Hello Everybody and I hope you’re all doing well. After last week’s “Master Series” hilt I 3D modelled for Obi-Wan Kenobi I realised that there was another “Master” that I had forgotten to honour in one of my other series of designs. The animated show “Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir” has the two eponymous hero characters and the villainous Hawk Moth, whom I designed hilts for but I forgot to honour the “Guardian of the Miraculouses”….Master Wang Fu! Master Fu was a wise old gentleman warrior entrusted with keeping the Miraculous Box and it’s contents (the Miraculous jewellery and trinkets) safe from criminals and Hawk Moth- who wanted Ladybug and Cat Noir’s Miraculouses to give him ultimate power and access to the Peacock Miraculous he needed to erase past mistakes he and his wife made.
Below is Master Wang Fu and the mysterious puzzle box that contains the Miraculous pendants and jewels.
Master Fu is as I mention wise and cautious with a high respect for the past and tradition so I figured that any saber I created needed some stature to match and I think I may have done that. Again I have modified my base Katana model but this time I went to work big time on the Tsuba handguard with some seriously detailed modelling! Here are the first of the pics in Gallery One….Master Fu Katana….
I opted for a regal and traditional colour scheme of red, black and gold, with high polished wooden handgrip and pommel accented by deep red leather Tsuka Ito handgrip wrapping. But the stand out feature on this hilt is the Tsuba handguard. You may just be able to work out where that carving originates from…any ideas? If you said the lid of the Miraculous Puzzle Box you’d be correct. I used the logo from the octagon box lid and modelled a 3D object of it which I embedded into the handguard. This isn’t just a texture as you will see in a picture down below. I came up with this design to represent Master Fu’s role as the Guardian of the Miraculouses and not as his alter ego character. Master Fu also possesses a Miraculous that transforms him into a Turtle themed superhero….but that seemed a bit too much Teenage Ninja Turtle for my liking. So I modelled a hilt for a wise sage and protector instead. And now I had best showcase Gallery Two and look out for the logo modelling!…
In pictures four and five above you can see the completed Tsuba AND the 3D model of the Miraculous Puzzle Box logo….that logo took some modelling so no segments were missing! Lots of stretching and pulling parts into shape then combining them. But when applied to the original Tsuba it melded perfectly. I am extremely happy with how this hilt turned out….oh yes and there is even a smaller version of the logo on the pommel, nearly forgot that too!
And here are just a couple of “arty” images to finish with. I think Master Fu might approve of this design as it does pay tribute to the Miraculous heritage. And that just about wraps up this design….I hope you enjoyed seeing it. Whilst modelling this however I was further reminded that I had missed characters from other series that I have covered so I have a new sword for “Shredding” with and another for Marvel’s new night-time warrior portrayed by Oscar Isaac (aka Poe Dameron!) I also have a few new “objects” I have made for “scoping out what’s on the horizon”….so keep your eyes peeled for those.
Thank you so much for your visit today to check out this much belated design. All your support, be it comments, likes or subscriptions mean a lot to me and keeps me at my laptop creating. Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular you’re all appreciated and I hope you’ll check back for future posts featuring some of the goodies described above. Till next time….
“Master Fu Katana” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the animated series “Miraculous – The Adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir”. The “Master Fu Katana” design, 3D model and renderings are Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. “Miraculous – The Adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir” was created by Thomas Astruc and developed by Zagtoon Method Animations. All names, logos, images and related materials are Trademark/Copyright of Thomas Astruc/Zagtoon Method Animations.
9 thoughts on ““Master Fu Katana” inspired by Master Fu of “Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir””
As I said…you are getting there…in strides! Beautiful work; tsuba, logo…superb!!
Hello Spira and thank you so much. I felt after I had “forgotten” Master Fu that I needed to go above and beyond with this design for him. I just have to take care not to make my sabers too complex and “fussy” with too many ideas crammed in. So glad you liked this one.
The handguard details are exquisite! Excellent work FT.
… here’s a TVTA challenge for you…
… I was inspired by your post to think of some other ‘masters’ …
… how about ‘Master Blaster’, from the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome?
… imagine… a little saber riding piggy-back on top of a brawny saber…
… leather details, fishnet, mesh, road-warrior dust, steampunkish details…
you know you want to do this! (cue TVTA evil laugh) 😈😈
Hi TVTA….I’ll tell you what…Barter for it and I might take up the challenge! (<Bit of Jedi mind trick negotiations!).
Seriously though, I kinda like that idea and with the work I've done on the Marshall 500 saber for you I should have some good places to start from! Glad you liked Master Fu's katana, I am really proud how the handguard turned out – thanks as always.
Bust a deal… face the wheel! 😀
Impressive sabre, Master Fu reminds me on Mr Miyagi. I do recall seeing an object with another smaller version riding on its back, some sort of rabbit or perhaps a dolphin. Wasn’t a sabre though, did take batteries though. As TVTA also mentioned the hand guard is exquisite. There is a Master in Dr Who, several incarnations.
And 13 Dr’s whom wouldn’t use a sabre, but that’s no reason not to make them .
Hello Neo, thanks so much, I really am happy with the handguard of this saber. A lot of work went into shaping the emblem, ensuring that there weren’t any misplaced vertexes that would create weird shapes.
I did make a design or two for Dr Who fans including my sabers for ACE and CLara Oswald…then there were hilts for Davros and the Kaleds. I even made a Pryndonian Academy hilt (the college were Dr Who studied on Gallifrey!) But I did make a design for Mister Saxon…also known as “The Master No.6”
You can see those hilts and a few more here:
Glad you liked the Master Fu Katana. Thanks. p.s. I might revisit the Whovian universe and make a Blender hilt for Anthony Ainley😉
WowZers!! I am gawking at the tsuba handguard. The engraving is exquisite! The pattern, the shadow and texture… Marvelous! And I love how the pattern comes from the top of the Miraculous box. The blade rises out of the center of the insignia. Like magic!🥷🏽🎁⭐️
Thank you so much, this hilt turned out way beyond what I imagined when I started it. I did model Mulan’s katana when that movie came out but the handguard on that saber just had a design created by adding a graphic texture of the dragon emblem and Blender added “depth” to the shapes using algorithms. I went further with Master Fu’s hilt by adding the 3D engraving, So glad you liked it.