Kuro-poo's sword is almost done!
Forgive my out-of-order photos; I noticed it after I uploaded it and now I'm too lazy to re-edit it. ^^;
So: I built the dragon out of craft foam. It started out as a simple tube with the shape of the mouth cut out, and I just began layering over it. I had no real plan - I cut pieces to mimic the layered look in one of many inconsistent reference photos.
The center pic shows the early stage of the layering. You can see the back of the tube. The eyes and nostrils were shaped by layering almond pieces and then covered with another long piece of foam to get the curvy look.
The long, spiky bits were layered to hide some of the less desirable parts and the entire dragon was clear-coated to harden (leftmost pic).
Finally, the dragon was painted a bright gold (rightmost). In this pic, it's not actually glued onto the hilt, which is why it looks a little crooked. XD
I still need to add the red gem eyes, touch up parts of the dragon and hilt, and add a shiny clear coat. Overall, however, it's nearly finished.
Hours so far ~15
evenstar1 posted on 12-28-2011 at 02:10 PM:
Looking good can't wait to see it finished.