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FFVII AC - First Tsurugi
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Published: November 27, 2009
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Cloud Strife's "First Tsurugi" from Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children~!!!


Weapon making and photography and editing, catering and providing of venue by :iconamenokitarou: (lol Kriz you are such a douche)

This is the final deviation for this weapon. :)
It shows the weapon separated into all 6 blades and how each one works.

hmmm...it looks almost like a toy catalog....:s

Now alot of people call this thingo the Buster Sword...it's called First Tsurugi. :)

~Useful Info~
The sword is built entirely of Foam core boards, with a wooden core in the centre sword to support everything else. The sword can be disassembled into the 6 separate blades.

The centre sword (Vigilante), opens and closes in and out of the battle mode. These are done by making wooden pegs inside the centre blade.

The smaller blades (Ascalon and Sidewinder) have turning handles and gears.

Everything is pretty simple about the making of this weapon since it was quite the rush job. Most techniques utilized can be found performed at most primary school art classes. (Eg. cutting foam boards, gluing shapes together to make a 3D shape...etc.)

If i've missed anything that you wanted to know, please feel free to ask ^^

Enjoy~

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The FFVII Advent Children Collection:

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: [link]
Final Fantasy Advent Children - Complete: [link]
Cloud Strife: [link]
Remnant Soldier: [link]
Infiltration: [link]
Blades of Reunion: [link]

~Weapon shots~
Forgotten Strength: [link]
First Tsurugi: [link]

~Cloud x Aeris~
Eternity: [link]
A Parting Gift part 1: [link]
A Parting Gift part 2: [link]

~Cloud x Tifa~
Always With You: [link]

~Crack Shots Collection~
Final Fantasy Adventure Children: [link]
Electric Portal Man: [link]
This is My Atonement: [link]

The Minigame!!!
Shinra Whack-a-Cloud!!: [link]
Image size
7741x6015px 8.94 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
10/500 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 19, 2009, 3:16:01 PM
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cosplayking100's avatar
cosplayking100Student Artist
what kind of materials did you use for the weapon itself
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
It is foam core boards. :)
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cosplayking100Student Artist
Ikr i don't really like when people call it the "BUSTER SWORD" its name is the first Tsurugi and I've never heard of the other names i`ll have to look them up 
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strangexrealityProfessional Photographer
hey :) i love this so much and i'm actually attempting to make my own. how did u get the vigilante to open and close? i know you said wooden pegs but i still can't figure it out;;;;
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Oh it's one piece of wood in the middle with some holes and slots, then I make the sides afterwards :)
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strangexrealityProfessional Photographer
oh ok thanks :)
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JulieKrizanProfessional Digital Artist
That sound you hear? That's my head exploding from the sheer awesomeness.
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Haha! Thanks a lot!
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Haha I'm considering selling.
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is that a name for each pieces of sword...how do you find it?
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
I found the names on the net...
I'm actually not sure if it's official. T__T
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Lightstar98Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks just too awesome for words O.O I never worked with foam, but I'm planning to^^
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
It is easy. Definitely give it a try. Good luck :)
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ryujin2490Professional General Artist
uhm by foam core boards. you mean the ones that have a styro in side it and a sort of paper/carton covering? cause if thats it i think I might be able to make one to ^^, I cant afford wood T^T
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Yes.. That's what foam core is...
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ryujin2490Professional General Artist
:puke-rainbows:

OMG so awesome !! my 1st time cosplaying was just last week and as Squall *yay I pulled it off!*
uhm do you have maybe some links or references on how you made this??
im currently doing the study for this one and I want it dead accurate, as I am also a detail freak ^^.

thanks!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Congrats on Squall :)
No sorry. I have no drafts of this prop as I just made it free hand on the spot.
I suggest you go do some research for pictures from the movie and do your own measurements rather than looking for drafts if you want your product to be accurate.
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IceFlame1019Hobbyist General Artist
........i think i just died.
this is fucking awesome o-o
imma have to go through your gallery tomorrow
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Oh god don't die here!
Thanks!
Hope you enjoy :)
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IceFlame1019Hobbyist General Artist
so much epic *-*
how much do you spend on all your materials and supplies?
You told me how to do the crystal effect on the crystal-coated armor over a year ago, and I really want to do stuff like this but money's an object.

*throws down a watch* too much epic stuff to not watch *-*
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AmenoKitarouHobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks for the watch :)

This one was about $80. Mostly because I used foam core, which is a tad expensive...But it's possible to make this cheaper.
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mooreswordsmanStudent Artisan Crafter
are there two vendetta's or just one?
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