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Black Butler - 04 by Kanasaiii Black Butler - 04 by Kanasaiii
Decided to post my prop photos because I really enjoy making props and there's a section in DA for them :XD:

Had to choose between the manga & anime version of Grell's chainsaw, I did spent a day studying the manga version before deciding that it was too frustrating to work on it because the refs were inconsistent.

Proceeded to work on the anime version, which I actually fancied more because it had a steampunk-ish look to it and has boootiful motifs XD Although I got more than what I bargained for when I started working on it.

The whole thing from blueprint drawing to completion took 12 days, which is a record for me considering how slow I am usually. It also turned out to be the most complex prop to date that I ever worked on, the whole darn thing had over 200 parts to it. It was like building a warship.

Though some parts aren't perfect, and the colours are not what I wanted, nevertheless, very happy to complete it. Hope you guys like it as much as I do too :heart:

Series: Kuroshitsuji / Black Butler
Also see: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9

Prop by:

Kuroshitsuji © Yana Toboso, A-1 Pictures.
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edwardvsasuke Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
is it real i mean the chainsaw
1niji-girl2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You oughta mass-produce these and sell them at cons :D I'd most definitely buy one!
NayraDenmark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CherryBlossomFalling Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
great job! awesome scyth!
maddbutt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
all-my-joy99 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i need to learn to make one or find one to buy....
do you know where i can get one?
causeallidoisdance Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so freakin awesome
Imaginary-sama Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
This is wonderful! I'll be sure to use this as reference if I ever cosplay as Grell. :meow:
WickedFireArcher Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
This is really great D: I have no idea how you made it, but if i wanna cosplay Grell one day lol, I may have to ask you XD
AristocratFame Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeous~!!!
xLiveForWolvesx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I need to make my own chainsaw still! >.<

Could you possibly put up some kind of tutorial if you get the chance? plz?
deadladybugs2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Your scythe is AMAZING! You go, you.
MasterHarper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
This is an amazing piece of prop work! I agree wholeheartedly with the difficulties of making the manga version. >.o;;;

Did you use an actual chainsaw chain on this?
MagicFishies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Goodness! That's amazing! Absolutly fabulous job! How ever did you do it?
Omarunashi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there anyway a Grell cosplayer like myself can get one of these beautiful scythes?
WeROneWeRall Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite! Great work!!
Cosplayer-Inochi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I was wondering what u made it out of im planning on doing a grell cosplay for a con and i wanted to make the chainsaw so i was wondering how u made it
ah, I get to be Grell and decided on the chainsaw. We're going for a small toy looking one, but I wonder if it's better to go for a more realistic one?
6BloodyBaby6 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
can u put the blueprint on DA so i/ we can see it, would like 2 see it so i know what I’m looking at when i make mine. if you don't want 2 that fine I’ll find it out......some how. btw love the prop, i have 2 say props 4 me is very hard 4 me...then there i the hire, lolz XD
Miss-Jack Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Oh man... I'm so scared to make mine... [ you'd think I'd be a little more confident fresh out of 3D design... ] Besides... I only have a month and a half... oh well I'll try!
SilverCrunker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
wow this is so awesome! what materials did you use in making this? :D
UberFuuzeFellen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Itachi-Uchiha556 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i have an idea, do you think that buyin a halloween chainsaw prop and then repainting it and stuff would work? cuz i found some nice ones on google search and it sounds easier for the less skilled. i luv yours *spazzes out* epic win!
weisrandom101010 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
that is a good chanisaw.
i am going to cosplay as grell but i do not have a chanisaw..
AngieBanjo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This very well made!
Great job! :D
l0v3-pAoPu-fRu1t Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very similar with the one in anime/manga :D
GreatMasterCami Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Waaaaaaaaaa~:heart: I so love Grell's chainsaw~:heart::heart::heart: *w*
onyxebony Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
huwaa!! Thats so amazing! I just can't stop looking at this! :3

