The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dagger - Mehrune's Razor

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by chinbeard, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. chinbeard

    chinbeard Active Member

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    I used to be a prop builder like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

    But seriously, Skyrim is so hot right now! I was just recently commissioned to build a replica of Mehrune's Razor! This thing is gigantic and awesome. I've been having a lot of fun with the build.

    This is the main reference that I've been working from.
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    From that reference and some other in-game shots, I came up with a full scale vector that I printed.
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    As per my usual style, this is is being build with layers of foam PVC.
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    Here is the blade and hilt, mostly done and primed (cause it makes it looks pretty).
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  2. DarkPassenger

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    Awesome I love this game! This is looking really good so far.

    Any chance of doing an Azura's Star?
     
  3. Hazelrah

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    I love the shrine that you see during the loading screens that shows all 8 of the dragon priests masks... I would love to see someone do that as business card holder or incense holder... I'd also love to see a life size enchanters table.
     
  4. TrooperJasher

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    Looks great
     
  5. PoopaPapaPalps

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    Now, that would be something to see.
     
  6. Saturate

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    If somebody could unfold this then it would be entirely possible. PM for the file.

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  7. chinbeard

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    The holidays are over and I'm back to work on the dagger. Also, I bought a lathe! Weeeee! So, I was able to turn the handle for the dagger. I also added part of an acrylic sphere to the end of the pommel.

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    The whole thing was assembled with a threaded rod and epoxied together. Then I sculpted some Magic Sculpt around the sphere to add the claw detail thing to the pommel.

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  8. p0rtalman

    p0rtalman Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work! Love the designs in TES games.
     
  9. chinbeard

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    More progress!
    The dagger part is nearly done and I've made big strides on the scabbard. Even though this is a commission for someone else, I'm toying with the idea of making a mold so that I can have one for myself. Is anyone else interested in a copy? =)
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    I added little gems bits to the pommel and the holes are for the claw-looking bits that will be added later.
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    Here is the dagger sheathed.
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    The back of the scabbard will have this handy belt loop.
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  10. chinbeard

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    A little bit more progress today. My wife convinced me that I should mold this thing (I think she wants a copy for herself). So, I added some more detail that I wanted to make sure showed up in every casting. I added some battle damage and grooves on the edge of the blade. I also added some texture to the inner, recessed part of the blade by spraying primer on it and dabbing it with paper towel. I did this three times per side and got a texture that I'm happy with. Then the whole thing got some more primer and a wet sanding for molding!

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  11. xdmray

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    you def need to mold this. with that much work into it! :)
     
  12. Fishbowl

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    *obligitory "FUS RO DAH" as you've already taken an arrow to the knee...*

    But seriously, nice work :) I'm liking the increase in game item replicas, what with this Skyrim stuff, the ME, Portal and Bioshock stuff. Well designed game items need love too!
     
  13. Quagmire9

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    Mehrune's Razor was first seen in the DLC of the same name for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and i loved it then. Awesome prop, and am loving the game prop thread builds :D awesome work :D
     
  14. Contec

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    any update?
     
  15. Starsunder

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    I would be very interested in a casting of this.
     
  16. chinbeard

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    Here's my update! I started testing out the mold. The first one bulged a bunch in the middle so I had to make a skeleton type support for it.

    The second one I poured too slowly and ended up with a dagger that was missing half the blade. At first I was bummed, but now I can do this!

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    Third time was a charm. I'll get more photos up of the success soon.
     
  17. xdmray

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    looking forward to the update!
     
  18. aradia

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    Wow! this looks great love the detail. I have a sword I have to make for a long project im working on and I was just curious what type of foam did you use for this? and what did you use for the handle?

    Thanks in advance
     
  19. suger

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    That looks awesome! My boyfriend loved this game. You should make some to sell!
     
  20. chinbeard

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    It is finished! Today I got all of the painting done on both the dagger and the scabbard. All together I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and I hope the guy who commissioned it will be too!


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    Here's the dagger next to my huge melon for a size comparison.
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  22. xdmray

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    HOT *! that is pretty! really nice work on that. i think you nailed the paintjob too!
     
  23. chinbeard

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  24. Kerr Avon

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    * fine replica you made there!
     
  25. xdmray

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    so is that a second copy? or did you repaint it? the first pics look like it has a brownish tint to it.
     
  26. chinbeard

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    @xdmray
    The photos of the finished piece are of a resin cast of the original (the reddish one).
     
  27. xdmray

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    no, i meant the first pics you took of the finished paint vs the outside pics. it must just be lighting indoors that made it look like it had a brownish tint.

    either way man, really nice work. :)
     
  28. chinbeard

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    @xdmray
    Thanks! =)

    Yes, the lighting indoors is pretty bad and the photo was taken with my cell phone. The outdoor photos were taken with my DSLR camera with proper white balance, exposure, etc...
     
  29. xdmray

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    so....... will you be offering these? :)
     
  30. Weaselhammer

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    Very nice build, I saw it on your facebook page earlier. I like the photoshoot you did of it too !
     
  31. chinbeard

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    @weaselhammer Thank you very much!

    @xdmray You bet I will! I made a mold of the dagger, so I can make kits for anyone interested!
     
  32. Weaselhammer

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    Congrats on being featured on Kotaku ! well deserved !
     
  33. xdmray

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    please let us know when you are ready to offer them!
     
  34. elektrowlad

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    Great work man! you are inspiring...I've been making some skyrim props myself but this...this is a whole new level
     
  35. Purpl3Ninj4

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    I really really love this prop, but just to let you know in case you missed it, the spikey things on the sheath are on both sides in game. Still love your prop and I think it's amazing! :) Scabbard_of_mehrunes_razor.png
     

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