/Crescent Wish Walkthrough

I know that the Crescent Wish is not Slephie's final weapon.  However out of all of her nun-chucks it was one of my favorite designs!  I wanted to make something that I loved the design of.  When creating these I did a lot of things at the time that were very new to me so It was a learning experience.  I have come a long way since creating these.
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Walk-through on the creation of Selphie's Crescent Wish Nun-chucks.

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First I had to collect different reference photos.  I actually had to pause the game and then take pictures with my phone.  I started by drawing out my designs for the star and moon.  The I began to sculpt them using sculpey.
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I used a foil center to save on clay materials.  After I baked the clay it became hard and I was able to sand it down smooth.  However trying to get the star to stay perfectly symmetrical now became very difficult.  After many hours of working on it I realized I needed to find another way to make it work.
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I used bondo to fill in any imperfections and then sanded the clay smooth.  Even with guided lines drawn on the star it was still too difficult to get perfect. 
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I came up with an idea to cut the start shape out of 2 pieces of wood.  You can still see the old start there but I think the new on came out better.  All I had at the time was a dremel to carefully cut the star shape out.
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To get the thickness that I wanted I used styrofoam.  Which is what I also used on the Sailor Moon wand and it worked very well!  So i really like this method since it's easy to work with.  After I cut it out I filled in all the holes with bondo.  Bondo does not eat styrofoam so you do not need to coat it before doing this.
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I did lots of sanding until the sides were very smooth.  It was a lot easier to keep the shape of the star using this method.  I decided to install quick connectors.  This way the pieces can come off for easier travel and maintenance. 
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Back to the moon!  I did the this exact same process for the star but I will just be showing the moon since it is the same.  I just did a 1 part silicone mold for both objects so that I was able to cast this out of plastic.
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Now that the moon is cast it a solid piece that I can dremel into so that I am able to add in the quick connect pieces.  To clean-up around the edges to make it look more seamless I used Bondo.
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I bought 2 wooden dowels for the nun-chucks.  Dremeled out a bevel on the ends to add the quick connectors the same as I did for the moon and star.  I cleaned up the edges with bondo.  After priming and painting both wooden dowels white I taped off the design to paint in the silver.
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For created the 2 top pieces I lathed a wooden dowel for the shape.  I used spray paint filler and sanding to sand out the wood grain texture.  I still drilled in the hole but covered it with clay for the mold process.  
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I submerged the half into clay first adding in a gate and registrations for the mold.  for this piece I am creating a 2-part mold.  So once it is done I am able to cast 2 identical pieces.
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I used gold leaf rub n buff to color the pieces.  I used smooth cast for the resin.   After that I covered everything in a clear-coat.  To finish off the weapon I added in real chain just for a realistic feel.
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Finally here is the finished product!  I currently have it hanging up in my studio.  You can check out my Selphie costume as well!