i use some sort of adhesive?

Blight
12-21-2005, 04:17 PM
The Kingdom key materials costs about $30 and the oath is about $40 because it's a large hunk of wood. Epoxy works best to adhere the PVC to wood.

caineyamiyasha
12-21-2005, 07:32 PM
That's really good! Thanks allot for all the info I helps me allot~

Makko
12-22-2005, 10:28 AM
would it be possible for me to use hard wood with the same diamaters as the PVC tubing? Couse i dont know where i could get some tubing.:geek:

Blight
12-22-2005, 02:41 PM
Home Depot or Lowes both carry tubing, just ask for it. ^_-

J Ryoga
12-25-2005, 01:17 AM
Can someone please post a tutorial like this for the Soul Eater?

Blight
12-25-2005, 12:15 PM
Soul eater eh? I don't know anyone who did one, better off maing a new topic for it. ^_-

Ichigo_Kurosaki
01-03-2006, 04:58 PM
I love this,so thx for posting it,so I've made 2 ^^

Blight
01-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Post pics, I'm anxious to see how good my directions are. ^_^

cdc
01-03-2006, 10:06 PM
is their anyway I can make the handel on the oathkeeper more round so I can hold it better?

and how did you get the design for the oathkeeper to the posterbord, I cant draw that strait.

one last thing, about how big was the posterboard you used for both.

thanks again. in definitly using these for Animazement

Ichigo_Kurosaki
01-07-2006, 11:12 AM
would you happen to have a tutorial for making Oblivion? lots of thanks if you do ^^

silvertear
01-08-2006, 07:26 PM
Thanks for the tutorial Blight. I pretty much followed it, but I made a few adjustments. For the blade part, I used a 1" diameter pvc pipe instead of the 3/4" one. I cut the 3/4" pipe blade, leaving about 4" from the top of blade/handle connector and sanded its circumference so that the 3/4" pipe just barely fit inside the 1" pipe. After using the pvc primer and cement, I managed to push the 3/4" pipe so that there would be about 1.5" between the connector and the 1" diameter pipe.

Well, the pic I have uploaded is about as good as I could have made the keyblade. Still could paint it better and add a little more detail...

Blight
01-08-2006, 09:38 PM
is their anyway I can make the handel on the oathkeeper more round so I can hold it better?

and how did you get the design for the oathkeeper to the posterbord, I cant draw that strait.

one last thing, about how big was the posterboard you used for both.

thanks again. in definitly using these for Animazement
Sanding can make it rounded and easier to grip but working with a plank of wood is hard to make a completely rounded handle. I just suggest sanding to the desired grip. ^_-

As far as poster board I used 2 peices of board taped together just to get the length. Rulers really help with a lot of those straight lines. Measure twice and cut once. ^_-


would you happen to have a tutorial for making Oblivion? lots of thanks if you do ^^

Well I haven't done one, but I could easily show how it could be done. All it is is an altered Oathkeeper with an oblivion design. The chain would be a light plastic held in with epoxy.


Silvertear, The visual helps a lot to understand what youy did. I just went with 3/4" pipe because it felt better in my hands, wich anyone could fix to fit there needs.

I'm really happy how this thread is helping out. As of now I have no intention of making any more keyblades as I have 3, plenty for me. But keep asking questions about other keyblades, I mean KH2 may have a few I may wanna do.

Kenesu
02-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Awesome guide Blight! One question I have is how long is the Kingdom Keyblade in length? Close to around 40 inches?

DemonMiko
03-23-2006, 06:57 PM
This thread really is helpful, but anyways, I wanted to ask about how heavy is the Oathkeeper after completion?

I know it probably depends on the wood you use, but could anyone give me a rough estimate?

Alexia Ishtar
04-06-2006, 01:14 AM
awesome tutorial, but I have a question for ya.

I'm making Kairi's keyblade (not the oathkeeper) so I'll be using a method similar to the one used for the Kingdom Key...when you are attatching the two pieces to the side of the handle....you're just epoxying them....not cutting or n'ething? I've never made a prop like a keyblade before so I just want to be sure what I'm getting into before I start ^_^()

Triad101
04-17-2006, 09:57 AM
How did Uplug the hole in the end of ur pvc at the tip of the blade?
What was the rod for? Nice tutorial, i'd like to see what ur working on now.

