Thor's Hammer Mjolnir

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BlindSquirrel

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I had some scap lumber laying around so I decided to build my own Mjolnir, mainly patterned after the Walt Simonson version.

I made it extra big... 24" long with a heavy 9" x 6' x 4" head. Any mortal SHOULD feel like a girly-man when picking it up (assuming he be worthy :p )



Build up photos (as always) are on the blog.
 

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Nexus6

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Another excellent scratch build. :thumbsup :thumbsup

Walt Simonson was my FAVORITE Thor illustrator. He always seemed to get it just right.
 

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BlindSquirrel

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Originally posted by rocketeer25@Mar 2 2006, 07:22 AM
Very Nice.  :)  Great tutorial on your blog, too.

What did you use to attach the vinyl wrapping?
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I used contact cement for the start and end of the wraps as well as the bands at top and bottom. Since it was such a bear getting the wrap pattern right (or should I say even), I waited until the end was secure and then snuck a little Gorilla Glue under the intersections with a toothpick.
 

upandatom

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Dude, that rocks. I wanted to buy one the Thor hammers that was for sale in the junkyard recently, but the seller suffers from 'can't-ship-to-canada-itis' so I think I'm going to take a stab at building one. Great tutorial.
 

upandatom

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Anyone ever consider taking a stab at Thor's hammer from The Ultimates? I've often thought of what a cool prop that would make.
 

BlindSquirrel

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Originally posted by upandatom@Mar 2 2006, 01:24 PM
Anyone ever consider taking a stab at Thor's hammer from The Ultimates?  I've often thought of what a cool prop that would make.
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That's one I would love to do but I don't have a lathe. I'm also considering doing Beta Ray Bill's hammer ("Stormbreaker"?) and the one from Hellboy. I think they'd make a cool set.
 

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Nexus6

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I'd been wanting to try my hand at building a Mjolnir replica for years, but could never figure out how to make the head. So I borrowed your MDF idea & ran with it. :$

Thanks for the inspiration & the light bulb. ;)






 

The 48th Ronin

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I did the Hellboy Mjolnir about 4 years ago - I had a lot of fun doing it and I was quite happy with how it turned out:

 

Clerval

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Originally posted by upandatom@Mar 2 2006, 12:45 PM
Anyone ever consider taking a stab at Thor's hammer from The Ultimates? I've often thought of what a cool prop that would make.
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Yes, but not in a way that most others would immediately think of... ;)
 

Funky

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The ultimates version almost HAS to be made out of metal due to the blade on it, yes?
 

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brin

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You've done an awesome job on that hammer...as a matter of fact, all hammers in this thread are fantastic. Keep 'em coming.
-Brin
 

Nexus6

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Originally posted by upandatom@Mar 17 2006, 04:37 AM
Hey Nexus, what'd you use to wrap the handle?  Is that real leather?  Looks great.
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Hey thanks. No, it's "pleather", or naugahyde, or whatever you want to call it (leather-esque material backed by fabric). The original color was a brown but it looked kind of fakey. A friend of mine had a can of black paint/stain/gel called 'Delta Opaque Acrylic Base Coat'. I cut the pleather into a long 1.25" wide strip. Then I laid it all out & with a rag, I stained it with the base coat (making sure to get the edges, so the lighter-colored backing fabric would not be visible). Then before the base coat dried, I took a clean rag & wiped some of the product off so that the original color was showing through, & most (not all, but most) of the black was confined to the grain of the wrapping. It really aged the pleather just right. I couldn't be happier with the results.
 

brin

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Here's mine,
Of course I can't take credit for the hammer itself (Cinema Secrets) except for repainting the head, but I did all the handle wrapping with leather and stains from Tandy Leather.
Weathering is all Dremel, and beating it on frost giants and stuff. :p


I love the hammers.
-Brin
 

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