Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shalamayne Prop Update 3

After assembling the sword I started priming it using black gesso. I have had good luck with gesso on my wood sword props and it did not disappoint this time. After eight coats I used 240 grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface. After sanding I used food filler to repair some of the imperfections both in the wood hilt pieces and the foam blade.

I sanded the filler down, then primed it again. I still have a circular piece to add to the base of the hilt and add details to the pommel and prime that.

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