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Adventure Time: Axe-Bass by Toiea Adventure Time: Axe-Bass by Toiea
"Whoa, is this the family axe?! Did you turn it into some kind of lute?"


Marceline literally took the family battle axe, put some strings on it, and called it a guitar - so I wanted mine to look like such. I didn't want it to look all cartoony and chunky like a lego brick. I wanted something BAD ASS.
I attempted to the metal edges actually look more like metal, extended the neck longer than a normal bass (and more like an axe), and slapped some real guitar bits on it.

This was made back in July for my Marshall Lee cosplay, which can be found here if you want to see it: [link]
Materials used: foam display board, posterboard, tape, hot glue, paper mache, thin dowels, craft foam, and paint.
Some progress photos can be seen here: [link]

I rushed it in about 2 days, so the quality isn't as good as I had hoped for. I'm pretty unhappy with the lumps caused from the posterboard warping under the weight/moisture for the paper mache. I might remake it another time.
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:iconthemajesticnerd:
TheMajesticNerd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'Tis my kind of bass! :D I love the "only AT watchers understand..." aspect to this! Amazing work with the chips and "old, fading, rustiness" look here!!! :TheClap:    

Gah! My nerd-explosion is happening... yup. La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la 
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:iconbrileigh8:
brileigh8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Photographer
That is so badass!!  :squee:

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yuunistar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
About how tall was the bass?
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tunafish-can Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
wow it hand-made? I Think you are so skillful! respet you!
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:iconkassshiita:
kassshiita Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my glooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooob :'D
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:iconsongbirdoffrenzy:
SongbirdofFrenzy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most bad ass thing in ever. Best cosplay piece I've seen in awhile. I'd totally pay money for this :D
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:icontoiea:
Toiea Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, well thank you! I really appreciate that compliment! :heart:
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:iconsongbirdoffrenzy:
SongbirdofFrenzy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconkisuke-57:
Kisuke-57 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I'm in love. I'm in love. I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS. oh my god why are you so perfect at everything. Don't stop. :D
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:icontoiea:
Toiea Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
IT LOVES YOU TOO.
Ehehehe~ Thank youuu~ :hug:
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:iconkisuke-57:
Kisuke-57 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
OH GOOD. <3 and You're welcomee~~~
You make an amazing Marshall Lee by the way.. I just wish I could of seen it!
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:icontoiea:
Toiea Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll likely do it again sometime. I'm just not sure when... OTL
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:iconkisuke-57:
Kisuke-57 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
You better :D
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:iconthemarchharriet:
TheMarchHarriet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HNNNGGGGG stop being the best at everything... OTL This is really beautiful.
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:icontoiea:
Toiea Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm noooooot. D:
Thank you though, I'm glad you think so! :heart:
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Gregorygordon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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:iconcritterfitz:
critterfitz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
aw shit!!!! that is so awesome!!! i'd pay 100000000000000000000000 monies for that!!!!!
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:icontoiea:
Toiea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would gladly take that much for it! Ahaha.
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:iconmatthew-elric:
Matthew-Elric Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Bad. Ass. Seriously, you did a fantastic job!
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:icontoiea:
Toiea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :heart:
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:iconsydneya:
SydneyA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so freaking AWESOME! :iconrockonplz:
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Werewolfgirl-613 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
impressive I like it
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Lyenta Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
awesome :D
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blintschik Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
cool idea :D
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Muki-loid07 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This ax bass looks so cool that I want to play it
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