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The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 7 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 7 by chioky
The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing)

Have you ever asked yourself "How do I make a sword?"more pricesely a katana. Well If you have asked that question then I am here to help you answer that. This swordmaking Tutorial will cover everything you need to know about swordmaking. It has an attractive layout, easily readable discriptions, easier to understand discriptions and step by step pictures to know which process you are at. These swordmaking tutorials are aimed towards swordmakers and propmakers, however anybody is free to use them at their own leisure to try swordmaking.

Right were almost at the end of swordmaking. When you are tottally sure everything I mean all the parts of your sword are free from dust and grime and that all details are correct, that you may comence painting. Remember you put white primer first to bring out the colours of the spray paint. Then you use gloss to seal the colours of the spray paint. You have got to make sure not to over spray the sword that you start seeing drips. Take your time spray one coat and wait for that one to dry before spraying again. You have got to make sure the consitency of the paint if flawless throughout the sword. Once all the parts are painted your all ready to move on the final stage where you fix everything together.

:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 2 (Planning and Drawing) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 8 (Constructing the Sword) [link]
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chioky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
heh 1CM THICNKNESS? more like 5mm XD
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Uchimotoyo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Your tutorials are so helpful!

I'm going as a Bleach character for the con here, Soi Fon. I'm defiantly going to use your tutorials so I can make a good sword ^-^

Not a cheap on from the dollar store thats plastic xP
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chioky Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I hope that you can make a successfull sword for your soi fon cosplay ^^
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FoxKid1302 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
we don't have white primer, so can we use black primer instead?
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
black primer is more used for darker colours but I guess it might be able to work for lighter colours aswellx
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FoxKid1302 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
We would use silver to represent the color of the blade, I hope it'll work on that black primer ^^
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bxybii9 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Ohh a tutorial! <3
Talented much.
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Ive made nearly over 20 different tutorials XD
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bxybii9 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Woooow that's so nice.
*bows down*
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AddictedtoRain Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love what you did. I think if you added some black paint by hand into the tsuba it may just give it a more realistic look in the "metal" You know, as a shadow in the relief of the tsuba.

Does this make sense?
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