This is a before and after shot of my mugen sword.
Mateials Used: a sword (this one is real as you can see), sheet metal, twine, plastic canvas, model magic, burgundy..ish spraypaint, light gold acylic paint, clear spray on Laquer, black sharpie, X-acto knife, foaming paint stripper, 220 or 180 grade sandpaper and liguid nail.
If you are using a real sword...
1. wrap the blade in cloth/ rags and tape to secure them in place. This is done to protect the blade from paint thinner, paint as well as ensure you don't cut yourself. Remove any decorative stoppers and end pieces (i dont know there technical names).
2. Remove the old paint by either using paint/ laquer thinner and a paint scrapper (i used a foaming thinner and a plastic scrapper)
3. Any deep grove or designs need to be filled in with either sandable woodglue or wood filler. Sand the sword using a medium grain sanding paper (180) to remove any dirt, scratches and left over paint. (remember not to sand so much that you distort the shape of the sword.) Finish sanding with a fine grain sand paper (220 ) to get the wood nice and smooth again.
4.Use a dry cloth to remove excess dust from the sword. You may use a slightly damp cloth to gently wipe the remainder of the dust off as well. Then let the sword dry.
To be continued....
Chergnomebyl posted on 02-24-2010 at 10:46 PM:
Awesome job on this! Very skillful!
Redgameboy posted on 02-01-2010 at 04:01 PM:
say what?! how much was the original $word u got?
U use mold magic for the 2gold prongs and holster stoppers?
~H~ posted on 09-02-2009 at 01:04 PM:
So impressive!!! This is like movie quality *_*.
Thevina posted on 08-29-2009 at 10:50 AM:
sweet! I've been trying to find a photo of the sword 'cause I'm making one for my Mugen cosplay.
mugensc posted on 08-26-2009 at 12:08 AM:
you rock :O