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FFVII Crisis Core Buster Sword by vvmasterdrfan FFVII Crisis Core Buster Sword by vvmasterdrfan
Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core Buster Sword. :D

Finally finished. A lot of hard work for this commission. It took FIVE attempts at perfecting the blade. Not to mention all the drawings I made and studying the sword from every angle.
The client requested that the sword must be lightweight. I tried several different materials to see which was best. To keep the weight down to 6-7 lbs, the blade is made from Mat board layers [similar to chipboard/posterboard/cardboard].
The internal structure is very solid and allows for the sword's weight to transfer efficiently to the handle. The hilt base and handle are hand carved wood [which took the most time to complete]. The blade edge is wrapped in a sheet metal film while the handle is stained vinyl.

The photo on the right is a bit skewed because it was taken at a slight angle. Take a look at the progress images for close ups.

Original FF7 Buster Sword Version--> [link]

Harry Potter nerd with the sword.-->

Progress shot--> [link]

Progress shot 2 --> [link]


Cosplay shot --> [link]

Please send a private note if interested in commissions.

I really enjoyed making this :] I hope i get to make more this summer. :giggle:
Enjoy. Your feedback is always much appreciated.


More of my work:


EDIT: GAHHHH A DD :faint: I've dreamed of the day ever since I joined xD thanks so much.


With my sculptures, I strive to obtain 100% accuracy in every possible way. I attempt to go beyond by selecting premium unique color choices and even enhancing details to my own designs. Out of love to the Square Enix family, it is my honor to craft such elite weaponry not only for my personal admiration, but for my fellow cosplayers, prop makers, friends, and fans. I would be nothing without my friends and fans. The intense hard work, sweat, blood, and tears that I put into making these is worth it. I hope that one day my talents and artwork may be recognized highly by others. Thank you.
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Given 2012-04-15
FFVII Crisis Core Buster Sword by =vvmasterdrfan amazing attention to detail in this piece, also it is huge! Make sure to check the thumbnail that shows it being wielded. ( Featured by UnicornReality )
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One word: WOW, more words: I love this; this is the first photo that shows the entire blade. This is one of the few buster sword replicas’ that is not only acceptable, but outstanding. The hand guard is very close to the original. The indents that run along the surface of the blade are extremely accurate. I love that the materia slots are actually hollow, compared to cheaper nastier replicas. It is obvious that you are very meticulous in your work, as you have put the very minor details that most people don't care about into your sword.

I would recommend that any FFVII fanatic should secure a commission with =vvmasterdrfan, as missing out on this sword would be a horrific nightmare.

Now here comes the hard part. This wouldn't be a proper critique if I didn't say what bugged me about the sword. Thankfully enough there is only a few things. It may be just the photo, but the hand guard looks slightly uneven. The colours are not exactly accurate, but paint is easy to buy and redo. The sharp edge of the sword seems to thin out too much towards the end of the blade.

But besides those 3 minor imperfections, this sword is beauty personified. I know that the next sword you make will be even better and I hope that you take more photos; you need to share this with the world.

To sum up: great work, I am blown away by the attention to detail, I am extremely jealous, and I hope to get one commissioned for myself later this year. The minor details which bother me, can be easily fixed, and the only thing I can say now, is that I really hope the new owner of the sword treats it with the respect and dignity that it deserves.
What do you think?
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First Off. This does NOT Disappoint. The Texturing on the upper part of the Blade Provide a Beautiful Contrast to the Pristine silver of the Edge itself. The Engravings on the Hilt add Just Enough Luxury to this Badass Anime Style weapon to make it Believably Real. The Bold Lines make It seem that it would actually Break into the Separate Swords for an Omnislash
Overall: A Beautiful Masterpiece.

Things to Improve Upon:
Maybe Make the Blade a Bit longer and Strive for more Contrast in Colors for more Depth, While the Details on the Hilt and Handle are Magnificent, The rest of the
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:icontheghosteater96:
TheGhostEater96 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
When are you making more to sell? *Will pay top dollar*
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your interest. I'll let everyone know on my age when I am accepting limited commissions.
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GodzHammer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
How How did you screw the vinyl handle into the wood?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The handle is wood. The vinyl is wrapped around it. :)
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:icondustinator1991:
dustinator1991 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
OMG! I want it! How much for you to make one for me?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
TOO MUCH.

