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Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby Tskruse » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:13 pm

Hey everyone,

Working on a Herald of Khorne and I'm trying to scuplt an axe for him. Just looking for advice on scuplting weaponry. I've tried using a mix of green stuff and plasticard and nothing quite works well. My main problems are getting a really smooth surface and getting the precise shape i need.

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Re: Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby Lord Krungharr » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:52 pm

Stick with the plastic card. You can use tiny needle files and a jeweler's saw (basically like a micro fine coping saw) to cut and shape the plastic card very precisely, AND use the file to slope the blade to an accurate edge.

After that, if you want a sort of worn edge look, like those little lines we often see on blades, take an Xacto blade and lightly scrape it along the blade edge, with the Xacto blade perpendicular to the axe blade....it should kinda skip and chatter along the way, creating little lines.

And then if you want a daemonic design or face on the axe, go in with small amounts of green stuff to create the design or whatever.

I can post some pictures if needed, don't have anything in the works right now....
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Re: Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby Tskruse » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:00 pm

Alright that's helpful! I've been trying a couple of different epoxy puttys and it just doesn't come out right (for the basic blade shape that is). I guess my problem is that I don't have good files or a jewelers saw. How about the haft? I have some Plasticard rods, or would like a widdled tookpick or something look better?
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Re: Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby fyrblckdragon » Wed May 01, 2013 4:07 pm

Probably want to use brass/copper/steel wire for the haft for durability.
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Re: Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby Lord Krungharr » Fri May 03, 2013 7:28 pm

Yeah, depending on the length and thickness you want for the axe handle, a thin brass rod may be good (and fluffy!). You could get that from an Ace or DoItBest hardware store, and it's pretty easy to scratch in wood-grains with a scribe or old Xacto blade. Usually I just use old chain-axe hafts though.

You can get a cheap jeweler's saw frame and blades on eBay, for example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jewelers-German ... 2577d0358c

and for plastics I recommend Skip-A-Tooth sawblades:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Dozen-Skip-A- ... 2a2108df8c

You'll be able to get very smooth delicate curves and whacky cuts with that, then get some needle files for clean up and beveling the plastic card.
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Re: Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby Tskruse » Fri May 03, 2013 9:48 pm

Alright, ive had some progress accually making the blade. I've got the general shape cut out using a jewelers saw and needle files . Which worked amazingly. My only concern w/ using metal for the haft is adhearing the blade to the haft. I metal glue best for this? I currently only have super glue on me, and that doesn't make a really good lasting bond.

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Re: Custom Khorne Axe need help

Postby Lord Krungharr » Sat May 04, 2013 10:20 pm

Loctite brand super glue is good at holding metal to plastic so long as you have good contact areas. Then a little greenstuff for the joint, that would help strengthen it.
I think for the halft, maybe try a thicker straightened paper clip, then roll it up in a very thin sheet of green stuff til it's the desired thickness. Let it cure a little bit to stiffen up, then you can nudge some nice wood-grain lines in there.
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