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.