Thor Muolnir Bootleg Hammer

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by dstreety, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. dstreety

    dstreety New Member

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    If you ever seen any of my other post, you know I'm not the best, most accurate prop builder but I do get inspired. So this Thanksgiving I saw a 4 lb hand sledge hammer and decided I needed a Mjölnir hammer. You'll see in the photos the original 4lb hammer with steel (ree) bars wrapped around the head. I found the heaviest bars i could to get as much weight as possible. Then I built a wooden frame with quarter-round trim inside to create the beveled edges. I poured a full 12ozs of bondo in and it barely covered the bottom. Then the investment began, 5 cans later. I wish, wish, wish I'd been able to find a gallon can and saved about $40 and actually had enough to fill the frame completely. The best part of the build is when i popped off the frame, it actually worked! I scribed in some made up symbols and the quote from the good Thor hammer prop. And this is where I am now:

    Next steps; stain the handle, painted the head, and add the leather straps. And i was even thinking about getting crazy and buying an electro-magnet at Radio Shack for the base because there's enough metal in this hammer to hold it in place for a cool effect. What'd you guys think?
     
  2. dstreety

    dstreety New Member

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    Having photo issues. I'll try again later.
     
  3. dstreety

    dstreety New Member

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    I think I've got the photos figured out. so...

    original hand sledge hammer with reibar
    wooden form for bondo
    first pour of bondo into frame
    hammer
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  4. StevenRogers84

    StevenRogers84 Sr Member

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    Thats really cool man.:) Be careful when swinging it around!:lol
     
  5. Bowelrock

    Bowelrock Sr Member

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    Mjolnir
     
  6. dstreety

    dstreety New Member

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    And here's the final hammer!! It turned out great. Not accurate to anything in comics or movies, but I still like it.
     
  7. chuckyAPP

    chuckyAPP Sr Member

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    cool idea, the handle looks great
     
  8. strengthof10men

    strengthof10men Active Member

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    love it. the leather strapping realy sells it.
     

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