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Master & Apprentice: Monster Hunter: World – Jaw Blade | Rooster Teeth

November 17, 2019


Welcome to Master and apprentice today, we’re gonna be making a great sword from Master Hunter World This is Marcus LaPort for the last 17 years Marcus has been working in the film industry as a production designer, art director and prop Fabricator and this is Adam Ellis a novice cosplayer and the systems administrator for repeat production company we work for. We’re gonna show you what it takes to make professional level props from your favorite movies and video games. We’ll teach you the tricks the Pros use that you can do at home. This is master and apprentice Marcus I picked a great sword primarily because great swords are the most fun weapons to use in video games, at least for my personal tastes I don’t wanted to pick a big great sword, and I saw Monster Hunter World’s trailer And I saw this thing and I thought “that’s a great great sword”, so in master hunter you get weapons and armor by Crafting them from items you find in the world so our sword is made up of bones It’s made up of teeth it has big hunks of metal on it And it is huge. The idea is that if the sword wasn’t bigger than you, then it wasn’t good enough. It’s pretty massive, it’s got combination materials in here which I feel like is gonna be challenging, but really it’s just about texturizing and adding texture to the existing material So I’m ready this build is an 8 out of 10 because of the size the sculpting difficulty and the added challenge of trying to Keep weight to a minimum Sword is broken down into three major parts the blade the teeth and the hilt so the first step in this build is to make a sketch we use Photoshop to scale a screen shot at about seven and a half feet when we printed it out on a standard printer paper so next up is sculpting molding and casting all these monster teeth we Need some sculpting tools two cups buckets and stir sticks some clay some mold making silicone Casting plastic and two-part expansion foam so next up is wood sculpting and texturing you’re gonna need a saw Wood gouges and some rotary tool bits the bulk of this piece is made out of a giant block of balsa wood so for the Hilt guard and pommel fabrication. We’re gonna be using saws drills and Sanders some utility blades heat gun and of course adhesives We’re gonna be using a shovel handle some mechanical PVC sheets scrap leather and gold wine And finally we have painting and weathering you’re gonna need some small paintbrushes and a spray bottle some spray paints and acrylic paints All right so start by sculpting these teeth are gonna. Be made out of a plastic clay this stuff is sulfur free It’s appropriate for mold making materials silicone sometimes will not harden if set up against something that has high sulfur content We’re gonna kind of size this clay to the size of the template here Adam you’re looking pretty good. I think the next step is gonna be to take this little wire brush. It’s real small We’re just gonna give a texture That is we’re trying to like scratch and etch this tooth In a way that looks like typical striations or cracks that you see on a big tooth It’s important to wipe down the clay with some denatured alcohol so that we can turn our rough details into a nice smooth finish See how we have squished down all this little clay here Yep, and now we want to push it back in to form a seal and we’re gonna have to sculpt six more of these So now we’re ready to put a cup around this looking for some silica awesome We’re gonna mix heart A and B together, so this particular two-part silicone is a 50/50 mix by weight or volume But we’re going to use a digital scale and it tends to be slightly more accurate You see how I’m exposing blue material Yeah, that’s how you can tell like here’s a color coded fruit But if you don’t scrape the edges you’re going to end up with uncatted eyes silicon that goes into your mold Looks great. All right. We’ll look the stuff dry come back in there an hour so and we’ll catch the tree So we’re using balsa wood here basically because it’s really lightweight sculpting material, it’s soft It’s easy to sculpt into and it’s accessible so we traced our template onto the balsa wood And we’re gonna use or a super kiddin saw to get rough cuts And then we’re gonna run it over to the bandsaw to clean up those lines a bit So if you don’t have a reciprocating saw a handsaw would work pretty good for these rough cuts Again we’re just gonna try not to get the blade bound up if you feel like your tail biting off too much then just go Ahead and work yourself out of the piece itself All right, it’s a little bit lighter now, man. We have most of this cut out We have a whole still to do, but I think our mold might be some yeah one check the silicone find out She didn’t grab that thing you can do it so Marcus We have two different things that we’re gonna pour into this and you explained to me that one will be the hard outer coating Then one is the soft inside well. It’s actually not soft. Okay. It’s just fluffy One is a two-part plastic. We’ve put in Part A and a Part B together It gives us how hard shell of plastic stick of mango drink? Oh? Does looks like orange juice and look smoothie and pour it in we’re going to do this little move What’s called rotational casting where you get all your plastic and all the little edges, but it’s hollow at some point It’s going to set up. We’ve got other material So this is a rigid foam cool part about this foam is when we mix it together expands probably eight to ten times its normal size But it’s lightweight, so if you don’t have this particular two-part rigid foam at home. You could easily use a spray can foam That’s found at a hardware store There is an exothermic reaction It’s gonna heat up and get really hot. They might even spit off some gas my hair little pops and cracks So we’re ready to pull this thing out think so you’ll just try to give this thing a pole yeah And there it is very good I’m really impressed with this dude, so this will leave us with a shell of solid plastic around a lightweight phone Right now we’re transferring the template details onto the balsa wood and then from here We’re gonna start Actually sculpting this thing we want to determine the center point of this block and so we have a 3 inch block of wood We’re at an inch and a half We’re gonna scribe a line all the way down this run so that when we come back to do excavation We know we have to connect this line to that line and that’s going to give us the bevel on this plate So it’s always a good idea to test out your tools on a scrap piece of wood to see how it responds We had really good luck removing the bulk of the material using an angle grinder with a chain saw blade