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The Master Sword by Solvash The Master Sword by Solvash
FINALLY. IT IS COMPLETE. After...what? A year and a half later? And frankly it might have taken me even longer if I hadn't been commissioned by my cousin to finish it and make the pedestal.

But I'm glad that it's finally done. It may have a couple flaws, but I'm still happy with it. And if I had to point out what I am most proud of, it would have to be the pedestal and, oddly enough, the round part of the crossguard. Hahaha...

For more details look at my WIP and Compilation deviations:
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Before paint
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Pedestal Back Engraving
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:iconajb3art:
ajb3art Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love this pedestal of time, came out way better then my attempt, u've inspired me to give it another go! haha
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Solvash Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm pretty proud of the pedestal, myself. Hahahah
But I just checked out your gallery (amazing stuff, by the way) and I think the texture you got from the foam was pretty interesting. <:
But yeah! Go for it, I'd love to see it. For some reason, not very many people make pedestals for their Master Swords? Even though it's the greatest way to display them. Hahaha
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ajb3art Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i know right???  i get not doing stone but come on!
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:iconjefferythemoonworm:
How do you make your swords? Just curious :)
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Solvash Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, boy, what a question. Hahaha...
Generally, I cut out the basic shape out of a large plank of wood with my jigsaw. Then cut out any extra pieces that I need, such as pieces for the hilt and handguard. Carve them all out to shape with files, sandpaper, and my dremel and then glue them together. Then I paint them with craft acrylic and spray paint.
That's the really, really, rough idea. Hahaha...
But, if you'd like to get specific I'd recommend checking out :iconpiratecaptain: and :iconchioky: as their tutorials are what inspired me originally. <:
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:iconjodietakira:
Despite your concerns over flaws, I feel like it still really stands on its own as a solid piece. I really like the choice of paint you used stylistically for the sword and the attention to detail through your carving is a beast. The texturing on the pedestal adds a really nice touch, too. Overall, it feels really balanced and symmetrical. I can tell you put a lot of time into this. What did its dimensions end up being?
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Solvash Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! It means a lot to me to hear all that. <: Symmetrical items are the most difficult to make. Spent a lot of time working on the crossguard.

And well, it ended up being about 41 inches long from pommel to tip. The widest point, the crossguard is 9 inches. And the stand is 14 inches at it's widest point and 7 1/2 inches tall. I could throw more numbers at you, but I think it'd get a little confusing. Haha
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:iconjodietakira:
Hahahaha... Yeah, I think my head would implode if I heard anymore specifics. But wow, that sounds like a beast! Working in that scale is always pretty crazy to do. Fun but a lot of work. And I really do think all the time you put into the crossguard made a hella difference. Seriously, awesome job.
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SalviaDroid Aug 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It looks so smooth... the details of this are so well done. I wish I had this lol, looks straight out of the game. Nice textures on the pedestal too!
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