It’s turning out well, though I still have quite a bit of work to do on it. I want to possibly do some power carving on the pommel and hand guard, but I’ve been stymied by someone not returning one of my router bits to me. Right now its mocked up with double sided tape and is awaiting glue up (as soon as I can get my router bit back!) I’m kind of afraid to carve on it because I don’t want to ruin what I have already created, but we’ll see how it goes.
Been working on this guy lately, a Manipulative Moggle Mogfoil from FF 14. A red mages weapon, foils get flipped over and double as magick staves in game. Typically there’s a little doohicky that accompanies the weapon that floats in the off hand when wielded but get attached to the bottom of the handle when spells are being cast.
Sword converted to staff.
Wielding rapier and crystal.
It’s been a fun project so far. Glad to have my garage cleaned up after the flooding last October. Experimented with using a biscuit joiner to assemble the handle section, as I didn’t need to waste a 10 inch board for something with a 1.5 inch blade. Not even close to completion yet, but it’s looking good! I have ideas on how to fancy it up, aside from the paint job.
So according to EVERYONE, though the sword I was officially asked to make was Cronus Lux, this one should simply be called ‘Cronus’, since the ‘Lux’ version in the game has an ominous purple aura around it. Since mine doesn’t glow, everyone says I should just call it ‘Cronus’. WHATEVER! Its done, and its pretty cool
As always, thanks to ma boy for modelling it for me (he’s kind of tall, so you get an idea of the size of this thing).
Vital info: 5’6″ long, 9″ at its widest, made of 3/4″ poplar, spray painted glossy black and covered in clear coat, the runes are made of vinyl that I cut on my Silhouette machine (oh man do I need a larger model!), handle wrapped in 550 paracord.
It weighs a lot less than it probably looks, but poplar isn’t too dense. As always its might fun to swing around!
I am nearly done with the Cronus Lux build I started almost three months ago. If you remember, I had started the build, then ended up in the hospital with pancreatitis, then recovered, then the temps skyrocketed here in SoCal along with a lot of other events. Fortunately the nice young lady who asked for it still wants it. It has been an interesting build and I have had to try a few new techniques out, but I think it has paid off! Enjoy a few shots, with more coming when the project is fully complete (hopefully by the end of the week)!
The sword completely assembled and painted.
Rune work on the lower handle.
Rune work on the main body. The Silhouette cutter does excellent work!
So I haven’t done a lot of work on this guy since the temperatures have been exceedingly high in my area, but I need to get it done one way or another, so I have been working during my lunch break when its between 90-98 degrees outside. So far I have gotten pretty far, and I’m pretty happy with how its turning out with the exception of the pommel, which is far, far too thick. I should have used 1/2″ boards instead of 3/4″, and I may trim it down, but I’m afraid to do anything that will ruin this pieces, as I cannot start over at this point. I wanted to have done more shaping, but I really don’t have the tools for that kind of work. Maybe version 2?
Aside from that, some putty work, a quick sanding then paint, runes and clear coat! Should look slick in black with red runes on it!
With the addition of the blue ‘gems’ on the hilt this relic weapon is complete! It took long enough, but it was fun to do. I WILL make another later, but it will be much later, as I now have three commissions! Finally get to earn a little dough while doing something I enjoy!
You can find more information on my wooden weapon builds and stuff on my Facebook page (see the sidebar).
For today’s Final Fantasy Friday you get to look upon the Curtana V2 I finished up this week. Well, its 99.9% done, I just need to add one detail I forgot, but I can’t do that until tomorrow.
48″ long x 9.25″ wide, made of both 3/4″ and 1/4″ poplar wood. Spray painted, coated with triple thick glaze with a paracord wrapped handle, she’s pretty hefty, but oh so fun to swing around. You had better have a strong wrist if you just want to hold her, though.
The little chocobo was purchased from a nice girl on Facebook. Worth every penny.