So I've been working on this for a bit, and unfortunately has taken up far to much of my personal time then I'd like to admit, partially cause there was a deadline that I had to meet, but now that it's done and submitted I can finally post photos of it.
This is a fully functional (manually functional) Brachydios Switch Axe from Monster hunter 3 Ultimate. It is to scale, so as you can imagine it's quite large (7ish feet) But this took a lot of work to get right, and a lot of working converting gaming physics into reality is a tedious process. but all the pieces can slide around and such like a S.A From the game, it does both sword and axe mode and a put away mode as well.
Honestly it was a lot of fun, and I hope it does well in the competition. (IGN's MH3U Comp for any one who's wondering)
I have made a video for the axe. Disregard sound filmed on a camera: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFkkP2…
As well as my Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/HsProps