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Skyrim Steel Greatsword Replica by TheAnti-Lily Skyrim Steel Greatsword Replica by TheAnti-Lily
Alright guys, i've been holding out on you. I finished this over a week ago, but silly Australia decided it'd rain for a week, so photo ops had to go on hold.

It measures in at 1.2 meters tall, and it weights barely over 1 kilogram.
Made from Acrylic, MDF, Styrene, Aluminium rod, Body filler, Green Stuff, and a sneaky hidden bicycle brake wire in the blade.

***Tumblr Users: I get a lot of people posting this on Tumblr without credit. Which rustles my jimmys a bit. So here's a link to the tumblr post: antilily.tumblr.com/post/78065…
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SagaSage Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is pretty spectacular craftsmanship, I wish I could do that.
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jonwassing Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Le drool. I love the design, especially the foregrip.
Foam eh? I imagine it's a paintable variety.
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:icontheanti-lily:
TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There is no foam in this? (mega-confuse)
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jonwassing Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh shoot. Misread your info thing. Whoopsie.
Fantastic work anyways! (Nervous applause to cover embarrassment.)
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Sabukano Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
That's really cool.
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credechica4 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
its like a zwehandler 
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SerafanRaziel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
FREAKING LOVE IT!
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:icontheanti-lily:
TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
That is absolutely AWESOME!! Amazing sword!! 5 stars! :)
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:icontheanti-lily:
TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou!! :D
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh, that is neat work! (came here after seeing this sword featured on the propnomicon blog) i always liked the steel weapons in skyrim for their design. a shame they get useless so early in the game.

you mentioned perspective playing tricks on the proportions, but isn’t 1.20 m a tad short for a weapon that scale? i realise scaling from a coherent set of models is tricky, but at that length of ricasso & parrying hooks, i wouldn’t have guessed this to be under 1.40 m, and would have made it ~1.60-ish for myself. nevertheless, great work! :)
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! I checked it out after i saw this comment, there are some pretty interesting projects up on that blog. 
Yeah, it's a damned shame you can't even enchant them enough to be used as a powerful weapon later in the game... le sigh.

In terms of a real sword like this, it may be too short. But i tend to follow the scale from my steel sword build, which was the first one i built in this set. I lay them next to eachother in game and scale down my outlines in photoshop to match.
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, it’s a nice blog. mostly lovecraft mythos, but as far as i’m considered, that’s not a bad baseline topic for props.

re sword scale: i figured you have some kind of method for calculating scale. :) there is also the possibility of the models themselves not making too much sense in their own proportions and/or in relation to each other. they need to look good and recogniseable in-game and fit all the models first and foremost, after all.

darned if i know where i saw it, but someone made a replica of the daedric dagger where the scale might have been off to a small degree. the overall design proportions then made it look like a long dagger or a short shortsword with a homungous handle. doing a quick eyeballing, an 8 cm grip (already on the short side) makes for a blade length of ~21ish cm and an overall handle length of close to 19 cm. i have no idea how one would go about making a non-ridonculous-looking prop of that one without some serious translation work.
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gaiuscassius Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Oh gurl, where have you been my whole life? xD
Another great work ^^.
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha i've been here the whole time!
Thankyou :D
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LichuMasta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Awesome stuff, like always. The blade looks a bit shorter than in the game though, but maybe it's just the perspective.

I hope this sword is big enough to kill all those giant spiders ;-)
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, tried to get a decent angle but no matter where i stood either the top or bottom half looked shorter than it really is. Silly length.... I assure you that it is to scale though ;)
Yes, those spiders aren't getting anywhere near me now.
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Utao Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
One of the coolest 'common' weapons in the game on my opinion. Those twirls make them a bit look like stuff from the original Fable game. Great job on the prop! :dance:
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed. It WAS my least favourite of the steel series till i started building it... then i'm like "oh man this is just too damned cool'
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Utao Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I preferred swords better above maces and axes and the design was my favorite from the series, especially that leather thing around the base of the blade :)
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BrenesArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :D
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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Redd-wulf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is wonderful!
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:icontheanti-lily:
TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much :D
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Nightforest Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work as usual x3 tough just mentioning, for me it seems that the proportions are slightly incorrect? Tough yeah, I know, it can be hard work >< so yeah its still nicely done! :3
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The proportions are 100% correct :D Because it's so tall, if i'm on the slightest angle, it creates the illusion that one end is shorter than it really is. But trust me, it's all in proportion (i take great efforts to make sure that they are)
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Nightforest Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see owo okay then ^w^ well I dont know much about it so it should be correct then if you say so >w<
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anciet2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Very nice, though I'm not sure why, but the edging doesn't look as sharp as some of you other stuff.  Its probably just the material you're working with though.  
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's the silly lighting. :S
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anciet2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Oh, that pesky sun.  
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thats-a-moray Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work. <3
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou!! <3
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akiba2341 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
but wow thats really freaking nice wow
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TheAnti-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks :D
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akiba2341 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah no prob
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akiba2341 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
zwiehanderrrrr
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