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FFvXIII - Advance Weaponry

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This is the "engine sword" from Final Fantasy versus XIII Noctis L.C. Cosplay that I made at the beginning of 2009 for WaiCon Perth.

After a few months coming back to Sydney, I finally took it out of the box for some photos for everyone to see it close up.

The whole weapon was made in less than 8 days.
The engine, hilt pieces, handle and blade inscription details were done as accurately as the available references allowed at the time. Overall it turned out quite amazingly.

Some of you might remember THIS: [link]
Well.....3 days after that photo....it really DID dry and I really DID complete it!!! *sighs of relieve*

I am extremely proud of myself for pulling something like this off in such a short amount of time.

once again....I like playing with MS paint....it looks like some kind of sales catalogue haha

Enjoy ^^



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The FFvXIII collection: (includes the old and new costume)

Noctis Lucis Caelum: [link]
Nocturne Hour: [link]
Crystal Fantasia: [link]
Strike at Fate: [link]
Final Resolution: [link]
Storm: [link]
Crystallis Guard: [link]
Mission START: [link]
Finishing Blow: [link]
Advance Weaponry: [link]


Noctis and Stella
Destined Encounter: [link]
Noctis and Stella: [link]
Sonata d'Amore Vietata: [link]
Ripples of Fate: [link]


Crack Shot collection:
Decisive Strike!!:[link]
Fanservice~: [link]
Love Story: [link]

Hope you enjoy!
Image details
Image size
600x683px 386.26 KB
Make
PENTAX Corporation
Model
PENTAX Optio E40
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Jan 6, 2007, 1:09:03 AM
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You have a wonderful eye for blades and believable function, this looks like it would actually work in a universe that would allow it to.  Gorgeous....
nicoxmel's avatar
Love it!!! You are very talented
MelodicSword's avatar
Hello! I'm thinking of making this sword for my upcoming Noctis cosplay, and there are a couple things I'd like to ask, if you don't mind.

One: which reference pictures did you use for the base of the sword? I can't seem to find very good refs for that area...
Two: How tall is the sword, in comparison to yourself?

Thank you in advance!
AmenoKitarou's avatar
There are no good references for him really... I just used whatever I can find.
The sword comes up to just below my chest height.
MelodicSword's avatar
Alright, thanks for the answers! :aww:
Athena-thrace's avatar
WOW. This is amazing craftsmanship. You should be incredibly proud of yourself.
AmenoKitarou's avatar
Thank you :) I surely am!
SakuMiyuku's avatar
anom i know this is like soooo lonnng ago, >< but do you think you can give me a few pointers? [*coughcough my friend cough cough* XD you make such awesome props and cosplay =D
AmenoKitarou's avatar
I don't mind giving pointers at all :)
I just haven't got any general pointers, so you'll have to tell me what you want to know specifically :)
SakuMiyuku's avatar
thank you~ =D what did you use to make the engine thingy in the middle? XD and the handle, what did you use? >3<
AmenoKitarou's avatar
The engine thingy is actually a couple of sewage pipe ends stuck inside each other, plus the bottom of a Lipton Ice Tea plastic bottle...>_<

And the handle is PVC piping :)
SakuMiyuku's avatar
so in one there is like a few inside? O_O *puzzled* ><

oooo and use thread to cover it? hahaha
AmenoKitarou's avatar
Its all glued together ><
SakuMiyuku's avatar
ooooooo everything is made out of wood and containers? ><
AmenoKitarou's avatar
hahah yes... >_<
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AmenoKitarou's avatar
oh great thanks now it's wet
Leyyamaguy's avatar
XDXDXD sorry bout that!
Chris-1233's avatar
I want one D8 i am guna cosplay as Noctis for Onicon @~@ and halloween and i wana get this sword 8D if i make it, it wotn be dead on D8 by the way love your cosplays as him! <3 they are spot on, did you make or buy the costume
AmenoKitarou's avatar
I made everything. :)
Chris-1233's avatar
OMG! amazing! 8D the sword is also bad ass Lol i dont have the craftsmanship to make it look that good D8
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