Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
One of the watchers of my Hyperion Gunblade tutorial videos (and I'm sorry I didn't get your name) requested some close up pictures of the parts that make up the Gunblade handle.
I thought that was a good idea as I realized that the video quality didn't allow me to show the small pieces in much detail.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Sword Reforged!
After cleaning up the edges, I've glued the sword back together. I don't know if there is anything I can do in order to strengthen the bond. It is simply not a very good joint.
Once this dries, I'll use wood putty to cover up any imperfections.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Here is a sneak peak at the coat I'm working on for my Steampunk cosplay. I'm getting a lot of assistance from my Mother on this one.
I'm not sure how technically steampunk the coat itself is, hopefully it'll all come together once the entire costume is complete. At worse, I'll hopefully get some feedback from other SP costumers on how to improve.
Friday, May 1, 2009
A minor disaster strikes while I'm working on the prop swords. After letting the first coat of gesso primer dry, I start to sand the two swords. The idea is to sand as smooth as possible, paint and then sand again, eventually the sword should be covred in primer, that hides all signs of the woodgrain.
I was sanding the side of one of the blades with to much force and the blade snapped loose along the glue line. The picture was taken shortly after I removed the dried glue.
I'll have to make repairs. Now I know I need to put support under the blade before I do anything.