How to Create Sword Art Online Swords.




Introduction: How to Create Sword Art Online Swords.

This is 12 step tutorial how to create from scratch the swords from Sword Art Online

Step 1: Find a Template

Find a image of the sword on the internet that will serve as your template.

I try to find a larger image that has a high definition.

Step 2: Enlarge the Template

Use an image editing software to enlarge the image to the desired height while keeping the same height/width proportion.

I used Paint.NET

Step 3: Print the Template

Use Microsoft Paint to print the sword template.

You will need 3 copies for each sword.

Note: You will need adjust the page settings in order to print at this scale.

  1. Select the Print > Page Settings menu option.
  2. Select the Adjust To option.
  3. Click the OK button.

Step 4: Assemble the Template

Assemble of the pages together using regular tape.

You will need to do this for each printed copy.

Step 5: Cut the Template

For the first printed copy:

Cut the shape of the sword that will used as the bottom piece.

For the second printed copy:

Cut the shape of the sword that will used as the top piece.

Step 6: Trace the Sword Pieces

  1. Place the template for the bottom and top layer pieces on a sheet of plywood.
  2. Trace the outline of each piece with a pencil. I sometimes use scotch tape on bigger pieces to prevent the template from moving when tracing.
  3. Remove the templates.
  4. Straighten the lines using a pencil and a ruler.

Step 7: Cut the Sword Pieces

  1. Place the sheet of plywood on 2 saw horses.
  2. Clamp each end of the sheet to prevent it from moving while cutting.
  3. Use a jigsaw to cut each wooden piece.

Step 8: Fix the Cutting Imperfections (Optional)

  1. Apply a small layer of Dry Dex on each piece of wood to cover the all cutting imperfections.
  2. Wait until the Dry Dex is dry and gently sand the wood until smooth.
  3. Repeat until all cutting imperfections are gone.

Step 9: Assemble Kirito Sword

  1. Use a small nail to hold the top and bottom pieces together.
  2. Apply a small layer of Dry Dex to cover the nail.

Step 10: Assemble Asuna Sword

  1. Glue an old roll of paint tape on the wooden piece to make the circular shape.
  2. Cover the paint tape with papier mâche.
  3. Cut two half moon pieces of card board.
  4. Glue each half moon piece on the side of the roll of paint tape.

Step 11: Paint the Sword

  1. Apply 2 layers of acrylic paint on each sword.

Step 12: Decorate the Sword

  1. Use craft paint and other craft material such as stickers to decorate each sword.

Step 13: Use the Sword

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