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Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword by vvmasterdrfan Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword by vvmasterdrfan
The Original Buster sword from Final Fantasy 7.

This sword is made from Pine wood, Matt board, and is just under 6 feet tall. The sword is very light weighing at 6 pounds (2.8 kilo) yet very durable. The sword is engineered to have all the weight to be distributed to the handle efficiently. Carved into the handle is a serial number covered by genuine hand-dyed leather. Finishing touches include gunmetal textured paint and edged with a sheet metal film.

This lovely commission goes to a very lucky and dedicated fan.

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Me with the sword-->[link]

Check out the FFVII Crisis Core version -->

Please send a private note if interested in commissions

Enjoy. Your feedback is always much appreciated. :D

More of my work:

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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OH Johnny. *swoons* THIS is a beautiful work of art. It's even cleaner than your other buster sword. The Red grip on the hilt is absolutely stunning. As i said in my last Critique the rivets are flawless. The Angle on the blade is amazing. It looks better than i could have expected. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the metal finish. That to me was the first thing that separated you from the other prop makers that I've seen, and you apply it flawlessly. This is so Stunning that i actually Gasped when i saw it in my inbox. Job well done. Whoever got this masterpiece is a very very lucky person.
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This is a fantastic piece of work with stunning details. In an attempt to fully re-create the Buster Sword in it's original form, Johnny had to use concept art and other drawings to plan out the shape, volume, and dimensions of the sword while also considering materials and durability. He pulled this off marvelously. The weight when held feels really balanced and the grip feels solid. The detailing on the handle is a really super nice touch, and the grey paint and sheet metal edges are very very shiny.

Suggestions for being more awesome:
try experimenting with different glues
use some weighted boards for more even foam distribution
fold sheet metal seams and tuck under for gluing
largely nitpicks, but hey, gotta have those in a critique

A few things needed to be repaired due to the rather rough handling from shipping, but everything still looks good and makes this a great piece of wield-able art to own. It is a dynamite replica sword and I am very satisfied. Thanks a bunch Johnny! :iconkeybladeplz:
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dustinator1991 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member
This is very awesome! hehe
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
BlastFlame Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you use a wood sealant?
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In a way, yes. :)
Raunchyboy6 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the sword!  You even have the material slots.
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A buster sword wouldnt be complete without materia slots ! :D thanks :D
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't mind me, I'll just be in the corner fan-girling intensely.
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
-signs autograph, blows kiss- :bow:
gremstein Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is this made of? And what kind of cost would this item carry?
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
See the notes! I don't announce pricing in public ;)
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