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Hadhafang Scabbard / Sheath Complete! by Celyddon Hadhafang Scabbard / Sheath Complete! by Celyddon
I finished it! Seriously, I praise the divine for having uber-steady hands. I really do.

I used posterboard cutouts, shaped to the scabbard, painted them gold (Delta Ceramcoat Metallic 24k Gold), glued them down with Tacky Glue, then put a bunch of the same paint into a Colorpoint applicator bottle and squeezed it onto the scabbard in the designs. It took a looooong time, mostly because the bottle kept jamming (the tip is very thin and easy to jam), but there you go. Yes, I know that the ornamental pieces and the design are supposed to go all the way around, but frankly, this is a costume piece. Because the paints are water soluble, I don't want them anywhere NEAR my nice moleskin dress. Even though I'm going to seal the painted bits when dry, I don't trust them.

This is the same method I used to apply the sleeve designs to my Arwen chase dress, just without the posterboard bits.

I'm just ecstatic with the end result. Hopefully it doesn't get ruined by some accident. Murphy, stay away from my project! I took time away from studying for my final exam for this! (Mostly because the inspirational creative bug bit me hard, and I couldn't stop thinking about it.)
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spezza1980 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013

Hello I am looking at creating a very simple timber outline of this sword for my girlfriends fancy dress Arwen (chase scene) costume this new year. Would it be possible to get the basic outline, dimensions of the actual sword from you? This would make my life a lot easier? Your sword and scabbard looks amazing by the way, I am very impressed!


Celyddon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you.  :)  Tomorrow night I will pull the blade and take a pic or two next to rulers/measuring tape so that you have proper measurements.  If you would, PM me an email address where I can send the pics to.
Tamlin-Haven Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks great!
Celyddon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  Hopefully this works out for the Faire.
ShiangLi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome. Your prob not a newb like me at this but I hope you gave it enough room to pull out after priming and painting it.  XD Yeah... that happened to my RWBY - Black - Blake Gambol Shroud to where its really hard to pull out now. XD
Celyddon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*grins*  Oh, I tested the sheath on camera during the tutorial to make sure I could draw it.  I also designed it with just enough room to be able to pull it out, but it takes effort (which is purposeful, since most conventions will tug on it to make sure it's peace-tied).

And thank you.  :D  I'm very, very happy.  The paint sunk in a little bit overnight, so it's not as puffy, but I can live with that.  I didn't have to prime anything, which was nice since I was on a time limit.  Only took three quick coats of paint over 15 minutes.  Now I just have to seal it against inclement weather, and I'll be done.
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October 13, 2013
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