Jet's Hook Swords - Avatar: The Last Airbender
Updated: Sep 20, 2020
You came here to chew on a piece of grass and fight the fire nation with a pair of hook swords...
If you want to lead a band of Freedom Fighters, you'll need some iconic and recognizable weapons. All will know your name when they speak of a fighter with a curved sword.... curved sword.
The 1st Blade piece actually slides through the hilt into the pommel spear as well gets locked into place by the pegs that connect the hand guard to the hilt.
As with many of my blade models, the blade is segmented and will feature alignment pegs (think Legos). Some Draft is added at the end of the peg cavities in order to ensure no supports are needed. Similarly, the pegs are a tad more shallow than the holes they fill to ensure that they align the blade without leaving a gap between them. All this is explained in greater detail in the tutorial I made in how to design alignment pegs, but I went ahead and explained it here as well since I am strapped for features.
Unfortunately, I have not yet gotten around to printing this model myself, but if you decide to make yourself a sword that will make you the envy of the entire occupied Earth Kingdom, feel free to send me pictures of your builds to stick in here!
This build is will prove difficult for beginners. To begin with, printing all the blade pieces involves printing multiple tall thin structures, which without proper build plant adhesion can cause issues. Second the shear number of segments required makes for a lot of unhide-able seams that will need to be filled and sanded away. Also there is just no getting away from the fact the hand guard will require many supports that will cause the actual print itself to be a pain to smooth.
However, fear not as these problems can be remedied by following my prop making tutorials.
If you are looking to create you own models like this one feel free to checkout all of my tutorials on 3D modeling and prop making techniques.
If you are looking to purchase the model so that you can print your own you can find it in the store.
Lastly, make sure to check back in every once in a while to see what I've been working on
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