Avengers Thor Hammer Mjolnir from scratch (sintra)

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  1. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    Hey guys,
    it's been quite a few weeks I had in mind to give a shot to this baby and I finally went at it.

    I started making the template of the hammer head, thinking that my usual method would work.


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    I then found out that making a narrow in the sintra and then bending it would affect sizing of the hammer, so I just cut the single pieces and then worked a 22.5° angle with my sander belt.

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    That just worked out good so I went on to work on the panels of the head using the same method.

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    Thor's hammer is pretty easy at the beginning stages with this method. Hard part comes when you need to engrave stuff :( The capstone engraving required two tries before I got it right, but the panels are just impossibile to do by hand.

    For the capstone I just made the template, printed it on a sticker and then used a edgy tool to engrave the runes

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    Here's my first try doing the panel engravings:

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    I'll have to get them laser cut eventually.
    I then went on to cut the holes for the capstone and the handle which I made 3.2 cm of diameter. I'll then use a 3mm thick leather to cover it and make 3.8 as it supposed to me.

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    The hammer measures a little bit more then the 5 inches x 8 and some as seen in the "profile in history" auction catalog for captain america.

    Here are the pics of the mockup

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    Thanks for your attention :D
     
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  2. kdflash

    kdflash Active Member

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    Wow nice work can't wait to see the finished product
     
  3. MooMooEgg

    MooMooEgg Sr Member

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    Very nice! The panel engravings must be hell to work on. :sick
     
  4. cama900

    cama900 Active Member

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    Looks beautiful!!!
     
  5. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Incredible! Keep up the excellent work!
     
  6. teenwolf87

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    nice job!
     
  7. Mollins

    Mollins Active Member

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    Very nice!

    I can completely understand how much of a pain it is to engrave that sort of detail into sintra, lol
     
  8. OhYeahItsJosh

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    I'm definitely going to be following your thread. This looks to be promising :D
     
  9. MonsterGlue

    MonsterGlue New Member

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    If the handle turns out just as the movie one, I will be amazed. Great job so far!
     
  10. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    Updates!

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  11. Rdmaul

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    This is a sweet build
     
  12. thegreatgalling

    thegreatgalling Sr Member

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    Gorgeous, can't wait to see it finished~
     
  13. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    Little preview of how it should look :D

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    btw, thanks guys! The panel took me quite a bit but I'm pretty satisfied! Engraved it on wax and then used resin to get a positive, which I'm gonna mold to make 4 casts. Then, after finishing one of the side cap, I'm going to mold that one too in order to have both sides identical.

    Then I'm gonna attach them to the main part of the hammer.
    Quick question, the handle doesn't seem to have a seam line, so I guess they gave it the leather look, but made in resin. That's how I'm going to do.

    Also, looks tinner to me, compared to thor's hammer.
    What do you guys think?
     
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  14. WookieeFeet

    WookieeFeet New Member

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    Great work as always!!
     
  15. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Definitely leather :)
     
  16. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    Yeah Kevin, but that's Thor's stunt hammer. The avengers hammer is very different :D
     
  17. Rdmaul

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    So will you be offering these cast up when your done?
     
  18. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    It's going to be a big mess, especially for the handle...
    Dont' know if I wanna do single rings, paint them and then slip over the handle on every hammer, of if I'll put them on the master and then paint them with masking (which would very time consuming, considering the shape of the rings). But the idea is to offer casts yes ;)
     
  19. Kevin Gossett

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    :lol
    I didn't even notice you were doing the Avengers version! Carry on, carry on :)
     
  20. vorta88

    vorta88 New Member

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    Looks great!
     
  21. Pannaus Props

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    Some more works on the pieces:

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    Kept working on the details of the handle.
    Quite a work here too...also, discovered that the "rings" around the handle...are not..rings...it's a SPIRAL! They're all connected...GOSH...this is going to be impossibile :(

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    I have to straighten all the lines, but that's an initial mock up and it looks pretty good to me :love
     
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  22. sonicprops

    sonicprops Active Member

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    that is awesome cant wait to see it finished.
     
