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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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~Original Fantasy Artworks

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:iconnazo-the-unsolvable:
Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wood... yet.. the paint is amazingly metal-looking...
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8-bitEarth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Wow that's awesome and I love the engravings. How did you do them?
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:iconinkibus:
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
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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
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Spikeghost Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
wow!
It really looks like metal!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow: Merci!
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:iconimoart:
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!
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:iconinkibus:
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
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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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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: You're amazing!!!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
A belated thank you! :bow:
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:iconskiesofchaos:
skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
My.. Goodness.. Gracious... its quite difficult to tell that is not actually metal.
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
A belated thank you! :bow: I'll try and send you a note tomorrow to catch up on somethings, but before I forget again, there is a box flying your way. ;)
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Ah ha..... thanks. Glad your enjoying the early yule gifts. :D
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:icondreadcross:
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so real, nice work!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconjasmineleilani:
JasmineLeilani Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brilliant!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
See, if I didn't know that was wood, I'd totally think it was metal.

And yet there is still a part of my brain that thinks you're pulling a fast one on us...
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :bow: And no, :giggle: I have just been working with wood so long, I know how to get rid of that wooden look. :nod:
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The etching must have taken an eternity!!

~D
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding!!!

I'm sure that you will post pictures of the finished piece in action.
My :+fav: button is standing by......

~D
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Merci! The etching was a few long evenings slogging it out with whittling knives, and then a wee dremel. Very much worth it. :nod:
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braindamage-1990 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
How did you get it so shiny? That's not just paint is it? O_o
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I just re-edited the description of this piece, and hopefully it will answer your questions about the finish. And yes, that is mostly paint. :D
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:iconchloroform-dream:
Chloroform-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
o.o WAIT THIS WAS WOOD?!!?!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes it is. Here's it while it still was wood. :)
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Chloroform-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I total fell for the krylon finish, it looks outstanding. Almost no way to tell it's not actually a real blade.
I'm gonna use this method for my Legend of Zelda Swords!
;D Very awesome.
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:iconchloroform-dream:
Chloroform-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
*rereads*
<_< HEH... NOT KRYLON FINISH KRYLON PRIMER....
Yikes, so what paint(s) do you recommend anyway?
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InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I just edited the text/description on this piece to answer the finishing questions, I am receiving so many!
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