So as you all know from previous posts, after showing my prop stuff to a good friend of mine, he suggested I make a replica of the Tomahawk from AC3 for the midnight release. They would offer it as a giveaway, and tout me as a sponsor of the event. I totally agreed! This was a boatload of fun (what isn't lately? ;) ), and I even made extra that got sold at the local convention!
So here we go.
Now, since I didn't have a sander of some kind, I first tried to do some of the shaping with the table router, to take it down enough to use the dremel. After starting that, however, I decided to take the plunge.
And then, as I went to attach the blade, all my hopes were dashed:
Next came using the burning tool for what it's supposed to be for:
So I don't have any progress shots between here and the end product, but as there isn't much else to show it's not that big of a deal. I did try out a different method of weathering, however, which I totally stole I mean borrowed from Harrison Krix, at Volpin Props. Here's a time lapse vid of the process, which he showcased of his M8 rifle.
I also found a great length of fabric at JoAnns, which looks exactly like deerskin but is a fabric. Cheaper, and I got a whole yard which has lasted foooreeeeeeeever. Good call. Michaels had the thin leather strips, beads, and a pack of feathers, which made up the rest of it.
Now the finished product: