Gundam Deathscythe Hell - Beam Scythes

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#1 krazerkap on 1 year ago

So, I am working on building a Gundam Deathscythe Hell cosplay for next year. I would like to be able to create a twin-beam scythe that lights up. The main part of the scythe is done for the most part (minus a little paint and detailing).

Can anyone give me some suggestions on what I can do to create the blades for the scythe? I already have the LED's for it, I just want to know how best to create the blades so I can encase the LED's into it.

Thanks.

#2 Midnight Dawn on 1 year ago

You don't need to encase anything. You just need something to refract the light source. Here's a quick demonstration of what I mean. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38okXuhjM_E"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38okXuhjM_E[/URL]

You just need a thin acrylic sheet, rough up the surface, and that should do it.

Hopefully this was helpful.

#3 krazerkap on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Midnight Dawn;5062132]You don't need to encase anything. You just need something to refract the light source. Here's a quick demonstration of what I mean. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38okXuhjM_E"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38okXuhjM_E[/URL]

You just need a thin acrylic sheet, rough up the surface, and that should do it.

Hopefully this was helpful.[/QUOTE]

That would definitely work. Would just need to scratch it up like they did in the video then huh? That and I would probably have to find a large enough sheet as Deathscythe's blades are a bit big. For example...

[IMG]https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb-tourney/images/d/db/DSH.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160403153131[/IMG]

#4 Xaevier on 1 year ago

I'm making a very large sword using green acrylic and I was able to find a sheet 9 feet long by 4 feet wide at a local plastics supply store

You'll want to Google around and figure out the closest one to you and then either borrow or rent a large truck or uhaul to transport it

The cost is about a hundred dollars for a sheet but the shipping on something that big can cost 200 dollars so you'll want to pick it up yourself

Here's a picture of some Pikachu parts I cut out of the same sheet for a different costume. I was able to rough it up and run strip LEDs along the thing and it lights up really nicely

[url]http://imgur.com/aRp69fv[/url]

[IMG]http://imgur.com/aRp69fv[/IMG]