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03 Mar 2009 - 21:5811333
Sailor Saturn's Scythe Weapon
I haven't made a prop before and wondering if there is any key material(s) that will help me make sailor saturn's scythe??

the scythe looks easier enough

http://www.geocities.com/kawiikitty/saturn5.gif

here's a link containing the scythe if people dunno what it looks like

any help will be much appriciated
LIMEGREENJELLY X



Last edited by Combustible Lime (03 Mar 2009 - 21:59)
04 Mar 2009 - 12:3711350
My suggestion would be: a long wooden pole, some thin wood (plywood maybe) a saw, lots of sandpaper and wood glue!

Cut a slot in the top of the pole and another slot in the scythe bit and slot and glue together. then you could use papier mache to create the bobbly bits near the top and bottom. sand paint and varnish!


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Last edited by GunstarVixen (04 Mar 2009 - 12:38)
04 Mar 2009 - 16:3511359
Quote GunstarVixen:
My suggestion would be: a long wooden pole, some thin wood (plywood maybe) a saw, lots of sandpaper and wood glue!

Cut a slot in the top of the pole and another slot in the scythe bit and slot and glue together. then you could use papier mache to create the bobbly bits near the top and bottom. sand paint and varnish!


Pretty much exactly what I'd suggest. If you're not keen on working with wood, cardboard that's heavily reinforced would work too.

I wouldn't call it a scythe though...I can't remember the name of that weapon, but it's similar to a kwan-dao.


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04 Mar 2009 - 16:4711361
Okies thankyou very much I shall have a good at it once I can get to DIY store, being in the middle of town and no transport makes it slightly difficult ^^

And thankyou for the name of the weapon that may come in handy

LIMEGREENJELLY


04 Mar 2009 - 21:5911376
Plywood isn't a very good material to use. It's a bit too thick, and rather heavy. Also, if you want to sand it down a lot, you can end up working through the layers, and it gives an uneven finish.

What you want to use is balsawood, if you can get ahold of it.


05 Mar 2009 - 20:3511395
Quote sjbonnar:
I wouldn't call it a scythe though...I can't remember the name of that weapon, but it's similar to a kwan-dao.

The weapon is called a glaive. ^^

Also I'd suggest using a hollow plastic pipe for the main pole as it would be far lighter to carry around. Also perhaps cardboard for the blade perhaps.


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05 Mar 2009 - 21:4911398
Wooden dowelling would be good, or possibly PVC piping ^^ the blade on top can easily be carved using foamboard or even plain foam. Thick craft foam works really well. If you want something a little more sturdy but still consafe, I find that crafting the shape of the blade out of foam and then covering it fosshape or wonderflex works nicely ^^
Same with the bottom of the staff.

Hope I helped at all :3


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05 Mar 2009 - 22:5511399
these suggestions are all great thankyou for helping and thankyou for letting me know what the actual weapon is


06 Mar 2009 - 14:3511410
I would recommend foam or cardboard for the blade part and pvc tubing for the body. Some cons can have tough resrictions on woodern weapons.

Its very similar to Seung Mina's weapon (soulcalibur). I think hers was called a Zantabo.


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06 Mar 2009 - 14:5111412
It's officially called a "Silence Glaive" XD


06 Mar 2009 - 16:1211415
thanyou everyone ^^ Is there any height restrictions on weapons?


06 Mar 2009 - 16:3911416
Quote limegreenjelly:
thanyou everyone ^^ Is there any height restrictions on weapons?


Depends on where you're planning on wearing it. Most places won't be much more than 1 metre.


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08 Mar 2009 - 14:4011464
Quote Ice-climber:
Quote limegreenjelly:
thanyou everyone ^^ Is there any height restrictions on weapons?


Depends on where you're planning on wearing it. Most places won't be much more than 1 metre.


I'll be wearing it to the october mcm expo in london


08 Mar 2009 - 14:5411465
Quote limegreenjelly:
Quote Ice-climber:
Quote limegreenjelly:
thanyou everyone ^^ Is there any height restrictions on weapons?


Depends on where you're planning on wearing it. Most places won't be much more than 1 metre.


I'll be wearing it to the october mcm expo in london


The usual Expo height is about 1.5 metres for walking around weaponry. Any taller, and you have to hand it in to the cosplay desk and are only allowed it for planned photoshoots, or in the masquerade.

To be fair - 1.5 metres is a good height. My sword for Warrior Rikku is 1.20 metres, and that's about mid-bicep on me. But then, I'm a short arse.


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08 Mar 2009 - 15:0911467
cheers for the information silver I shall try and plan it to that height


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