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Unread 06-13-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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Swords... omg GREAT swords!!!

Where do you get your swords? I just can't believe it! They're all so... wonderful!!!
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I want to know where do you get swords like this, and I know some of you actually DO the swords by yourself, how can you do that?
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Unread 06-13-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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Wood, sintra, sculpy, foam...lots of ways ^_^
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Unread 06-13-2003, 03:45 PM   #3
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Maybe even making it in metal too, but that might go against rules at the convention... but you can always use it for photo shoots and such. ^^

But stick to the friendly materials like plastic, foam and wood. They don't break any rules.
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Unread 06-13-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
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Awww... But metal weapons can be a defense too! :'( well, anyone can tell me the technique how to make 'em?
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Unread 06-13-2003, 04:45 PM   #5
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molding it from melted metal is alot easier then trying when hard trust me on that 1 i made a really good sword from that method.
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Unread 06-13-2003, 04:48 PM   #6
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But where can I find "Melted metal"? :P
And I don't have the technique either... Please help me, because if I cosplay one day I MUST have a weapon!
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Unread 06-13-2003, 04:48 PM   #7
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anyone here commision swords.
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Unread 06-14-2003, 01:21 AM   #8
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I've made swords from wood; it's not that hard if you have some basic tools (a bandsaw makes cutting the shape easier)...a good pushknife and a rasp and some sandpaper and you're set!

Pics of the Kamui sword I made are in my gallery.
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Unread 06-14-2003, 02:40 AM   #9
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I just made my first sword ever with the help of my Dad. We used Owens Corning insulation foam (you can find it at hardware stores in these HUGE pink boards of it), some knives (to cut it out), a couple of dremels (these high speed mini-sanders/drills), fine-tooth sandpaper, primer and spray paint and a wooden dowel for the handle.

Final coat of paint goes on tomorrow... it's taken us about three days but it's turned out really well (making Paine's sword from FFX-2)... and it's really light... gotta be careful, though, since it's foam it can get dented pretty easily.

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Unread 06-14-2003, 05:17 AM   #10
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Ack! how'd i get in there. That sword isn't even complete.

Well i just keep buying more and more tools. In two more years, i'll think i'll have more tools than my dad.... scary.

But I usually work with wood, whatever kind i can get, and play around. I usually never go with detail, i just look at a picture, memorize and make it how ever i want. It sometimes gets too boring pushing every detail.

*waves around finished buster sword* time: 2 hours of wood work plus 2 hours of painting.
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Unread 06-14-2003, 06:40 AM   #11
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Thank you all, but I'm wondering, what wood do you use?
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Unread 06-15-2003, 02:30 PM   #12
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I've used pine. It's easy to carve, but you do need to be careful as you can get dents in it by accident if you're not careful.
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Unread 06-15-2003, 04:43 PM   #13
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Thank you
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http://www.ksuanime.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6

A tutorial on how I've done things. My method has it's downsides (stuff is heavy, takes a while to make) but I think they turn out pretty well. After seeing some of the stuff people have done on here, I'll probalby look into alternate methods like casting or vacuform. That should prove interesting ^^
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Thank you a lot for this
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