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FFXIII Lightnings sword wip by fevereon FFXIII Lightnings sword wip by fevereon
Working on a commission for Lightning's sword from FFXIII...

The primary blade is made from 1/4" red oak, sandwiched with thinner pieces of expanded PVC. it wwas later painted with Rustoleum stainless steel spray, the "track" and black details are made from .040 styrene :)

The pair of plates and the black handle grips are also Expanded PVC, and painted to give a sense of weight in them, though they're actually really light. much of the main body and the grip will be built from red oak & mdf to make them strong ^^
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ChaosKoneko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
can i buy one? its the last thing i need for my cosplay
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throthren Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
great detail, love it!!
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OhHeySunday Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how much does it cost for you to make one? xD like for eg. me to buy it from you lol
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h-leao Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
did you have the patterns?
btw your expanded pvc needs any machine?
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Pudding-Yogurt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
does it transform like in the game?
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mediatote Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
This is amazing, do you sell this?? Or have the blueprints??
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Yunari-Drimshallow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Nice!
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RyuutaChan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist
wow... amazing
do you still accept for making another one?
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Lupenzo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Darn you Fev! I am running out of adjectives to describe your stuff. Is Badassitude a word? Cause that blade is full of it!
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DEATHlikescats Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
agreed. badassitude does apply here.
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yaung27 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Man, Can't wait to see your stuff at AX this year! If ya go.
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jiro-tu-emo-shi-shio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
jesus, thats amazing!!!
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SkyeBD Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Do you need an assistant? An apprentice?
I adore and respect your work. It is very inspiring.
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:iconfevereon:
fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I need an indentured servant T_T

too much stuff to dooo T_T (still adore your medic cosplay! <3 )
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SkyeBD Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
I volunteer my soul!
Indeed, I am looking for an apprenticeship or residencey. I cannot have a woodshop in my apartment *curses*, so I must find a willing studio or artist to take me in.
(btw Thank you :iconblushplz: )
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acidkira117 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
DUDE HAVE TO AAMITTED YOU ARE WELL EQUIP AS FOR YOU TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT IS THAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY KNIFE OR A REGULAR KNIFE?????
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MonochromaticShade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
awesome, cant wait to see it done. btw, would u mind telling me wat the average price is for one of your pieces? just so i can divide that number by like 30 to get wat my stuff is worth lol.
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RQAlucard Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Photographer
damn you're good
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Whoa! Someone got an A+ in metal shop! Amazing details so far, this will turn out great! Now can you recreate all the weapons in Guild Wars? :D Superb work!
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Steelmantis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm kind of curious as to what you mean by "Expanded" Pvc? Would you be so kind as to take the time to explain what this is? I know what Pvc is. but not sure if your talking about Pvc sheets? like polystyrene sheeting for vacuum forming? Or something totally different!
wonderful work Btw had a good time looking over all your projects!
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fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artisan Crafter
expanded pvc sheeting is basically pvc with a bit of air forced into it, its kindof like a harder, more rigid foam. Sign shops use it a lot,

I found mine through a local Curbell Plastics supplier, they usually deal with large companies and retailers, but they were prety durn nice to me :)

if you get some, wear a dustmask when carving it, cuz you don;t want to be breathing in pvc dust!
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Steelmantis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I googled it and came up blank on that one .. that's why I asked
so it's not just another name for DOW Sm or Celfort ridge construction sheet foam? like what you see on the outside of houses or foundations before they cover it with what ever cladding they are going to use .. normally comes in blue or pink?
what kind of thickness can you get of this stuff?
I have a good 3 stage mask for that type of thing
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fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Artisan Crafter
oh, my bad, try looking up "celtec" or "sintra" its not the cheapest stuff, the 1/8" sheet i got that was 4'x8' (i think) was around 25 bucks, and the 1/4" sheet was about twice that..

the pink & blue stuff is insulation foam, definitely not the same stuff, but it has great applications for making large lightweight props, I use it all the time :) you can carve that and sand that really easily.. =savageworlds has a great guide to carving styrofoam in his gallery, and the same techniques can be applied to insulation foam.
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Attelocin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
... god, that thing is bad ASS. Epic, dude.
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RetroSushi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Haha, the game's not even out yet and you're already making a prop for it. XD

Looking sweet as always!
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fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artisan Crafter
hee, yeah, the gal who commissioned it is getting a jump on this one lol... Honestly, i never even HEARD of FFXIII til then, and its baffling me even more since they're doing like, 3 or 4 games at the same time.. or something
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RetroSushi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Oh yeah, I heard/read FFXIII is supposed to be this huge compilation of stuff kind of like what they're doing with FFVII. Plus, its no longer completely Playstation exclusive anymore ;D I love that part~
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fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artisan Crafter
yeahh... I'm not touching it.. but I don't mind doing props of the stuff.

Yeah! i heard they're spreading out a bit console wise :) 'tis a nice change!
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