Clouds Buster sword!

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#1 jackopalkia on 4 years ago

Hey Guys!
This is my first attempt at making a costume from scratch and I have started with the weapon!

As stated in the subject going as Cloud strife and I am really excited!
Thought I would share some photos! From Foam board to where I am up to!
The plan is to get it fiber glassed to give it that metal look when I get to painted :)

Hope you guys like it
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Ill post more photos soon!

#2 WondererBailey on 4 years ago

Oh wow! That looks really awesome! Good luck!

#3 Techolic on 4 years ago

Looks awesome!! what kind of wood did you use?

#4 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=Techolic;4896616]Looks awesome!! what kind of wood did you use?[/QUOTE]

If you read their post, it says "from foam board to where I'm up to"..Meaning there is no wood..

#5 Magyarita on 4 years ago

Wow, that looks great so far!

#6 Mangochutney on 4 years ago

Here we see the concrete benefits of "measure twice, cut once". It looks stupendous! Can't wait to see what the finished product of that kind of attention to good process will produce.

#7 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

Oh yea, I also like it as the others do. If I would have done mine the same way at the bottom as you did mine would be basically the same thing..I also used thick dense foam like you did

#8 jackopalkia on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=JasonTerror;4896871]Oh yea, I also like it as the others do. If I would have done mine the same way at the bottom as you did mine would be basically the same thing..I also used thick dense foam like you did[/QUOTE]

You know your post actually inspired me to make my own :)

I got the blade finished now I just need to add the hilt add details to the hilt add the dowel add the details to that Epoxy Resin it Fiberglass it then paint it :)

So far having a lot of fun with it and hot wire cutters make the job a lot more easier!

Thank you all for your feed back!

#9 jackopalkia on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=Mangochutney;4896870]Here we see the concrete benefits of "measure twice, cut once". It looks stupendous! Can't wait to see what the finished product of that kind of attention to good process will produce.[/QUOTE]

I think I measured way more then twice :) But that is the most true saying and me and my friends use it all the time during our projects!

#10 Heather-Baby on 4 years ago

Wow it's seems promising ! Great job !

#11 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=jackopalkia;4896923]You know your post actually inspired me to make my own :)

I got the blade finished now I just need to add the hilt add details to the hilt add the dowel add the details to that Epoxy Resin it Fiberglass it then paint it :)

So far having a lot of fun with it and hot wire cutters make the job a lot more easier!

Thank you all for your feed back![/QUOTE]

Oh..lol Yea that's right..You were the one replying on that post asking me the questions lol I remember now..Anyway you got a wire for this..I had a crappy kitchen knife..lol

#12 jackopalkia on 4 years ago

The wire cutter makes the job so much easier! it has however added onto the total cost of the build! But that is ok because I will use it for future ideas!

#13 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=jackopalkia;4897486]The wire cutter makes the job so much easier! it has however added onto the total cost of the build! But that is ok because I will use it for future ideas![/QUOTE]

Yea but that's nothing compared to how much you save on blades for cutting tools..I pretty much ruined that knife..And the box cutter/utility blades can cost a bit too..Where as a wire is just a wire..You can buy a whole spool for that quite cheap and have a ton to use..I can't because I not only can't find a good handheld one I can afford, but I wanted the table style and I can't do motor stuff..Not good at that..

#14 jackopalkia on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=JasonTerror;4897515]Yea but that's nothing compared to how much you save on blades for cutting tools..I pretty much ruined that knife..And the box cutter/utility blades can cost a bit too..Where as a wire is just a wire..You can buy a whole spool for that quite cheap and have a ton to use..I can't because I not only can't find a good handheld one I can afford, but I wanted the table style and I can't do motor stuff..Not good at that..[/QUOTE]

I had a little trouble with it at first but I had a friend helping me out with blade edges

The circles where done with it to!

Honestly I really recommend you invest in one!

#15 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=jackopalkia;4897644]I had a little trouble with it at first but I had a friend helping me out with blade edges

The circles where done with it to!

Honestly I really recommend you invest in one![/QUOTE]

Well, I also don't have any room for the table kind..It's far easier for me to use because of how precise you need to be with a hand held one than a knife..But it's too much room to take up that I don't have

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