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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  Hobbyist Digital 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?
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