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The Chainsword by realjack The Chainsword by realjack
I'm putting together an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor costume for a future convention. I'm reusing some props and clothes from my Commissar costume, like the nifty coat and probably the Bolt Pistol.

So here's a chainsword I'm making, which I'm designing with a generic look so it could be used with almost any Imperial outfit. I'll affix a removable Purity Seal with the seal of the Inquisition to it for the purposes of the Witch Hunter costume.

The core of the sword is two pieces of mahogany glued with wood glue. Around that is a layer of blue camping mat foam, which you can see in the teeth. I used cardboard for the outermost surface, with a simple plastic skull for the pommel, acquired at a conveniently-placed Halloween store. I love this season.

It will eventually be painted with a black Krylon undercoating and acrylics, most likely with the yellow/black warning striping down the body of the blade. At some point I will also add more detail to the motor housing and an Aquila badge to either side of the blade.

3/12/12 EDIT: Behold, the finished product. I used warning stripe tape on the body of the blade, obtained from a hardware store catalog, i forget which. The winged skull is cardboard painted with silver acrylic and then decorated with black sharpie, like my other skulls, Aquilas and so on. I'd tell you approximately how long it took to make if I knew.
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BubbleChii Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This deserves a DD
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realjack Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Really? Thanks.
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Peelman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!
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realjack Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thanks!
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Borotiu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This is really nice.
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:iconrealjack:
realjack Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Thanks. I think the congoers will be impressed.
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Borotiu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Though I'm kind of a sucker for caution stripes.
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:iconrealjack:
realjack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Who isn't? Or rather, who isn't that really ought to be?
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BadassBlastoides Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
So badass.....
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realjack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thanks.
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BadassBlastoides Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
UR WELCOME!
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Borotiu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
lolcardboard

But really nice work, keep it up!
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realjack Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
And what's so funny about cardboard, hmm? You wound me, sir.

Thanks.
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Borotiu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
It's just that it scares me stiff.

Stiff as a BOARD.
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realjack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Oh, you.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fact that it is foam is awesome because it means you can swing it at people! (and if it had chainsaw noises, scare the heck out of them!)
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realjack Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Well don't forget it has a wood core. This thing has a bit of a thump to it. :P
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khaos-gurl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I have been in love with chainswords forever! oh my goosh I want to make some chainswords like this so bad!
Great work they look awesome!
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realjack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
It's actually only one, just pictures of both sides. :P
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khaos-gurl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
O.o well 'it' looks cool I am going to see if I can't make one for myself as a Christmas present. :D
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realjack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Good luck.
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