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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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TheMajesticNerd Apr 4, 2014  New member 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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brileigh8 Nov 12, 2013  Student Photographer
That is so badass!!  :squee:

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yuunistar Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
About how tall was the bass?
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tunafish-can Jun 8, 2013
wow it hand-made? I Think you are so skillful! respet you!
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kassshiita Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my glooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooob :'D
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SongbirdofFrenzy 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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Toiea Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, well thank you! I really appreciate that compliment! :heart:
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SongbirdofFrenzy Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconkisuke-57:
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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Toiea Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
IT LOVES YOU TOO.
Ehehehe~ Thank youuu~ :hug:
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