Just a quick update with pics, I'll do a proper write up when it's done. Just an FYI to those curious, there are 3 distinct staffs you can see from the production and promos photos and video. I decided to make this version closest to the staff seen on display in the trailer. also a amateur video of the downtown scene made me realize all versions are flat and not "trident" like.
The final back armor section is missing because I dropped it coming in from getting painted outside, had to strip it and repaint to cover the scuffs. Didn't want it stopping putting the rest of this together for a test fit!
mostly assembled, still need to attach some parts and run the wires and switches.
the staff will eventually have two light sources, currently the luxeon 3 watt LED is the only one hooked up right now and holy crap it's bright. SLR photography will get a wicked lens flair from it. There will be a cluster of basic blue LEDs in there too for a constant long running blue light.
still need to paint the screw heads
Shown here disassembled, it breaks down to roughly 36"
Got the "gem" bracket finished, by looking at the closeup of the concept art I decided there was a use for the little angled plates sticking out from behind the gem, once added the whole head bracket became very strong and held the stone in there rock solid without glue or anything.
I stuck the bracket system on the staff to see how it feels.. might be a bit long but I can still cut that down to size. starting to take shape!
So after the fabrication of this bracket I can now work on the bladed end. I got to make the blank blade templates out of foam board before I start cutting alum-board.
Tomorrow is the blades, and the day after will be the scallops that go down the back and I'll be ready for final assembly, final detail, and painting :)
Crafting is an interesting thing, I've been thinking pretty hard about this staff and staring at the very few pictures available for it. Finally decided to wing it and create the bracket that holds the stone the way I think it should be made. My concern is the stone falling out when it's swung around. So I came up with this option.
I just wanted to share this, I've been mentioned in a few publications however being recognized by a celebrity who uses a wheelchair is an honor indeed. Read the article here.
This is a collection of my crafting achievements and milestones. I'm a part time craftsman of props, costumes and various fabrications.