Final Fantasy X: Tidus' Brotherhood
Though Brotherhood is Tidus' starting weapon, it's still my favorite of his swords, and perhaps of any weapon in the game. It's just that iconic. I really wanted to capture the sculpted look of the handle, and the water effect in the blade. Those were my primary goals going into this project.
Brotherhood is made primarily of layers of MDF. The bubbles on the blade are molded and cast in plastic and the waves on the blade were created with epoxy resin. The gems of the sword light up (because why not!?). The grip is made of PVC, as is the pommel. The switch for the lighting is hidden between the hand dyed wrap on the handle.