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Unread 09-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #16
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Hey, cool tutorial! It gave me ideas for my Yuffie weapon I still need to make. XD
But might I suggest, that instead of using Clay for the last step of part 5, the bolt-type things on the sword, you/readers of this tutorial could use things called wooden plugs? They're little rounded wood pieces that when painted and glued on, they can look like that. They're found in several sizes in Home Depot. :]
This is also possible. This is also a better idea as you can get them in all the same size so you don't have to worry about them being off a little. So yea, those can be used. you will need to poke little holes with a screwdriver or something, but make sure the hole is a little smaller then the area of the plugs that push in. then take them back out and glue them back in. This way the whole is exactly the size you need. You can also sharpen the ends to make it the same thing as the handle.

And let's make them cheaper. You can also get them at Michael's and Joann's in the woog crafts section for less money.
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Thanks for finding it a good idea and expanding on it.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #18
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Lol I totally forgot about those until you mentioned them..I see them at Joann's every time I go to get the spools for the ORG coat hardware I make lol
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The plugs look a lot like this
http://www.widgetco.com/button-top-wood-plugs
But they sometimes can be found with a thinner stem part that's longer
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Do you think this would work for a Sephiroth sword? Obviously the sword would not be as wide or thick, but the same general concept for construction of the sword.
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Do you think this would work for a Sephiroth sword? Obviously the sword would not be as wide or thick, but the same general concept for construction of the sword.
No no bad idea. Please do not make one out of this stuff..HUGE waste of foam too..Your very VERY best bet (other then metal) is wood. If you can not do that, then cardboard with a dowel on it.
This is a great tut on one:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=76828
Follow this and be sure to look under all of those pics there, because there is another pic that shows what to do for longer swords like his.
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Ok, well I already had the foam from a previous project so I thought I would ask. I'm not sure about the wood seeing as I have no power tools and I really don't have that much cardboard either. Thank you for answering though.

Awesome job on the sword by the way.
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WEll, using the foam will be very flimsy and will easilly break. The cloud one won't because of it's size, but because sephy's is so this, it would snap under any wind. If you really want to do it out of this stuff you could fiberglass over it. But I don't know or sure how well that would work..
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I will probably just have my dad help me out, thank you for the advise though
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WEll, using the foam will be very flimsy and will easilly break. The cloud one won't because of it's size, but because sephy's is so this, it would snap under any wind. If you really want to do it out of this stuff you could fiberglass over it. But I don't know or sure how well that would work..

You reinforce it inside with a stronger core......
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You reinforce it inside with a stronger core......
I actually thought about mentioning that..But When I went to the store, the thinnest they had was 3/4in and that would be almost impossible to split to get anything inside it..And if you use 2 of them, it will look really thick and odd. So it's kind of a lose lose. If they have like a 1/2in one I guess 2 of those wouldn't look too bad..But I didn't see any that thin so I can't say there ARE any..
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If you made the Masamune out of foam though, couldn't you reinforce it by sticking some thin yet stiff wire through it without having to cut it in half? A proper wire ought to be able to cut through stuff like insulation foam without too much issue. Then if you attached a strong handle and fiber glassed it for a smooth finish + extra stength.. theoretically couldn't it be possible?

I think that no matter what you do the darn thing is going to be fragile and hard to carry around really.. if it's anything much less than a real sword that is.

I saw someone with one that appeared to be foam and tin foil at SC one year.. it wasn't holding up well... but with said reinforcement, it would surely do better.
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Hmm..That could work..The person would have to very carefull though..As the wire could very easily pop out of the side, top or bottom..But saying they would still need to fiberglass it would make that kinda pointless I think..Since fiberglassing it should make it strong enough without the wire in it, bringing us back to the point I said in the first place..
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I actually thought about mentioning that..But When I went to the store, the thinnest they had was 3/4in and that would be almost impossible to split to get anything inside it..And if you use 2 of them, it will look really thick and odd. So it's kind of a lose lose. If they have like a 1/2in one I guess 2 of those wouldn't look too bad..But I didn't see any that thin so I can't say there ARE any..
small gauge wire and weave them together.....
Use 2 foam pieces hollow out the middle.....
Sand......
Sephiroths sword is not as thin as you think.......
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