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Greatsword of Artorias WIP by loveshina Greatsword of Artorias WIP by loveshina
Started work on the Greatsword this week. Going smoothly so far. The only thing I've done differently here is that I used a steel rod as support in the handle, the wood alone wouldn't support something of this size. It's scaled to match my height at 5'6", and so far is made of poplar with a steel rod and a couple pvc pipes (along with a bit of apoxie sculpt.) Next job will be to start shaping the details on the hilt.
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GrimDaniels Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How exactly did you do the core? Just cut a huge slot in the poplar for it?
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loveshina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I believe on this one, I made the handle by using casting resin to embed a 1/2" threaded steel rod inside a piece of pvc pipe. Then I drilled a 1/2" hole the the base of the blade, and I epoxied the two pieces together when they were ready.
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GrimDaniels Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty close to one of my guesses, cool. Thanks. You're crazy good at this stuff, keep it up. Sword Tard 
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EzanaThePirahna Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
How much for one!?
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BlastFlame Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful sword! Can I ask you where did you find or how did you make the blueprint?
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I got as high a resolution pics I could from in game, then put those into Adobe illustrator and traced it.
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:iconblastflame:
BlastFlame Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks ;)
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Landwand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Beautifully shaped!  I can already see the finished product.
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Loveheart-the-pony Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
is it for sale
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I normally do business of a commission basis, and am actually working on one of these for someone else, and it would work for me to do another along side it. If you are interested, send me a note and I can tell you the details.
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Loveheart-the-pony Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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Venlope Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
NIce one! You'll use brass or some DAS tomake the engravings on the blade? Or you'll paint it black and called it "cursed"?
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loveshina Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Honestly not sure right now. My original plan was to do a "restored" Artorias, in all of his splendor. This partly hinged on completing the shield, but that wont happen for A-kon, too pressed for time. Also, I love how the finish on the helmet came out, so I may do corrupted. (Plus the corrupted Artorias has more opportunities for the "play" part of cosplay, a bit more act-y than the other one might be, something I feel I want to improve on).
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Venlope Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
but corrupted and cursed are two different weapons. If you want to give it a shiny effect you can glue a sheet of cobalt-colored plastic, paint or even better, dig a bit in the wood and fill it with cobalt resin, then flatten it
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loveshina Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I know how to get paint really shiny, and my tests with metallic finishes have taught me alot. But the two versions I was thinking was the corrupted(Abyss version) or the Normal (non cursed) verion. abyss sword would go with more tarnished armor, while the other I'd make the armor more shiny and brighter cloth.
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Venlope Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
/nods sorry man ^^ By corrupted you mean the palette swap of the holy, or the one Artorias uses when you fight him? The one with the broken guard
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loveshina Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The one he uses when you fight him. The one he uses is the abyss variant. That's one of the two I had planned
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Venlope Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Nice, can't wait to see it done!
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loveshina Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I think im going with the restored version, the non cursed/non abyss one, that way I can make the shield and show Artorias in all his splendor.
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zaba113 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Good sword but harm sif.
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loveshina Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Poor Sif, I really want to do a photoshoot with a husky when I get the costume finished. (It would be far too perfect.)
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shotontwos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
This is amazing!
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks, hopefully it wont get too tiring to carry.
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Thorcath Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!!
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Ryuuhiken Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Artorias: Oooooragggggghhh!!!!

Me: Yes it certainly is a nice sword.
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
LOL. Love it. Wish he had a bit more personality, but his armor is the best.
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Ryuuhiken Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
there is actually some character dialogue that was cut from the game due to time-constraints. Its on youtube now, covers just about every main npc.
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loveshina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I've heard that, it's pretty cool
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taniathepirate Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
looking good!
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loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The details on this thing are crazy.
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Halekborn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg one more amzingness is coming
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MikoBura Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Looking great so far.
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Mr-Pendulum Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking nice! 3D Printers aren't all they are cracked up to be btw, better off with a lasercutter imo.
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Both would be useful for certain things. Even a high axis cnc would be nice to have. Or you can just stick with your hands :D
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Mr-Pendulum Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There is always hands. Unless you have no hands. Which would be awful :P.
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, yes it would.
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Darkburrow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
When i get myself a 3D-printer im gonna start making Fantasy-shit all over the place! my apartment is gonna be filled with shiznit! :)

OT: Nice one, looks good :)
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Ah, a 3d printer would be nice. Lots of complex pieces I could use it on.
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Darkburrow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
And i got 3 year education in CAD/CAM so making stuff would be easy ;)
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loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome, that would be useful. I have a small amount of experience with CAD, but not enough for that.
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Darkburrow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
hehe :) havent used CAD/CAM in a long while now tho, 8 years or so :) so i'd have to get the program and jumpstart my knowledge in it :P
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loveshina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Would be fun. I'm going to be learning maya here soon.
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Darkburrow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesomesauce :P
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