[WIP] Buster Sword from Crisis Core - PIC HEAVY!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by kyxz2, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. kyxz2

    kyxz2 Active Member

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    Hello everyone. I really love the FF series and so I'm making my favorite weapon from the game, the Buster Sword.

    I like the detail of the Crisis Core version so I chose that one.

    Materials:
    6mm rubber sheet
    3mm rubber sheet
    3/4 x 3/4 wooden stick
    1.5 in diameter PVC pipe
    PVA glue
    Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
    Nails
    Masking Tape
    Acrylic Paint (Primer Grey, Steel Grey, Bronze, Silver Grey)

    Tools:
    Measuring Tape
    Ruler
    Triangle
    Compass
    Hammer
    Band-Saw
    Rotary Cutter
    Pencil, Silver Pen
    Xacto Knife
    Cutting board
    Scissors

    Planning
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    I used wood for frame
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    Then for the handle, I made 2 holes where the hand guard part of the frame will insert, hopefully making it sturdy.
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    Just used PVA glue and nails to assemble the frame
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    I also used PVA to glue the rubber sheet to the wood
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    Can't resist to try it
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    I used additional rubber layers, making a "ladder" so that when I put another foam, it will be slanted, just like the blade part
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    Decided to put some rubber for support
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    Cyt out holes
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    Done with the base
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    I then traced the sword detail, I'll use 3mm rubber sheet for the detail
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    More handle guard details
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    For the wing detail, I was choosing between using PVA glue or just rubber foam, I wanted to get a rounded feel so I chose PVA.
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    HOWEVER, it was an epic failure so I just decided to use rubber sheet again. oh, and I added more details to the handle.
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    When you need to glue small pieces with small gaps or distance to each other, say horizontal lines, you can do the following steps.

    1. Draw your pattern and put tape at the back.
    2. Carefully score the lines using a blade, i use xacto knife.
    3-5. Carefully "peel" the unwanted parts
    6. Put glue where you need to stick it on, and put the entire piece in place.
    7. Remove the tape and then do a thumbs up.


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    Ready for sealing
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    I used 3 coats of Acrylic Emulsion for the sealing part
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    Then, I primed it using Acrylic Paint - Primer Grey
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    After 3 layers of primer, I then started masking for the main color.
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    And then it rained. Will update tomorrow.
     
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  2. a438980

    a438980 Active Member

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    I LOVE this project, and the pics throughout the process are awesome. I may have to try to put one together myself one day, when I actually have room to display it. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Awesome job so far!
     
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  3. kyxz2

    kyxz2 Active Member

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    Hello, it rained here and I just had my chance to paint yesterday.

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    Just need to paint the hole part with steel grey and find me a leather lace for the handle and I'm done!
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  4. StormClad

    StormClad New Member

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    I like the small details using the 3mm foam, 'grats on your sword! :)
     
  5. IceTea1983

    IceTea1983 Member

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    Even though this is only a replica prop, I must say this is a work of art.
    Look forward to more updates.
     
  6. kyxz2

    kyxz2 Active Member

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    Hello, just want to say I had to put this project on hold because of work (different country). Once I come back to Philippines, I'll finish this.
     

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