Jon Snow's Longclaw - Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)




I made this for a friend :)


nerdosaurus posted on 21 May, 2012 - 01:42
Wow! You are seriously skilled! Do you make props professionally?

khaleesi posted on 24 May, 2012 - 17:12
thank you ^^ i dont make props professionally yet, but i'm doing a degree in prop making at the mo so i will be soon :D (although i think i might start taking on commissions before i graduate) :)

Progress Journal

22nd May 2012

Finished blade details

Some of it is blotchy and the end is a bit un-neat, I'll fix this by painting by hand.

22nd May 2012

Handle detail

Aluminium foil (the thick kind) folded over, curved round, and sprayed with a mist of black spray paint.

22nd May 2012

Spraying the final coat of silver

I stuck some Frog Tape over the black line and sprayed the rest of it silver.

22nd May 2012

Painting the detail

As a quick way of getting the black swirly blood groove thing that's happening down the centre of the sword I decided to paint it. I masked off the edges, lightly sprayed it black, masked off the middle and sprayed the rest with a little more black. I used delicate surface Frog Tape for a clean line. Awesome stuff. Truly.

22nd May 2012

Lengthening the tang

I had to lengthen the tang because the piece of MDF I used wasn't quite long enough. I glued and taped on strips of steel and slotted in another chunk of MDF at the end.
(The shine of the silver isn't so great here because I had to sort out some cracks that I had just spotted.)

22nd May 2012

The blade sprayed silver

After the base coat of black spray paint I sprayed on several layers of metallic silver spray paint.

22nd May 2012

Testing if the hand guard fits

I sprayed the whole thing black as a base coat. I did several layers of filler and A LOT of sanding to make it as smooth as possible. I also sanded and fillered when the base coat was on, just to get rid of the cracks I had missed.

22nd May 2012

Hand guard

MDF, two pieces stuck together and sanded into the smooth shape, then fillered.

22nd May 2012

Sanded down edges

I sanded the edges down with a hand held electric sander.

22nd May 2012

MDF shape

I cut the sword's basic shape out of 12mm MDF.