7 months ago
Finally trying to do a thing. Making a sword for Halloween so I don't have to carry my umbrella (it has a broadsword handle (I know, cool right?)). Forgot to take early progress photos but it started with yoga mats and a dowel rod for stability. Traced out a rough pattern twice onto the mats for the shape then glued both sides together with the rod in the middle. Had to use tape to get rid of the texture of the mat, and to hold it together while the glue held together. Attached the blade, hilt, and handle separately for a better look and feel.
As you can see in the third pic, I tried using an old can of spray paint (thought it was silver with a sheen), but it's not thick enough to cover the tape, so I had to buy some primer to clear out the colour of the tape and, most importantly, the tape marks
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