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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 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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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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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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Lordviral Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
awesome instructions!!! Excellent work!!
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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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Lordviral Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
But every end is a new beginning am i correct?
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