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One of things that I hate of merchandising is that, usually, most of things are about main characters. My favorite manga/anime character is Jushiro Ukitake, a minor character. For this reason, sometimes, if I want some merchandising I can't find it, because isn't on production.
My Sogyo no kotowari is dry! Now is time for tsukamaki! (remember that Sougyo no Kotowari's tsukamaki is red). I bought two pairs of red shoe cord and I sewed them from tsukamaki.
For this step I won't explain you how to do this, because I use a tutorial on the internet. I'll let you the tutorial that was very useful for me!
Time to paint! The first step: remove all the dust on the sword and, when the sword hasn't any wood dust, you can start with the primer!!
1st step: Primer
We used spray paint (but you can use whatever kind of paint). We'll start painting the swords with primer and wait for drying! --->PICTURE 1
Second step: Paint with silver and black!
We first paint all the sword with silver paint. When silver paint is dried, we put masking tape on the area that we want to keep silver.
Now you can use black paint. Ensure yourself that the masking tape covers correctly all the silver surface, because if you let a little silver area without tape, they'll be black (and is difficult to paint above black).
For these reason, I cover with newspaper the handle too. Well, latter paint them with black, and don't worry if your sword seems that come from Mordor (as my Boyfriend's Benihime on the picture)--> PICTURE 2
3rt step: Golden!
Be careful with the golden paint and let it dry a few days or, aversely, when you touch it, you can stain the paint with your fingers and the golden will become green. Try to touch them just enough. ---> PICTURE 3
When paint is dried, you can touch up the imperfections with a brush. We wasted three days painting Sogyo no Kotowari and Behinime, and another extra day in retouching. But, I think that result is great!