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

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chinbeard

Active Member
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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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.
 

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chinbeard

Active Member
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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chinbeard

Active Member
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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chinbeard

Active Member
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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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!
 

Quagmire9

Member
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
 

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chinbeard

Active Member
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.
 

aradia

Member
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
 

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