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Flail of the Witch-King by mattleese87 Flail of the Witch-King by mattleese87
A replica of the mighty flail of the Witch-King of Angmar (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King). I used the same process as the helmet, but sculpted it from the lighter white styrofoam and the handle from wood and plastic pieces. I coated both parts with urathane and attached the two together with a plastic chain (I may replace this with a metal one). I painted the whole thing an antique silver and wrapped the handle with leather and studs. The flail head itself stands about two feet tall and is covered with enough urathane to make it heavy and possibly dangerous. The chain is about two feet long as well, making it difficult to wield for a shorter person. Luckily I am six feet tall, so it worked out well.
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Given 2009-12-11
Flail of the Witch-King by ~LordofIZAN combines a great level of detail with precise recreation of the shapes, design and proportions of the original flail for the witch king. ( Featured by Thebuild )
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TomkyoStudios Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Holy shit thats awesome!
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Naramire Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
anyone who annoys you should be carefull... "hey bla bla bla bla bla" MOTHERF*CKINGWHAAACKK!!!!!
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acklaygohome Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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EthansEntertainment Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
That'll leave a scratch!
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roman11777 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
NOT BIG ENOUGH
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TempestRunner Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
That is one sweet ass flail.
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JosephharrisFX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
How durable is the Urathane on this? Is it brittle?
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Archer-AMS Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome!! I'm also into making props/replicas and have been looking for urethane everywhere but I can't ever find it, could you give me some advice as to where I can find it? Thanks :D !!!
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... about that lol. I made this in an art studio where they had like a giant urethane-spraying machine and I know it's expensive. Not sure if there are other methods, but I did think the urethane gun was pretty neat (although dangerous... if you breathe in the vapors it can crystallize inside your lungs and kill you). So as far as I know, that method is the more industrial way of doing it but for at-home projects, I really couldn't tell ya. Sorry.
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Archer-AMS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thats okay, thanks anyway :D
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Satanasko Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Needs a thicker chain from an engineering point of view ;)
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, yeah probably does. I got whatever I could find lol
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Satanasko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
pretty neat vision nevertheless! ^^
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RobHazelnut Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Are you able to swing it one-handed?
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, if you got a tad bit of muscle it's not too hard to swing. It's mostly just clumsy lol.
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NahaniDawg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is effing amazing!!!! Gosh I love LOTR and I want this.
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Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the thing is BIG! :omfg:
(besides awesome, of course)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on this! Weta should have you working for them (have to ask if you`ve taken this outside to play with it? :))
:thumbsup:
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xblacklightz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
you know I fear anyone who swings this kind of weapon. Knight pawns samurai end of story if he's swinging this around.
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TankianLover Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
:la: shiiit i want that !!! :D
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mcrmcr666 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amzing
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zarimox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Coolest thing ever! :love:
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SolidSamurai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Wonder how much that would weigh in the unlikely scenario that LotR became real life?
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HugoLuman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
To much for a mortal to wield, that's for sure.
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blackhawk6000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
would you mind posting a couple how to videos on you tube please? i would really like to make the flail and maybe the helmet and if you do post videos please put in these comments what you are posting it under
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lucitron Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This may be my favorite movie weapon ever... and this is an amazing recreation. Epic :love:
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
it looks like the cell phones used by dethklok on the show metalocalypse!!! :icondethklokplz: [link]
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photochriis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
ouch.
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Dead-zilla Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Witch King, best character from LOTR. It's a shame how he was "killed" by that girl.
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manji-luo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
o_o

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<3
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the-nuclear-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Anything like this diserves a favorite. :D
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MissStark Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recognized this the instant I saw the thumbnail! Very, very impressive craftsmanship, right down to the tiny notches and dents. You should be working for Weta.
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defense2 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
As a prop item i must say it looks great.

Now if you will excuse me, I must take this and turn it into a 3d object and club my Ant model I have to deletion with it repeatedly
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Peyote-Coyote Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
EPIC FLAIL
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Lord-Noctifer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass Weapon is badass. Make one for me? XD
just kidding. Even if you DO take commissions, I don't have the money. ;~;
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Jenevee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
You deserve 700 virgins when you die. Even if you're not in whatever religion believes that.
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Hesukristo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
holy mother of god.
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Blabyloo229 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
ya know, this would be nerdy if it wasn't so dang cool! definate props for this prop, llama for you!
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Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Awesome work, man- that was one bad-ass weapon =D
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"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
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SarahsPlushNStuff Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The urathane is strong enough to protect it from damage? I just made a foam item with poly acrylic on the surface and I'm worried than any little bump will crack it. :fear: This is totally bad ass, really a work of sculpture if you ask me :P
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srasm Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I remember seeing the film, and when THAT came on screen it was an "Ohhhh...shit." moment. .__.
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lagmentcreator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
boom headshot plz?
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Spiderwriter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
I know what I want for christmas...

Lol. Beautiful piece of work!
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Otanashi-Kaoru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Just..... damn
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Are you going to make the whole costume?
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SloorpWorld Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :thumbsup:
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mattdanna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow that's awesome. Nice job!
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Ventel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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