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Halo Energy Sword 1:1 Replica / Prop by WispyChipmunk Halo Energy Sword 1:1 Replica / Prop by WispyChipmunk
30+ hours and it's finally done! :O

Been working on this the past two weeks or so. It started out as a papercraft model, then I filled the inside with spray foam, coated the entire thing in resin, and then put a final coat of auto body filler on top of that. That was sanded down nice and smooth, painted, and finished with a slightly glossy sealer for protection.

It's extremely lightweight and durable, so it's perfect for a cosplay prop as well as a collector's item or decoration.

I'm pretty proud of how it came out, especially considering I've never done something like this before...and it's definitely not my last, I already have my next project planned. :P


I'm selling it on Etsy if anyone's interested in it. Check it out! :D

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:iconmab115:
mab115 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  New Deviant
this is pretty dang awesome
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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JakobArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015   General Artist
Wow! Pretty impressive.
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconfrikkan:
Frikkan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Artist
YES! OMfG I love this so much, halo is the best game ever! ^^
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can't disagree with that statement! :XD:

Thank you!
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
wow
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww:
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ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:icondesueyeplz:~:icondesueye2plz:
I...I...I
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's already been sold, you're a bit late haha :XD:
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:iconethorrorgamer:
ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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teetertoter3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I love the scale
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, yeah, it was huge! Thanks!
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PurpleXeno Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Holy crap... You never really get the proper feel for who/what's holding these swords most of the time until you see a 1:1 model held by an average human. Then you realize that these weapons are usually held by 8-foot tall warrior-aliens and super-soldiers.
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know, right? :XD:
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*just gets out some retarted noises* fffff awesome! this is... wonderful! really cool!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! :D
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:iconyumi355:
Yumi355 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are GODLY for being able to make that-!!!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you!
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Yumi355 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome~
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arifije Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Oh my...I am in LOVE with this! The Etsy link you put down has expired, bubt I am VERY interested in buying one of these off you. How much would it cost for one?
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WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, the Etsy link is actually down because it was bought. I sold it for $300, I think...I'd offer to make you another one, but I just don't have the time or desire to put another 30+ hours of work into a new one! Sorry! :XD:

Thank you so much for your interest, though! I'm glad you like it! :D
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arifije Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Ah, Damn it...I am a foam prop maker but am too lazy to put time into it right now (similar to your situation). Thank you for inspiring me though =), I'll make one which looks very similar (hopefully).
Thanks again for inspiration though. =)
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for understanding! Good luck making your own. If you do end up making it, I'd love to see it! :)
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arifije Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I sure will (hopefully I will remember to).
Are you going to make any more similar props?
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ehh, I dunno. It was mostly a thing my husband and I did together when he was unemployed for a little while, but after he found a new job, he had no time for it and I really don't want to have to do it all on my own, ha. =P

Maybe if there's something we really want to do and find the time for, but probably not anytime soon. :P
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arifije Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
If you do, I can't wait to see it! =)
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Isitdead Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
love it!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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LaserBeaver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
isn't that.....big?
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Big? YES. Too big? I dunno, keep in mind what's usually holding it, haha. :P
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LaserBeaver Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yea. good work btw
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man! :D
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:iconblackboard23:
Blackboard23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is MAGNIFICENT!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A most remarkable work. I plan to build one myself but with transparent plastic sheets and LED lights to make it a bit more realistic.
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I didn't have the materials or the money for them to make it any more realistic, but that sounds awesome! I wish you luck! :)
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Dufflepud Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It's as pretty as you are xD
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, d'aww, thanks. :meow:
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Dufflepud Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
NP xD
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danieljc2008 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is a big sword.
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katileka Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome. I'm thinking about cosplaying as Tucker from Red vs Blue and this sword looks way better than pretty much any other replica I've seen. I want to make one for myself and I was wondering what kind of paint you used and if there was any sort of special painting technique you used on the blade part to make it look so good.
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WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! :D

I actually tried (and failed) at several different techniques to paint the blades, but the one that ended up on the final product was actually the easiest of all of them, ha! I just used a base coat of light blue paint brushed on the sword, and lightly sprayed over that from about two feet away with purple and white spray paint. Gave it a pretty nice effect.

I'd love to see it if you end up making one! :)
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AnimePop18 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.............................................................................................:iconlachoirplz: ITS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! :iconsparklyeyesplz:
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! :D
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AnimePop18 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :meow:
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darkheavy57 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
me:ok, were did you buy that!
richtofan:...so long so sleek. I LOVE IT!!!!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! :D
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CyborKitty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I WANT IT!
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:iconwispychipmunk:
WispyChipmunk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, thanks! :lol:
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