Hobbit Sword LOTR Build

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Popeanator, May 21, 2012.

  1. Popeanator

    Popeanator Active Member

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    This sword build is no specific hobbit's sword.
    This idea came form BFX on there video here

    Pirates of the Caribbean : Sword Tutorial: DIY - YouTube

    The main difference is that I used Mild Steel and not aluminium.
    Mild steel is much cheaper and you can buy it by the meter, also It adds
    some weight to the sword.

    I used a 3mm thick piece by 40mm. The total length is 600mm, I cut it down a bit. It only cost me $1.65 for the entire piece of metal.


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    Is is the sword so far,

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    This is the sword compared with a 40cm ruler.

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    As I have all the materials already from other builds it will be very cheap to make.

    More to come soon. :)
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  2. Popeanator

    Popeanator Active Member

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    Update


    I cut out the craft foam the shape of the blade. To make it more safe I made the tip soft by adding a middle section of foam.

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    The handle is EVA foam **** in half length ways to make is thinner then warped that around the metal handle and used gaffer tape over the top. Going to paint it to look like leather.

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    This is the two halves of the foam glued onto the metal and the edge has been Dremeled to give is a sharp look.

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    Eva foam for the Hand guard in two pieces just shaped it a bit with the Dremel then hot glued it onto the handle. I made it over lap the blade to make them look more like one piece. added a small strip of craft foam bellow the hand grip.

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    Painted the handle with black acrylic paint. Made a pummel section with 3 pieces of EVA deep and used the Dremel to shape it.

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    That is the sword so far. Going to seal it with some PVA glue and then paint.
    I'm very happy with it so far. Looks great and has a nice weight to it. Will be awesome when painted. I think it's great for my first sword build. :)
     
  3. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hey, cool build! This is my FAVORITE sword prop from the entire series...very sad that there isn't a metal official replica anywhere
     
  4. AZJedi

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    Very nice thus far...
     
  5. Popeanator

    Popeanator Active Member

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    Hobbit Sword Completed

    Here is the hobbit sword done! Iost the other progress pictures but here you go. Sorry it took so long to post this.:facepalm



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    Looks nice an old. This is a great sword. If I make a second one it will be 10x better.:)
     

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