Modeling Weapon Modelling

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  1. Leind

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    Katana are single-edged...

    Edit: Sorry, the 3D viewer is just bad. Uh, wrong person to ask for colors - I mean, I'd probably suggest something silly like making the blades silvery...
     
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    I learned how to color a model before I learned how to model properly. Good job on both. Also is it just me or the hilt of katana looks detachable or the blade looks bigger. ^v^
     
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    Thanks Den, I made the blade too thin so it looks like double edged. Now it's better!
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    Thank you Nizza, not sure about the hilt, but now I made the blade smaller!
     
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    For the first time really nice, but a few suggestions:
    Rule Number 1: Unless you really know what you are doing, don't blindly do your thing. Try to base your designs on real-world examples. I know fantasy-weaponry is usually done with exaggerated proportions, but try to emulate features of existing weapons too. Look up pictures online to get a better understanding.

    For example your axe:
    The side-view looks kinda decent, but look at the blade-geometry of a real axe. Your blade is flat and the connection to the hilt is boxy. The backwards-thingy looks incredibly flimsy.
    Real axes have a more triangular thing going for them and have a constant taper from shaft to blade-edge.
    Axe-heads are quite heavy - unnecessary thickness would make it unwieldy. I would also suggest a longer hilt - Axes are kinda slow, so reach is important (Unless you're a Lumberjack, but even then a long handle is nice).
    Axe hilts/shafts are usually made out of wood - I have never seen an axe with a pommel ...
    Your grip looks really uncomfortable - Does a leather-grip really look like that? (See rule Nr. 1: Use reference pictures)

    I know I come off as nitpicky, but you asked for suggestions so don't take it too harshly.
    Modelling is art. It's important to avoid bad habits early.

    Good luck and don't stop drawing - You WILL improve with practice.
     
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    Thank you very much, Vivica, I love constructive criticism :)
     
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