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Final Fantasy Garuda’s Spine Build

Garuda’s Spine prop 1

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props is continuously building new and impressive props; it’s easy to miss something. This summer he tackled a massive prop I shouldn’t have missed: a replica of Garuda’s Spine from Final Fantasy. The weapon is a gigantic and beautiful bow. And by gigantic, I mean it’s seven feet tall with forty inch wings that fold out. It was the largest prop he’d built at that time. He luckily had an extended time frame so he could invest tons of work into the details, and as usual, Krix documented the extensive build process on his blog with a ton of pictures.

He started by scaling the bow down slightly so the client would actually be able to carry it around. He made it on an 85% scale. It was six and a half feet tall instead of seven feet. He made blueprints based on screenshots from the game and a model viewer and started the build by laminating sheets of one inch poplar together. Things escalated from there, and Krix used a variety of techniques. Read about the build — parts one and two — at Volpin Props and get even more photos/info at Flickr.

Garuda’s Spine prop 2

Garuda’s Spine prop 3

Garuda’s Spine prop 4

Photos via Volpin Props


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