Sword Making
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Sword Making

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Anyone know a good way to make swords? If so, please give me a brief tutorial.

Many thanks

Mark

Posted by markyzola
on Saturday, May 2, 2009
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flawpunk -
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I use either metal rods, dowel rods, nunchucks, or parts of staffs.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
for handles they sell hard plastic tubes to fit over the ends of paint brushes and those might work for some figures.
Patraw -
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
If you're going to sculpt your own, I advise doing the handle/hilt separately from the blade and then gluing the two parts together. Blades can be fashioned out of almost any thin material, be it metal, plastic, wood, etc. Draw out the shape you want, attach it the material in some fashion, cut it out, and then hone the edges or whatever you want to do with it. Remember to include a small piece sticking out at the bottom of the blade that you can use to firmly attach to the handle (I usually do a peg/hole type arrangement). For the handle, I'd start with a tube of some type (preferably hollow if you're going to do the peg blade attachment approach I just mentioned) and then embellish that basic shape with whatever you want.

You can do the whole thing as one piece too, depending on the type of weapon you're trying to do and your level of skill.
somebody1 -
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I wish we had a hobby lobby, that would save me time. None of the places around here selling trains have much like that and we have no hobby shops.
flawpunk -
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Look at one of my deadpools in the realm, it has metal swords in the title. I gave some instruction there. I'm on my iPod touch so I can't post a link.
somebody1 -
Saturday, May 2, 2009
what do you want to make them out of? My dad made me a pair of FF7 buster swords from steel in our forge (we make real swords/knives) that are letter openers. You can resin cast them from premade swords, you can make them out of sheet styrene like you use in model kits, you can even use aluminum from a home improvement store.
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