This is the last-minute sword that park rules unfortunately had me leave behind at picnic check-in.
I was happy with finding such an effective last-minute solution to creating a prop sword. It is essentially like making a kite. The PVC pipe has holes drilled into it, for a wooden dowel, which supports the arc in tie wire, that is also threaded through drilled holes, then tucked into the end of the pipe. The tie wire creates the outside frame of the blade. Then the end of the PVC is capped with a foam "marshmello" that is carved like a sword tip. The whole thing is covered in silver wrapping paper. Glue actually made hideous ripples in the wrapping paper. I should have used only cellophane tape, which didn't stick-out, at all, the way I worried it would.
I was actually thinking of keeping this prototype as my actual prop, after replacing the glitter-gold adhesive craft foam with an actual hilt. The "kite frame" is safer than actual metal and lighter than a wooden sword. But my metal T-square fell on it and slashed right through the wrapping paper. ;_;
LordDraco3 posted on 10-03-2010 at 01:55 AM:
This is a really interesting way to make a sword base
|mysticdragon3 replied on 12-11-2010 at 12:06 AM:|
Thanks so much! ^_^ I plan to fully explore this technique, maybe with a sturdier, relatively thin, paper mache version.
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