I'm hoping these will be gifts for friends and will, hopefully, be the most awesome lawn ornaments on the block. Or they'll just sit under a bush with no one the wiser except my friend, who knows there's a claymore guarding his side gate... who knows.
Anyway, this idea just came to me and I'm hoping to talk to my slab class instructor about it this week. I guess any and all opinions are welcome, I've done a bit of wheel stuff and had luck but I'm just getting into slab type work. I have access to a slab roller
and pretty much anything else you'd expect a campus art shop to have as well, though I doubt they have a mold for Mine, Directional
laying around somewhere.
So, with as little as I know, right now I'm concerned with how to go about shaping the main piece of the body
*, how to best do my lettering and/or attachments, and how to manage to get the glaze to look good, if I even glaze it, who knows, maybe just doing a bisque fire and then painting it with something out of a can would work better? How would that hold up to the weather here (rain, humidity, sun)?
I'm not looking for a replica that would stop a collector in his/her tracks, just something that would pass for a claymore to my friends (who have zero military experience, just video game/movie familiarity) from 5 feet away.
*Measurements for the body are 8.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 inches, with an arc that I'll probably just eyeball... who knows.