I really really want to see the new How to train your dragon 2 , but I don't want to go alone..
Nevertheless, friend of mine is cosplaying Astrid to my Hiccup and she needs an axe!
So let me show you what you cando with low budget and only on a friday night ^^'
Step 1: Material and basic shape
This is foam!
The one I had at home was to big so I cut it in half, but use whatever size you'd like it to be
You sure can use foam to make a lot of armor,weapons and such! Just be sure to have a wooden or plastic core to stabilize everything and prevent it from breaking!
- a sheet of foam (abou 5cm thick)
- knives/saw/exacto knive/cutter
- a pair of scissors
- a round wood or plastic pipe from you local hardware store as core and handle
- glue/ hotglue
- rubber foam
- spray paint + acrylic paint
...and whatever you'd like for details
first, scretched the axes shape onto the foam.
then cut it and shaped its blades more..k´bladeway XD
Step 2: Smoothing +handle
using a exato knife or cutter to sharpen the axes blades.
I used a 6x100cm round wood as the handle and glued both sides of the axe to it using hot glue
supporting the construction with a little bit of tape! basic shade done
after smoothing and sanding down the styrofoam to a better surface I covert the sides(not the blades) with thinsponge rubber/foam using my hotglue. Just a little support so to speak. (tipp: you can use wood glue to harden the rubber)
added all the details and spray painted 1-2 coats of dark grey paint. Used a sponge and rest of rubber foam to add silver paint and create the effect of raw metal!Make sure to tape everything that's not supposed to be painted
I also handled the axe a bit roughly..I used my scissors and other tools to hit the axe. this way I could make some 'battle scars'/scratches/notches XD
Painted the blades silver-ish and used a dry brush and little little little bit of silver paint to add metallic effects and details.
Step 4: Finished axe
Finished piece ! Meet Hildegunde
Hope I could help you with this easy and low-budget-tutorial!
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