Introduction: Wraith Knife Apex Legends Video Game
This idea was inspired by a video game I play very often. The piece is what's called an "heirloom" in a game called Apex Legends and is like a signature melee weapon for each character that has to do with their back story. This knife is the heirloom for the character named Wraith. After many hours playing this really fun game I had the idea of creating the knife and entering it in this contest. With my creativity, internet, and tools combined I tried to replicate it as best I could. I hope you enjoy this Instructable I created and I hope it is easy to follow and understand.
3. scroll saw
4. sand paper
5. portable belt sander
6. Rust-oleum primer spray
7. poplar plywood
8. adjustable rotary tool
9. wood glue
10. wood putty
12. Rust-oleum black spray paint
13. Rust-oleum silver spray paint
14. metallic blue paint
15. tooth brush
16. metal rasps
Step 1: Shape & Dimensions
First I brainstormed my overall shape and idea of the knife with the dimensions and measurement. Then I printed out a 2d picture of the knife and taped it on to the wood as a guideline. I made sure to write down the dimensions and measurements of the knife I wanted.
Step 2: Cutting
After setting up your guidelines and dimensions on the wood you can put it on the toll saw to start cutting out the overall 2d shape.
Step 3: Draw the Edges & Holes
After you have cut out the overall shape you can start sketching the dimensions (where it starts and ends) of the double edge of the blade and the diamond shaped holes in the blade.
Step 4: Diamond Holes
For the diamond shaped holes along the center of the blade I drilled a hole big enough for the scroll saw blade to fit through. After the holes I could fit the saw blade through and I could start forming the diamond shape. After that I used my metal rasps to smooth out the cuts.
Step 5: the Edge
For the sharp edges of the blade I sanded with the belt sander and the rotary tool. Following the guidelines I finished the main sides and with the rotary tool to get that curve at the beginning and along the edge the edge.
Step 6: Sanding
After making the edges of the blade it is now time to do some sanding. To start I used some sand paper and sanded the edges some more to make them soft and smooth. After smoothing out the edges I got to work on peeling off the paper with the picture of the knife on it for my guidelines because I was done cutting. After peeling off the guidelines I started sanding the overall blade all over to make it smooth for the painting and sleek look. After sanding I started to put on the primer for the paint.
Step 7: Filling the Cracks
During the process of making the cuts some of the wood had chipped off leaving cracks and uneven surfaces on the knife. To solve this I used wood putty to fill the holes and gaps. After the wood putty dried I sanded it down some more to smooth it out. After that I added another coat of primer.
Step 8: Nail Heads
First, since I obviously can't screw a whole screw in the blade because it is to thin, I cut the heads off of the screws. Next I used the rotary tool to make shallow holes in the knife to glue the nail heads in.
Step 9: Paint
For this step I used a Rusto-leum brand silver paint to give it the metallic silver color. I did three coats of this paint and depending on the directions of the drying time it is given I waited fifteen minutes. Using the other Rusto-leum black paint and tape the edges or wherever you want to keep the silver paint and then spray paint and Waite.
Step 10: Nail Heads
For the nail heads you just put a tiny bit of glue in each of the holes and sort the inside of them. Then I placed the bail heads in and arranged them so they all faced the same direction and let them dry.
Step 11: Blue Effect
Lastly I added this metallic blue paint on the edges as the electric kind of effect to it. I just dipped a tooth brush in some of the paint and splattered it on the edges with my thumb.
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