  23. E-Wan

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    Looking really good!
     
  24. Pannaus Props

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    MOre updates.
    worked on the final piece of the butt of the handle. Tomorrow I'll go looking for the screws, but I should find them. I worked on the spiral metallic trim on the computer and the last pic shows how it should lay on the handle. There are 9 "V"s on one side and 9 on the other side.

    That should work good ;)
    It's going to be VERY VERY fun to cut that 90 cm spiral out of 1mm sintra......
     
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  25. PeteVenkman

    PeteVenkman Well-Known Member

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    This is looking great! Excellent work!
     
  26. rocket20

    rocket20 Active Member

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    Darn good work! I really appreciate you showing step-by-step progress.
     
  27. vader1974

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    Wow! A spiral? I noticed some pics that the rings look askew and looked like the top and bottom rings attach to the bases. Any good pics available of the back of the handle? So the avengers handle does not have any lacing, right?

    Brian
     
  28. Cosmic Ash

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    thats looking gorgeous, i wish i could get such clean lines with sintra
     
  29. Pannaus Props

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    Few more pictures of the bottom of the handle:

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    So the new panels are in. In about a week we should get our own laser cutter. Nice toy, can do stuff like this:

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    and here is yet another mockup.

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    When we get our laser cutter I'll make the spiral trim.
    As for now, I don't have one available since I've tried a few and it's not quite right ;)
     
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  30. Kevin Gossett

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    Looking good :thumbsup
     
  31. Cosmic Ash

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    im not sure if this has been asked or not but what are you using to get those awesome clean cuts?
     
  32. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    Xacto knife. Some other with a bandsaw, some others with a scroll saw. They're all need refining though. As for the panel with the nordic thing on it, we used a laser cutter (computer controlled) ;)
     
  33. R7ob

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    Great job...!

    I just finished making a Thor Hammer for my son as he love the Movie Thore so much. I made it in 2 days, as ofcourse he wanted to play with it and did not want to wait for weeks :lol

    I'm afraid to show, because it's way out of spec, but my son thinks I'm the best and he is happy with it so...

    Maybe I'll try it again, but more in line with the original.

    Look forward to see yours finished!
     
  34. Pannaus Props

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    Well, great things about props is that, unless you're not an accuracy freak like me, you can do whatever you feel and want! It only matters if your son is happy with it :D
    So great job! A happy son means more than a satisfied accuracy freak ahahhaha :D
     
  35. R7ob

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    Thanks :)
     
  36. Pannaus Props

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  37. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    VERY awesome work! Love how well this is coming along.
    How did you do the raised pieces that go on the handle?
     
  38. Pannaus Props

    Pannaus Props Sr Member

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    Laser cut them :D
    Baby came in yesterday ehehhe
     
  39. senomar

    senomar New Member

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    This Mjolnir is looking fantastic!
     
  40. azheat01

    azheat01 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pretty incredible!
     
  41. SupernaturalFan

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    Cool as! I want one lol. Great work so far.
     
  42. GBrittelleJr

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    Very inspiring!
     
  43. Lord Vicious

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    Long live the laser cutter! The spiral pieces look great :thumbsup
     
  44. typecase

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    This looks amazing. Any chance you'll be doing a run of these?
     
  45. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm wondering if I can remove the handle on the Museum Replicas hammer I have on pre-order?
    I hope so - in anticipation of hopefully talking you into making me a copy of your handle design. It looks absolutely fantastic!!
     
  46. Warpfrenzy

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    Looks great.
     
  47. Andrewshaddox

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    Looks amazing! I thought i caught in there that you were thinking of doing a run? If so Im very interested in one!

    I will be watching with interest!
     
  48. Popeanator

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    That is amazing, can't wait to see it finished!
     
  49. Pannaus Props

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    Thanks for your words guys! I really appreciate it.
    The handle is 32 mm diameter + 2 mm for the spiral.

    I'm planning to offer these, but I need a little more time to finish it as I'm busy with my IM + Magneto Runs :D

    A little patience ;)
     
  50. Uratz

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    Looking good man, always expect quality work from you.
     

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