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How to make Fantastic Keyblades - Tutorial by vvmasterdrfan How to make Fantastic Keyblades - Tutorial by vvmasterdrfan
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I've had so many compliments and questions, that i decided as a Christmas Present, to show you guys how to make them :)

This is a Tutorial for two of my keyblades:
The Two Across and The Oblivion Keyblade

YOU think you can do it?! Follow my Tutorial and show me what you can do!! Let me know if you make one!! :boing:

EDIT: Since this is my most popular item in my gallery, I decided to remake it brand new with new colors, edited text, clearer directions, nicer graphics, and a friendlier layout. Enjoy the new tutorial! Thank you everyone for the support and feedback!

Please Comment if you have questions, Fav, follow me, and Download! :)

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With my Keyblades, 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 Kingdom Hearts series, 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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Very excellent tutorial. One thing I would add to this though, is that the finish pieces, the wood still looks a little messy (My wording sucks, ignore that) But what I mean is perhaps take the time to sand down edges and just in general, most of the areas. Maybe round off Roxas's key blade handle (where the checkers are) A little bit more. It looks really flat and uncomfortable to hold at the moment. I would love to see more Work-In-Progress' in the future though. By the way, where exactly did you get those paints? Keep up the good work.
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Critique by BespectacledSloth Feb 2, 2010, 2:55:16 PM
Definitely one of the best tutorials I've seen in a long time; careful consideration was put into making this just right, however the file is quote large; perhaps next time a separate tutorial for each? As far as the tutorial itself goes, excellent job on each keyblade, some areas seemed rough and maybe a bit quick to explain, but the pverall appearance seems to have come out well, especially for cosplay. This tutorial offers a good cost-effective use of plywood over metals, piping, etc. Provided that the maker has the proper tools. As the previous critiquer stated, perhaps some sanding could be used because it does indeed look a little rough, then again, that's all up to the makers own discretion.

Excellent job on these, and who knows, maybe I will be able to make something like your amazing keyblades using this tutorial (I hope so! xD )
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Sugar-Bells Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is an awesome tutorial! Thank you for sharing.
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! Glad you like it
SilverShadowStalker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Is the gesso the same stuff used for canvas? I searched for gesso wood primer, but came up with Nada.
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes this is the same used for canvas :) make sure you sand it well and reapply gesso for several layers!
jokerk118 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Wow this is great i can't believe i missed this, but tell me did you have a certain scale when doing this?
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes. Human scale :)
jokerk118 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks but I meant more from picture to the physical peace.
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Most of my keyblades are 38-42 inches long :)
jokerk118 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
okay thanks
fluffluver1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude!!! I want one!!!! someone should make me one!!!....cough...cough...hint...hint.. XD
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