After burning my fingertips with hot glue, I was finally able to finish the blade part of Rei’s sword. ♥
It’s a bit broader than what I’d really like, but I I didn’t really make measurements when I was making this, so I guess I’ll chalk it up to experience. It’s become a lot heavier with all these layers or glue, paper, and board, so I’m a little worried…
I will probably never work with chip boards ever again. =_=;;; Illustration boards may be harder to work with, but the edges are smooth when you score it (cutting it halfway to fold it neatly). Plus, chip boards just don’t stay in place. You can’t see it in the photo, but the blade is a little twisted, making my OCD kick in.
I’m debating whether or not I have time to redo the blade or not. My brother says no one’s really going to look at this closely, and swords are never perfectly straight anyway. I actually took these photos are a sort of test, and it looks better than I thought, so I might just leave it to my nephew to hide the flaws with his painting. *u*;;; Besides, I should probably use whatever spare time I have left to make a sheath for this.
Ah well, 24 days left until the event. Wish me luck! ♥