Blight
04-18-2006, 07:16 AM
Ok the keyblades are the length of a standard lacrosse stick. About 40" or so. It's plugged with some dense foam I spraypainted.

The side pieces are sanded dwon to mach the contour of the piping and epoxied on. Hope that helps.

Triad101
04-18-2006, 10:22 PM
but i still can't make sense of the rod; what size, what the hell was it for? Why did you paint the side pieces and not use spray paint? How did you get the shape for the sides? I'm trying to design it in photoshop but all i have by are ur notes and any pix i find on google. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Blight
04-18-2006, 11:40 PM
Be specific, do you mean the rod for sanding or for the shaft of the blade? I painted the sides because I had no yellow spray paint and I drew out the side peices repeatedly to get it's shape.

Triad101
04-19-2006, 12:12 AM
Equipment required:
1 Band saw
1 Epoxy glue tube
1 Drill
:confused: 1 Rod(small):confused:
1 Sand paper


in ur instructions you said we needed a small rod. you used it for sanding? How does that work? I guess it helps round the corners. Sorry if i'm a pest, but like you i take this seriously. I want to make this as realistic as possible.

Blight
04-19-2006, 07:04 AM
Yes, that is for sanding to groove the inside of the handle for the PVC.

Visual_Kyle
05-11-2006, 07:30 PM
Omg Thank You Soooooooooo Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xinababo
05-12-2006, 10:51 AM
Shouldn't the oathkeeper be less flat? Like Pikmin's:

http://pikminlink.com/CosplayGalleria/itemimages/keyblades.jpg

dnangelsora
05-12-2006, 09:25 PM
Any suggestions on what kind of wood to use for Oblivion?
i already have the small scale size and working on the large scale one,
but can you possibly point me in the direction of light but sturdy wood?

UviB
05-13-2006, 02:01 AM
where did you get the chain and connector? did you find one that was sliver or did you have to buy the yellow and paint it?

Hyde Coulter
05-17-2006, 11:29 AM
Shouldn't the oathkeeper be less flat? Like Pikmin's:

http://pikminlink.com/CosplayGalleria/itemimages/keyblades.jpg

In all fairness I think Blight did a great job for the materials he used, even if it is flat. (Even tho there are countless flat Keyblades out there to boot). Plus Pikmin Link's experience with Props is way up there, and not everyone has that many materials or time at their disposal.

Kudo's to you Blight on Your efforts and Actually Posting a Guide.

Blight
05-17-2006, 12:59 PM
where did you get the chain and connector? did you find one that was sliver or did you have to buy the yellow and paint it?

Home Depot and the chain is all metal.


And I know it's a bit flat but the time I would have needed to get that level of shape would have taken another month or so of work, I rounded it as much as I could. I'm still new to prop making, Pikmin is where I aspire to be. Those blades are absolute perfection and I can only dream to be that good.

PS. Pine is semi sturdy and easy to work with.

Seraphy
05-18-2006, 12:44 PM
Hmm, would I have to get one of those $150+ band saws, or could I just use something like... hand held from Home Depot (don't know what, I need help finding out what).

Cause those are kinda outta the question for me. As my parents wouldn't let me use anything like that. >_> Its gotta be completely non-power tools cept a drill.

First time making a Keyblade for me, and I plan on doing Way to the Dawn. Just need to plan out what I need to buy. ^^;

Blight
05-18-2006, 05:01 PM
A regular hand saw will make it real hard for those details. I'd ask friend and family if they can do the cut out for you.

Questor96
05-31-2006, 06:08 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you :bigtu: I really wanted to make one of these, and now i finally can.

just a question about size that I havent been able to find: in proportion to the length of the keyblade (I'm using a standard 40"), how large should the pieces surrounding the handle and the blade itself be?

Your tutorial rocks, I am eternally grateful for your skills.

