Surya - concept of short sword.
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This work I began as a speedwork but hadnt been able to finish it at one session. I had to extended time to complete it. On the other hand I had more time for smaller details. Structure is - again - simplier to shorten time of modeling. Size is between long dagger and short sword.
Whole job was done in 3ds max + photoshop. Model is highpoly and rendering engine is my favourite - Vray. I did only one picture this time with three looks.
What do you think? Do you like it? Thank you for comments if any and bye.
Is there any way to get one of your swords (maybe this one :-P) as a real one out of iron or anything?
Would be wonderful. Thank you very much, Sam
If you ever intend to make a physical one of these, I might advise either shortening the pommel or lengthening the blade, as a long pommel on a shortsword can seriously decrease the mobility/ screw up the balance of the weapon. The current length of your grip/pommel is appropriate probably a 1.5 handed sword, which would be 30-50 inches long for the blade (blade being the section BELOW the crosspiece.) Your piece "Inti-main" is a good example for proportions of a 1.5 hand sword (Although the blade width makes me EXTREMELY nervous, I can see it breaking if used for anything other than stabs)
Your stuff is really legit visually, though, and would be super hella in a fantasy video game where you don't really have to worry about those kinds of things. I just wanted to give you a few pointers in case you wanted to introduce a little more realistic vibe into your weapons.
Experience: 4 months of LARP, two foamsmithing weapons, and a whole lot of senpai who love to talk smack about fantasy swords.
Is that the Thundercats logo?
But as with all your creations: Bloody nice.
You take awesome eye for detail, and realism.
Very well done, Peter.