Weaponmaking


#101

[quote=“Ignifluous”]Random question:

If I had all the materials, all the tools, and knew what I was doing …

How long would it take to progress from having a fibreglass rod & a camp mat, to a completed sword, drying from its last coat of ?

Can a sword be built in a morning? a day? a weekend?[/quote]

I can comfortably build one in one day on a weekend. Most of the time is spent waiting for the many layers of latex to dry. Sunny days are best for this :slight_smile:


#102

A nice technique on here for flexible core extension susing hotglue:

larping.org/how-to-make-a-la … on-part-1/

They’re using tube rather than rod, which makes it a bit easier and means there isn’t a join which can fail.


#103

Great tip :smiley:


#104

[quote=“IdiotSavant”]A nice technique on here for flexible core extension susing hotglue:

larping.org/how-to-make-a-la … on-part-1/

They’re using tube rather than rod, which makes it a bit easier and means there isn’t a join which can fail.[/quote]
Because I’m now looking this up and other people may need it, this link has now changed to:

larping.org/articles/how-to- … on-part-1/


#105

A lot of good advice and background information here:
http://larpweapon.net/
They also have patterns and instructions for making leather scale armor.


#106

My mum has found a source for the pigment for acrylic paint - just the pigment, not the carrier medium. Next time I’m working with latex I’ll try using that instead of paint to colour it and report back :smiley: