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'Realistic' Runefang finish by InKibus 'Realistic' Runefang finish by InKibus
Here's ~ColonelLiamRoss's Custom Runefang at one of it's stages of completion. I had actually given it a realistic 'antiquing', but was asked to tone it back for a purer look. Which was utterly not an issue at all, it's rather easy for me to change the look if I am requested to. But I got some photos of it anyhow, to show potential customers in the future of my capabilities. ;)
EDIT- I hav recieved so many questions about the finish, here's a reply I posted out before;

First thing I use is that Krylon Auto Body filler, which , besides giving an awesome texture, adds a slate grey under tone that keeps things clean to work with.
THe basic colours are merely other krylon metallic spray paints. I know how to feather them lighting out of the can for sort of 2-toning the silver. (Super shiney silver and a darker silver)
The duller greys are achieved by hand painting with FolkWare paints. I mix and match by eye, and just spread carefully. Also, I like to get subtle whites and silver for the blade edge to give it a 'sharp' look.
The flat of the blade is often darker, and that is other Folkware paints, with tones of Umber and even black.
Then I take a finishers glaze and glaze the piece and rub the blade parts, but leave some glaze for a real weather looked.
You can from this photo the finished hues.
Between each coat of paint, and there are many, I seal it with artist fixatives and vinyl sealers. It seals the colous so they won't rub off, and I can add more paint right on top of that sealer very easily.

Believe it or not, just last month, I started using an airbrush for applying layered effects with paints. I use an industrial air gun for applying lacquer to furniture, so am no stranger to airing on substances.
And I've use an airbrush to do broad painting for things like a primer coat. But I'm quite learning with airbrushes. They ARE the best, though. If you don't have the money or patience to commit to one, it's possible to not have one. But if you have enough project, are willing to learn and keep the gun flawlessly clean, they are well worth it.

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~Tutorials for crafting
~Original Fantasy Artworks

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Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wood... yet.. the paint is amazingly metal-looking...
8-bitEarth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Wow that's awesome and I love the engravings. How did you do them?
InKibus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I took the words, copied them on paper at the size I needed for the blade, carefully took and exacto knife and cut the words out. Then I laid the stenciled paper on the sword and spray paint it, so that I had the words all laid out for me. Then i took carving knives and etched them in, along with a small dremel tool as well. :D
Crossover-lover56 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would love to use this in any Larp games :)
If my sword obsessed friend Henry doesn't find out
InKibus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Spikeghost Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
It really looks like metal!
InKibus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow: Merci!
imoart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is just brilliant work - you are a very special "wood-smith", how many swords did you made this year? And I also love the old "oven - FISHER" where Runefang is lying on!
InKibus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Merci! :D This is the first of 2 swords I made this year, I also made some smaller knives I need to share. I am working on a helmet next year, among other little things.
And I am impressed, you know what a Fisher stove is! We actually have THREE of them for our large shop and house! :D
imoart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
I see - time is running, like always...this weekend I have to finish my things for sending away...I just love the month dezember! And please be not to impresssed - i have read the name fisher - and I like old stoves...have a nice weekend, with sweet cookies and so...
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