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Unread 02-20-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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Star Guardian staff help

OK, So I'm trying to get my head around making Lulu's Star Guardian staff from League of Legends, and I have one major technical hurdle to overcome.

The bag I will be transporting everything to the con can hold at most a 60cm long object, So I'm going to need to break the staff down in at least two places, probably at the base of the head and part-way down the body of the staff.

The issue I'm having is that I can't seem to get a straight answer on the best way to do this as well as what materials to use for constructing the staff body, so I was wondering what advice everyone has.

Thanks in advance!
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Unread 02-20-2018, 07:01 PM   #2
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Simply there is multiple methods each one as valid as the other. It's just what works best for each person.

Personally I'd go with a 1'' pvc pipe and install fitting to connect/disconnect them as needed.
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Simply there is multiple methods each one as valid as the other. It's just what works best for each person.

Personally I'd go with a 1'' pvc pipe and install fitting to connect/disconnect them as needed.

And one of the problems I was having was finding the right connector for this task.
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Well to keep things simple just get a matching bolt with a nut. Like so https://dir.indiamart.com/thane/ms-bolt-nut.html

Fit the bolt in one rod and the nut in the other. Thus you will be able to screw it together and apart as needed.
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OK, so I think I've figured it out. Using this pipe as the body and making my own connectors from this one with the addition of some 1mm shims to get the internal and external diameters to match.

And then using Kamui's magnets method to hold it together.
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While a nut and bolt is probably the most secure method, just to give you other options when I made my Lunara spear I went the super low-tech route and just glued a dowel rod inside one half of my pipe, then added tape until the friction was enough to keep both pipe pieces together. Worked wonderfully well, and when the tape eventually rubs down enough to get loose I can easily just add more to fix it up. With the spear itself being papier mache I think the pipe and fitting will last longer than the exterior.
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