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Yes, she is based on car.
A week before the event, I got an e-mail saying they'd take it, get an invoice ready, they'll pay for me to hand deliver them so I can floof around Expo and please keep them up to date.
Eventually I also got some better reference images.
|It's a lot maths, strangely, but I have a spreadsheet I've made that does it for me.|
Now, maths happens for a while, comparing the lengths of the swords to the given height of the model to the length of the weapons in the pictures. Using a silly long rulers, tape measures, and other straight objects this was then transferred onto grease proof paper to cut out all the various sword shapes that'd then be glued together.
Those familiar with LARP weapon construction will recognise this! You know, make what you know, also it's materials I had to hand especially with the limited time.
|Don't mind me boss in the background.|
|Fresh from Aperture Laboratories.|
Freshly sanded we come to my own workspace to get on with the painting!
|Undercoated in dark metal grey ... still drying|
|AIRBRUSHED, Airbrushed base coat, god I love me airbrush.|
Then once that's dried, I went over that with my airbrush, metallic black and nice pure white. Then more colouring, differentiating edges with metallics and cursing my terrible airbrush for not giving me more than 5 seconds of straight painting without needing to be unclogged.
(I had ordered a new airbrush and it arrived a clear week late.)
|Are they looking at you? Because they're looking at me.|
And a nice final flourish, I have some lovely soft white leather that I cut strips of and wrapped the handles.
|Bubblewrap provided by something I bought recently.|
And here they are on the model.
But, I thought they looked amazing together, especially for under a weeks, short notice, what I have to hand, work.
No, I didn't ask if I could just have a car as payment.