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Thor's Hammer Mjolnir



It is always important to collect reference pictures to know what direction you want to go with the prop, and to use as a visual aid during the entire creation process! I based my hammer off of the following reference which had a stone look over metal.


The head was made with green foam, two pieces I glued together.I then sketched out the hammer and made some lines so I knew where to cut. I used an exactoknife to carve off the foam and sanded it smoothe. I also cut out a hole for the dowel in the underside of the foam.

**Remember that hot glue and any heat producing glue (superglue) can melt foam which is bad. You can find some good glue alternatives on

To strengthen the foam and give a good stone texture I covered the piece in Wood Filler. I don’t have an electric sander (yet) and wood filler is a strong alternative to bondo that goes on easy, dries hard and can be hand-sanded. You could also look into wall spackle for an easier sand, or bondo and fiberglass for a very strong piece. After doing several layers I sanded down the edges so it had a cut-rock appearance.

Cut the dowel to size and make sure it fits properly in the hole.

After painting I made some light pencil lines and wrote out the text for the hammer. I used an exactoknife to carve into the head. I used a small paintbrush to dust out the holes. I filled the writing with a darker paint and then did a couple more layers of the greys to hide the pencil lines.

I then cut strips of pleather and glued them to the wooden dowel, just past the entrance into the hammer’s head. For the strap at the bottom I sewed together two pieces of pleather and attached them to the dowel with a screw. The screw was painted to match the brown. I then glued the dowel into the hammer and let dry so that it would be secure. (Not Shown)


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