CLICK TO DOWNLOAD! (12MB) EDIT 10.10.12:
Added PDFs and my signature ink-efficient texture edits, as well as increased the scale from 42'' to 44.5'' long. As I've made more keyblade templates, I'm getting a better idea of how big they're really supposed to be.
Thank you all who have downloaded this, and my other templates as well.
You've really encouraged me at a time when I especially needed encouragement.
ADDED A PDO FOR THE KEYCHAIN!!!! I gotta say, I did not expect this to be so popular, otherwise I would have originally submitted both together. As of this moment, 120 downloads since yesterday afternoon??!!!!! WT FLYING FRUITCAKE!!?!??!!! Btw, here is a pic of the one I built: [link]
HERE YOU HAVE IT!!
I spent hours and hours and hours trying to figure out how to manifold-iffy this 3D model....(my noobishness rears its ugly head!)....only to give up and then spend hours and hours and more hours MANUALLY ALIGNING THE INDIVIDUAL POLYGON FACES ON THE PRINT TEMPLATE! If you zoom in really, really close in Pepakura Viewer, you'll see what I mean.
The 3D preview is glitchy, but the template itself should work fine as long as you *mostly* ignore the Edge ID numbers and the mountain/valley nature of the dotted fold lines; for some reason, half of all the faces were inside out. That's another thing I spent hours trying to learn how to fix....
Anyways, I've wanted this keyblade long time. Me thinks it is the best looking one since Oblivion and Oathkeeper. I dun like the cluttered cartoonish ones, which account for most. I like the elegant, sober ones. Is that how you say...?
The length is based on the wooden swords I train with ([link]
) which are 40 inches / our steel practice swords which are 37-40 inches tip to pommel / bamboo shinai which are 45. I keep seeing keyblades that look too small to be screen-accurate, and I think the reason is that people are making them out of 36-inch wooden dowels. 36 is WAY too short for an anime sword........Don't. even. say it....