The Legend of Zelda- Master Sword

nathanial91

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Hi there guys, long time lurker, first time poster.

Last year for my final year of university, one of my main projects I created was the Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda game series. The Sword is composed of a full aluminum blade shaped my milling machine and hand (for the tip and the curved sections). The Triforce symbol on the rain guard section of the blade was etched using Saline Sulphate. The grip is composed itself of Aluminum tubing, with the rest of the cross guard and pommel being a mix of chemi wood and polyurethane resin. Finally the grip was wrapped in faux leather. It is roughly 1m/39" long.


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And me being a fool with the sword on the day of the photography shoot
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And recently I finally got around to moulding the beast (I personally love the mould)
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Hope you guys like it, it was a project of a lot of love and hard work. Any questions or constructive criticism is welcome.
Thanks
 

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nathanial91

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It is some of the old Citadel/Games Workshop metallic paints, with some cheap gold rub and buff on top.
Thanks guys!
 

nathanial91

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Yes I do.... but it is my understanding that we can't discuss selling on these threads, am I right, sorry quite new to the rpf?
Thanks for the feedback guys
 

novacat17

Active Member
Looks amazing! The mould caught my eye as well, is the jacket all wood? I have been looking into a larger mould jacket for a dagger I am working on and would love to see more of your process or just the mould itself. Also, I am curious how successful the pours are, as getting a good pour in a long thin blade can be quite tricky. Love the work.

Leather grip is nice too!
 

Forge

Member
Yes I do.... but it is my understanding that we can't discuss selling on these threads, am I right, sorry quite new to the rpf?
Thanks for the feedback guys
I'm a newbie too, I think its ok to say you have a Junkyard thread but can't mentioned pricing, I could be wrong. Really just wanted to say that is some outstanding work,
the finish on the aluminium is impressive, getting such a shine is hard work (or I'm just doing it wrong). Shows a great variety of techniques, hope it got you a good grade :thumbsup
 

Jintosh

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You need to be a Premium member. (paid subscription) have 50 posts and have been a member of the board for at least 90 days.
And then it needs to be in Junkyard for single items or "project runs" for multiples. :)


Nice sword by the way !!!
 

Nobby

Sr Member
Hi Nathanial,

Firstly, great work!

Have you got any progress pics of your mould making process?
That sort of thing gets asked about a lot here, and I'm sure there are lots of people who would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to share your knowledge.

Cheers dude
 

nathanial91

Member
Hi Nathanial,

Firstly, great work!

Have you got any progress pics of your mould making process?
That sort of thing gets asked about a lot here, and I'm sure there are lots of people who would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to share your knowledge.

Cheers dude
Hiya mate, sorry for the long time no reply, haven't been very active.

I did a quick run through guide and posted it on the Mould Makers Guild on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1572751203009494&type=1
 

nathanial91

Member
I recently started cast swords again from my original mould and wasn't happy with the quality produced. So this last week I have remoulded the original master and now brilliant casts come out that require minimal clean up...

Below is a picture of the new mould and the first swords to be cast out of it. They are cold cast polyurethane resin with carbon fibre armature for strength (and straightness)



 

novacat17

Active Member
Looks awesome! Do you still have pictures of your mold making process? The facebook link seems to be dead.

Also, Im curious how you kept the carbon rod centered while casting in the mold. Does it get in the way while you are pouring?
 

nathanial91

Member
Looks awesome! Do you still have pictures of your mold making process? The facebook link seems to be dead.

Also, Im curious how you kept the carbon rod centered while casting in the mold. Does it get in the way while you are pouring?
If you go on facebook, search 'Mould Makers Guild' and click on the photos > albums > Prop Mould Process. You should be able to see it because it is public access

With the Carbon Fibre, you pour both sides whilst the mould is still open below where the seem line would be, so that the armature will be locked in place, then put the mould together, clamp it up and pour the amount neccessary to join the pieces :) On the next time I cast one I will take pictures to help explain
 
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