Skyrim - Nordic Steel Armor (Dovahkiin)

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Fabricator Djinn, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Fabricator Djinn

    Fabricator Djinn Active Member

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    Greetings RPF. I've been a huge fan of Skyrim and have probably put more hours into it then anyone rightfully should. In the efforts of becoming a viking I have decided to make myself a set of the Nordic Steel Armor with a Skyforged Steel Battleaxe. This set, minus the shield.
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    Probably going to use a combination of Sintra and whatever else I can make work to achieve the effect I want.. but this is where I am going to chronicle my progress.

    First things first, the battleaxe.

    I started by ripping the models I wanted to use from the Skyrim game data and making some basic templates out of them.
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    Starting with just the head portion of the axe (going to be building this in layers, made almost entirely out of Sintra) I traced out 5 slices on a 1/4th sheet. The head of this axe will be about 20 inches across (manly as hell).
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    After an adventure on the bandsaw and with the razorknife...

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    Planning to sink a handle directly into this mess of sections, and in order to fill the seams that form between the sheets I filled each layer with wood glue (I know it wont bind to the Sintra well, its going to be screwed together.. this is to fill the seams and add strength)
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    Maximum clampiness achieved.

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    Next step is for me to sink the handle into the head and block off the blade edges and sand them down to shape.
     
  2. slipshot139

    slipshot139 New Member

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    That axe head looks pretty awesome so far. Are you going to use like a wooden broom handle as the shaft? Also what material do you plan on using for the armour? Sintra, metal, Pep, or foam?
     
  3. Fabricator Djinn

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    Planning on using Sintra for the bulk of the armor plates, with a layer of thin Styrene for the raised detailing (swirly bits). Might use a layer of EVA foam under some of the plates to give added thickness (mostly on the waist). Going to try and make this one almost entirely from Sintra and leather.

    Haven't quite gotten to the armor.. but I'll figure it out when I get to it.

    Using a thick wooden Dowel for the handle, its about the right length and thickness.
     
  4. slipshot139

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    That's a good plan. Since the armour isn't as rounded and it is more angular that makes it world's easier to work with the sintra that way. And for the dowel how are you going to mount it to the head of the axe?
     
  5. poopymcbutthole

    poopymcbutthole Sr Member

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    wow , awesome i can not wait to see the progression of this thread
     
  6. JnAStudios

    JnAStudios New Member

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    Subbed! Looking forward to this build's progress. Craftsmanship FTW!
     
  7. Fabricator Djinn

    Fabricator Djinn Active Member

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    Todays progress on the axe~
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    Took an angle grinder and a orbital sander to the sides of the axe and roughed out the blades. Got the edges pretty sharp and VERY straight, pretty happy with it.

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    Next step was to rough out the inner blades. It was a serious pain in my backside to get these bits done.. and it will need minor filling later to make it perfectly smooth - pretty close though.

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    Side view, the little imperfections (and the seams.. which the glue didnt fix.. dang it all) will all be filled and sanded at a later stage.

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    This is how I planned on doing the handle Slip. Bandsawed out a section of the head and mounted the dowel into it with a combination of hot glue and screws (one at top, two on sides) Should be plenty sturdy enough for my purposes.


    Next step is to start building up the top part of the handle and the spike at the top. The dowel and screws and whatnot will be covered by a sheet of styrene that has all the detailing on it (will be mounted right ontop of it and sanded flush at the sides.. hopefully it will work as intended)
     
  8. Finnlock

    Finnlock Active Member

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    So, this is what you have been up to!

    Looks boss as always man!
    Ya know...if you use some magnets in this build you could make that a 40k axe as well...
    just make the heraldry removable :p
     
  9. MrPinski

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    great work on the axe! I just made the helmet!!!
     
  10. Bountys Hunted

    Bountys Hunted Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding start! Looking tremendously forward to seeing you build the armor!
     
  11. Photoss

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    Me too! I'll be watching this thread with great interest...
     
  12. Lupe Garu

    Lupe Garu New Member

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    Looking great
     

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