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My Gaffi

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: My Gaffi Reply with quote

I finally finished my Gaffi. I used some of the tutorial at http://www.tk1336.com to make it. What do you think about it? Tell me honestly! I can take criticism!

Started off with the Gaffi end from King Jawa (AmAzInG work on the Gaffi ends, cast from a real Fijian war club. You can check them out here: http://www.kraytclan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1641), some dowel rods, epoxy, epoxy putty, and some PVC couplings.



I drilled a hole in the end of the Gaffi head to insert the larger dowl rod. Then I epoxied it in place then covered it with epoxy putty.



I then began the process of whittling down the spear end.


I made the fins from a plastic FOR SALE sign. (Thanks to freakengine for the fin pattern. You can get it here: http://www.kraytclan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1715&hilit=fins)


I Dremeled out slots for the fins in the spear-end dowel rod and used epoxy and E-6000 glue to secure them in place.


Sorry I didn't get any more pics of the build. Here's the finished stick:




I used hot glue beads to simulate welds on the fins:


I used the awesome woodgraining and metalizing techniques found here:

http://panzercorps.com/panzer-how2s/panzer_woodgrain/panzer_woodgrain.html

http://panzercorps.com/panzer-how2s/panzer_metalize/panzer_metalize.html

Here's the cheapest place to find the Mohawk paints online:

http://www.cdmcabinethardware.com/acatalog/Ultra_Classic_Toner.html

You have to use the exact paints or it doesn't come out right. Here's my next project:

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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Gaffi looks really great.

MTFBWY
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke_Skywalker wrote:
Your Gaffi looks really great.

MTFBWY



Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TuskenFan wrote:
Looks good!


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