I was given another commission from long time friend Sushimonster. She showed me the art from NoFlutter's version of the Sailor Scouts to draw from and I couldn't have been more excited to A.) Work on something from Sailor Moon B.) Not make a sword
First off here is the original art.
I talked to my client and reasoned with her that we'd just use the default Sailor Saturn staff as reference since the 2 didn't have any huge discrepancies.
I got some art and cropped enough to get a good side view to draft a pattern from.
Printed it out into card stock. The plan was to have the tang of the glaive socket around a plastic rod then have that weird clamshell on top of it to cover the rod.
Got a table leg from Home Depot. Drilled holes on the top and bottom and inserted the plastic rod on top, and a threaded bar on the bottom. This threaded bar matched the size of the retractable curtain rod I also bought.
Cut the blade from PVC foam and glued together for proper thickness. Super rough right?
Sanded the blade edges to get them clean and put a bevel into the blades. Carved some detail into the clam piece on the bottom of the blade.
Cut the "mace" portion on the bottom from 6mm PVC foam and attached to the curtain rod with JB Weld.
It all screws together!
Primed, painted and sanded
Delivered to client and they made some magic happen! Photo by BigWhiteBazooka. Thanks for reading!