Blight
05-31-2006, 10:52 PM
Umm About 2 1/2 fist lengths to be able to hold it in both hands with some movement room.

blackouts suck
07-09-2006, 11:50 AM
if u use the band saw to cut the shape out then wat the hek is the dremel for?

blackouts suck
07-10-2006, 10:25 AM
any ideas on how i could make an oblivion or oathkeeper 3d?
like...sanding the hell out of it or using a carving knife. tell me what u guys think

sry for the double post

ArchDuke
07-10-2006, 02:48 PM
EDIT:

Moved to THE keyblade thread for greater relevence. :)

Zander
08-01-2006, 12:55 AM
Fast question.

What did you use to cap of the end of the blade that has the key head?

baka alchemist
08-05-2006, 02:12 PM
@@ I love you for making this.....

Beryl
08-16-2006, 09:58 PM
any ideas on how i could make an oblivion or oathkeeper 3d?
like...sanding the hell out of it or using a carving knife. tell me what u guys think

sry for the double post
Sanding like nuts might take a while with wood, but it'd work. You'd definitely need a power sander, though, and very coarse sandpaper to get it down quickly. You would get progressively finer as you got closer to the right shape, so that it'll be nice and smooth. Also, you could try using a router or (like Sarcasm-hime does) a push-knife.

Blight
08-31-2006, 04:33 PM
Edit: Band saw really should be jig saw...-_-;

Beryl
08-31-2006, 11:00 PM
Edit: Band saw really should be jig saw...-_-;
That's what the Edit button in the lower-left corner of each of your posts is for. :D

Blight
09-01-2006, 07:07 AM
I did, I just wanted to give an update to those who haven't checked the front.

Beryl
09-01-2006, 05:36 PM
I did, I just wanted to give an update to those who haven't checked the front.
Really? The first post in the thread still says Band Saw. I thought that was what you meant. :x

Blight
09-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Oh...it didn't go through. XD Umm yeah, looks like 10 is the max pic size so I'm gonna fix that. Sorry all.

Eilis Angelos
09-02-2006, 09:46 PM
I bought a Dremel and I'll be using it to 3D my keyblades as well as the ones I'll be making to sell later. I'll try to take lots of pics if that will help anyone. :)

RibboNsAndLaCes
09-18-2006, 06:47 AM
I could use a turtorial for kairi's keyblade, though I know it's probably the same as the other ones x_X

uzamakisora
09-20-2006, 07:40 PM
I could use a turtorial for kairi's keyblade, though I know it's probably the same as the other ones x_X
Ditto.
I also want some pictures for the thing that is like /\oo/\ (blade thing) and
__
the |_| (handle) as i cant draw. :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

Beryl
09-20-2006, 09:52 PM
RibboNsAndLaCes:
Try the Keyblade Topic. Several people have made Kairi's keyblade, and can help you with yours. The most popular way to go about it, in short, is to make a flat keyblade (as in this tutorial), and to attach fake flowers (hand-made or otherwise) to the teeth afterwards.

uzamakisora:
Check the topic you made for this question. Also, check the Keyblade Topic.

AdamGarcia
10-22-2006, 09:11 PM
4. Cut the PVC with about 1 foot of pipe for the handle and the rest for the blade. Then cement the two peices together.

i dont understand what i glue together? o and on the handle do make that liitle groove for the pvc to settle? im really confused

easytayler36o
10-23-2006, 12:13 AM
Edit: Band saw really should be jig saw...-_-;
yea my dad use his jig saw for mine

Hiro_01
10-23-2006, 10:50 PM
i'm going to use paper mashay for my keyblade. I'm going as Roxes, but i'm going to make Sora's keyblade. That's alot easier then that and the only band saw that i have is in my wood carving class which i'm not takeing

TagaSeguchi
10-24-2006, 08:40 PM
Okay quick question I am going to be going to get a picture of the Oathkeeper enlarged about how wide would it be if I was making a 30 inch high blade? This is for some one who is shorter so I am making it in porportion.
10-12 inches maybe?

Blight
10-25-2006, 07:19 AM
PVC pipe: You glue together the long peice to a connector to the shorter handle pipe.

Handle: Grove out the handle using a large dowel to meet the contour of the pipe on the inside of the handle

Oathkeeper: You draw it. unless you have a projector then you're going to have to reference draw it. As far as balancing it, draw it out to see if it looks proportioned.

Fran-Chan
11-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Would one use the same instructions for the Kingdom Key if one was making Kairi's keyblade from KH2?

Beryl
11-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Would one use the same instructions for the Kingdom Key if one was making Kairi's keyblade from KH2?
Generally speaking, you could. Of course, the handle's a different shape, and that wouldn't account for the flowers, but it's entirely possible to do it that way, yes.

Swordmaster
03-22-2007, 11:34 PM
Oy, I did the Soul Eater, really annoying but pretty easy to do a general one within 2 school days.

Anywho, I can tell you how I did it but I still have to make depth and design modifications on mine.

Anywho, Blight, how in bloody did you get in between the handle and the guard for the oathkeeper and oblivion?

*edit* Shoot me, I was refering to the first page of this topic. Ah well.

dariken
04-11-2007, 11:13 AM
thank you blight for making these instructions thanks to you i may be able to crank 1 out b4 anime boston

Anuwkitsune
04-22-2007, 07:41 PM
THANK YOU! You have NO IDEA how much this helps me! I've been pulling my hair out for months trying to figure this out! Light and not made of metal. I LOVE YOU!

seux
04-26-2007, 03:59 AM
hey, what measurements did you use in your oathkeeper?
thanks
i'm having problems in making mine without the measurements, i really suck in making measurements

XxRoxasxX
05-08-2007, 02:20 PM
Hey Blight thx for the info im going to make 1 kingdom key, and 1 Oath Keeper

Kaits
05-08-2007, 06:22 PM
Thank you, thank you! My little brother wants to do a Sora next year and I was worried about the key blades. Especially since he wants to do one of the special forms, therefore needing two keyblades. Thank you again! :D

Zerimar
05-23-2007, 05:17 AM
Does anyone have an idea on how to make the Dark keyblade wielded by Riku in the Riku II battle in the Grand Hall of Hollow Bastion.
Description:This blade is shaped like the true Keyblade, with the loophole around the handle and the key-like shape at the end, but it is quite sinister-looking compared to its lookalike. The streamlined blade is black, with the end in the shape of a curved and broken heart. The handle is red!

so got any ideas im all ears maybe somones whos made one b4

Zerimar
05-24-2007, 06:36 PM
Ever do a Heartless keyblade i need a tutorial on a heartless keyblade
(kh1 Fnal riku vs. sora battle)

VII Fangirl
05-25-2007, 11:28 AM
Does anyone have an idea on how to make the Dark keyblade wielded by Riku in the Riku II battle in the Grand Hall of Hollow Bastion.
Description:This blade is shaped like the true Keyblade, with the loophole around the handle and the key-like shape at the end, but it is quite sinister-looking compared to its lookalike. The streamlined blade is black, with the end in the shape of a curved and broken heart. The handle is red!

so got any ideas im all ears maybe somones whos made one b4

It's not the most dificult to make, so I've heard. It's certainly a lot easier to draw than the others (I know that one). There's discussion around here somewhere... T H E keyblade topic KHI-KH2 (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=79733) has a lot of information on 'blades other than KK and Oathkeeper. I am assuming you mean the Dark Keyblade (http://www.kh2.co.uk/image.php?view=kh/artwork/025.jpg) (is there a proper name for this?) and not Way to Dawn (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2f/Way_to_Dawn_(Riku's_Keyblade).jpg/180px-Way_to_Dawn_(Riku's_Keyblade).jpg)

4ng31
05-25-2007, 11:42 AM
hey, what measurements did you use in your oathkeeper?
thanks
i'm having problems in making mine without the measurements, i really suck in making measurements

The way I got the measurements for mine was by taken an original picture of the keyblade I was making, imported it into PhotoShop, cropped it to the edges, and enlarged it to 40 inches (tall) with the width dimensions proportional.

I then printed it out in tiles, cut them out, and taped them all together. I just recently started doing Soul Eater, so maybe I can take some pictures and screen-shots and post them in here for tutuorial purposes.

rigir12
06-12-2007, 11:47 AM
PVC pipe: You glue together the long peice to a connector to the shorter handle pipe.

