Sketch McDraw

Costume :Gunblade
Variant :Dissidia - Default Version
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Blade Detail

Complete 1

Complete 2

Complete 3

Complete 4

Complete 5

Barrel Cylinder

Barrel Cylinders - before and after

Building up the detail and smoothing off with filler and sand paper

12mm MDF

Cardboard Template



Costume Information

Cost : About £40
Time Taken : 2 Weeks

I cut the main body from a piece of 12mm MDF and then used thinner sheets of MDF to build up the body and detail, then once all cut to shape/angled and sanded, i used Polyfiller and Spray-filler sanded back with Wet and Dry Paper to give it a smooth finish for when it came to spary painting it.
For the revolver cylinder I used a small pringles pot, PVC Pipes, Craft Foam, Card,Polyfiller and Spray-filler and again snaded it back for a smooth finish.

The Difference between the Original Gunblade and the Dissidia version is that the handle is a bit bigger and also longer.


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Looking forward to seeing this, I'm sure you'll do an amazing job!

by Kata-san on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 19:58
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Fingers crossed! lol

by Sketch McDraw on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 01:58
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Can't wait to see yours ^^
I call dibs on playing with your gunblade!

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 15:46
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Looking good so far... I'd be happy even just owning your cardboard template! :P

by RevenantPunk on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 00:44
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Off to a great start. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 11:56
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looking great already. Looking forward to seeing the finished result- you're soooooooo talented at props!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 20:17
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Cheers guys, im really busy with work n uni as well as still doing squall, so hopefully i'll have enough time in between to get it made to a decent standard.

by Sketch McDraw on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 23:28
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God this is lookin so amazing, I'm very vey Jelly right now

by Manticore on Thursday, 17 May, 2012 - 18:29
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This is looking really impressive!!

by Einmyria on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 21:42
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ive been watching this on facebook! its looking perfect!!

by Fizzykat on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 13:16
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Dude! This is looking frickin sweet ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 15:08
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by Nomes on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 08:57
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That is a beautifully made gun blade, much respect to you. It's stunning.. Looks like the official thing!

by RevenantPunk on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 20:36
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Just saw this on the random section at the bottom of the home page, and just wanted to see it is very impressive.

by NuFenix on Saturday, 13 October, 2012 - 12:06
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Thnaks :)

by Sketch McDraw on Sunday, 14 October, 2012 - 02:14
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I am in love with your gunblade!

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 21:18