The end of the year 2013 saw a lot of changes for me, mainly moving into a new house. The benefit of this move was finally having a proper shop space, rather that making props in my kitchen. My first real prop project in my new place is the Skyrim Ebony war axe. I really liked the shape and design, and it's one of the few Skyrim weapons that haven't been done to death yet.
First, using a pvc fitting and some Sintra, I made a "skeleton"
Next, I used Apoxie Sculpt to make the blade edges and blend it all together
The collar was made from pvc fittings and pipe, the top spike was carved out of a block of sintra and shaped on a belt sander. The handle is a wooden dowel from the hardware store.
I then sanded, and sanded, and then..... sanded some more! Here I have stained the handle and sealed it with a clearcoat.
For the swirly bits, I printed up a picture of the axe head, sized to match my build, and used it as a template to trace the design onto the surface. I carved the design by hand with needle files.
Lastly, I did some dry brushing for the silver weathering, and sealed it with flat clear. I wrapped the handle good and assembled everything !