attachment You also use some die grinders some chisels and some lip gouges the rule of thumb Here is that if you’re using a tool that’s working for you And that’s all it really matters if you’re taking off material, and it looks good. That’s all you really need I’m gonna go and maybe I don’t know about a half inch down see now I need flat chisel Triggers to work slow, man you work fast here. You’re gonna blow it If you really did make a nice clean cut there and there’s a deep wall It’s gonna pop right off. Yeah, that’s awesome. You should be able to kind of sand in here Then from here you can start to be more aggressive with the tool. Äj– This is a die grinder, it’s got a burr bit that’s on here This is your favorite tool is my favorite tool. Is the bit just looks so cool, and it works so good To finish up the bone texture We used a pneumatic needle scaler which basically shoots out a bunch of random needles and adds little pock marks to our bone With one last texture And that is the hammered metal look and we have a hammer so I think it’s more about a lot of light touches Yeah, now you’re in the neighborhood, man. That’s that’s pretty much the technique man. That’s it All right, man yeah, oh, you know, it’s early morning we had a pretty eventful Long evening yeah, this looks insane dude. I’m seeing the shape here. I’m feeling pretty good. Yeah So the last scoping step went really well I feel like I learned a ton and the next step is epoxy in it which will basically lay a hard coat over it sort Of the key step because it adds some structure to it, but it also allows us to paint it properly Try to like lift up in some of the holes in the deep spots we don’t want this stuff pulling up We have the shop is so cold today, we’re using a heat gun to warm up the epoxy to make sure it’s yours So right now. We’ve decided to wear our center. Hole is for our handle He’s gonna drill the hole because he’s a lot more skilled and I don’t wanna screw this one up This is one of the ones. He really can’t come back from So mark just drilled the starter hole with a Forstner bit, but for him It’s only about three inches long, so he’s brought in this monstrosity to drill the rest of the way oh Oh, that’s great We’re back filling this with a little bit of epoxy resin We’re gonna squeeze this shovel handle down in there and hopefully we’ll get enough to squeeze out. Okay. That’s great This is our octagonal piece, I’m using this row press with a Forstner bit to core out the center after that I’m taking it Right over the table saw cutting in at a 45 degree angle that way it ends up. What a perfect octagon? So we’re gluing these sheets and mechanical PVC together, and then we’re betting him to shave with a heat gun This is drying we’re doing that we’re gonna Go do the drill press slave thing yes, so any reason we’re not using a regular lathe because we don’t have one We have taken a chunk of balsa wood There’s the whole rain down center And we have two sets of nuts and washers keeping this nice and tight and we’re gonna use the same rotary tool We’ve been using instead of pushing into it quickly you’re have to go in real slow. Just sort of feather it in We can go back on and you can use just a piece of sandpaper you want this thing sweeping away from you These are pommel honey looks. I think it was pretty rad ma’am we can put this on the end And then we’re we’re really close So we’re using a nice cosplay trick by sticking Plastic googly eyes in the shallow holes we drove out with a Forstner bit. It looks silly now, but once you paint over them They’ll look. Just like now The follow face that we didn’t talk about is is a 3d printed piece could easily be hand sculpted There are other options to 3d printing this just happens to be the one we took Kind of like what’s going on here already kind of feels like bone a little bit but it needs to be a little more uniform and Clearly more white so we’re gonna use an off-white spray paint to just sort of veil in a little bit of additional paint to kind of get this into a better color range We base coated the metal part black and now we’re going over with some rubber buff pewter Which is a metallized wax paint? We want the lower spots to stay darker, but get the lighter parts still like a silvery color? The playing cards are just an easy waterproof pallet material that I can put a little paint on there you can move it around you can mix things up So we’re using a mixture of Acrylic paint in the water here as a wash technique And the idea is that you lay this stuff on and you wipe it off We know that if we use raw paint It’s going to be way too much the diluted paint is going to give us a much more subtle shade and Finally we’re adding leather to our wooden broom. Handle and wrapping it in gold twine as our last detail Well Marcus this turned out to be a great sort I Absolutely love it man the fact that it’s all one piece like makes it look like it’s tied together. It’s great the broom handle looks really nice the leather now we were able to get this mechanical PVC to sort of Bend and curve and the epoxy we Applied really gave it a nice metallic sort of feel I’m glad we did seven different pieces each of these has their own little individual curves I think they all look great nice and length yeah, I mean this thing only weighs like 15 pounds Which is way lighter than we thought so I’m really glad. We took the measures. We did to sail on the way It’s been a really long couple days, so what do you see it? Go take this sword and get out of here right let’s do it Well that’s a great story be good swing it Thanks for watching master-apprentice. Whether you guys are making a giant sword or anything else, please let us know and show us And if you guys want to see us make anything else tell us in the comments. We’ll see you guys next time

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  1. "make it as light as possible"? i like it heavy, dude, makes you feel like lifting a greatsword, not a "cosplay" greatsword.
    and that's just the Giant Jawblade they're making, i bet it'd be way lighter if it's the Wyvern Jawblade instead.

  2. I've seen cosplayers create entire outfits from monster hunter with just paint and foam. However seeing it made from wood silicone and other stuff is so different but equally as amazing

  3. i know this thing is only a prop, its not meant to be used as a real sword
    but the edges of the sword really look like…kind of a fail, the grooves are too deep, the grooves are supposed to make the blade look like its sharpened, like a real sword
    it looks like the pressed and closed edges of a calzone

  4. I was just playing this game and remembered this video….what happened to this series? I want to see some other props.

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