Today I will be showing you how to make a cheap, quick, and easy skyrim prop, the Blade of Woe.
I recently got into Skyrim, and I love it! Especially the Dark Brotherhood questline. So I decided to try out making a wooden prop. I started with making a cardboard one to test the looks, and then decided to make it out of wood.
I don't have much experience with wood and didn't have an airbrush to paint it. (The original has lots of shades, and thats hard to do with a brush)
This blade is usefull for playing outside with, since I wanted a melee for Nerf wars with my friends.
Step 1: Materials
- wooden plate
- paint blue + purple + gray (I didn't have it, but it makes it better)
- saw/figure saw
- brown tape
- red paper or cloth
- black or any colour of tape (plaque edges)
- Dremel/ sandpaper
Step 2: Measurements + Cardboard Prop
I started with googling a image of the blade of woe and looked for the real life sizes, I couldn't find those so I decided to make one that fits my hand perfectly.
The measurements in the picture are in cm. As base measurement I used the size of the handle to be able to fit my hand.
I painted the cardboard with Revell model paint. (Didn't have any other points)
Then I wrapped the handle in brown tape. Unfortunately I lost the tape when I was near finishing the wooden prop, so I had to put black tape on that one.
Step 3: Weapon Plaque
Simple, trace the shape on cradboar, cut it out.
I used book wrapping paper to make the red, black tape to line the edges.
Then I added magnets to the cardboard prop and the plaque to make it attachable.
Step 4: Wooden Prop
I used the shape of the cardboard prop to make the wooden prop. I simply traced it on the wood and cut it.
Then I used a dremel tool to sharpen the edges and corners.
Step 5: Painting
I used Revell paint. First gray as a base. Then blue to cover the edges(I had no purple paint, and spilled most of the blue paint by accident :-[ )