(im not taking commissions right now sorry) :(

But thanks!
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MiiCx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This Sword is rly awesome bro *_*
Is it possible to get the size of the blade, hilt and handle ? and maybe how thick they are *_*
I like to build my own one but i need more informations and your work is godly :o
Please teach me Master :3
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

Sorry, i cannot give away my proportions. They are top secret :(
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Aluca1981 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Absolutely Brilliant, Id love to have that myself.....id have to get into shape first to fit the Roll of Zack. Doesn't help im like only 5'6" -_-
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tall shoes my friend!
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:iconjeffandtodd:
JeffandTodd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How much are you asking?
I swear I want it, please!!!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Please send me a private note :)
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TheIronGod Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
how did you make every thing plz tell me. I'm planning on making my own buster sword prop and most of the ones I saw on google are pretty shit but this is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm just interested in the materials you used, the build how you painted it. It really does look like you took it right out of the game. keep it up!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much :D I believe that materials used is in the description. 
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:icontheirongod:
TheIronGod Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
thanks for letting me now I hope my buster sword turns out just as good as yours
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
best of luck to you :)
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:iconrikuthedragonslayer:
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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:iconrikuthedragonslayer:
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure
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Ueji Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
That's fucking ridiculously good. I have no suggestions for improvement, and even if I could fabricate such possible improvements I wouldn't be a dick enough to offer them. This is a fine piece of work.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THank you so much! I appreciate the awesome comment :D
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:iconmasterlevan1:
masterlevan1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Writer
Wow :D :D that's amazing!! So sweet! How much do these types of commissions cost XD?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!

A lot of Gil :giggle:
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:iconmasterlevan1:
masterlevan1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Writer
You're so welcome :D

What's gil xD?
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Ex-Soldier-Cloud Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hi, I think I may have commented here before, but if I haven't let me say this sword looks...amazing. Love the attention to the details.

If I may ask, I had read on a previous WIP to this that you used "sheet metal film." Where can you buy this film? I'm assuming it's like aluminum foil. Also, with the mat board, did you layer the sword up using mat board or did you create a shell/frame for the mat board to sit on?

Thanks for any reply, I'd really appreciate it. :) And please keep up the great work you do with all of your props. :)
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MirageIceDragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
THAT'S FUCKING AMAZING!!!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
bahah thanks!
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This is amazingly beautiful
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks! :D
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:iconshadowtsuki12:
shadowtsuki12 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have the patience of a saint to make a perfect if not really close replica of THAT sword
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks! yes it takes a lot of time :)
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:iconluxis7:
Luxis7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Do you sell this stuff? Is a "must buy"
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I take custom commissions :)
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Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:worship:
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vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehehe
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ForlornEarth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This thing is spot on with the FF7 Crisis Core detail, I love it, I love zack fair and I love YOU!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha thank you so much :D
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:iconbunnyayumi:
BunnyAyumi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Big fan of yours. I love seeing how your work comes together. I really love the blade of the buster sword. I saw where you said you used sheet metal film? Where did you find such a big piece???
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! you can find them online or at hardware stores :D good luck
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Blitzwin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I played Crisis core and I must say It is an amazing game. But wonder....how heavy is it?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It only weighs 6 lbs 10 ounces :)
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's pretty light
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BlastFlame Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful <3
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vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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ShinzuuKatame Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
my latest upcoming CON cosplay is Angeal Hewley, so I'm looking for a quality item. the original person i commissioned said that they're not making this one anymore, offering a lower quality replica from the original FF7 game, my having to get a refund for.
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ShinzuuKatame Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
how much would it cost and how long would the wait be if I were to ask to commission you to make the same for me?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, Send me a private note and i'll be happy to give you more information about commissions.
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ShinzuuKatame Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
how much would it cost if I were to ask you to make the same for me?
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L-Sparrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing !
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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