Objective Marker: The Weapon

The third and final objective marker for Adepticon:  The Weapon.  The counter is a matched pair of curved blades made from two layers of plastic card with epoxy putty smoothing the transition lines.  Laying two swords on a bare base looked all too dull- the solution was to elevate the blades on a pair of rounded tubes (which also matched the design concepts of the two previous pieces).  Because the marker will be cast, the gap between the blades and the base was filled to prevent mold lock.  Fortunately, the most common view of the marker will be from over head – hiding the fill.




  1. #1 by Scott on January 4, 2008 - 1:15 pm

    Wow that came out great, Rich.

  2. #2 by chicagoterrainfactory on January 4, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    Thanks Scott.

    All three TT markers are sitting in a mold at the moment. I can’t wait to get home & cast up the first run. No matter how many molds I make, I still have a sense of excitement (or is that dread) when making the first cast. I have not had a catastrophic mold failure since the very beginning – but you never know when a big air bubble is going to ruin a mold, or when a design feature is unexpectedly going to turn into a pain in the butt to cast.

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