I've finally decided on cosplaying Grell! After seeing your amazing cosplay I am now inspired to do this! I just really hope that my chainsaw and my cosplay will be as good as yours~
A-Jinn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Hey can I ask like how did you do the so-called chain on the chainsaw? Thanks in advanced :D I LOVE YOUR CHAINSAW.
Kanasaiii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The chain bits were seperate little pieces cut out from acrylic and stuck on with UHU glue, not the best way to do it but I wanted it to look the part more than anything and so I did it this way XD

Hope this helps and thanks so much for loving it ^^b
A-Jinn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
WOWOMG. You really have alot of patience doing that, lol. Thank you it helps :D
Kanasaiii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh no, don't give me so much credit, the pieces were measured and drawn in an application. And sent to a machine to cut the acrylic. I did not do the cutting! ^^

Good luck with your chainsaw if you're making one :)
dyyor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
did you go to a website for this? do you have the machine? is there a local factory you had it done at? how much was it?

soz for the random rain of questions but im about to make this for a client and i really need help with that part D:
Kanasaiii Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hihi, sorry for the late response! This prop was made from scratch, only the acrylic parts were cut in a workshop by a friend.

I paid for both the acrylic and the cutting costs, and I have to trace the artwork that allows the machine to follow as it cuts the acrylic. Hope this clarifies! :)
dyyor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the reply anyway XD

yeah i dont think ill have access to that sort of thing (i used to have a automated woodcarver that did what you said but it broke T-T)

ill stick with my resin idea ^^
Kanasaiii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck with your prop yea? Do share when its done, I can't wait to see!!! :D
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A-Jinn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Oh i see >.> My first reaction was like :"AH LELE?! OMG YOU MEAN YOU CUT EVEY SINGLE PIECE OUT YOURSELF?!" LOL.
Yeah I'm making on for my EOY cosplay so I thought I might just start earlier :)
Kanasaiii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't be surprised if I do, cos I once made over 600 medicine pills out of craft dough for 6 glass bottles for a prop. XD

I'm just super glad for this I didnt have to. *relief*

Good luck with your EOY grell! Very good mindset of starting earlier! :)
A-Jinn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Whoa that's crazy D:
Thanks alot :D
Mana-SamaIsMyGod Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
To state the obvious, that is Amazing!! The detail is phenomenal.

I wanted to ask, how big did you make it all? I'm about to start (trying) to make my own Grell chainsaw, and I was wondering how big to make the blade and the box?
WingGoddessXXX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Hello *__*

So just going to say (although you've heard it 2354284 times before) that this prop is AMAZING!

I have a quick question though. I read that you went to a shop to get the 'teeth' of the saw cut out. By any chance do you know what those types of shops are called? and are they made from wood?

Also, did you draw on the black circles, stickers, etc?

(is a perfection whore sorry lol)
Thank you very much, sorry for the questions :3

I'm using your pic as my reference! tytytytyty
shardaep900 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student General Artist
OMG HOW DID U MAKE THIS??!! and can u tell me how, im trying to cosplay Grell and i think it wouldnt be complete withput the chainsaw
saara-sama Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ok so i'm gonna be grell one day at a convention.....what did you use to make the chainsaw?????
Kayami-Naru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
That's amazing! I'm doing a Grell cosplay this upcoming spring and I have no idea how to even start on the chainsaw, I'm tempted to be lazy and just skip to having a pair of scissors X3
LittleDarkDragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
wow you did it so well
XxPatrickStarRULZxX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
:wow: That. Is. AMAZING :clap:
TheRealMorticon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks great!!! O.O I'm so jealous xD I'm making mine out of RAMEN BOXES! GHETTOOOOO MUCHLY! Yours looks should totally commission!
MissDeadEnd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that you said that you're retiring the entire costume. Any chance you'd be willing to sell the entire costume along with the chainsaw? I like collecting cosplays/costumes to display at my comic store. Of course I'd put a little sign with your name everything so you get credit. Would you be interested?
xRealitySandwichx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Because I really needed a good reference picture in order to start my own :heart:
Ryouta-69 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
AMAZING job! im cosplay as grell for NDK '09, and i need alittle help... -how did u do it? is it plastic? did u buy a basic halloween chainsaw and add on?
S.O.S :chainsaw:
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