Post Reply Attack on Titan Maneuver Gear (sword)
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Posted 1/3/15
After seeing axi5's work on the SAO Photon Sword, I asked if they could help me with a fun project on my side.. namely a full size Attack on Titan maneuver gear sword.


axi5 modeled the hilt to an amazing level of detail, which I carved from MDF (timelapse video, gotta love robots), and the blade was cut from a foamed PVC sheet. This is just a display item, not for cosplay or anything, so the PVC sheet will be strong enough.. and I didn't have any 1/4" MDF laying around. The 1/2" I used for the hilt would just lead to too much waste as it thinned the entire length of the wood down.

Next stages will be to clean it up, add the remaining triggers and other details that the CNC robot wasn't able to put in from the original model, then seal and paint.
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Wow. The precision on those things are amazing. Your video was the only amusing thing that kept me from thinking about my fifth nose bleed today. I almost want to ask what you do for a living. Here are my curious little kid questions:

1) How long did it take to cut those things?
2) How long will it take to complete the whole project?
3) What will you do with it?
4) Are you taking commissions and if so, what are your prices?

Thanks. Really cool.
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Posted 1/3/15 , edited 1/3/15

pfeffernusse wrote:

Wow. The precision on those things are amazing. Your video was the only amusing thing that kept me from thinking about my fifth nose bleed today. I almost want to ask what you do for a living. Here are my curious little kid questions:

1) How long did it take to cut those things?
2) How long will it take to complete the whole project?
3) What will you do with it?
4) Are you taking commissions and if so, what are your prices?

Thanks. Really cool.


Thanks! And ack, hope those stop soon! (oh, and I'm a computer programmer by day)

1) It varies, mostly by the size of the item, but also the quality (a lot like when you print up photos on a color printer). That copy was medium quality, took about 2.5 hours total for all the parts
2) Not sure.. this is just for fun, so probably a few weeks when I have time to tinker. Most of the time now will be spent waiting for plastics and paints to dry
3) I'll hang it (and a few similar versions) on my wall for fun and geeky stuff
4) Not right now, I've got a few items on my plate (and the day job) that are taking up a lot of time. I'm hoping to try something like that in the spring, though! If there's anything in particular you're after, drop me a PM, and we can talk about it.
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Wow Makoto, it's coming out really nice :)

I made sure that the edges are pretty smooth in the model so when you jump up to your final height resolution it won't cut into ya. Might use some wet and dry sandpaper on that just for good measure though, ergonomics were never my strong point and you'd know best.

For any interested, the final model came out like this:



And the wireframe for those interested (isoline on):



Make sure to post the final
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MakotoKamui wrote:

Thanks! And ack, hope those stop soon! (oh, and I'm a computer programmer by day)

1) It varies, mostly by the size of the item, but also the quality (a lot like when you print up photos on a color printer). That copy was medium quality, took about 2.5 hours total for all the parts
2) Not sure.. this is just for fun, so probably a few weeks when I have time to tinker. Most of the time now will be spent waiting for plastics and paints to dry
3) I'll hang it (and a few similar versions) on my wall for fun and geeky stuff
4) Not right now, I've got a few items on my plate (and the day job) that are taking up a lot of time. I'm hoping to try something like that in the spring, though! If there's anything in particular you're after, drop me a PM, and we can talk about it.

Pretty much a superhero by night-- nice collection! Let me be your in-house secretary! Is there a way to bookmark or receive notifications from this thread that way I will know when you post the final image of your project? Let me think about what I need and I will pass you a PM then.
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Posted 2/24/15 , edited 3/5/15
Work's kept me busy, so I haven't had a lot of time for this project lately - it's mostly into hand smoothing, so I can't use my CNC to help much. I did have it pop out a couple grip options to test out some ideas...


At this point, I'm thinking of going through a few generations of the swords to tell a story.

Start with the parent's sword - a previous Survey Corps member who was lost, but the broken sword was later found and returned to the family. This will probably use an old ivory look for the grips, have damage and rust.

Then the trainee sword - the child following in the parent's footsteps. Wood grips, lots of dirt, grease, and sweat.

And finally a gift sword - when they achieve a high rank, have a custom sword built for them in celebration. Obsidian grips, pristine and well cared for. I'm leaving a small area open for a family crest, or perhaps the Survey Corps insignia, haven't decided which yet.

EDIT: a work in progress shot, making the training version to start. Wanted to get the metal base on first, will add more colors later..


EDIT2: added some weathering
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