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Oblivion Keyblade Tutorial by RedShotRonin Oblivion Keyblade Tutorial by RedShotRonin
Well, here it is finally. It's long and big, so be prepared. I hope you guys have a good time with it and get some awesome stuff from it!

Good luck with any Oblivions you take a crack at, and if I missed anything or you have other questions, feel free to ask. By the way, it should say Emiline down at the bottom there. I've no idea why the last line didn't show up. And why I didn't notice it until now. Oh well.

The work waits! Get to it!
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ChiiSanCullen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I downloaded this and printed it out four years ago but being a broke middle schooler I couldn't afford to make it. But now I have a friend who is making a 3D prop weapon and I remember this and now I'm gonna give it a shot! Anything I should know if I decide to not use Resin? I've seen your comments saying you've done it differently but never updated the tutorial.

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RedShotRonin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I haven't yet, nope. >.< To be honest, since I was making so many, I eventually just made a master mold for myself. Makes things way easier for me, but doesn't really help other folks who want to make one for themselves >.<

If you decide not to use resin, just make sure to test out what you want to try to make sure it'll work well. A good paper mache` recipe can always be found, or layers of gesso, or any other way you might care to try. Also, if you go the non resin route, you might want to add some thing to help stabilize the weakest point of the keyblade by adding dowels/strips of wood/small metal rods at the skinny point right before the 'teeth' of the keyblade.

If you end up with any questions during the process, feel free to shoot them over! 
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ShortEthan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
heyo nother question lol. do you know what type of resin is needed? i found crystal sheen online but i was wondering if i might be able to find something locally...
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RedShotRonin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I live in Atlanta, so I end up getting my resin from a place called the Engineer Guy. But there's not really a lot of places like them around. If you find a clear, equal two parts resin somewhere close to you, send me over the link and I can probably tell you if it'll work for you!
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ShortEthan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
okie! ^_^ but resin for does fiber glass resin not work? www.homedepot.ca/product/bondo… if not then ill probably have to order the resin online.
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RedShotRonin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are all different sorts of fiberglass resin, but don't use that kind! It comes in two parts, a main part and a little tube with hardener (chemical activation stuff) and is typically amber colored, not clear or white. The stuff smells awful, tends to cause allergic reactions, is more difficult to combine correctly, and just is all around much less pleasant to work with. I'd go for ordering something better online.

It depends on what sort of cure time/coloring/other specs you might want, but I might suggest checking out a company called Smooth-On. www.smooth-on.com/  They make great products and have some good videos too! I use Smooth-Cast 325 Colormatch quite a bit, but I've gotten pretty comfortable with resins and epoxies. It has a pretty short working time, so you might want something you can futz around with longer if you're unsure about working with it. You can also look up the Engineer Guy  www.theengineerguy.com/ I know the folks that run the store personally, and you can always call them up, explain what you want to do, and they'll steer you in a good direction. Plus they have small trial kits you can buy, to try something new out.

Sorry if that's more info than you wanted, but I hope it helps!
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ShortEthan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
oh wow thanks for all the info! I really appreciate it! :) i want to make sure my key blades are done right! So im very great-full for your help! I will most certainly look into using smooth on and trying different resin's! :D 

I want to make my keyblades look as best as possible so thanks again for all your help ^_^ Your oblivion is still the best looking one ive found. and it's foam and not wood even! love your work! You should try the BBS keyblades if you have time for it! 
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RedShotRonin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I should! And thank you ^-^ Also, another reason for not using that other resin: more than likely it will eat your foam. Probably should have lead with that. >.<
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ShortEthan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
haha i figured that i would. would this stuff work tho? it's super cheep and convinent is why im asking creative-wholesale.com/Crystal…
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RedShotRonin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've used that before, it should do you just fine ^-^
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