Thundercats Sword/Dagger of Omens

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fabrik

Active Member
So after my Multi-pass I thought i'd go for something a bit more complex. It's my own take on a classic (in my opinion). Can you tell what it is yet?

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I've not used all of the bits in this image but I will get round to getting the 2 specific versions done... probably.

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Pobbrett

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Re: New laser project... Can you tell what it is yet?

my first thought was thunder cats sword of omens judging by the shapes
 

Psicorp7

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Re: New laser project... Can you tell what it is yet?

Thundercats.....Hooooooo!!!!
 

fabrik

Active Member
Re: New laser project... Can you tell what it is yet?

Hmmmm too easy methinks!

Here's a a look at my working image. You can see I've made some small tweaks to the design. Most notably the "square" bit at the top of the handle which has been "prettyfied" (in my opinion) and I've extended the blade guard above the Eye a little to sturdy up the design.

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Let me know what you all think of the re-design.

I'm actually a fair way into this project and have been meaning to post for some weeks so I'll get some more images up during the course of the next day or so.

But for now here's my test piece...

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... It was, as you can see, a touch on the small side.
 

fabrik

Active Member
Re: New laser project... Can you tell what it is yet?

Another update...

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... So I re-cut everything a shade bigger and glued it all together.

I've planned it out so the centre section of the dagger will remain the same but the handle, hand guards and blade can all be interchanged with the sword version really easily. Each of those elements will be made with a tab which can slot into the body of the dagger.

I've also made a mould of the hand guard so sanding and filling can be minimised. Incidentally seeing as I had the shapes already "inside the computer" I laser cut an outline to use as the flat bit of my mould. Made it super neat... Well maybe not super Volpin neat but pretty neat.

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Cutting the blade is next and then a whole bunch of sanding and filling...
 

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fabrik

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Here's a grab of the blade in place; I didn't get any shots before I started sanding but it's 3 sheets of acrylic sandwiched (mmmmm sandwich) together, the central section extends into the Eye surround like a tang.

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I've also started on the handle.

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Used a place holder to gauge for sizing then cut a template to pass to my buddy who's kindly offered to turn it for me.

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Which has turned out pretty nicely. Lots of clean up needed on the turned bits as offcuts were used so the quality was a bit meh. Nothing a bit of sanding wont fix.

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Oh and it was a bit long...

Anyhow here's a bunch of shots showing where I'm at up to now:

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fabrik

Active Member
Oh and before I dash off for my tea here's a lesson learned for all of you lovely folks:

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Laser cut leather looks cool but smells WORSE THAN THE WORSE THING EVER! Seriously, imagine the smell you get when you have a filling. That's right, like burning calcium, well it smells a BAJILLION times worse than that. I was nearly sick...

... Looks cool though.
 

fabrik

Active Member
Okay so time for some handle updates. I've been getting into work early the past week and doing a round of sanding and filling before I start so my handle is looking a mite smoother (still not perfect though). This is cool but boring, however, I've gotten some of the detail on the handle which is less boring.

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After some natty math/planning/making mistakes and trying again I cut some 1mm "fun foam" into the pattern and glued it to the last section of handle and the pomel. If i decide to make this a full sword I'll just cast and mould this bottom section and repeat it to create the "full" handle.

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I sealed this with a milli-put solution and continued my filling and sanding mission...

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... I'm actually pretty happy with the way this is going. I just with there was some sort of sanding elf that could come in to my studio during the night and make my messy work all shiney and smooth.

Thanks for looking and as ever crits are welcomed... and Merry Christmas. :D
 

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fabrik

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Hi all, I'm in need of a bit of help:

I'm trying to find a lens for the "eye" and I've managed to unearth these beauties (Aspherical Torch Lenses ~ Collimator Flashlight Lens) but I'm a few mm out. My options are either the 50mm or the 59mm for a 55mm space.

Could any of you fine folk suggest any alternatives beyond resizing my dagger (I'm too far into filling and sanding to turn back now!)

On that note, my filling and sand progress has reached a point of diminishing returns and I'm getting heartily chuffed off with it all. I'll pop some pics up later this week but I'm getting hella close to chucking it into some rubber.

Thanks for looking and any help/suggestions you can proffer.
 

Greeky04

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Just came across this thread. This is awesome. Cant wait to see the full sword. Im subscribing right now
 

fabrik

Active Member
Thanks dude. I'm looking forward to it myself.

Anyone got any alternative lens/eye suggestions?
 

fabrik

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Sorry to bump, I'll only do it once.

I could really do with some advice on the lens if anyone has any tips.
 

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Moviefreak

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Sorry to bump, I'll only do it once.

I could really do with some advice on the lens if anyone has any tips.
Don't apologize for bumping ;)
The once every 24 hour rule only applies in the junk yard. In the other forums it is encouraged to bump and discuss as much as you want.
 

fabrik

Active Member
Wow. Thanks guys. I'm planning on moulding it so I don't see a run being out of the question. We'll have to see how the final piece turns out.

I'm still struggling to source a lens for the eye though. I've post a link to the ones I've managed to find but they're a bit off size wise. I'd really appreciate any ideas anyone can offer.
 

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