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Skyforge Steel War Axe

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To complete my Aela the Huntress‘s outfit, I built up the Skyforge Steel War Axe!

Skyforge Steel War Axe - model
Axe kit

This axe was ordered from Volpin Props. If you don’t know him yet, I highly recommend you to go and have a look at his work.

This axe comes in a kit, so we’ll have to clean up the edges, drill, fix, polish, paint, etc. before we can go chopping wood.

You can see how things evolve as I polish the cold cast aluminum resin elements with steel wool and paint them with acrylic – black and silver for the metallic parts, a few tints varying between ochre and brown for the wooden part:

cold cast aluminum resin elements polished
Stick painted
Stick painted
Pommel painted
Beard painted
Axe painted
shoulder paint
axe paint
axe paint
pommel paint
Haft painted (wood effect)
Haft painted (wood effect)

We assemble the axe by drilling and threading each element (we “engrave” the screw thread). Then, we fix the different parts with screws, so that we’ll be able to disassemble the axe if necessary.

Stick drilling
axe threaded
screw
Assembling the blade and handle
blade and handle assembled
Drilling of the shaft
Handle with screw
pommel thread
Axe assembled

Once the axe is assembled, all we have to do is add the leather handle wrap and the rope, and glue the fake screws. Disassembling the axe is really useful here to craft the faux-leather cover (we sew the handle inside-out to hide the seams when we put it back on the right side).

Final result:

Skyforge Steel War Axe

leather handle wrap
leather handle wrap
Skyforge Steel War Axe
Skyforge Steel War Axe
Skyforge Steel War Axe

 

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marie@blackowlstudio.com

Marie Katzenmayer, 25 ans, est illustratrice freelance. Passionnée de game design, de musique métal et fan de Tim Burton, ses spécialités sont le Pepakura, la sculpture et la peinture.

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