Handle: Grove out the handle using a large dowel to meet the contour of the pipe on the inside of the handle

Oathkeeper: You draw it. unless you have a projector then you're going to have to reference draw it. As far as balancing it, draw it out to see if it looks proportioned.

how do you use a dowel to meet the contour of the pipe to the inside of the handle :confused:

rigir12
06-14-2007, 11:29 PM
How big should I make the crown,Mickey's head, and the handle part if i am making a 40" kingdom key

Pictures of what they would look like would be appreshated too!

Toshi_Riku
07-07-2007, 08:13 PM
i think i can do this but i dont have the tools
is there place where they can cut the shape out for you or something?

Chibi Plush Toy
07-10-2007, 04:24 AM
Okay I was going to ask the question on buying a jigsaw because I've been in woodshop for a full FOUR YEARS now (and i'm pretty tired of getting stuck in that class after every first semester when I register for something different)...coz I can't afford a jigsaw.

Those who can't afford a jigsaw (which is most everyone like myself), can buy a COPING SAW! I was thinking it over in my head and it's pretty much the same process, use a drill & unscrew the screw that keeps the coping saw in place then put the saw through the drill hole & cut the shape of the keyblade. Unscrew cap again and take the saw teeth out from the coping saw & keyblade, then rescrew...eh I guess y'all don't know what I'm talking about so holdup.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/zon/zon35-670.jpg -- so yeah basically the alternative to the jigsaw, for those of you who need it.

:)

pval25035
07-28-2007, 02:25 AM
sorry to sound retarded here but this is my first time ever experiencing with this and i really dont get what im cementing together i understand that your glueing the pvc pipe to the handle and the crown peice so what am i cementing??

haru-chan
08-07-2007, 09:58 AM
ya but wat are the demensions for the crown peice and for the handle?

oathyman
08-23-2007, 10:23 PM
thanks, im gonna try to make kingdom key this weekend lol i was wondering u think u could make a post on how to make oblivion, i realy wana have an oathkeeper and oblivion but looks like u need to be a good drawer to make oathkeeper and im no good drawer lol

Beryl
08-24-2007, 09:57 PM
thanks, im gonna try to make kingdom key this weekend lol i was wondering u think u could make a post on how to make oblivion, i realy wana have an oathkeeper and oblivion but looks like u need to be a good drawer to make oathkeeper and im no good drawer lol
By my guess, Oblivion isn't any less detailed than the Oathkeeper. Quite the contrary: while Oathkeeper has lots of simple shapes, there are lots of intricate details on the key end of Oblivion. Not to mention the chain must be accounted for, and so on.

Even if it were more simple, the basic idea would be the same for this method.

Direct_Threat
08-24-2007, 11:19 PM
By my guess, Oblivion isn't any less detailed than the Oathkeeper. Quite the contrary: while Oathkeeper has lots of simple shapes, there are lots of intricate details on the key end of Oblivion. Not to mention the chain must be accounted for, and so on.

Even if it were more simple, the basic idea would be the same for this method.


Oblivion takes me (on average) 10 or so hours more than oathkeeper. Attaching the chain and sanding out all the of small angles on the key portion is a pain.

AdamGarcia
09-10-2007, 06:54 PM
whenever i cut out the handle do i cut it out as a whole or in 2 parts? For the Kingdom Key btw

cagedbudgie
09-25-2007, 03:53 AM
The reference pic I am using for Oathkeeper is where I have been getting all my ratios from. The only problem is that assuming the keyblade I make is 4 feet long, the 2 "rods" (can't think of a better word) that make up the body will be only 1.6cm wide. Will this break too easily while i am making it? If so, what is the minimum width i should make them?

kairislife
09-25-2007, 10:08 PM
what about the "true heart"?

cagedbudgie
09-26-2007, 02:19 AM
well, yeah that will be even harder as it is 0.8cm thick so that would snap in like a second.

kairislife
09-26-2007, 07:56 PM
hey is there tutorial for how to make the true heart or circle of life keyblades

cagedbudgie
09-26-2007, 11:17 PM
go to

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95867&highlight=keyblade

it will tell you if there is a tutorial on anything to do with kingdom hearts.

kairislife
09-27-2007, 05:07 PM
o thank you
i just thouhgt this was a tutorial thread of how to make keyblades

cagedbudgie
09-27-2007, 11:37 PM
this is a thread on 1 persons idea for making 2 keyblades. If the keyblade you are making is not oathkeeper or kingdom key, it may be better to check that link.

