The Riddler sword cane (comic): The making of

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by E Nigma, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. E Nigma

    E Nigma New Member

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    Hi everyone, I've been a ghoster for a long time and decided to finally show off a couple of items I've made and figured this place would be the place that it would be appreciated!

    A couple of years ago I updated my Riddler costume and decided I needed a Riddler cane to go with it. So, I went all out and made a custom sword cane. Here's how I did it.

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    First I started with a rough sketch after taking apart a pretty plain looking sword cane. Once I saw that the end of the blade had screw threads on it, I knew I'd need to make the head of the question mark screw onto the handle.

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    The parts - pretty standard stuff, aside from the laser cut question marks and wooden sphere.

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    Here is the cane I started with. I took it apart, and only took the parts I needed, cutting or sanding away what I didn't.

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    Here is a shot of the cane disassembled. You can see the opposite end of the blade has screw threads. The entire design is based around this fact.

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    Here are the two laser cut question marks I ordered online. You'll see why I got two in the next picture. I did not use these dots.

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    As you can see, I drilled and dremeled out a place for the blade's screw to go, including the nut housing for it to screw into. I used a square nut so that when I spun the head on it had something to grip.

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    A wooden sphere I picked up at Michael's. I drilled the hole in the center which the blade's screw will pass through.

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    The two question marks clamped together with the drill holes in place. The nut will be secured inside, this pic was taken just to show what it'll look like finished.

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    Here the cane is partially reassembled and painted. You can see the "dot" has been secured with the blade's screw sticking through waiting for the head to be screwed on.

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    And here is the final product!

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    Thanks for looking - this was my first project and it was a lot of fun!
     
  2. E Nigma

    E Nigma New Member

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    I'm surprised this hasn't gotten any comments - it killed over on a Batman costume board! :lol
     
  3. Sandman0077

    Sandman0077 Sr Member

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    They must all be too distracted by your other awesome cane! Two for two, you made some sweet canes for sure.
     
  4. Adam Fails

    Adam Fails Well-Known Member

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    That looks great! I'm jealous of your skills :D
     

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