Fiberglassing a Pepakura sword?

vtheawesome

New Member
Hello all you fine folk of the 405th! I was wondering, I'm trying to make a sword; more specifically Miraak's sword from skyrim, and I was wondering, once I have it properly folded, how am I supposed to fiberglass it? I've tried searching for the answer on here, but it was to no avail. So I was hoping maybe someone more experienced than me could help me put here. The sword is about 40 inches long, just for reference.
 

PerniciousDuke

RCO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Fiberglass goes on the inside... therefore you can not fiberglass a fully enclosed model like a weapon. Instead search Rondo, a mixture of fiberglass resin and bondo body filler that can be poured into the resined pep to coat the inside. I did this on my Bruteshot which is part of my Custom Reach Build. I'll link to my tips here.
 

KRI667

Jr Member
I agree with PerniciousDuke rondoing the interior is the way to go, another method is to use a quick curing resin to slush cast the interior. It's pretty much the same process as rondo just slightly weaker but much lighter in the end.
 
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Drakee

Member
If you're delicate enough you can cut it in half with a dremel and fiberglass it but drilling a small hole a pouring rondo in it would be easier
 
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