Of course, it is the same general idea for most of them i think. I altered this and made my own tutorial off this for Oblivion, by changing a few small things.

NewCosplayGrl
12-13-2007, 05:55 PM
I DO NOT DO COMISSIONS

Well I finally got around to this:

For the Kingdom Key:
Materials required:
1 Big peice of poster board
1 Pencil
1 3 1/2' x 3/4" PVC pipe.
1 PVC primer and cement set
1 3/4" PVC cap(optional)
1 3/4" PVC connector
1 1/2" board of wood(your choice)
1 Roll of electrical tape
1 Chain and connector
2 Bottles of Acrylic paint. (yellow/blue or white/red depending on blade)
1 Bottle of spray paint (Silver or Gold, depending on blade)
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Equipment required:
1 Jig saw
1 Epoxy glue tube
1 Drill
1 Rod(small)
1 Sand paper
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Instrctions:
1. On the poster board draw out the shape of the "crown" shape of the end of the key like so:
http://img134.exs.cx/img134/8383/keybladekingdomkey13ua.jpg

2. Also, draw out a template for the edges of the blade and the Mickey mouse head.
http://img134.exs.cx/img134/5580/keybladekingdomkey22lf.jpg
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/8926/keybladekingdomkey30pm.jpg

3. Now transfer those drawings to the wood. (ink it if you wanna see it better!)

4. Cut the PVC with about 1 foot of pipe for the handle and the rest for the blade. Then cement the two peices together.

5. While the cement settles, take the saw and cut out the peices.

6. With the rod and sandpaper, sand out grooves in the inside of the handle.

7. Now epoxy the sde handle to the PVC
By now this is what is done:
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/8824/picture9sn.jpg

8. Repeat step 6 with the "crown" and attach with epoxy at the other end.
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/1883/dsc003912tt.jpg
http://img65.exs.cx/img65/2163/dsc003910ws.jpg
Note: during the epoxy process you may want to use rubber bands to secure the epoxy.

9. Paint! Spray the "shaft" haha... and mikey head to the color required. Then using the acrylic paint, paint the handle and add the colored strip to the shaft. Spray some of the silver/gold paint into some newspaper. Apply that at the circular part of the handle cover(if doing Mikeys key spray the chain gold)
http://img141.exs.cx/img141/3366/keybladekingdomkey42em.jpg

10. using the drill attach the chain with mikey head to the bottom of the key.

11. Last step: Using the electrical tape cover the handle.
HORRAY!
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/9602/dsc003994mz.jpg
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/8950/dsc004011gx.jpg
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Oathkeeper

Materials required:
1 Big peice of poster board
1 Pencil
1 1/2" board of wood(your choice)
3 Silver strings to make chain
4-5 Bottles of Acrylic paint.
??? Wood primer
1 small peice if plywood for paupu fruit
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Equipment required:
1 jig saw
1 Drill
1 Dremel
1 Sand paper
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Ok this one is has more pics to help you out.

1. Draw the design onto poster board.
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/8251/picture0089ct.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7317/picture0118lx.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7059/picture0132hr.jpg

2. Transfer to the wood.
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/4930/oath0005uo.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/4006/oath0019qf.jpg

3. Using the band saw, cut out the basic shape and the paupufruit keychain(be careful at the corners and minute details!)
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7438/ok0023ho.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/558/okp4te.jpg
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/5289/okp14hv.jpg

4. SAND LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!

5. Apply 2-3 coats of wood primer over the whole peice. DO NOT LET DROPS SETLE!!!! if they do it will cause bumps on the blade.
http://img137.exs.cx/img137/9439/dsc0036316mo.jpg

6. Begin the slow but steady process of painting the whole thing.Also paint the cut out of the paupu fruit. Start with white-yellow-light blue-purple-darker blue-black
This saves your brush and won't darken the paint on the blade.
(add coats as needed)

7. Braid the threads together to form the chain.Leave the ends open for thing to be attached to them. Then attach th Paupu to one end of the braid.

