Since November 23rd, I’ve been doing a small scratch build project. A big sword for my 1/100 Exia model kit.
I made this sword in my leisure time, usually in the evening after my dinner.
Thanks to member detoroito and kayd_satria for their brilliant ideas.
Here’s the sketch, this one is inspired by strike gundam’s sword, combined with FF7 Cloud’s sword.
I made this sword using pla plate. FYI, pla plate is like a piece of thin plastic usually used to mod model kits. So you just have to cut, and stack several layers together to create your own object.
So first you have to draw the pattern on the plate, and then cut it using a hobby knife. Here’s what it looks like.
Then I sanded those parts to make them smooth, assembled together they became like this. [Note: the silver part has been sprayed with tamiya gunmetal.]
Apply primer to the plates. By doing so, I can spot areas I failed during the sanding process and re-sand them. Next, create the handle.
[Note: the design for the handle is different from my previous sketch, thanks to kayd_satria for the 3D sketch up model]
Adding details to the blade using my scriber, really time consuming >_<! This idea was actually from my friend detoroito, I sent him a photo of this sword, he did some photoshop, and sent it back to me.
Finally, I started painting. I didn’t glue the parts, they were still separable so painting would be much easier. Glued them together after the painting was finished.
Yay!! Finally finished, looking good ^_^
This scratch build process took me about one and a half month to complete. It’s a good start for me, but I’m still not satisfied with the result, several parts were redesigned again and again. I guess I really need a well planned design next time ^_^
Here’s an action pose with my 1/100 Exia
And here’s for comparison ^_^