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Tutorial: How to do a keyblade (Oblivion)
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Uh, it took me quite some time to finally do this, right? I was asked to do a tut for my keyblades for quite some time, but never really got to do it. I didn't take many photo when I was doing my keyblades, but I hope it will help you anyways.
Please remember, English isn't my native language and I don't know the technical terms and had to use a dictionary for them, so please tell me if I mistranslated anything >.<
Thank you <3

Next time, I'll do a bracelet that works like the one's almost all the Magi characters wear.

Thanks for reading and looking <3
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spiderwilliam13's avatar
I've been trying to make one of these myself, I have the materials but I can't get an image big enough to to the sketch to make the base. How did you get an image big enough for you to trace the shape of the keyblade?
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Alikain|Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! First of all I must say that I'm SO envious of your keyblades, they're perfect x3
But I would like to ask if there are other materials that I can use instead of wood for the base of the keyblade, like some kind of thick craft foam maybe (?)
And thanks again for sharing this tutorial :tighthug:
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chibinis-chan's avatar
Thank you very much ^^ I am glad you like them.
Actually, I dunno if it works with other material than wood, since I never tried it. Maybe you should try if you can use modelling clay on the base material of your choice first ^^ Good luck with it <3
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Alikain|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thanks anyway! I will try it ^^
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ChiisaiKai's avatar
ChiisaiKai|Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! 
Idk if you would be able to help me with a quick question :o
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chibinis-chan|Hobbyist Artist
sure. Just go ahead and ask ^^ (Sorry for the late reply, I only check DA once in a while)
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ChiisaiKai|Hobbyist Artist
Ah so I actually wanted to know if you ever used air dry clay over expanding foam? I was thinking about using expanding foam, carve it out, put paper mache(maybe) and just cover it with air dry clay for a smoother surface o-o 
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chibinis-chan's avatar
I never did, sorry. I only used it on wood and paper mache, which worked fine for me ^^
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ChiisaiKai|Hobbyist Artist
It's totally fine
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Nyra-chan|Hobbyist Writer
I'm going as Roxas for a convention next year, and I need to make Oathkeeper and Oblivion, otherwise I pay $400 each. And I'm not paying that xP So I have to ask, how did you make your Oathkeeper? Same as process as Oblivion?
Honestly your keyblades are beautiful!
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chibinis-chan's avatar
Thank you very much ^.^ I am glad you like them.
Basically I used the same process for Oathkeeper. Of course you can skip the part where I added the chain and you have to be careful about where to add clay and where not to get the layers nicely, but that's it ^^
woodbase - sanding - modelling clay- more sanding - primer - color - varnish
For the keychain I simply plaided white ribbon, painted it and connected it with wire to the keyblade and the paopu once it was dry ^^
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Nyra-chan|Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! This is a huge huge help!!! 
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ApprenticeForHire|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! What kind of modeling clay did you used? I really want a keyblade for myself :D
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chibinis-chan's avatar
Any kind of air drying modeling clay should work. I used efaplast light, but I dunno if you can get it where you live.
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Rivendell101's avatar
Oops, I meant to ask how thick the wood was, that would be helpful.
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chibinis-chan's avatar
oh, I don't remember and I don't have the keyblade with me. Either 0,8 cm or 1cm. But I guess it all depends on personal preference and how durable your wood is.
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Rivendell101's avatar
Do you know how thick the was? That would be helpful :D
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Yogami|Student Digital Artist
Haha my friends would kill me for wanting to cosplay a kingdom hearts character, but I think having a keyblade would be cool.
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Alexandria-Paige|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful thank you so much I want to make my own keyblade for my cosplay this helps alot!
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chibinis-chan's avatar
I am glad if it helps ^^ Thank you
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Damien-the-Ogre|Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing the info. I wouldn't have thought you could trust the modelling clay to grip to the wooden base, so that's good to know it does! I look forward to having a go at something along these lines in the future. :D
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chibinis-chan's avatar
Well, for me it works out perfectly, but that might be different for other types of modelling clay .<
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silliaz|Student Artist
sau cool :D ich mag so bastel tutorials <3
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chibinis-chan's avatar
Danke schön~ Freut mich sehr, dass es gefällt ^^
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