Ultimate Mjolnir

BlindSquirrel

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Since I've knocked out two Uru hammers, I couldn't resist using my new lathe to start making Thor's massive hammer from "THE ULTIMATES".



The shaft started as three 40" long 2x4's glued together. With much effort and putty I have made this.



Table-leggy in appearance but I guess Brian Hitch knew what he was doing as it really feels good to hold and is very easy to change grips. I did notice that Hitch never drew all the details the same way twice...this design was my best guess compromise.

More photos will come as I make progress and blog entry when I finish.
 

upandatom

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You always keep us in suspense. First I couldn't wait to see the Stormbreaker blog, now I'm chomping at the bit to see how you'll accomplish this one. :) The handle looks great, I think I'm going to have to buy a lathe now...
 

brin

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Oh my. :eek
That's gonna rock so hard they'll hear it in Asgard.
Good job buddy.
-Briin
 

Cptnchaos

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Since I've knocked out two Uru hammers, I couldn't resist using my new lathe to start making Thor's massive hammer from "THE ULTIMATES".



The shaft started as three 40" long 2x4's glued together. With much effort and putty I have made this.



Table-leggy in appearance but I guess Brian Hitch knew what he was doing as it really feels good to hold and is very easy to change grips. I did notice that Hitch never drew all the details the same way twice...this design was my best guess compromise.

More photos will come as I make progress and blog entry when I finish.
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I guess it varies artist to artist...

Here is the handle THEWRAPOFCONS is working on for me.



Here is the version I am going from:





Cant wait to see your hammer blind squirrel... Your work is AWESOME..

Damian


PS: Links for the pictures dont seem to be working so here is the LINK TO SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.
 

BlindSquirrel

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I had a productive weekend...

Here is the hilt ring...a painted shower ring from Kmart turned out to be just the right size and a breeze to attach.



I also made the axeblade master out of MDF. I plan to vacuform the 2 sides and fill with foam to keep it light (as will the hammer head). I will insert thin styrene painted with glow-in-the-dark paint into the lightning bolt groove...maybe removable, I don't know yet.



The hammer head is about to be lathed and should be finished this weekend.
 

BlindSquirrel

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<div class='quotetop'>(blufive @ May 31 2006, 07:21 AM) [snapback]1253654[/snapback]</div>
Nice blade.

If you vacuform over it, you'll lose a lot of the lightening bolt detail.

:)
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Should I mold the blade and do a pull over the negative? I've HEARD of this but not seen it done.
 

Cptnchaos

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<div class='quotetop'>(blufive @ May 31 2006, 07:21 AM) [snapback]1253654[/snapback]
Nice blade.

If you vacuform over it, you'll lose a lot of the lightening bolt detail.

:)
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Should I mold the blade and do a pull over the negative? I've HEARD of this but not seen it done.
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I havent seen that either... I'll check around.

D
 

Cptnchaos

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We need an update, by Odin's beard.. :)
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Damn it man. you SO had my hopes up that He finished this..

Damian
 

BlindSquirrel

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I'm getting VERY close. I have completed the head of the shaft (where the hammer and axe are attached), the axe blades, and in the final lathing stages of the hammer head.

Hopefully this weekend I will be casting all the parts to create negative molds for vacuum forming.

Once I complete the forming machine (wiring the oven now), I will make styrene copies and then fill the inside with expanding foam.

That's the PLAN, anyway. We'll see how it actually turns out.

I'll post some pictures this weekend.
 

BlindSquirrel

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I didn't get to casting but I did finish turing the hammer head. To give this some scale, the part that the axe and striker connect to is 9" tall.






This will be a monstrous MF'er....
 

BlindSquirrel

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Unfortunately I don't have anything dramatic to show off. I've puttied and primered the pieces but not yet cast them.

I'm toying with the idea of re-lathing the shaft to get it more accurate....maybe this weekend.
 
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