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Ubersaw progress by PropMedic Ubersaw progress by PropMedic
People seem to like the Ubersaw, so here, in brief, is how I made it:

1) Since I lack the proper woodworking tools, I used craft foam (white) and sheet plastic (black). Layers overlap for stability.

2) All the layers are glued together with a hot glue gun. Then, the saw is smoothed (not pictured) with Bondo spot/glazing putty and gesso.

3) Base paint job using primer, followed by spray enamels.

4) Beginnings of weathering job using Testor's model enamel paints -- black for grime, copper for the sharpened edge of the blade, and silver for dings and scratches in the handle.

The syringe is made from two plastic bottles. The inner bottle has been spray-painted red on the inside. The edges of the outer bottle have been cleaned up using strips of plastic (later replaced by thick cardboard).

The syringe is actually a bit small compared to the in-game saw, but I think this gets the point across well enough, har, har.

5) Everything assembled with needle made from a plastic straw. Blood was red acrylics atop of Mod-Podge for a 3D look, though I plan to use different paint next time for a more realistic effect. Finally, everything clear-coated with matte shellac. Tacks and a pair of rubber feet were used as rivets/screws.

Overall, this was a 2-day project. Not difficult, just tedious to cutout and wait for things to dry.
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mariahXrox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Would you ever consider selling one?
shadowfan216 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Awesome work :D My medic cosplay this year will be great THANK YOU!
kim3337 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Is there a template that i can use? Or do i just make one?
owltears Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank youuuuu My bro has been trying to make one but could't figure out how to do it just right, he loves this!
Ven-Blackfurr Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
rbarrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Beautiful, just beautiful, just to sak, could you post the template you used? I plan on making an ubersaw for an upcoming cosplay and yours is an exact replica in every way.
tobi-2012 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! I was looking for a tutorial on how to make zee ubersaw. :3 I am going to hopefully be a Medic for my next con. :3 This is helpful! Thank you ever so much.
Kazzymodus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Artist
You should use zat for doctor assiste homicide!
QueenOfCroissants Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Vell Done!
DerangedGenius Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Did you have stencils handy or were the pieces cut out freehand?
bluehentrooper Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Awesome job. It's nice to see a Medic with an Ubersaw rather than the healing gun.
SawMassacreBunny Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
you sir are my hero..... great cosplay of the medic! medic rulez!!!!
A-Useful-Idiot Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Propmedic! I made a Ubersaw and I was all thanks to your steps here! I put up mine not that long ago.
I put a link to your profile and this webpage and gave you credit to team! :D Please feel free to ask to remove it if you feel uncomfortable with it. But yes! This helped very much for my Medic cosplay for Otakon 2010! Please keep up the wonderful work!

Link to me Ubersaw below
Custy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Did you make your own cardboard template? I've been looking for an ubersaw template to cut out but I haven't been able to find one.
Still amazing, nonetheless. :)
WAR10C Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
it's brilliant but the gauge thing is too small but i does not matter because it kicks ass!
Electrosa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Woohoo, now I can make my own. Thanks for posting this, it's gonna be a big help. :)
masquerangel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! Your paint job is impressive.
Shy-Guyome Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Well, if I can't unlock the Ubersaw in the game, at least I can make one myself! :D
OhhSugar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student General Artist
lovely job and very innovative!
CajunPyro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
That's one KICK ASS piece of work, mate! Best ubersaw (not to mention Medic cosplay) I've ever seen! :icongivemesmilesplz:
Icy-Flame Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow that's reallly cool~! :clap:
PaTXiNaKi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :ooooooooooooo
SnipeTheSorrow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist
Very VERY well done. I just want to sopy and paste "Awesome" over 9000 times ;P
PropMedic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
But think of your poor CTRL+V keys!
SnipeTheSorrow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist
Hehe. Oh yeah....

Meh, i'll just get a new keyboard... or do this:


KrewL-RaiN Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
I had a similar build in mind, except with cardboard, paper towel roll things and lots of duct/masking tape. Then paper mache time. Only thing that matched was straw for the syringe needle, cause its just perfect for that =P
PropMedic Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
I was actually thinking of paper towel tubes as an alternate material. :)
But I have so many surplus bottles all over the place... finally found a use for a few!
snapel Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Know we know your secret!
PropMedic Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
And knowing is half the battle.
snapel Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So it is still 50% on 50%? :D
Klashmyag Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
I thought it was wood...
PropMedic Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Ha, nope! I have limited room for power tools and given the choice between cutting things out with scissors or a Dremel, I've chosen the scissors. Wood would be a good choice, though this is still /very/ sturdy.
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