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How to Make a Clash of the Titans Perseus Sword

like in the movie and easy to make out of cardboard

 

This is a fun project that doesn't take too long to make. Once you have gathered all the materials you can make this sword in an hour, depending on the glue you use and the paint that you use.

I have made two swords for this tutorial, the first one is a plain cardboard sword that is easy to make, and it looks good. The second I have made a little fancier by using a product called Celluclay on the blade and the medallion. I will explain these things in the tutorial.

If you like making weapons and armor I have a whole variety of projects like this including Spartan gear, Spears, swords, shields, helmets and more. Weapons and armor Projects you can make

Here is a look at the two swords I make in this tutorial. The first one has a celluclay covering on the blade and medallion. The second one is plain cardboard that has been painted.

 

Can you make this sword? You sure can!! Here is one that was made by Tom. It came out great and my thanks go to him for sending in the picture!

Toms Perseus sword

 

What you will need to make this sword:

  • Three pieces of cardboard that are ten inches wide and at least 27 inches long
  • A couple of extra pieces of cardboard to make the medallions and runners on blade
  • Glue or Glue Gun
  • Knife and hobby knife
  • Paints, I recommend Silver for blade, gold for medallion and handle, black for details
  • Celluclay, optional, this is a paper mache mix that you add water to then spoon onto the sword
  • The template to print up so you can cut out the cardboard shapes. I have that template in a pdf here for you to download: How to make a Clash of the Titans Perseus Sword (pdf) Clicking the link will open it. If you want to save it to your computer you can right click and select "Save As".

 

Cut out the parts

Print up the template then cut out the various parts. They are all numbered and there is an assembly diagram on page 2.

 

 

 

 

 

Trace onto cardboard

Tape the three pieces of the sword blade together to make a complete sword, they are numbered 1, 2 and 3. Then place it on cardboard and trace three of them.

Repeat this process with the medallions, 2 of them, and the runners for the blade.

 

 

 

 

The three sword blanks

Here are the three cut out swords.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut out the Medallion

The Medallions are much easier to do if you tape them down to the cardboard and then cut them out with a sharp hobby knife. Will look much better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now glue all the sword parts together. First glue the three sword blades stacked one on the other. Then glue the two medallions, one on top and one on the bottom. Finally glue the two runners on the blade, one on top and one on the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the Glue has dried your sword is finished and you can go ahead and paint it. I used spray paints for most of it then did some brush on detail work on the medallion and the handle. Here is a picture to give you an idea how I painted my sword.

 

Paint the Medallion

It is a lot of fun to paint the Medallions. You can leave them gold or add black highlights or go wild with red eyes and green dragons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, if you want to get more advanced I will show you how to use the paper mache Celluclay to get that great iron blade look. Continue on with the sword making tutorial

 

Clash Of The Titans Movie, Perseus Sword, 30-Inches Long Fighting, protecting, collecting snakes, Perseus was one busy demi-God. And this was the sword that made it all possible, or at least one that looked a lot like this one. Sworn is 30" long. Rubie's has the licensed characters your kids want to be at Halloween and all year long.

 

RESOURCES


Celluclay

(1 Pound of Celluclay - Plenty for this project)

Celluclay Instant Paper Mache - Simply add water. Needs no firing; air dries. Completely nontoxic. Adheres to almost any surface. Versatile - can be sanded, sawed, and nailed.

Celluclay is a low cost, recycled paper medium which mixes easily and molds quickly. It can be sanded, sawed, nailed and water proofed. Wet Celluclay can be added to areas already dried . And any unused mixed Celluclay can be stored for several days in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Celluclay adheres to almost any surface and can be combined with a variety of materials. Celluclay requires no special tools for working. (simple sculpting tools include plastic knife, fork, stirrer, toothpicks, cookie cutters, etc.)

 

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