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Offline biodude

My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:39:07 AM »
Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums but wanted to share all of my CNC work/armor I've been working on lately. I do this for fun in my little spare time, but plan to have my own shop one day! This year I plan to make a full scale aluminum dragonslayer (no matter how impractical and heavy), functional arm crossbow, and other sets of armor for cosplay. Feel free to ask questions about anything! I also have a lot more build pictures if anyone wants to see.

Guts sword (pre-polish) with early golden age hilt. Weighs 16lbs and is solid aluminum. Also made his late golden age hilt!:






Casca's Heart sword from late golden age, aluminum blade with solid bronze handle.



Judeau's swords and throwing knives, all solid 6061 aluminum.




Guts Dagger:



Band of the Hawk necklace:


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For the Renaissance festival my Girlfriend helped quickly throw together a young guts outfit to wear and sheath for my sword, wasn't bad for a 1-2 day costume



After the ren fest I started on my late golden age armor. I could have machined out each piece individually but due to lack of time and just better efficiency I drew everything out in autocad and sent it to a place that water jet pieces out. All 5052 aluminum, about 1/16" thick. Around 80 pieces total!




Over Christmas I started riveting everything together with 1/4" rivets and real leather straps. I used 3/16" thick felt padding on the back.



The shoulders were a bit of a pain to bend since I had to do everything by hand over my knee (first armor build so I was working with nothing), but turned out pretty nice imo. Also made his cape broach




After a lot of hammering the armor was done! My girlfriend (Judeau) and I spent hours and hours hand sewing all the leather for the sheath/belt and made it just in time for the con! I have much much better pictures in the works rn, I'll post when they're finished! Here's a few pics from katsucon.





Late night con Gutsca, someone just copped a pic when we were hanging out. Good shot of the leather work though


I have a lot of improvements to make (I cut it so close to the con that I wore the entire costume for the first time when I got there), but overall I was really happy with how it turned out for the first run! Big s/o to my Judeau, she was a massive help with the leather work among other things, I really like how her costume turned out too.


Offline Cyrus Jong

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 06:38:50 AM »
Cool stuff. And your girlfriend makes a good Judeau.

By the way, is that King Richard's Faire that you're attending?

Offline GiantSword Mufasa

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »
Good stuff man! Love the casca sword!
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Offline biodude

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 02:38:00 PM »
Cool stuff. And your girlfriend makes a good Judeau.

By the way, is that King Richard's Faire that you're attending?

I was at the Carolina Renaissance Festival!
Most of the stuff I go to is East coast since I live in NC

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Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 06:26:56 PM »
Wow! Nice work, man. I like the swords especially.

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Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 08:39:19 PM »
Hello and welcome.

Very nice work! CNC'd items kind of lack the charm of forged ones, but all of those pieces (and cosplays) are great!

Offline biodude

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 04:07:56 AM »
Hello and welcome.

Very nice work! CNC'd items kind of lack the charm of forged ones, but all of those pieces (and cosplays) are great!

Thanks! As a CNC machinist I'm biased and prefer cnc work over forged, but I appreciate all forms of metal work!
The professional pics are back from the shoot, check it!










 Photography by: Matthew Sperzel Photography

Besides a few minor issues with the costume ( I literally threw the entire costume on for the first time 10 minutes before the shoot), I was really pleased with how everything turned out!

Offline Dope

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 04:20:06 AM »
Amazing machining work, what are you using for y our CNC setup? Any pics?

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Offline biodude

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 04:35:05 AM »
Amazing machining work, what are you using for y our CNC setup? Any pics?

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Its a HAAS VF2 CNC mill, I have a few pics of when I was machining out Guts sword :








The sword was so long I had to make it in 3 sections and stick it out side door of the mill, entertaining to watch lmao

I dig your props btw!! Always super cool to meet another metal prop maker
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Offline Dope

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 05:51:22 PM »
Its a HAAS VF2 CNC mill, I have a few pics of when I was machining out Guts sword :








The sword was so long I had to make it in 3 sections and stick it out side door of the mill, entertaining to watch lmao

I dig your props btw!! Always super cool to meet another metal prop maker

Wow nice setup, I'm more than a little jealous. And thank you for the kind words :)

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Offline RabidChimera

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 04:05:28 AM »
Wow these all look great! Well done dude!

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Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 03:45:31 PM »
Awesome cosplays! It was fun seeing them and some about your process of making them. Thanks for sharing!  :guts:
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Offline Ilyas

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 08:21:51 PM »
Good job with every piece.
The best berserk cosplay i'v seen.

Offline biodude

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 03:19:06 PM »
Modeled out the sword for my sneaky Guts cosplay, its around 78"long and should be around half as heavy as my first sword (so around 8-9lbs) finished. It'll be made from 6061 aluminum,
I'll probably get around to cnc machining it out in the next few months. I still have a few modifications to make to the model but its pretty much finished!






My girlfriend made this awesome hand-sewn cow leather hat for the costume!


I'm planning on making a full-scale all metal dragonslayer soon too, here's a little WIP teaser for that:





Offline LoachFish

Re: My CNC machined Berserk props and armor
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2017, 01:08:28 AM »
Oh my god. These just blow my mind. Excellent work!
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