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Foam and Worbla Sword Making  DOUBLE TUTORIAL by AmenoKitarou Foam and Worbla Sword Making  DOUBLE TUTORIAL by AmenoKitarou
This is the DOUBLE TUTORIAL on how to make a sword prop with foam!

There is an accompanying video tutorial. *uploading now*

This method is very user friendly and involves mininal optional power tool useage, great for those who don't want to deal with wood work and saw dust!
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hachiikko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO AWESOME!
LIKE CONGRATULATIONS!
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KarinaKozak Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just.. AMAZING ! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] 
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ShikaNime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has me drooling.. I recently bought a heat gun for shaping fun foam for my cosplays, but after seeing your tutorials I think I may have to track down some worbla, too. This all looks so amazing~
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Kaijo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for this tutorial!! Perfect for my upcoming X/1999 Project! THANKS!

But, Just a question. The circle, I mean the hilt...
is it made of thick foam too?
How thick is that foam?

I don't know thick and solid foam... so I'm a little bit helpless what kind of foam I should use for things like the hilt. Is there any technical term or any brand?
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Locosplay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read the gamescom rules and regulations about weapons and it's kind of confusing to me (very formal and in english, which is not my native language) and I'm wondering: do you happend to know if these foam&worbla weapons are allowed at conventions like gamescom, comic con, animecon, otakon etc?
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes they should be. 
Though, you should be directly contacting event organisers instead of me. 
I am on the other side of the world, and I have never been to any of those conventions. Their rules to the ones in my country. 
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Mojofooka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your tutorials are fantabulously helpful.  I have never worked with foam or worbla and I think I have some hope now.  Thank you for sharing your wealth of experience and knowledge!! 8D
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Warullaby Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your work! 
but, how can i seal the foam? 
what kind of paint should use?
i hope you can help me ;w;
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the simplest way to seal foam, that I know of, is PVA wood glue. I use acrylic paints for foam. 
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Warullaby Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! ;v;
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alana91194 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Looks great! I was just wondering, how durable/fragile is it?
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's indestructible. 
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Emowin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
i LOVE your tutorials!! thank you for posting this :D
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sirifintland Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
awesome! really nice tutorial, thanx for sharing!
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Lucian-Ciel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool.
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cold-blooded-angel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am so impressed by the details you can get into the worbla!
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MisatoLx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love your tutorials, if being perfectly useful wasn't enough, they're also really funny! XD
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roren001 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
FUCK YESSS! That is FUCKING AWESOME!!! Thanks.
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Vert-Vixen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is really amazing! I have a question for you, why do you use worbla to cover this foam, and what kind of smoothing process do you use to make it non oatmeally lol.

This sword is truly incredible! <3
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello~
I use worbla to cover the foam because it adds indestructible durability. 

As for smoothing, I like to use spray putty then sand it.  Other methods include PVA glue, or builders filler, or gesso. 

:)
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Vert-Vixen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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rayxofxsunshine Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You. are. amazing.

Also you make me cry with laughter (especially "Say YESSSS. SAY FUCK YESSS!!" because I swear to god I do this with EVERYTHING I make). Never stop being you.
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! Can you also use a double layer of thinner foam instead of the first thick layer you used as a base?
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
Hmmmm I guess so, but from experience it doesn't work as nicely. 
If you really can't get the thick foam, you could try backing your foam with some tough cardboard. 
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Kythana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok! Thanks for the advice! :) I will try to get some thick foam then. :)
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Ouca Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for uploading the tutorial for how you did this! This sword looks absolutely amazing!
I love your cosplays, and look forward to seeing your future projects ^^
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :)
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Ouca Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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SparkKnight2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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yaoiisanamazingting Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Where is this sword FROM!? I LOVE IT!
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Yami-Sajic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I might be wrong, but it looks like Aeron's sword from the game Pandora's Tower. :)
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that would be correct :))
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Yami-Sajic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed that game! And amazing work on the sword; everything is perfect right down to each detail. :D
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Lawsama Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
F*CK YESSSS!! 
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!  The final product looks awesome!!!
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AxninXIII Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Artist
Your tutorials are very handy! Thank you so much!
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kirilee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! That looks intense!
No tears on this one?
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is crying there!
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kirilee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it!
((btw, great work :) on both the sword and the tutorial))
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Wanderkitsun3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very useful !! thanks a lot for sharing! :D
and of course that result!! *w*
is it by any chance the hero's sword in pandora's tower? -it looks familiar to me ahah xD-
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!!

Ohhh good identifying! It is indeed!
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Wanderkitsun3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome ! :D

haha I knew it! xD
 Can't wait to see the final product !!Keep up your awesome work! :heart:
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