This was my first project for a prop-making class I'm taking (I'm in a special effects/makeup program at a trade school). It's meant to be a weapon for an orc fighter, and is part of a whole set that's going to include armor, weapons, and a full costume and makeup.
The design was inspired by this post on deviantArt - http://shinyshoe.deviantart.com/art/orc-weapon-73175295
- which is based on the art of the Warhammer MMO (the rest of my orc isn't based on Warhammer orcs, but their weapon style is really cool
It's made of blue foam (extruded polystyrene) and styrene plastic, painted with spray paint and acrylics, and sealed with Krylon Crystal Clear.
Here's a pic of it before paint:
And another photo of it on a black background, just for the hell of it:
At some point, I'd like to distress the blade more, make the edge more worn-looking. I was just so jonesed about making it perfectly sharp that I didn't even think about chipping it up more until it was all painted. A classmate also suggested adding a big ol' spike on the end of the handle, so I think I'll do that too.
I'm pretty happy with it though, and it was really fun to get to use my faux-finishing skillz for pretty much the first time since I started the trade school program.
Comments and crits are appreciated, as always! Thanks for looking.