the fifth crafting entry
yay an other weapon-crafting-entry. I love to build weapons, posing with them is the best!
this one is for my black star cosplay (spartoi outfit). I really really love this cosplay and made lots of cool weapons and accessory for it. more crafting entries will follow ;)
looks pretty cool, huh?
I build this weapon in a hurry. it has to be able to disassemble it into smaller pieces for better transport.
otherwise travelling with big weapons is too inconvenient.
I made it out of styrodur.
because it had to be light and quickly made.
and I like styrodur a lot :3
katars out of this one - one plate. two weapons. good deal) I tried to save material. styrodur is my favourite material and you can use small pieces for other projects. for example this poison bottle for my assassin cross cosplay. so save material :D
for my project I needed smaller pieces, cut it down to the size of 10 cm. the building supplies store could have cut this for me. but they wanted 1 € for each cut!a super rip-off ! the rod itself was 99 cents.
therefore I decided to cut it myself. for 3 € you can buy a whole metal-cutting-saw. I didn't bought one but used my dremel instead. a dremel is a multi-function device. it has an exchangeable top. and there are lots of different tops for different uses. grinding, sanding, milling, and lots of other things.
you don't need a multi-function device. an all-purpose saw will do a good job as well.
but if you are using a electronic tool like the dremel for sanding or cutting use safety glasses! there are sparks and little pieces of metal and wood, eye-protection is very important! I always use it, so you should do it, too. I also recommend a surgical mask and a cap during sanding - no dust in your nose, mouth and hair.
on the left: the piece before ironing. on the right: after ironing. the surface is super smooth and all even.
I highly recommend ironing all edges, the colours will hold better, because the material will not absorb the colours so much any more.
ironed the flat surface of the two half-rings to strengthen the material.
I prefer to do this by easy stages. first one side, let it dry. then the other, let it dry. and so on. I really cannot do it all at once ^^"
I couldn't make photos from all the stages because the battery of my cam was empty
here you can see how I put all the pieces together. put the lid and the elastics on. finished :3
at this time there is need for a little analysis of error:
in the end there was no need for the thread rod. a big would have done the same job. my plan was to fix the pieces with the nut but of course it didn't worked with styrodur...
the syropor rings are rubbish. to unstable and painting them is a real pain in the ass. next time I would use wood or something like this...
thanks for reading and have a crafty day