I’ve finally finished “carving” the hand guard and pommel of Rei’s sword, and I’m quite happy with how it turned out. ｡◕‿◕｡ I used a kind of plastic rope from the hardware store to make the trimmings on the guard and pommel. It gave the sword more details than the original artwork, but hey, I designed it anyway. (─‿‿─)
The white stuff is home-made, air drying clay. It’s not as strong as I want it to be, but I’m hoping a good coat of paint will strengthen it a bit. ヾ(・ω・ｏ)
I didn’t put the two “flares” on the pommel because 1. I haven’t figured out how to make those yet; and 2. I don’t think it’s really needed. I’ll be asking my nephew to paint this for me tomorrow, so I have all of tonight to decide if I’ll add it or not.
…I wonder if I should still make a sheath for this? (/ﾟДﾟ)/