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Pieter’s LED-enhanced Staff Sickle   Leave a comment

New and improved, what every modern druid must have! With its length of 6 feet or two big steps it will hold your enemies at bay. Impress your followers with light up stems and sickle. Put fear in the hearts of your enemies with a dazzling light display. And with the handy flashlight feature, find […]

Posted April 7, 2018 by Andor in News

Gear from the Nature Sect of Arcana   3 comments

Pieter van der Beek from Arcana sends us more great builds: An elegant combat stick: And a 7cm deep birdwing shield. Don’t let your old Raptor wings go to waste, enchant them with plastidip and go to battle with them: Built by Pieter, painted by his daughter! The shield measures 70cm. It is lined with […]

Posted June 17, 2017 by Andor in News

Pieter’s Airbrushed Metallic Blades   Leave a comment

Pieter from Arcana is back at it again: these swords were shaped using a belt sander with 80 grit. He notes that this left the surface to coarse and looking a bit pitted. Higher grit sandpaper might leave the surface smoother, and heat treating the foam could potentially get rid of the last bumps, but […]

Posted December 23, 2016 by Andor in Materials

LED-Nocked Arrows   Leave a comment

  Pieter from Arcana in the Netherlands presents his luminescent arrows. Since Arcana sometimes hosts for 48 hours straight, there’s combat at night and arrows can get lost. It’s much easier to find these arrows on the ground, because they have light-up nocks. The light in the arrow is courtesy of a light-up-nock, commercially available, […]

Posted December 19, 2016 by Andor in News

Bark Shield   Leave a comment

Pieter from Arcana shares a bark-inspired punch shield with a yin-yang rune in the knot. It is totally badass, especially borne by Darius the woodland druid.

Posted November 16, 2015 by Andor in News

Tree Trunk Cut Shield   Leave a comment

What’s better than a round wooden shield? How about a tree trunk cut, single origin, artisan-made plastidip round punch shield? Pieter from Arcana shared it. There’s a funny story from Pieter on this one: “Okay – about a year ago, my friend who plays as Darius, with whom I started in this game about 20 years ago, sat next to me […]

Posted November 16, 2015 by Andor in News

Ivy Leaf Shield   Leave a comment

Pieter from Arcana shares a shield inspired by an ivy leaf, perfect for a druid. He includes a couple of pictures of the planning process as well. There are a few more druidic shields yet to come, stay tuned!

Posted November 16, 2015 by Andor in News

Plastidip +1 Club   Leave a comment

You may have heard that a +1 club is just a baseball bat, but Pieter from Arcana has built a nice one. It’s about 80 cm long, here are some pics!    

Posted November 6, 2015 by Andor in News

Low-profile latex knife   1 comment

Pieter from Arcana shared some pics of a knife (about 40cm long) made using foam, latex, and plastidip. Very realistic! It even has a custom sheath.

Posted November 3, 2015 by Andor in News

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Larp Weapons Auf Deutsch   Leave a comment

Well, here we hit a wall – the German speaking world has its own foamsmithing resources, and this “25+ build instructions for Larp Weapons” page seems to be its new hotness:

Posted September 22, 2015 by Andor in News