8. Drill a small hole in the bottom of the blade and tie the other end of the braid to the small hole.
DONE!
http://img97.exs.cx/img97/3926/dsc0038112nv.jpg

Ok, now I'm sure this has problems so...post any question you may have. Thanks for reading ^_^

Thank you so much!This is going to help with my Naruto Kingdom Heart Sword!

khislove12
04-21-2008, 08:02 PM
how big should the key blade part be like the blade part because im not really sure how long that should be or how thick of wood

d.n.angel fan
05-08-2008, 01:13 AM
this is a great help i will make the kingdom key now thanks *_*

Nisnavax
05-18-2008, 03:42 PM
can you use super glue instead of epoxy?

Beryl
05-25-2008, 10:27 AM
how big should the key blade part be like the blade part because im not really sure how long that should be or how thick of wood
That really depends upon you. You should choose a size that allows you to make your keyblade to scale with your body.

I would imagine that you'd want to keep the wood no thicker than the PVC (3/4").

can you use super glue instead of epoxy?
Well... maybe, but you'll end up sacrificing strength.

Super glue is not all that super. I can say - honestly and without exaggeration - that every single object that I have super-glued in my entire life has fallen apart later. You'd be better off with something that actually works: epoxy or gorilla glue (used properly - may need to sand the PVC) could fit the bill here.

Nisnavax
07-11-2008, 10:22 PM
muahahaha i just used duct tape!!!!! It worked!!!!! ^^'

Meta77
09-27-2008, 01:18 AM
sorryfor reviving a long dead post but you say you can use a band saw and materials will cost around 40 dollars. how much do band saws usually cost.

LegacyOfMadara
09-27-2008, 02:41 PM
sorryfor reviving a long dead post but you say you can use a band saw and materials will cost around 40 dollars. how much do band saws usually cost.

well, any type of power saw is going to cost you more than $50(that's if you go the cheap"MIGHT make it through a prop" route), then you have the price of blades. You'd be looking at around $100 by the time you got all of the materials minimum.

winter_kira
10-22-2008, 08:47 PM
Thanks...but what colours are the halloween town one?

Soraexplorer
01-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Thanks for this guide! I'm making the kingdom key for my christmastown sora cosplay!

"shaft"
Giggity? xD

nikkimustang
04-03-2009, 10:10 PM
Hey, I know a lot of people have been asking for patterns for the handles and teethy part (or so it seemed as I was rescanning through). Therefore, I bring you:

Teeth: http://nikkimustang77.deviantart.com/art/Making-of-Kingdom-Key-1-115554141
Handle: http://nikkimustang77.deviantart.com/art/Making-of-Kingdom-Key-2-115557086

More detailed instructions are in the descriptions, but I scaled my keyblade down to 33 inches and figure you can do some ratio work if you want to for your height (I'm 5'4"). I have no idea how it looks, because I'm just getting around to buying PVC tomorrow, but once I know I'll get back to you.

Also, I plan on using insulation foam for the handles/teeth instead of wood. Seems a bit easier for me, as I don't have saws, am accident prone, and have a friend with plenty of insulation hanging around. I'll post how it goes once it's done.

SakuBladesXIII
04-13-2009, 12:16 PM
I'm still alittle confused on how you make the small blue area between the handle and blade part.
I'm confused on how you make it thinner. It's my first time making a keyblade ;.;

Sunarry
05-29-2009, 04:07 PM
Could you do this for Riku's Keyblade too? Or would the handle be too thin?
http://media.photobucket.com/image/riku%20keyblade/Jarkis0Jockovis0Ish0Mine/The_LureBreaker_Keyblade_by_Lysa.jpg

FFloverxx3
08-02-2009, 04:13 PM
Yeah, total newbie at making stuff, but by the piece of wood, how big would I have to buy that? 1/2" doesn't make sense to me..

EDIT: OHZ LOL. I totally get it now. *palms face*

XnumberXthirteenX
08-26-2009, 10:52 PM
would I be able to use a wooden dowel and some pink insulation foam instead... I can't exactly get a hold on lots of this stuff for some reason... lots of others say that i can use it as long as i use some form of medium so stop the foam from melting... i have heard Gesso is really good... have you ever used it?? and do you know where to get it (if it's even available in Canada) XD

Thanks in advance for help XD