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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:14 AM   #16
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Oh wow this is awesome! Looks like I can try this as i need to make this but I'm not good at math or cant draw a straight line lol. Keep up the good work also a material list would be awesome
Dont worry! I believe that you can make this. This sword is fairly simple. The hardest part was mapping out the correct dimensions. But if you want I can send you the measurements.
I will also update the first post of the materials I have used so far and keep updating it.

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Unread 10-04-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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Be extremely careful when painting it! Some paints can melt foam REALLY quickly...

Make sure you test your paint on a scrap piece before, I would really suck to ruin such a great project!
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Unread 10-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #18
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Be extremely careful when painting it! Some paints can melt foam REALLY quickly...

Make sure you test your paint on a scrap piece before, I would really suck to ruin such a great project!
This is easy to fix..Use white glue (the kind you used in school that was liquidy) and a paintbrush..Paint the glue on, then use spray paint..
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #19
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Be extremely careful when painting it! Some paints can melt foam REALLY quickly...

Make sure you test your paint on a scrap piece before, I would really suck to ruin such a great project!
That is very very true, but just like JasonTerror said, all you need to do is make sure to apply a sealer before painting. I hope to start sealing this weekend so I will show my process on how I do that.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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Wow, really awesome job! I made the "open" base sword some time ago, but cut everything by hand using a box cutter... not even close to being as clean as your cuts. Wish I had read this back in 2005
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Unread 10-05-2012, 04:10 AM   #21
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Wow, really awesome job! I made the "open" base sword some time ago, but cut everything by hand using a box cutter... not even close to being as clean as your cuts. Wish I had read this back in 2005
I honestly give lots of props (pun not intended lol) to the people who free hand it. that takes a good eye and a lot of skill. Two things I lack. lol
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Unread 10-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #22
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This is looking amazing. I've been meaning to remake one, but watching your progress makes mine look like too much work haha. I really enjoy watching you make this, This is going to turn out beautiful! Keep up the good work! ^___^!
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Unread 10-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #23
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Very clean design and construction, hot wire cutters are definitely the way to go for quick clean edges in foam.

Even though the entire piece is foam, I'd still recommend some sort of core support rod, especially since you have no plans to make the individual swords detachable. What ever type of hard coat finish you decide upon could easily get too heavy for a simple foam hilt to handle and it would be a shame for the piece to snap after all the work you've put into it.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #24
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This is looking amazing. I've been meaning to remake one, but watching your progress makes mine look like too much work haha. I really enjoy watching you make this, This is going to turn out beautiful! Keep up the good work! ^___^!
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Very clean design and construction, hot wire cutters are definitely the way to go for quick clean edges in foam.

Even though the entire piece is foam, I'd still recommend some sort of core support rod, especially since you have no plans to make the individual swords detachable. What ever type of hard coat finish you decide upon could easily get too heavy for a simple foam hilt to handle and it would be a shame for the piece to snap after all the work you've put into it.
I fully agree and plan on putting inner supports. That's the main reason for cutting all the pieces in half, so that I can add support through out the sword.
As for the hard coat finish, I will not be adding a hard coat to the whole sword, the weight will just be too unrealistic. Instead I might just be adding a hard coat to the blade edge, since that will be the weakest point and most susceptible to damage.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 04:22 AM   #25
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Late update.
Oct 5

So today was dedicated to adding the inner support.





I decided to add small ribs on the inside to add a bit more support.





Then I used Gorilla Glue to glue it together. and let it dry

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Unread 10-07-2012, 04:27 AM   #26
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Dont worry! I believe that you can make this. This sword is fairly simple. The hardest part was mapping out the correct dimensions. But if you want I can send you the measurements.
I will also update the first post of the materials I have used so far and keep updating it.
Thank you! knowing the materials help big time as I need to make this but his Kingdom Hearts 2 version where its wrapped up and yes if you can pm the measurements of each sword.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 04:28 AM   #27
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So today I realized that I added too much glue and spent almost 2hours sanding away the extra glue. that was the biggest pain in the butt! LOL

Other then that, I final sanded the pieces and prepped it to be sealed.
Now people use different stuff to seal the foam but for me, I always use KILZ2. Becareful, the Orignal KILZ is oil-base and wont work, but KILZ2 is water-base.





I like to do a few coats. Tomw will be spend adding more coats then I can make the blade guard and paint.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 04:29 AM   #28
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Thank you! knowing the materials help big time as I need to make this but his Kingdom Hearts 2 version where its wrapped up and yes if you can pm the measurements of each sword.
Ok I will send you the final measurements, once I glue them all together.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 01:25 AM   #29
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Ok! Sorry for the late update but all I did for the past 3 days was keep adding layers of KILZ2 to seal the foam.

One thing that happened is that when I glued the bottom blade together some glue got on the wood that was used to clap the pieces together, and was stuck. So it took a HUGE chunk out of the foam, but nothing a little body filler cant fix.





I filled it and sanded it, pictures will come later.

So I also wet sanded the other pieces to get them smooth and ready for filler primer to get rid of all the tine imperfections



Also added craft foam to the rounded piece, dont worry I will paint it. red craft foam is all I had.



and finally! I glued the top serrated blade to the bottom blade!!

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Unread 10-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #30
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Stupid trick

i had that happen to me too... glued my prop to the wodden splints... while clamping...

i learned from a furneture maker one of hiss stupid tricke... WAX Paper... between the wood and your glued peice... wax side on the propper side... works great and costs little...

even with urathane glue..
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