- wooden stake (one they would use for a lawn sign)
- wire (16 gauge, tie wire, usually in the gate area of a hardware store)
- thinner wire
- cardboard paper
- cheap mat board
- heavy duty staples (staple gun)
- plastic chain links
- box material
- hot glue gun
- 2 - 2.5 inch note card ring
- news paper
- flour (I did use geso but that was a mistake. WAY TOO HEAVY)
- flat black spray paint
- color acrylics
- pearlescent paint (blue)
- satin finish clear acrylic spray paint
Step 1: Structure - part 1
- Took some paper and drew out the keyblade to actual size. I used butcher paper which is very useful for all sorts of things.
- Laid the wooden stake in the middle of the keyblade drawing. It is to be where I can hold the prop without crushing it.
- Created the wire edge of the keyblade following the drawing exactly.
- As I crossed the wire over the wooden stake as I made the frame. Stapled it to the stake and hammered the staples later to strengthen the connection point.
- Repeat #3 - #4 so that you will have a wire frame outlining the keyblade sketch/drawing for both the top and bottom.
- Since the keyblade head has very sharp angles/edges I decided to cut out mat board to the shape and use that to sit on top of the wire frame. Worked very well. (Hind sight, I could have done that on the whole blade over the wire frame.)
- At certain points I had to thread thin wire in and out long strips of card board to act as spaces between the top and bottom wire layers. (picture #2)
- I also hot glue spacers made from rolled up box material between the edge of the blade and the wooden stake. (picture #2)