19th February 2012: Sword D's sword. I sculpted the handle in medium chavant, and the sword was several pieces of plywood cut and glued to shape. I made a two part fibreglass mould for the sword, and cast it in a slightly different method to what I was originally planning on.
First, a layer of gel coat was applied on both sides of the mould, then I fibreglassed the handle, but only layed a strip of fibreglass matting down the length of each side of the handle. The mould was then put back together and fast cast resin was poured into the mould. This gave me a completely solid blade to work with when I cracked open the mould that I could sand down to shape.
I'd have liked to have spent more time seaming the blade and making it perfect but I think its as good as I could get it in the time frame.