I was wondering how you would figure out which materials would be the best to create a certain item.
So for example, I wish to create this sword, the Facelifter, the tank sword from World of Warcraft :
So I was thinking, what should I start with??
1.Cardboard base? Like cut the shape of the sword out of regular box cardboard.
2.Get the pink insulation foam from Home Depot or something, cut it to the sword shape roughly for a base, and then use expanding foam, which I never used in my life before, and then use the expanding foam to actually shape itself into a sword by carving it, etc. But even before that, I don't know what to use to cut the big hunk of the pink insulation form to a sword shape that is close to the Facelifter sword.
Maybe there are more methods than just these three which I can think of, so please if you have any ideas, please post them, thank you, and the other point was, how would I know which materials used will result in the best and nearest to perfect result for the certain item I'm creating, which in this case is the Facelifter tank sword?
Best Regards and thank you once more