First order of business was to get a plan together and a pattern ready. Decided that I would build this using discs to guide my apoxie sculpt in making them a uniform cylinder.
Cut the silhouette from MDF board and added another layer to thicken the blade and handle.
Cut out some quarter circles and the fins from PVC foam. Then glued them perpendicularly to the wood base that was made.
Added expanding foam to the cylinder. Note the Alibaba dagger WIP. You KNOW I was working on this way before ALA.
Placed apoxie sculpt over the expanding foam then smoothed.
Added the end of the pommel bit with apoxie sculpt and a 1mm PVC foam bit to ensure a uniform height increase.
Added acrylic and PVC foam triangle details to the fins and cylinder.
Super glued some 3D scrapbooking details on the fins. Bondo'd the seams and primed. Lightly sanded for a smooth finish.
Spray painted silver with Rustoleum metallic silver. Painted red using Testor's enamel. Added weathering.
Top is weathered. Bottom is unweathered.
Apply soft black acrylic.
Wipe with towel.
Excess is the weathered portion.
Repeat for the rest of the piece.
Then the whole thing is done!
I would wind up finishing this before the trailer was released. I watched it after I was done.
Realized that the concept was all red. Trailer was rainbow...
I'm an adult...
The whole build was pretty straightforward, but I didn't realize it would spawn another set of projects entirely...
Weiss Schnee Cosplay by Sushi Monster