I made this because I wasn't satisfied when the official replica came out - too flimsily and expensive.
Perfect for putting that finishing touch to your Connor cosplay or halloween costume :D
The only danger it poses is giving someone a head ache if hit - it's not sharp.
The only expense was the handle which was about $8 AU. The rest of the materials were found around the house.
Step 2: Materials
Though, I took references from other in-game screenshots as well.
- 11 mm pine wood
- wood glue (PVA)
- masking tape
- sand paper
- wood filler (optional but good for fixing mistakes)
- 1 cork
- dark brown hammer handle (can get from any hardware store) about $8 at Bunnings I think.
- brown leather or leather-like material
- split pins
- brown rope
- beads (preferably red, but you can use what ever you like)
- any other things to add to make it look more authentic
- Dremel (otional)
- Utility knife
- hot glue
Step 3: Cutting Axe Head
Firstly, sketch out the shape of the axe head. Do this in two pieces so that it's easier to cut out the inner part.
Now cut out the shape, including the inside. I found that using a dremel helped to cut and neaten up all the edges, especially in the small areas.
Before you glue it, it's best to carve out the blade edges first. To do this, draw a line down the centre of the side of the wood (depth). Cut on an angle which joins the line you just drew on the side and the line that runs along the top of each piece (2nd picture - x ).
Also cut out the back of the axe head (the pointy part) and draw a border inside it. Cut the edges on this also - cut it so that it is like a pyramid so that the 4 sides form a point.
Step 4: Detailing Back of Axe Head
* I took the photo after I painted it *
Step 5: Axe Head Base
Then draw a line in the centre on both sides.
Like what was done with the blade, cut on an angle which joints the centre line to a line drawn about 5mm down the side of the block (refer to image). Don't make the edges sharp!
Masking tape over it and put a crease in the middle to give it a slight pitch.
Step 8: Gluing and Paining
Once it's all dry, give it a base coat of black paint.
Let that dry, then spray on the silver paint. Don't hold the can too close because then it'll become really thick. Spray it in short, misty bursts to get a brushed metal finish.
If you want to go for a really scratched effect, put roughly ripped bits of masking tape on the black and then paint over in silver. Remove the tape and the black will show though, looking like scratches. For even more realism, scratch and dint the wood before painting it.
Cut the cork about 1cm thick and make the edges more oval.
Cut a V - shape on the bottom so that it sits nicely on the top of the centre block and paint it the same colour as the handle.
Use hot glue to mount the whole structure onto the hammer handle,
Step 9: Finishing Touches
Yay, you're done! Time to go cosplayin' or trick or treatin'! :D
If you've got any questions, feel free to send me a message or ask in the comments below ;)