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Offline TheBeast43105

Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2006, 05:21:28 PM »
I haven't received an update yet, but I guess they're already working on it since it should be done by the end of August.
The boss of the forge already ordered the materials several weeks ago, before he went on holidays to Greece for a few weeks, and they couldn't start making it in the meantime, cause he wanted to lead the manufacture by himself cause he liked that idea that much. :serpico:
He even read up on Berserk to get an idea of the story and the details about the sword, so I think he'll put a lot of effort into making it very authentic.

Wow, the boss sounds very professional about the whole thing. Cant wait for some pics of that beauty when its finished.

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2006, 03:28:14 AM »
Congrats, you got even a blacksmith hooked on berserk. :guts:

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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2006, 06:05:18 AM »
 :isidro: Almost end of August, can't wait for photos

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2006, 12:57:43 AM »
Can I come over and try to swing it... and then we can make a Berserk fan made motion picture with metal invisible strings helping us swing it at shit with 5 peopel of camera really helping to swing it, lol.
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« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2006, 04:53:26 AM »
Not even august anymore.  Hope it all went okay :(

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2006, 01:06:36 PM »
Sorry, I was quite busy last week, so I couldn't give an update.
Since I didn't get any message that it was done last week, I called yesterday and he told me that it will take another week because one of his suppliers hasn't delivered one of the parts yet (let's believe that he's telling the truth :schierke:). It should be done by next week. If not, he'll feel the wrath of Guts. :guts:

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2006, 02:11:18 PM »
Well it's not that big of a delay, I think it means it's going well.

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2006, 05:17:52 PM »
I can't wait to see how it turns out.  I had a deal with a guy that turned out to be a bit of a flake to manufacture a Dragonslayer replica, luckily no money had changed hands before he started showing signs of potential scammage.

Good luck I hope you get more than you have been dreaming of!

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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2006, 12:38:02 PM »
It's finally done! One month late but it was worth the waiting.
I went to get it on Thursday and what can I say. It's just awesome! The forge really is in a small village up in the mountains in the Austrian Waldviertel, very nice and old-fashioned and it took us quite a while to find it. ;)
I was so exited that I forgot to take many pics of the forge itself but here's the first pic of the Dragonslayer: http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2079.jpg (It might take a while to load).

I'm currently very busy with preparations since university starts again tomorrow so I got hardly any time to get to the PC. I will try to put up more pics later today or during the next days. I'll also try to provide you with some facts on measures and weight (it should be around 25kg and I can tell you that you can't wield it without help).

The Dragonslayer is currently standing in my room and distracting me from everything I try to do. To make it perfect I just gotta find some cloth to wrap around the hilt. Any ideas? :)

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2006, 12:46:12 PM »
It looks perfect, congratulations on having probably the best one ever made.

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #60 on: October 01, 2006, 12:46:31 PM »
Congratulations, it's pretty neat! The best DS replica ever made to this day. The proportions look about right too. It might be a tad too wide, but you know... Whatever. It's beautiful. The smith you went to certainly deserved his money, he did a fantastic job.

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« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2006, 01:03:19 PM »
GORGEOUS, the smith really did the deed. I guess the wait was well worth it.
P.S. Please post some more pics when you get the time.

Offline Infected_Guili

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« Reply #62 on: October 01, 2006, 01:08:55 PM »
Congratulations !!!! I thought it would be more heavy...
I think the one i'm crafting with wood and fiberglass will look ridiculous...  :judo:

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #63 on: October 01, 2006, 04:11:31 PM »
looks good :D

Im just curious if you know how thick the steel plates its made from are?

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2006, 04:33:28 PM »
One thing that I forgot to mention and that I'm not really happy with is the top where the hilt is connected to the blade. There should be that brace that holds the blade itself. As you can see it's on the sides (the semi circles) as it should be, but the top is flat. I'll probably get this fixed some time soon, shouldnt be too hard. When I get back to my PC I'll upload pics where you can see it better.

Congratulations, it's pretty neat! The best DS replica ever made to this day. The proportions look about right too. It might be a tad too wide, but you know... Whatever. It's beautiful. The smith you went to certainly deserved his money, he did a fantastic job.

Yeah it might be a bit to width, haven't measured that yet. The height is ok, it's 215cm as we estimated.

Congratulations !!!! I thought it would be more heavy...
I think the one i'm crafting with wood and fiberglass will look ridiculous...  :judo:

I could've made it of full steel, then I would need a crane to lift it and a huge credit from my bank. ;)
I'm eager to see what your Dragonslayer will look like. Any estimation when it will be done?

looks good :D

Im just curious if you know how thick the steel plates its made from are?

The steel plates are 2mm thick.

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2006, 04:41:01 PM »
When I get back to my PC I'll upload pics where you can see it better.

Awesome, more pictures would definitely be appreciated.

Yeah it might be a bit to width, haven't measured that yet. The height is ok, it's 215cm as we estimated.

That's good for the height, and overall the sword doesn't look out of proportions so it's fine. :serpico:

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« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2006, 05:38:56 PM »
That's one incredible looking sword. Can't wait for more pics.

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2006, 06:46:53 PM »
Awesome, I am incredibly jealous..  I like the detail the put into the center of the blade.  Really cool  :guts:

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2006, 07:01:16 PM »
I've uploaded now all the pics I've made so far (I'm sorry, not many yet >.<)

Some more from the same angle (jeez, I'm creative...):

http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2080.jpg
http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2082.jpg

Godot himself: http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2081.jpg

We're loading the Dragonslayer into the car (not really interesting but finally from another angle ;)):

http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2084.jpg
http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2085.jpg

And some pics from the forge without anything forge-like :D:
http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2083.jpg
http://alieneye.net/pub/berserk/dragonslayer/IMG_2086.jpg

I'll try to provide some better pics as soon as possible, but I'm probably not at home the next two days. Please bear with me. ^.^;

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2006, 08:10:24 PM »
It looks awesome!  Congrats!
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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2006, 08:37:06 PM »
Fantastic!  Great shot with 'Godo' there.  Man.   :guts:

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2006, 08:40:46 PM »
That is absolutely amazing, I'm jealous. Congratulations, and yeah the Godo guy is awesome.

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2006, 10:49:04 PM »
What can I say that already hasn't been said?  Looks great. :serpico:

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« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2006, 01:13:01 PM »
Very Very cool man! Congrats for being the first person I have seen that made a thread saying they would do something huge, expensive, and out of the ordinary and actually following through with it! The final product looks awesome!

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Re: Your own Dragonslayer
« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2006, 01:29:17 PM »
wow.  That really is great.  Congrats, man.  That smith did a great job.
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