Accurate MCU Mjolnir dimensions

Valor

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Okay, I've been wrestling through the paint process this week. I have a few textures to solve. I found a nice mix of matte brown/blacks to pull off a convincing dark leather for the handle rings. Very similar to the "Making Mjolnir" video I've been trying to nail.

The Chrome ... I'm using Alclad Chrome and it's been a real love/hate experience. Not the product. My ability to paint something flawlessly smooth. I have sanded down and started over twice. I kept seeing things in the final chrome, dust, scratches. I'm just not able to hold the mirror chrome look this product is capable of.

I plan on doing the "alcohol mist" technique shown in the video, plus weathering, so I finally conceded that I don't need a perfect finish to start with. ALSO, Mjolnir is an ancient weapon forged in the heart of a dying star. It should have some character, right?

Anyway, I did a dry fit of the handle pieces and I'm thrilled with the effect.

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Loneken

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Okay, I've been wrestling through the paint process this week. I have a few textures to solve. I found a nice mix of matte brown/blacks to pull off a convincing dark leather for the handle rings. Very similar to the "Making Mjolnir" video I've been trying to nail.

The Chrome ... I'm using Alclad Chrome and it's been a real love/hate experience. Not the product. My ability to paint something flawlessly smooth. I have sanded down and started over twice. I kept seeing things in the final chrome, dust, scratches. I'm just not able to hold the mirror chrome look this product is capable of.

I plan on doing the "alcohol mist" technique shown in the video, plus weathering, so I finally conceded that I don't need a perfect finish to start with. ALSO, Mjolnir is an ancient weapon forged in the heart of a dying star. It should have some character, right?

Anyway, I did a dry fit of the handle pieces and I'm thrilled with the effect.

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Looks amazing!! Pretty much on part with my KA if not better!
 

Valor

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Working out the leather strap. I found a good 2oz leather in the right color to match my fake leather handle bits. The screen-used strap has this cool cross stitching on the back. It's actually two pieces of leather glued back to back.

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Valor

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Alright, here she is. Actually, I made two. One to scale, and one slightly larger.

The final paint job stressed me out like nothing has for a while. After sealing the Alclad Chrome with Alclad gloss coat I airbrushed some subtle black acrylic to a face of the hammer. Then while the paint was still wet I mister the surface with Windex. This activates the paint and creates interseting patterns. I've done this before with Rubbing Alcohol too, but the alcohol affects the Alclad gloss.

Overall I'm really happy with the result. The Alclad Chrome is overall darker than I was expecting. But it does seem accurate to the movie.

Below are pics of both of the new Mjolnirs I just completed, alongside my original Mjolnir from "back in the day"

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Matt Sparrow

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Unfortunately the dimensions change for every piece, from props, sfx, soft version, stunt and hero.
This happens with every prop.
Anyway if it can help:
Ragnarok hero is 235mm x 140 mm x 140mm
 

Loneken

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Unfortunately the dimensions change for every piece, from props, sfx, soft version, stunt and hero.
This happens with every prop.
Anyway if it can help:
Ragnarok hero is 235mm x 140 mm x 140mm
Very good to know thanks! That makes the King Arts about 98% accurate to those dimensions which isn't bad. The other 2% could be manufacturer inaccuracies, or they might have used a different prop than the hero to base their reference model off of, or the age of Ultron Mjolnir had slightly different dimensions... In any case it's always good to have intel on the screen used props
 

vimes1984

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hello there,
sorry to highjack this thread I've never built a prop replica before and I'm trying to build a replica mjolnir for a friend out of wood and I'm looking for an accurate 3d model or similar I can base my replica off...
Does anyone know where to get a precise hero prop 3d model I can take the dimensions off?
 

typegeek

New Member
hello there,
sorry to highjack this thread I've never built a prop replica before and I'm trying to build a replica mjolnir for a friend out of wood and I'm looking for an accurate 3d model or similar I can base my replica off...
Does anyone know where to get a precise hero prop 3d model I can take the dimensions off?
I'm looking to make one out of wood since I'm getting in to making my own chisel hammer. I'm just gonna eyeball it and look at these amazing photos.
 

robotprops

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Hi guys,
I recently worked with one of the Hero props.
I took a few pictures that might help.
 

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Valor

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So interesting. There are so many sizes made for production. This is one of the larger “heroes”. And one of the rougher ones. I’ve not seen surfaces like this on other heroes, the actual pits and nicks, the soft details on the runes, and the less metallic surface. A cool piece to be sure.
 

Valor

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Also, interesting that the inscription on that endplate is different from other screen-used props. The one one the left (which I based my replicas on) reads "HE WHO WIELDS THIS HAMMER COMMANDS THE LIGHTNING AND THE STORM". The one on the right has the more comic book accurate "WHOEVER SO WEILDS THIS HAMMER IF HE BE WORTH SHALL POSSESS THE POWER OF THOR"

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