I've been working on this for about a month now and after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears I am happy to say it is finally completed! It's based on the design by Studio Oxmox for THQ that was given away as promotional prizes with the release of the Space Marine video game. This measures 37" tip to tip and weighs around 4lbs.
Constructed out of lots of materials -
The handle is resin cast around pvc pipe which forms the grip itself and runs about 2 feet into the blade to give it strength and stability. The blade is pink foam sheathed in MDF and then fiber glass for extra strength! The details on the blade are mostly styrene plastic with some resin bits as well.
The inscription on the side reads in High Gothic "Imperator Dentes Ruminant Omnes" which roughly translates to - The Emperor's Teeth Chew All.
The Hilt reads "Pax Imperium" which translates in essence to - The entire world (galaxy) is the Imperium, or basically we rule all!
Painted with an airbrush and by hand using acrylic paints and given many coats of spray varnish to protect it on the bloody battlefields of the 41st millennium!
If you'd like to see the behind the scenes as to how I built this check out my latest blog post. I have a build log with pictures and descriptions of the process! You can view my blog HERE!
Thanks for looking!
Reality is the playground of the unimaginative!
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Beautiful work! Wish I had half the talent you did.
In the 41st millenium there is not only war, there is love, honor and righteousness. The God Emperor protects and loves.
Superb job. Love the looks of it. Now i wonder just how difficult making a real one would be Yes i believe it would be fairly easy to do..just time consuming adjusting the teeth of one to fit a new length..the hardest part would be having to machine/remachine a small enough but decently strong engine for it to run from ( most likely a battery powered one either regular batteries in handle or a rechargeable style built in battery to make the engine able to be small enough for the hilt area along with removing the space requirement for fuel ) . We actually have something like a minichainsaw with a blade about big enough to fit that one and small engine…Oh the ideas..wonder what FFG or Gamesworkshop would say if i built a actual real chainblade using the standard template description given in the games books…HMMM…Well..what do you say FFG?
“Naked in cold darkness, the First Millennium Man saw the sun rise
upon his world. So too, Man rose in awe of its mystery. He stood with
raised head and open arms, to embrace its light. And he walked upon his
world to explore its magic. The Third Millennium Man discovered the
metaphysics of the timeless stars and expanded his realm to the edge of
twilight. Now, in the Sixth Millennium, night fall pervades the mind of Man
and he is, once more, left in darkness. Yet he is aware of something in the
pitch black. Unseen, it stirs deep within his soulsomething he knows, will
never again, let him see the light again." - Lord Anaximander,
Chancellor of the Dark Archives
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