Mercy’s staff (Valkyrie skin)- overwatch
The first step was to use Overwatch's Hero Gallery to view the skin. I used the print screen function on my computer to take images of the staff at every angle necessary for reference. From these images I made my template on tracing paper.
I used a broomstick as the base structure of the staff and covered that in worbla.
To create larger shapes I used insulation foam. I used a band saw to cut the basic shapes out and shaped them using and retractable blade.
Next I covered the entire piece in worbla and used clay tools for adding details. I then covered the entire piece in four coats of wood glue to make the piece smooth.
For the final steps, I painted everything with acrylic paint and sealed it with two coats for clear gloss enamel spray paint.