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FFX: Auron's Masamune

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Final Fantasy X has provided a haven of fond memories for me. Summer nights spent shouting at the TV with my brother or pouring over walk-through guides -- these are some of the most enjoyable moments that I'm fortunate enough to have experienced. It was usually my brother who held the PS2 controller, capturing monster after monster and defeating Sin after Sin, but I always tried to be the supportive player two who cheered him on and helped him solve puzzles.

I've been wanting to recreate Auron's celestial weapon, Masamune, using wire and sketched out a rough design for how I'd go about doing that. Eventually, it escaped my mind and didn't come back until I saw the game.life 4 contest. My desire to see this project through roared back to life, and quite a few pictures (and frustrated mumbles) later, here's a tutorial for the world to see.

 
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Step 1: Materials

  • thick and thin wire (I used 20 and 26 gauge black-colored copper wire.)
  • pliers
  • thin red string (I just used sewing thread)
  • glue
  • black sharpie

Step 2: Sketching and shaping the frame

First, sketch out a picture of Masamune. Make sure that it's not too small; the smaller it is, the harder this process will be. My final version turned out to be 6 inches, so plan accordingly.
Then grab your thicker wire and bend it to fit the shape of Masamune. This will be your frame for weaving. Do NOT cut the wire yet; it will make things easier.

Step 3: Weaving: arms

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Start weaving at the "arms"; the bigger ones closer to the hilt, to be exact. Wrap one end of your thinner wire (working with the whole spool) around the tip of one arm and begin weaving. See the MS Paint image for how to weave the wire.

jessyratfink5 months ago

This is beautiful!! I love Auron, what a great character. :D

watchmeflyy (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago

Thanks for your comment! I liked that Auron was stoic and reticent, yet he really cared about his companions.

yahmed35 months ago
ahhh I so badly want to make this but a much bigger version!
watchmeflyy (author)  yahmed35 months ago

If you want to stick with the weaving idea, perhaps you could make a larger version using yarn as the weaving material and some sort of harder material as the frame? Or if you're looking to make a cosplay sword version, there's a pretty cool tutorial here. Good luck anyway!

Very creative way of making it!

watchmeflyy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick5 months ago

Thanks for your nice comment! ^^

Thanks for making awesome projects!

watchmeflyy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick5 months ago

Your projects are really quite spectacular too! And your profile picture is just amazing. ;)

emlu.voon5 months ago

Sweet

...I have the SAME memories... as a teen, rather than partying or sports or whatnot after school... I was playing FF with my younger brother. FFX is one of my faves!

Job well done ;)

watchmeflyy (author)  emlu.voon5 months ago

Thanks! ^^ FFX was the adventure of a lifetime; I loved the plot overall, and the characters were inspirational.

Awesome! you've got some crazy skills! ;)

watchmeflyy (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz5 months ago

Thank you! You have some crazy skills of your own, with those lovely heart studs you made. I love that you used erasers for earring backs too--clever. ;)