Well, after a long journey, the sword is mostly complete. I've avoided the pitfalls of feature creep and "good ideas" and stuck nearly completely to the original design specifications. I've made several revisions for efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements. But this is by and large a physical copy of what I had envisioned many months ago in 3D studio Max. It's standing 64" tall in the corner awaiting being hung on the wall. It's pretty nice to hold it in my hands, knowing it all would work out even better on round two.
It is nice to know exactly what it takes to get this project or a similar one, completed utilizing the industrial
Well, another month and more progress.
So, I've learned a thing or two about prototyping. Everything is gonna cost you $200 or more and take at least a week to complete, lol. Just expect it, unless you want to hand-jam everything, but for this project I wanted a repeatable process. Needless to say, it's been a very fun and educational experience thus far. With only 1 more major process, and a few finishing things to do (such as attaching the horns to one of the sets of cross guards), I can say the sword is nearing completion.
I had a really cool experience with a local blade smith who was able to grind an awesome hollow grind onto the blade
So, I have been wanting to make a custom GS for years now, ever sense I put together this alter-ego of a costume. This year I finally got around to doing it. I'm learning a great deal about some of the industrial manufacturing processes and how to design for them! It's been a great learning experience and once this thing is completed, I'll have a truly unique weapon of my own imagining! In about 2 weeks I should also receive some 3D printed bits from shapeways.com for some finishing touches. It's been a long process from design to physical parts, but it's been quite fun. It's a living design however, and further updates to my drawings occur w
Yeaaaaaah, see, told you I'm a DA newb, I got something confused with this one I'm watching, thinking it was... whatever =3 well I love all your cosplays too, Morrigan or not. Although I think you could do a great Morrigan ;D