Hello and thank you for your interest! Commission prices vary based on the prop itself, and to remake the Altair Sword I charge $150 plus s&h. I accept Paypal and am willing to take the fee in two payments, half up front and the other half upon completion. Let me know if all of this interests you!
Nice! Yeah, that's what I thought. You use them well!^^ Agreed, dremels make things so much easier!! I'm trying to make a giant sword of one of my OC's right now out of pink insulation foam, and my dremel has been my best friend.^^
Thank you! I've actually had almost only good experience with poplar. The closest I've gotten to something breaking is when I popped off one side of a handguard shaping it with a band sander. (I was so tired I ended up just laughing at it) It actually ended up being a super easy fix with a rod, glue, and wood putty. In any case, I like working with poplar because it's lightweight, strong, but also easy to shape and carve. I have oak, but trying to carve that is monstrous O_O If you have any suggestions to other wood I should try, I'm happy to hear it
Well I don't know, it depends if you're looking for something sturdy or easy to shape ... But if you want to carve the wood, you have too chose a wood that is not nervous (I'm not 100% sure if the word nervous is a good translation) Maybe the poplar is a good choice for that. Traditionnally the lime tree is used in shaping cause it's really not nervous (but probably hard to find now). Beech will be easy to find but very nervous. Maybe scots pine would be ok too.