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Gravity Hammer 3 by ArmorCorpCustoms Gravity Hammer 3 by ArmorCorpCustoms
Got Problems? No? As i thought.
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SpartanPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
goku262002 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012

Congrats on the HBO article!

Can you tell us more about this prop? like what is it made out of and how long it took you?
ArmorCorpCustoms Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter


Details? No Problem!
I wish i had my EOS Cam back from the Service, than i had much better Pictures to show the other Parts.

Hammer Part was made out of Pepakura, then Reinforced with SmoothCast 65D.
Sealed also with SC65D, then the usual Bondo Work.

I also pepīd the 3 Block Parts, but only used them as Size Models for the Hardfoam Cutting.
Details made with Cardboard, then Sealing and a little Bondo Work.

Blade also made out of Hard Foam and Cardboard.

The Blade-Bridges are made with very hard and durable Wood.
I choose a different Design to give the Blade a much better Hold.

Then i buyed some Pipes from the Hardware Store and planed to fix it with thick Woodsticks and FoamiT 10 SLOW.
But i got a bad Supply of the FoamiT, so the Stuff only expanded 2-3 Times instead of 6 Times.
Added 1kg more, wich was bad, but itīs not a big Problem, it needs to be heavy.
So i added regular Expanding Foam from the Hardware Store.

It holds the Pipe in the correct Direction, also installed a Blockade on the Top and Bottom of the Hammer for the Pipe.

The 2 Parts on the Back of the Hammer got 2 small Woodsticks on the Bottom for Direction Alignment and Stabilisation.
Then i added Fiberglas Bondo on them too, so it can work as a Kind of Glue.
After that, the remaining Space and was filled and the Edges smoothed with regular Bondo.

The Top of the Hammer, where the Pipe comes out a little for one of the Direction Blockades, is covered with 2 EVA Foam Plates.
Sealed with Woodglue.

The middle Part beneath them also got the Woodsticks, but without Bondo.
This Part is mounted with Screws.

I donīt worked too much with Bondo, because i wanted a used Design on the Hammer, i donīt like Fresh-out-of-the-Box Design.

Bottom Block also made of Hard Foam, but with much more Bondo and a EVA Foam Padding.
Handguard was made out of the same Wood i used for the Bridges, but more thicker.

Sanded then a Curve in it to fit the Pipe, added 2 Woodsticks for Stabilisation plus 1 long Screw from the other Side.
Then Bondo Work.

The Stuff i used for the Grip is a Fabric Band. I planed to use Leather for that, but it was VERY expensive. About 4 Times more then for the Fabric one with a Lenght of 4m.

I also wanted to add a little "Native Style", so a light and ripped Fabric was added.
Still thinking of adding Burn-Marks like Warhammer40k Purity Papers have them...

In the Pipes is a massive and long wooden Bar.
It holds all Pipes together with Screws and also reinforces the whole Hammer.

Then i asked a Friend if he can make me some Parts out of his 3D Printers.
He was able to make them, but better than i thought and with the correct Design.

The Front Hammer Heads are mounted with Velcro.
Why Velcro? I wanted to make it changeable, if i ever go to a Convention so that i can mount the soft Heads i constructed with EVA Foam.
I also could have done this with Screws, but they needed to be installed on Top (bad looking) or installed IN the Parts (also bad Idea, because Screws donīt hold very good in EVA Foam).

Special and big THX to my 3D Buddy!

For the Colors i took a Day off and searched around the Net for some Reference Pics.
Then searched the Color List of the Brand from my Spray Cans and compared them with the Pics i got.

Still not the Colors the Original has, but i am fine with it.

The blue Lines are painted from Hand with a Brush, Color is Metallic Blue.

The Painting was done, and so the Assembly.
I got the whole Hammer in my Hands and thought:

"Wow, heavy. But it also looks heavy, so i think itīs perfect."

Itīs only very heavy if i hold it 45° and at the Grip Sections. If it is vertical, it weights about 5kg, iīll have the correct Wight after all Things are done.

I am also a very big Fan of the RvB Series, so i searched some Quotes, in an Instand i find the perfect Quote.
"Bow Chicka Bow Wow". The Blade was the perfect Place for this!
On the other Side is the Grifball Logo.

I also want to add something on the Hammer Part. Still searching and playing around in Photoshop for the Design.
If you look closely on the left Side of the Picture, on the Top of the Hammer, you can see a round Plate.
That Plate is a Emblem, that someone (wich Nickname i forgot)at the 405th made. I had no primary Use for that Thing, so i glued it on Top. It shows the 405th Logo, i make better Pictures after my Cam comes back from the Repair.
ArmorCorpCustoms Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, and the Time i invested in this Build: 1 Month.
Not a full Month, but with Waiting for the SmoothCast Stuff and other Things.
goku262002 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you soo much for the details. It sounds like it was a real taxing kind of project but in the end you ended up with one hell of a custom piece of halo material.

Heres the topic that got your hammer on the front page:

If you wanna swing by and say hi your more then welcome.
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sieht hammer aus :beer:
ArmorCorpCustoms Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter

Leider bin ich mit deinem GreyFox nicht weitergekommen, war einfach zuviel los in dem Jahr.
Er braucht aber nur mehr Spachtelarbeit, nur ist das im Winter sehr schwer.
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
keine sorge : )
Marcoon1305 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Passt der noch auf die Hutablage im Auto? :lmao:

Sehr schick geworden! :clap: Was wiegt das Teil denn eigentlich?
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