With wisdom and strength
Hey guys, I'm the Hacksmith and this is Make it Real!
Are you guys fans of World of Warcraft?
Well on this episode we're going to try building a real working version of Frostmourne
Frostmourne was a rune blade of great power, it was wielded by Arthas, the new lich king.
Until it was destroyed by Tyrion Foredering following his defeat at the ice crown citadel
To make the blade, we are going to be using our maverick CNC plasma cutter that we got from EliteMetalTools
After prepping the Vector Graphics on the computer we can begin cutting them using our Plasma Cutter
We are going to be using 1/4" cold rolled steel for structure and then finishing up the aesthetics with use of our 3D printers
This project and video was sponsored by World Of Tanks: Blitz
You can download it today and play it anywhere on any device! And in doing so it helps us keep making these awesome projects!
Just use my link below to try it today, and help support the channel!
And, since you can pick it up and play anytime, I'm going to challenge a few of my guys to a few games during this project build
Let's see if they can drop everything to beat me in a tank battle... To the DEATH!
Now that we have the pieces cut out, its time to start cleaning them up with a grinder
Riley will be using a sanding disc gently over the top to remove any molten steel that may be left around the edges
This process ensures that we have a nice flat surface for fitting the pieces together when it comes time to weld them
So after some measurements and pre-welding positioning, it seems that we may have overlooked a small detail
You see, the portion of the blade that we want to edge needs to be made much wider to account for the material we are going to be removing
While grinding it into shape.
Otherwise, we may be removing too much of the weld which could cause the blade to actually break at the weld
We went back to the vector graphic, remeasured it and added some extra width to the blade.
Better to have more this time so we can simply shave it off after the welding is done.
Now, it's time to get the final piece cut.
Finally, we give it the same grinder treatment to remove any left over material
Now before laying down a full weld we need to make sure all the pieces are tack welded securely into place
At this stage, it's still fairly easy to remove the tack welds if any issues come up
Welding sheet metal in such large sections is not always a good thing, metal itself tends to warp from the heat
This is what happened in our Captain America shield video, and here you can actually see us bending it straight using a very heavy thor's hammer
As you can see the pieces are fitting perfectly, now we can lay down a full weld
This will secure the layers together and allow us to slope it out using our grinder
To do the rough edges and slopes between the layers we decided to use a much more heavy duty grinder.
You know what's also heavy? A tank! Let's challenge Riley to a battle to give him a break from grinding!
Oh, it's on!
Damn it james!
As you can see you can really play this game anywhere and anytime
It's action packed and you have a massive selection of tanks, but it'll be your tactical gameplay that separates you from the rest
Try it today by using my link in the description below, and it works on any device too!
While the blade is being finished up, we had ban start creating the visual special effects for the weapon
After finding a 3D model of Arthas and his sword online, it was disassembled and then converted to STL files
Because this is a recreation, and not really a real battle weapon, we opted to have the finer detail sections 3D printed
STL files are what 3D printers use to slice the model and print it layer by layer
After 3D printing all the pieces, its time to assemble the electronics within their shells
To see how we wired this project, check out our circuit diagram....
Make it pretty
To see how we wired this project check out our circuit diagram on Maker.io
Now, Ban will do a preliminary test so there's no doubt about its functionality
We're using nicotine free e-juice for this effect, cherry flavored!
We tried 3D printing a replacement drip tip for the vape, however the temperatures that the vapour exited at were too hot for PLA and even ABS
So we actually ended up using our Tormach slant pro 15L CNC lathe to turn the drip tip
And then our Tormach 440 CNC mill to drill 4 holes to place the tubing
Next up is painting the blade, now in the game the blade appears to be made of some kind of icy material
So we decided to go with a similar colour palette but keep the edge clean and shiny
Now the center of the blade has a rune segment that we decided to make out of acrylic.
Using LED's and laser etching it, you can actually give it a really cool glow
Well, it's done, this is the Arthas blade, our take on frostmourne
Alright now before we test out frostmourne by destroying stuff like this watermelon
I want to tell you a little bit more about world of tanks blitz
What I really like is how it's quick to play, you can get into a battle fast blow up some tanks and get back to your day to day life
As you know, I love destroying things with my projects in real life
Which is why I love blowing up tanks in this game!
Plus, with constant updates and lots of optimization options you'll never get bored
So download world of tanks today using my link below and help make sure we can keep making these awesome projects
Now, it's time to destroy some things with frostmourne!
We're gonna smash this melon!
Alright we already did a melon, lets make this more badass, dave?
Frostmourne is so powerful and icy, it puts out a flaming melon!
In one swing!
Who wants a turn?
Evan: Alright I'm ready to swing
Are we recording?
King of the North! (Yeah... right....)
Suck on deez melons
Riley: What, you think it's gonna make that much of a mess?
Ban: James, where are you going?
James: I don't wanna get sprayed
Riley: That slow mo better be good!
James: Gimme a sec, gotta blow up some tanks
Riley: Not a drop on me!
Riley: That's really hard to hit
(Perfect watermelon fall)
Alright so we hope you guys enjoyed that! Let us know what you thought of this episode in the comments below
We were kinda going for a man at arms kinda vibe
And I think it was a really awesome way of making this awesome sword, called frostmourne
Now if you guys want to meet me and the team and see some of these projects in person, we're actually gonna be at fan expo
In Toronto at the end of the month, August 30th to September 2nd
There's links in the description below and you guys should totally check it out because
We're actually really busy setting it up and packing up to go to this show.
Thanks for watching and I'm looking forward's to meeting you guys!
James: Is that comfortable?