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prop sword [Mar. 28th, 2011|09:01 pm]
Verminius Rex
sword01 by ratmanphotos
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I'm playing around with turning wooden swords into more realistic looking prop swords for costuming. This particular project was just to see what I could do if I wanted to spruce up a sword quickly for a costume, so I took some Rub n Buff and did the hilt in gold and the blade in silver. If I was continuing the process I'd wrap the handle with a leather strip, as it is I plan to sand everything down and do a better job later. But overall, not bad for a quick experiment.

Next time I'll sand it down nicely, do a layer or two of a black or dark grey primer, then apply the Rub n Buff followed by a layer of furniture wax for overall shine and protection, then wrap the handle.

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[User Picture]From: archway
2011-03-29 03:11 pm (UTC)
THAT is freakin' awesome!!!!
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[User Picture]From: fiona_fawkes
2011-03-30 03:54 am (UTC)
I've been doing something similar with the cheapo plastic costume accessories that go on clearance after Halloween. It''s not perfect, but it sure does make a nice approximation for the cost. I love the shape of the wooden swords, though. It gives a nice impression. I actually started at the sight of Pari weilding it.
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