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Zooey - Shield & Sword WIP

Zooey - Shield & Sword WIP

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Last Update 2019-06-14 10:13:11

This is a continuation of Zooey WIP covering her shield & sword (see her drakes WIP here: https://www.e2046.com/gallery/view/22854)

I did not like the looks of the sword that I got after painting the out-of-the-box piece, because on the original art it looks more like a half-transparent glowing crystal, and I can't get this look with opaque plastic.

So I decided to recast the sword into epoxy resin and lit it up with LEDs. Could've done better but I consider it fine for my first try.

Materials & tools:
-primed with Mr Surfacer, then Mr Base White and Mr Finishing Surfacer Black for the metal parts
-Vallejo Game Color/Air for the leather sheathe, Gaia Bright Gold and Vallejo Metal Color Silver weathered with Mr Weathering Color (brown and black) for the metal parts.
-top coated with Mr Color GX112-114.
-lots of epoxy resin and silicon mold. That took a lot of tries.
-9 1.5mm LEDs to light it up and Arduino board to add a slow flicker.
-some masking tape was definitely involved

Check out my blog posts that cover this WIP in more detail (and better pictures, too)!


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ad9230 (Malaysia)


I am interested in your work so far. Do you perhaps receive commision to paint for zoey?

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dimak01 (United States)


Well, none so far but this is something I would definitely consider.
Shoot me an e-mail if you're interested - dimak.shift[@]gmail.com, and I can give you more details.

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Bobby297uk (United Kingdom)


Great work. I have done some LED work and it not easy. I like this piece can imagine the technicals words that were used when wiring it up. LOL😁

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dimak01 (United States)


Thanks! Yeah, you guessed it, there was a lot of very technical words involved, especially after I've splattered the flux all over the painted piece and burned a couple of new holes with the soldering iron =D

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