I haven’t seen much RWBY cosplay in the world, but Miss Chocobo-chan put together a Nora Valkyrie ensemble for MCM London last year. Nora wields a large hammer known as Magnhild. It’s also a grenade launcher. Of course. Chocobo-chan built the prop — it wasn’t done in time for the convention, but she completed it anyway. She said the build took a lot of time and money – more than she considered. She started with researching reference photos and re-watching scenes from the series with Nora. She then sketched out the pattern by hand on paper. She used pool noodles, EVA foam, craft foam, paint, Worbla, and a handful of other materials to finish the build. She focused on keeping the hammer light and portable.
This first part is actually really simple. I took my 2 Pool Noodles and cut them up into pieces about the right size for the barrel. Took one of these and shorted it a bit more and place that aside for now.
With the rest left over I covered all of these in Pink craft foam and then glued them together in a flower shape. The then glued to circles of card on both ends and on one of them a think strip that goes over the barrel and just past the circle. After all of these were covered in craft foam.
Next I took the shorter piece of pool noodle and carved and hole in the middle of it and a small one on the side just a little smaller than the till roll. I then covered both pieces and the back of the hammer in Worbla and then put it all together.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.