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SpookywoodsFX.com
06-07-2010, 07:42 PM
I wanted to share this one with you guys and gals. We needed a couple Egyptian sickle swords, quickly, for the SpookyWoods commercial that Elswarro came out to shoot. Tony went out and picked up a 4X8 sheet of PVC Foam Board. If I remember it something like $88. I sketched the swords out in white chalk and used a jig saw to cut them out. I traced the handles out, cut two pieces to match and glued them to each side with PVC Cement. I used a grinder to grind the edges and round the handles down. I didn't have any plastic primer so I used some heavy grit sand paper and sanded the entire sword so the brown primer that I did have would grab. I primed the entire sword, taped off the handle and painted the blade silver. I lightly hit the outer part of the flat of the blade with black spray paint then sprayed a Q-tip with silver, repeatedly, and ran it over the sharp of the blade. Lastly I took the same heavy grit sand paper and lightly scuffed the blade to show some of the brown primer and black of the board to just age it a little. Long winded, sorry......
If you haven't, check out the post with some cool stills of the commercial Elswarro sent!

http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_house_forums/showthread.php?t=12095

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/spookywoodsfx/Kopesh-Copy.jpg

Badger
06-07-2010, 08:05 PM
VERY cool. Make sure to post the commercial when it's done...

SpookywoodsFX.com
06-08-2010, 10:47 PM
VERY cool. Make sure to post the commercial when it's done...

Thanks, we will. We had some cool ideas and so did Jason. I can't wait to see how he brings everything together. Everything was filmed in the day-light so he's got his work cut out for him.

I hope some of you can take something away from the sword creation and make some cool prop weapons!