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Welcome to my first fully-constructed instructable!
This is my entry into the Halloween Props Contest. I built the Transistor Sword, a weapon carried by Red in Transistor by Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion. This game is one of my favorites, being a pretty small indie game with stunning hand-painted backdrops and concept art, along with good gameplay (though short), and fantastic music. Again, one of my favorite games from every aspect.
I decided to make the sword as it’s a beautiful prop, and it’s *pretty easy to re-create. Also, being a low-radar game, people would love the sword, but couldn’t judge it against the real thing (since they don’t even know it exists). I’m pretty proud of it. I recommend NOT doing it the way I did, I just did it this way since I couldn’t pass up the material and opportunity.
*I assumed being a semi-cartoon weapon based with no particular scale, or consistent design would be easy. I was wrong.
A couple notes before we start: 1. I’m not finished. I’m too stupid to be done with it. 2. I tried to go through with taking DSLR photos, but it was unappealing to have to put my stuff down to take a photo, or get epoxy/ plastic dust on it. Thus, my phone(s) will have to do. (Note 7 ordeal). 3. I am by no means qualified to make this, I just needed something to do after work.
That being said, a picture is worth a thousand words, so expand the photos! I took a lot.
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