A fun miniature conversion I did a while back using CAV Thunderbird arms on a Halberd torso. I never thought they'd work since the Thunderbird arms are so big, but after finding some suitable legs and feet - I thought it might actually work, and began hacking away. Cutting the larger RP cast Summoner/Hellbringer legs was a bear and a half, but otherwise this was a fun project.
Inspiration for the paint scheme came from Rammstein's Reise-Reise CD cover. I've been wanting to try a scheme based on that cover for a while, but this just seemed like a good mech to use it on.
Firepower comes from a pair of Snub-Nose Long Toms, (4) SRM 4's, (4) ER Smalls, (1) ER Med.
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.
Got the blade and the guard shaped and mostly smoothed. Used a rasp and file for the majority followed by sandpaper, but on the inner curve of the guard I ended up using a dremel (I couldn't even get the file in there very much). It still needs a bit of smoothing, but next its on to the handle pieces.
Nick : HAGANE 'Sakura' Series : HN-105-MHA Type : Close range combat / Mobile Heavy Armament Manufacturer: Raffles Electronic Dimensions: overall height 32 meters (wing optional); head height 22 meters Weight: empty 55 metric tons; max gross 78 metric tons Armor materials: Heavy composite Fraunium Powerplant: Savage Generator compact type, output rated at 1250 kW Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 12000 kg Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.3 G; 180-degree turn time 1.0 seconds ; maximum ground running speed 135 km/h (without sword) Equipment and design features: single type sensor, range 6000 meters; A.I. guide system 'V4-r4'; Stabilizer Wing for heavy sword use Fixed armaments: none Optional hand armaments: Heavy Sword 'Murase'
Manufacture Note's : Made under request from female mercenary 'Kaoru'. Costume made on colour and type of weapon. Very powerfull mech on close range.
Auron's Ultimate Weapon from Final Fantasy X: Masamune. Crafted mainly from mdf, the blade portion is 1/2" thick while the four 'tines' that extend out are 1" thick. The sculpted accents on the blade were first sculpted in super sculpey and silicone molds were made to cast each piece twice in polyester resin. The grip was made from 3/4" pvp piping and painted first with textured spray paint and then gold. The pommel was crafted with a pvc cap, modified with wonderflex plastic. The diamond shaped end was made from 3/4" mdf and the beading was handmade with super sculpey. Sword was hand crafted by Johny of the Goombah Squad and won him a judge's award at Anime Banzai along with his other weapons and props.