I made everything except for the pretty shapely bit just beneath the blade. I am VERY grateful to my best friend's boyfriend who kindly made that for me (he is skilled with wood working and made it on a lathe ^^ )
the spearhead was the hardest part for me (it took a LOT of sanding...) o_o...I was finding sawdust in my DREAMS!!!
It was a lot of work but I AM SOOOO HAPPY with how it turned out...
You can't really tell from this picture but it is about 5 feet long! ^^ It's pretty heavy too...
Yay for spray paint! I love that Krylon Hammered finish stuff !!
I'm off to AWA tomorrow !! XD *****************************************
Good luck with your costume Seirei no Moribito needs more love XD
>w< I think I have described how I made it in previous replies here...let me see if I can find you some explanations..(I didn't copy all the links...but if you look down in the comments you can find the real ones.. ^^)
Oh! Major note on the spear...Either use good thick wooden dowels and wood glue to join the pieces or (preferably) metal joining screws...(One of these thingys... [link] ) I found this out the hard way since the very moment we got to the hotel room and unpacked at AWA... the spearhead broke from the spear shaft sigh [the wooden dowels I had used were too thin to take any stress]...we had to run to a Home Depot luckily they helped us out XD ...so Metal for the win 8D!
** when asked about the gold ornament on the spear's end**
I made the little ornament out of sculpy molded over an aluminum foil armature formed around an ...um...eye screw? I don't really know what to call it...it is a heavy metal screw with a loop at the end of it...
the screw end is sticking out and is used to attach the ornament to the wooden pole...
the loops are reinforced with wire (that I wound around the screw (like a theta) before I put on the foil and sculpy...
the only flaw I had with this design is that if you twist it too hard...the metal screw within will compress the foil around it and cause it to wobble a bit..(but it does not effect the tightness of the attachment)
you can see it unfinished in the next to last panel here...[link]
********** As for the spear head I carved it from a single piece of wood using a jigsaw to take away most of the wood and a motorized wheel sander to get it more the right shape...and then I did the rest by hand *sanding...loooots of sanding ... and I painted it with a glossy metallic spraypaint.
Ah good luck and yes... I think the best advice I can give is on how to join the separate parts (don't use wooden dowels and wood glue... that doesn't work ..found out through experience...)
Use double-ended screws like this [link] they are very strong they work very well, will not break...and, if you want to, you can still take the parts of the spear apart if they are screwed together...^^
oh and be sure to paint it WELL in advance to let the paint dry completely ^^ spray paint stayes sticky forever
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More