Thursday, 30 April 2009

Knights dragon sword first cast

Ok this is the first cast of the blade out of the new mould. I added the cross guard so you can see the overall look. It is almost there but the foam is a little heavy at the second. I think it is the age of the foam as it has a 6 month shelf life and I have had this kit for 6 years. I am building a heat box to warm up the moulds and the foam. I hope that will help. The blade is 400 grams and I want to get it down to 300. To be fair I am most likely being overly worried, but I dont want anyone getting knocked out by a weapon that is to heavy.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Knights Dragon sword

I have also got to get 3 longswords done in the next couple of weeks, before the next Fools and Heroes. So I have dug this mould out. It was from the last sword I made 6 or so years ago. I never used it after that. I am revamping it with a beautiful new blade which I will post as soon as the mould is done. These are cast in a low density flexible poly-urathane that is now used in the film industry instead of foam latex. It has slightly less density than plastizote ( what most larp weapons are made from ) but higher elastisaty, so it is less likely to rip.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Dragon armour detail

Coming along. Will keep tweeking it until I am happy

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Dragon Armour first cast

The first cast out of the mould. I put the dark colour on so I can see the detail better as I put it on. It will be a bright metal finish when complet, as it looks a bit Batman in this colour.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Dragon Armour moulding

Me getting messy as I do the first mould of the chest piece.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Dragon Armour sculpt

Here is the first sculpt of the chest piece for the dragon armour set. I will now do a scratch mould so I can cast a prototype out of. The detail and finishing will be done on that before a final mould is made.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Skull mask

This is an old design I did about 8 years ago but just revamped. I will at some point make a helmet piece that fits it. The horns will be cast in a semi soft foam urathane to make it safe for LARP.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Winged Helm

Started this a while ago and hope to get it finished soon. It will be in bright silver with gold decoration when cast.

Elven sword Concept

The sculpt so far on the Elven sword.

Dragon Plate

Here are a couple of concepts that I am working on. I am merging the 2 designs to create a suit of plate. I like the dragon design on the chest especially.

I will add a pic of the work in progress shortly.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Elven sword concept

This is an idea for a elven sword. I have started sculpting it but am still working out how I am going to mould and cast it.