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Unread 09-26-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question Gundam Deathscythe Hell - Beam Scythes

So, I am working on building a Gundam Deathscythe Hell cosplay for next year. I would like to be able to create a twin-beam scythe that lights up. The main part of the scythe is done for the most part (minus a little paint and detailing).

Can anyone give me some suggestions on what I can do to create the blades for the scythe? I already have the LED's for it, I just want to know how best to create the blades so I can encase the LED's into it.

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You don't need to encase anything. You just need something to refract the light source. Here's a quick demonstration of what I mean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38okXuhjM_E

You just need a thin acrylic sheet, rough up the surface, and that should do it.

Hopefully this was helpful.
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You don't need to encase anything. You just need something to refract the light source. Here's a quick demonstration of what I mean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38okXuhjM_E

You just need a thin acrylic sheet, rough up the surface, and that should do it.

Hopefully this was helpful.
That would definitely work. Would just need to scratch it up like they did in the video then huh? That and I would probably have to find a large enough sheet as Deathscythe's blades are a bit big. For example...

https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net...20160403153131
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I'm making a very large sword using green acrylic and I was able to find a sheet 9 feet long by 4 feet wide at a local plastics supply store

You'll want to Google around and figure out the closest one to you and then either borrow or rent a large truck or uhaul to transport it

The cost is about a hundred dollars for a sheet but the shipping on something that big can cost 200 dollars so you'll want to pick it up yourself

Here's a picture of some Pikachu parts I cut out of the same sheet for a different costume. I was able to rough it up and run strip LEDs along the thing and it lights up really nicely

http://imgur.com/aRp69fv


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