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Make Squall's Gunblade from Final Fantasy

This is a tutorial on how to make Squall's gunblade from Final Fantasy. We make it out of foam board or alternatively you can use cardboard. You just need a few basic supplies and I give you the template which makes it very easy for you to make.

The Template is right here

I have a video tutorial for this project at the bottom of the page.

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Final Fantasy Gunblade


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Overview of this project:

This is an easy project to make. If you have never made one of my projects this one is a good one to start with. and you don't need a whole lot of materials. Just 1 sheet of foam board, hot glue or white glue, and black, white and silver paint. That's it. And of course I give you the template so you don't have to worry about it coming out good because it will! ( I have links to the products at the bottom of the page if you need materials.)


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Let's Get Started

Cut out the template pieces

Print up the template and cut out the pieces.


Tape together pieces one thru four

Lay out pieces one, two, three, and four like this and tape them together. There are dashed lines on each piece so you know where to tape them together.


Tape together six and seven

Do the same with six and seven. Arrange them like this and tape them together. The dashed line on the pieces are where you glue them together.


Now you have a total of five pieces, the 1-2-3-4, the 6-7 and pieces 8, 9, and 5.

Trace the pieces onto foamboard

Lay them all on foamboard and trace them. You will trace each piece twice onto the foamboard. This will give you a total of ten pieces. Manueuver the pieces around so they all fit. Notice the long blade pieces are diagonal across the foam board.

The ten pieces on foam board


Next cut out all the pieces.

Cut out all the pieces



Will's Tip on Cutting Foam board: Don't try to cut all the way through it in one swipe. Use a really sharp blade and make three passes. the first pass just cuts the top layer of paper. Second pass cuts the foam and the third pass cuts through the bottom layer of foam.


The ten pieces

Ok, you now have ten pieces.

NextLet's continue and glue the pieces together


The Video Tutorial Is Here:

Products and Tools I use in this tutorial:


Foam board

Elmer's Acid-Free Foam Boards, 20 x 30 Inches, 3/16-Inch Thick, Bright White, 2-Count (902015)

If you are looking for high quality, archive quality or you are looking for a backing for photographs you should use an acid free foam board It is more expensive per sheet though.


Xacto knife

X-ACTO #1 Knife, Z Series With Safety Cap

Make precise, fine cuts every time with the X-ACTO #1 Z-Series Knife with Safety Cap. This knife features a #11 fine point zirconium nitride-coated blade for sharpness and strength, and the lightweight aluminum handle enables you to make agile cuts with ease. This X-ACTO knife cuts through a wide variety of materials including paper, plastic, balsa wood, and thin metal. An easy-change blade system lets you swap blades quickly to meet the needs of any project, and the included safety cap offers easy portability.


Hot glue gun

Will's Favorite Hot Glue Gun

Surebonder PRO2-100 100-Watt High Temperature Industrial Glue Gun, Black



Mod podgeMod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte Finish

Mod Podge dries clear in approximately 15-20 minutes and can be sanded to a smooth finish. Apply with brush or sponge applicator. Close container after each use. Clean up with water while wet. Once dry, Mod Podge cannot be removed. Use as a puzzle saver, a sealer glue, a quick finish, a textured finish,or a build-up finish." Non-toxic.


Foam Werks foam cutter

Logan Foam Werks Foam Cutting Tool, Straight/Bevel

I didn't use this tool for the bevel on this sword but I do use this often for cutting angles and bevels.


Mod podge aerosol

Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer

The perfect final coat! Protect decoupage and craft projects with a dust-and-fingerprint resistant finish. All Mod Podge sealers can be used over waterbase and oil base paint, glaze, lacquer and varnish. Clear, waterproof and non-yellowing.

This is a good alternative to the brush on mod podge.