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In this instructable I will show you how to make your own Daedric Sword (From Skyrim). This is a fairly easy process but as always it can be time consuming if you want to make it more detailed. The tools used here are flexible and you can use alternatives if you find it easier (or don't have the tools available).

Tools
Hot Wire Cutter
Glue Gun
Wet and Dry Paper
Paint Brushes

Materials
25mm Styrofoam
Acrylic Paints
Oil Pastels
Masking Tape
Newspaper
 
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Step 1: Tracing

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Start off by drawing up and then printing off the template for the sword. I used Techsoft's 2D Design for this as it was easy to draw around the sword with. Once you have it printed out trace it onto the Styrofoam. When tracing I would use the masking tape to attach the template to the foam. although the blade and handle will be separate later on, to begin with the blade and handle will be attached and should be drawn together (shown in the image).

Step 2: Cutting Out

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Now the templates are ready you can cut around the foam. cut around the whole sword first and then separate the blade from the handle (shown in the pictures). now you should take a bit off the thickness of the blade. I took off around 10mm but its up to you how much (there is not a real limit or set amount).

Step 3: Sand / Carve

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While the blade and the handle are separate you can carve and sand away. I chose to only sand away this time but you can carve with a knife if you feel more comfortable. the main things to carve are the handle (just round it a bit) and the blade (seen in pic). Obviously you can make this have as much or as little detail as you want.

Imma newbie - what type of styro is it and where do you buy it? Excellent Instructable btw, very helpful :-)

I'm working on this project right now by the way how long did the whole thing take you
blackbeltmikey (author)  instinct3171 year ago
it took a couple of days to complete. the painting takes the most time (waiting for it to dry).
How durable is it
blackbeltmikey (author)  instinct3171 year ago
fairly durable. Can take a bit of a beating but would say its more for show than anything. (not great for hitting people :) )
Thnx
Very cool. I just finished a sword using foam. It's not as complicated as yours but it was my first foam weapon. It was fun.
blackbeltmikey (author)  The Rambler1 year ago
Thanks for the comment. Love your Thor costume mate :D
Thanks, I had fun making it. I can't wait to do more of these foam builds. I've got a few more of them on my project list right now.