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Lord of the Rings Sting

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So I don't have much to do right now until school starts, April 30th. So here is my project!

 

I was given a replica of Sting from the Lord of the Rings a while back and it is not quite as accurate as I would like. So I want to help it along. Note that I do not intend to make this 100% screen accurate, if I wanted that, I would probably start from scratch. Here are pictures of my Sting.

 

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And it taken apart. Notice the weld of the bolt. Not so straight.

 

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Here's the real deal.

 

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Here are the main changes that I want to accomplish. 

 

  1. Color
  2. Width of Hand Guard
  3. Fix Scabbard Details

My plan is to get bondo and other materials to make a master and then mold and cast copies so I can play around with different designs. Stay tuned! 

 

 

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Hand Guard!

 

So after looking at the real sting I realized that mine is too fancy! 

 

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There is only detail on one side of the guard, not both. 

Mine: 

 

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This actually makes this a lot simpler. I will get bondo and smooth out the one side. I also sketched out how much wider I need to make the guard. Currently it is 11cm but for it to look right I need add 1cm to each side making a total of 13cm. The sketch above shows the proposed shape.

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Okay, last post for today. To simplify the scabbard I cut of the frilly bits.

 

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Here I shaped one of the parts and attached it back on the right side.

 

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I then made a paste out of superglue and baby powder to fill the gaps. I'll be able to sand this down later.

 

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I am glad at the rate this is going. I am heading into Salt Lake tomorrow to pick up some silicone and resin. I still am not sure how I will mold these yet, so any input would be valuable. 

Cheers!

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