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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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:iconchioky:
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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:iconchioky:
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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:iconchioky:
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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:iconfoxkid1302:
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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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Ive made nearly over 20 different tutorials XD
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:iconbxybii9:
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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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I understand where you come from but the tsuba details are so small and I mean by a 1mm I dont have a steady hand enough to handpaint XD
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AddictedtoRain Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha-Ha. I guess, I suppose I forget that some people don't work in most mediums. I do a lot of charm work where the charms are as small as 12.7mm
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Wow, it looks so cool! I might start using wood for my tsubas now!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
why you havent started now has suprised now XD
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
:boogie: :w00t: yay another tutorial

and i'm proud to say i've almost finished shinso, i only need to wrap the handle so i'll be able to post pics soon
:hug: thanks for all the help you've given me :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
only one left until the swordmaking tutorial is complete XD then swordmaking is alot easier on the net ^^
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
^^ so it will be
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:iconlordviral:
Lordviral Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
awesome instructions!!! Excellent work!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
its almost over T.T Oh well all great things must come to an end XD
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:iconlordviral:
Lordviral Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
But every end is a new beginning am i correct?
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:iconsamothmcknight:
samothmcknight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Chioky, I'll sutdy it and see if I can get the material to make my own sword
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Just make sure not to get bad materials XD
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samothmcknight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
of course I won't!
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Felix-demon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student General Artist
So almost!!!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
im sure I sent you the low resolution tutorials before XD
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:iconfelix-demon:
Felix-demon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Shush you!
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:iconkanellaz:
Kanellaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
*note taking* O_O *scribble scribble*
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Kanellaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
xD Notes help though! I look forward to it :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
theres only one more tutorial to finish off this swordmaking course ^^
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SylarJin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Good chioky
Missing only one more, the tutorial very good, very well explained as always
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
its almost over you will all be able to learn swordmaking soon XD
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:iconsylarjin:
SylarJin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Digital Artist
yehhhhhhhh
first ! =D
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