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So ive been plannng for my chaos marines for a long time and the fluff ive come up for them has them using scimitars, i think thats the right name, for the long curved middle eastern swords with the ntch at the top. My question is does anybidy have a way to cheaply convert these from existing swords, and does anybody have a way they can show me how they make swords with plasticard, this would help out LOADS if it could be done thanks~Shamrok

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well i don't actually know what the sword your after looks like but as general sword making advice;
Get plasricard in stips rather than making strips yourself (although not difficult, a pre-cut strip we give you loads of equally sized swords).
sharpern the length of blade working towards the tip - but don't be tempted to sharpern that bit until toards the end (could get damaged otherwise).
Depending how it's being attached either when cutting strips, allowing extra for the guard and handle. Or shape that extra bit into a thin stic , dril a hole in the model's hand and insert it like a nail - build around it the guard (also adds strength).
If you got a big sword, well could consider pinning it.
On the whole though I reckon making it using greenstuff. It looks harder when set and plasticard can get scores and dents, dimples airbubbles.

There you go, some good advice there I hope. Maybe I'll do a tutorial on it.
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maybe this will help
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this one is closer to it

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I believe there is a Chain Scimitar on the Chaos Sprue.



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ah ok,
try...cut out a blade shape. If you can pin it, great. The swirly guard try doing out of wire perhaps, a thin strip would be better. Snail it one way, then the other to make that 'S' shape. But unless you can get it pinned, it won't really be strong.
Maybe consider the green approach.
Another thing, if your making a sword for many models, test fit it your mock up on a bunch of them before comitting to a size or shape etc.
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