like most of you fans of the now somewhat legendary weapon of lightning's, you have looked throughout the internet in search or a real working model only to find home made cosplay models. these are cool in their own right and perfect for those that just want to show off their fandum and creativity at cons and such and should be getting high fives all around. but to those select few that try to make a "working" model that they can actually use i have a little tip that i would like to throw out there for you. and before i do id like to say, dont get your hopes up on making it shoot bullets. thats not gonna happen. and to be honest i dont think it would be a good idea.
okay, now for the tip.
the sword that they based lightnings gunblade on is a real sword. but dont get all excited just yet! thats all it is. a sword. just the blade! no gun. okay?!
but if you want to make the gun blad itself, this sword is the almost perfect item to get yourself half way there. the blade is almost identical to the one in lightnings gunblad. almost. so you might need to use a drill to widen the holes closer to the hilt and pollish it but if your determind then itll be worth the effort.
there are many different names for this sword, it even has a set of twins in the form of dual kukri style short swords. and this sword is cheap so dont get your undies in a bunch. you can find it if you look under google images under fantasy dual swords and youll find the single sword in there somewhere. oh...aw hell, just go here. 15 bucks. there ya go. http://budk.com/Swords/Steel-Warrior-Sword
thats your best bet. im personally gonna make one myself but be warned!!! do! NOT! take this to a convention! AT ALL!!! you will get kicked out and or arrested. depending on what state your in.
and note that you might need to do a little metal work to shorten the tang on the blade to made it fit what ever mechinized dohicky you have to hook it up to.
im saying all this not because i want there to be alot of sharp weapons out there but because im tired of all the PLASTIC AND FIBERGLASS!!!
i swear anyone that could make a working model of the real thing deserves a metal of honor from the makers at square-enix!! seriously!!! i mean, who made that one buster sword?!? that things on display in japan i think!!
for those that are trying, do your best and you too could go down in history....among gamers........rpg gamers.............finaly fantasy rpg gamers.
well you get the point.
got any comments on this very thought out rant?! please tell me.
and if i struck a cord anywhere please tell me politely that i crossed a line.
i dont mean to offend anyone. really.
PEACE OUT YALL!