Right from the start, I noticed the hilt of a second weapon behind my character. This is out of character for a Lord of Change, most are spell users and only have the giant ornate staffs. So I was puzzled with how to proceed. My original sword choice was from a similar model drawn by the same artist. However in the making process things didn't seem to click I love the work I did on the hilt... but that was about it.
So I hit the lore books again and studied around. I was looking for a chaos unit who used both swords and the giant staffs, similar to what the image suggests my LOC does.
When boom I hit the jack pot with a chaos unit. The same artist had worked on this solider Tcharzanek, the length of the hilt makes it possible to change the chaos symbol for the one seen in the image easily. It would make sense for her to use a blade similar to this, for one the design is more Tzeentch by miles. The prototype was too neat.... yay difficulty slowly increasing.
Again however I stand by my earlier theory that this blade would be used in last resorts and for more ceremonial uses. Because the LOC are such highly competent sorcerers and due to their large size, having the second weapon as an offensive weapon makes no sense.
So I did some work on scaling this sword up and making the template minus the hilt section.
I will use the same methods for the hilt as I was 100% happy with the prototype results, however blade wise because of how fiddly and unstable this could turn out. I have decided to use sintra and wood core, the concave and rounded sections will be EVA. And thus lastly I may coat the entire thing in worbla depending on how it looks prior. I have spare resin gems I can use for the eyeball.
It reminds me of when I was making soul edge, so hopefully this will put some of that experience to good use.
The hands are nearing completion with just paint work and finish left to be done. I ran the talons through 280/400/800/1000/1200 grit papers, and also worked the gesso in between to gain a really nice smooth canvas for the paint to go down on.
Some of the recesses are more rougher and textured which I like because it looks more realistic.
Fingers crossed the next stages go smoother.